Monday, April 2, 2012

This Week's Nostalgia (4/2-4/8)

by Trista Hou (Bingshu Hou)

[Editor's note: We've admittedly been pretty behind in keeping up with the insane amount of shows that have been going on lately. April also happens to look like it will be profoundly busy. Thankfully, longtime FN supporter Trista Hou has stepped in to let us know what shows are going on in New York City on a weekly basis. Without further ado, I present you Trista's first post for "This Week's Nostalgia." --Chris]

This week we are pleased to announce that "The Boss" will make his highly anticipated return to Madison Square Garden in support of his newest album Wrecking Ball. With loops, electronic percussion and hip-hop (gasp!) merged into the record, it seems like Bruce Springsteen always keeps pace with the tide of rock n' roll.  So are there any surprises he will bring to us on stage? You'll have to figure out a way to get into the sold out shows on April 6 and 9 to find out.

If you are a music trend-setter and feel that Springsteen is no longer an icon, then New Zealand synth-rock band The Naked and Famous on April 4 at Terminal 5 would probably be your best pick. Dance yourself recklessly with the effect of electronic synthesizers and beats, not mention they're a pretty band to look at.

Kind of the same with The Rapture. If you missed out on LCD Soundsystem before they officially split up last year, and want to hear a 21st-century version of Joy Division--but with a frontman's nasal falsetto reminiscent of Billy Corgan--then The Rapture will certainly provide you with any fancy illusion you might think of as a post-punk fan. They play Bowery Ballroom on Friday, April 6 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, April 7.

Apart from above, there are also many other bands and singers ranging from indie, DJ, jazz to country to check out. See below for more shows in the New York City area that we're particularly excited about this week...

Monday, April 2
DMC & Andrew W.K.
Andrew W.K. w/ DMC @ Williamsburg Waterfront (more here)
Andrew W.K. @ Webster Hall
Ben Howard @ Bowery Ballroom
SBTRKT @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Tuesday, April 3
Colin Stetson @ ATP I'll Be Your Mirror (Photo: Nadia Chaudhury)
Colin Stetson @ Glasslands
The Magnetic Fields @ Beacon Theater
Kid Koala @ Irondale Center
Perfume Genius+Parenthetical Girls @ The Mercury Lounge
Cursive+Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Bowery Ballroom
SBTRKT @ Webster Hall

Wednesday, April 4
The Magnetic Fields
The Magnetic Fields @ Beacon Theater
SBTRKT @ Webster Hall
The Naked and Famous @ Terminal 5
Doe Paoro @ Glasslands

Thursday, April 5
Our Lady Peace+The Pack A.D. @ Bowery Ballroom
Screaming Females @ Maxwell's

Friday, April 6
Dr. John @ Brooklyn Bowl (more here)
Dr. John @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Rapture @ Bowery Ballroom
The War on Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Bruce Springsteen @ Madison Square Garden
Grant Hart @ Cake Shop
David Johansen (New York Dolls) @ Highline Ballroom
Screaming Females @ The Bell House

Saturday, April 7
Matthew Caws of Nada Surf @ Irving Plaza (more here)
Nada Surf @ Webster Hall
Psychic Ills @ The Mercury Lounge
Dr. John @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Rapture @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grant Hart @ Union Pool

Sunday, April 8
The War on Drugs @ Bowery Ballrom
Nada Surf @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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