Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This Week's Nostalgia (5/15-5/20)

Taken at the Bell House. Hall & Oates headline the Great Googa Mooga Festival on Sunday.
By Trista Hou (Binshu Hou) & Chris

Trista is being a good student and preparing for finals, so while she did send over her picks for This Week's Nostalgia, she didn't have time to write about any of them. That's why I'm chiming in to highlight what's going on this week in New York City because, holy shit, there are a lot of great shows to check out. 

EULA (who played FN's 1st Anniversary Concert) will be performing twice this week. Tonight you can catch them at The Studio at Webster Hall and then again on Thursday at Death By Audio. What's that? You haven't seen EULA yet? Well then you're slacking. Get out to one of these shows, because they're one hell of a live act. Other more intimate shows worth noting are instrumental psychedelic weirdos Delicate Steve, who will headline Mercury Lounge on Thursday and lo-fi connoisseur R. Stevie Moore, who will play 285 Kent on Friday.

On the bigger side of things, Beach House will be playing a small show at Bowery Ballroom before heading off on tour. They'll be back to play SummerStage on July 23. Their (very good) new album Bloom is out today.

On Thursday, Legendary reggae producer and dub master Lee "Scratch" Perry plays Gramercy Theatre. We also have the two-day Great Googa Mooga Festival this weekend at Prospect Park to look forward to, which will feature The Roots headlining on Saturday and then mother-fucking Hall & Oates on Sunday. Don't worry, they won't actually harm any of your mothers.

...or will they?

Check out the rest of the week's shows below...

Tuesday, May 15
Beach House @ Webster Hall last year
Beach House @ Bowery Ballroom
EULA @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Doe Paoro @ Cameo
CHAPPO @ Dominion
Regina Spektor @ United Palace Theatre
Beth Orton @ Joe's Pub
Man Forever+Nymph @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
The Hundred in the Hands+Erika Spring @ The Glasslands Gallery
Imaginary Cities @ The Mercury Lounge

Wednesday, May 16
Foxy Shazam @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2010
Ty Segall+White Fence @ Webster Hall
The Barr Brothers @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
Foxy Shazam @ Bowery Ballroom
The Gaslight Anthem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Blow @ The Mercury Lounge
Violens @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
Ava Luna @ Knitting Factory

Thursday, May 17
Cecil Taylor @ Harlem Stage
Justin Townes Earle @ Webster Hall
Ingrid Michaelson @ Terminal 5
Dorian Concept+Archie Pelago @ The Glasslands Gallery
VHS or Beta @ Bowery Ballroom
Delicate Steve+People Get Ready @ The Mercury Lounge
Lee Scratch Perry @ Gramercy Theatre
Big Freedia @ Santos Party House
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks @ Shea Stadium

Friday, May 18
Chavez @ ATP IBYM last September
Chavez @Bowery Ballroom
Father John Misty @ The Mercury Lounge
Jonathan Wilson+Jenny O @ The Mercury Lounge
Game Rebellion+Pants Velour+Shinobi Ninja @Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mike Doughty @ Maxwell's
R. Stevie Moore @ 285 Kent

Saturday, May 19
The Roots @ Highline Ballroom in November
The Roots @ Prospect Park (The Great Googa Mooga Festival)
Father John Misty @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Damien Jurado @ The Mercury Lounge
The Whispers+Valerie Simpson @ Beacon Theatre
Maps & Atlases+Zechs Marquise @ The Glasslands Gallery
The Babies @ Maxwell's

Sunday, May 20
Reggie Watts @ ATP IBYM in September
Reggie Watts @ Webster Hall
Black Box Revelation+Pillow Theory @ The Mercury Lounge
The Promise Ring @ Irving Plaza
Hall & Oates @ Prospect Park (The Great Googa Mooga Festival)

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