Monday, June 11, 2012

This Week's Nostalgia (6/11-6/16)

Kurt Vile @ Williamsburg Waterfront 8/12/11
Kurt Vile @ Williamsburg Waterfront last year
by Trista Hou & Chris

It's one of those weeks where there are so many shows going on, it's inevitable that you're going to miss something really good. Of course, L Magazine's Northside Festival takes over pretty much every Williamsburg-area venue starting Thursday, but then there are also some really great non-Northside shows taking place. One of those will be Kurt Vile & The Violators at Central Park SummerStage, a free show that you won't want to miss on Saturday. It's been a year since I last saw Vile live, when he opened for Sonic Youth at Williamsburg Waterfront. His live show takes the form of long, ambient and droning jams; often hypnotizing, and always interesting. Alt-country act Dawes will open. Get there early.

Northside-wise, be sure to head to our friend NYCTaper's official Northside showcase on Thursday, at 285 Kent. Our friends EULA will open, so get there early, and then stick around to watch White Hills later on in the night. On Friday, your best bet will be to check out Caveman during BrookylnVegan's showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg. We caught Caveman during Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and were blown away. For Saturday, you may want to check out Olivia Tremor Control at Music Hall of Williamsburg for what is guaranteed to be a fun time. On Sunday, check out Future of the Left (their only US show on the horizon) at Europa, or you can watch old school hip-hop collective Ultramagnetic MC's at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Kool Keith will also be performing solo on Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl.

Don't forget that Mogwai finally plays NYC on Thursday and Friday, and tickets are still available for both. Check out the rest of the shows going on this week below, and try not to stroke out when you realize you can't be in two places at once...

Monday, June 11
Foster The People @ Central Park SummerStage 5/30/12
Foster the People @ Central Park SummerStage last week
Foster the People + Tokyo Police Club @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield 
Ed Sheeran @ Bowery Ballroom
2:54+Widowspeak @ The Mercury Lounge
Arturo Sandoval @ Highline Ballroom

Tuesday, June 12

Jonathan Richman @ Bowery Ballroom
Grouplove @ Webster Hall
Reckless Sons+Romans @ The Mercury Lounge
Ed Sheeran @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Zulu Winter+Dinowalrus @ The Mercury Lounge

Wednesday, June 13

Metric @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Royal Headache @ Cake Shop
'Philip Glass: Music with Friends' @ Issue Project Room 110 Livingston
The Maccabees @ Webster Hall
Jonathan Richman @ Bowery Ballroom
Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Symphony Space

Thursday, June 14
Kool Keith @ ATP IBYM last year
Kool Keith @ Brooklyn Bowl
Pontiak+White Hills+Rhyton+Eula (NYCTaper Northside showcase) @285 Kent Ave
Mogwai @Webster Hall 
GZA performing Liquid Swords (Northside) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (two shows)
Cold Cave (Northside) @ Europa
Niki & The Dove (Northside) @ Glasslands
Ceremony (Northside) @ Warsaw
The Wanted @ Beacon Theatre
Niki and the Dove+Selebrities+Bacon @ The Glasslands Gallery
Langhorne Slim @ Bowery Ballroom
Scott Lucas and the Married Men @ The Mercury Lounge
The dBs @ Le Poisson Rouge

Friday, June 15
Mogwai @ ATP IBYM in London last month
Mogwai @ Webster Hall
Kurt Vile @ Maxwell's
M2 (LP Release Party) @ Spectrum
Jens Lekman+of Montreal+The Thermals+Beach Fossils (Northside) @ McCarren Park
Marissa Nadler @ Union Hall
'Philip Glass: Music with Friends' @ Issue Project Room 110 Livingston
Bird Dog+Great Lakes @ The Mercury Lounge
Keane @ Beacon Theatre
Lissy Trullie+The Young Rapscallions @ The Glasslands Gallery
Caveman+Frankie Rose (Northside) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Q-Tip @ Irving Plaza

Saturday, June 16
Olivia Tremor Control at LPR last September
The Olivia Tremor Control+Laura Stevenson and the Cans (Northside) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dawes+Kurt Vile @ Central Park SummerStage
Grass Widow (Northside) @ Knitting Factory
Dastardly+Sleep City @ The Mercury Lounge
Charetta @ Gramercy Theater
Shlohmo+Kingdom+Hot Sugar+Archie Pelago @ 285 Kent Ave
Wise Blood+Big Baby Gandhi @ The Glasslands Gallery
Scott H. Biram+Lydia Loveless @ The Mercury Lounge
Asobi Seksu @ Brooklyn Bowl
Body Language @ Glasslands

Sunday, June 17
Future of the Left
Future of the Left (Northside) @ Europa
Ultramagnetic MCs (Northside) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Suckers (Northside) @ Public Assembly 
Ava Luna (Northside) @ Muchmore's
Crystal Stilts+Amen Dunes @ The Glasslands Gallery
Jeff the Brotherhood+Uncle Bad Touch @ Bowery Ballroom

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