Having too many options is one of the best things about living in New York City. We are constantly being pulled to this show and that cafe or to that gallery or this park. Sometimes our options feel limitless…but they’re not! When it comes down to it, you need to make a decision! Luckily the events we picked out allow you some flexibility. For one, they’re spread out over three days and they’re all local, which sort of allows you to bar hop. One of the events is all day so you can pop in and out! It doesn’t matter which show you go to, just go to one!
It’s getting to that time of the year where great shows are happening every day of the week. Is there some way for us to clone ourselves so that we can attend (almost) every single show?! Unfortunately we do not live in that cheesy ‘90s movie Multiplicity, where Michael Keaton’s character clones himself in order to manage his hectic life. That was probably the worst reference to make but, hey, I think The 6th Day and The Island are a little dark. Or MAYBE, we could live in Groundhog Day, except instead of repeating every day, we could choose the days, and the events that occur in them so that it would be possible to go to every show! Anyways, eventually we were able to narrow it down to the 10 shows you should check out this weekend! The weekend starts today and isn’t over till Sunday, so you have three days to enjoy these great shows…
This Saturday is April 20th, otherwise known as 420. Whether you wake ‘n bake, are stoned all day, or just take a hit here and there, it’s the one day of the year dedicated to weed. Maybe you don’t even smoke weed! But you can appreciate the holiday for what it is. Celebrated around the world, there are many different theories about why that date was chosen. Among them are the police code theory, the San Rafael High School theory that in the 1970s a group of kids would get high at 4:20pm every day at a designated location, or the theory that the numbers in Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35″ equal a sum of 420 and contain the lyrics “Everybody must get stoned.” Others think that it has to do with the number of active chemicals in marijuana or even Hitler’s birthday. Whatever the origin, stoners around the world light up in honor of the precious plant.
Say goodbye to stuffing your winter coat, scarf, and gloves in some corner at a show- Spring finally graced us with her presence. Hopefully you were outside at some point, catching some sun, wearing (tastefully) very little. To mimic the weather, we’ve picked out some awesome music shows that are happening in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg this weekend. Be prepared to get crazy like Ron Swanson above- you deserve it after a long, cold winter!
You just realized it’s Friday and you’re wondering what to do tonight. Well, we’ve got you covered. Saturday night? We’re on it! And what about Sunday? Last time I checked, Sunday was still the weekend. Sitting at home, watching Netflix and ordering food is always relaxing, but wouldn’t you want to save that for after work during the week? Grab some friends – or go solo – and get to these Top 5 shows this weekend!
All I know is that on the Super Bowl Sunday there were a lot of great things that weren’t sports-related going on, and one of them was a great show at Shea Stadium with Oberhofer, Total Slacker, Shadow Walker, Lodro, and Night Visions. The show had a lot of build-up with its indie star-studded bill, featuring members from Friends, Thee Oh Sees, and more. The venue quickly filled up with friends, fans, musicians and artists alike. It was one of those nights where you felt like you were right at home (if your home smelled like cigarette smoke, beer and sweat). It was kinda like a Super Bowl for new bands. (more…)
Earlier this month, Brooklyn Aputumpu, a traveling party and music showcase, put on a show at Shea Stadium featuring SoftSpot, Field Mouse, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards and The Micks. It was a chilly Thursday evening but folks made their way to industrial Meadow Street for an evening of melodic variety and good company. A really nice crowd of longtime friends of Aputumpu and of the bands came to support them. The Micks started off the show with foot-tapping, blues inspired, punk rock and garage undertones.
If you’re just getting over the flu like me, and have been wearing the same pajamas for three days in a row, then you must be itching to get out! Hopefully you are totally healthy and are ready for the weekend. Either way, here are five shows in Bushwick (and a two nearby) that will be a blast!
BONUS: Seven pictures of cats sinning for your entertainment!