For some reason, December is the month for shows. Is is the Christmas Cheer? The consumer spirit? Either way, everyone and their little sister is performing somewhere in Brooklyn this month. Not to worry, we’ve rounded up this weekend’s top 5 Bushwick shows + 1 that’s a stone’s throw away. Oh yeah, and some beauuutiful space pix to encourage you to keep reading. All courtesy of the Hubble.

5. Wild Yaks, Daytona, Advaeta, How To Be Topp @ The LAB (Thursday, 8-12) $5

The LAB is a new venue near the Myrtle/Wycoff stop on the L. That new factor, doubled with the promise of a great performance from Bushwick Royaly The Wild Yaks, makes this show a GO!

4.  The Pharmacy, Sleepies, Lost Boy?@ Shea Stadium (Friday 9-2) $??

Some Bushwick rock bands doing their thing at music haunt Shea Stadium on a Friday Night.

3. Dance for Doctors {rave} @ Rock Bottom (Friday, 9 pm – ??)   $5-10 Donation

We featured this benefit show, which features a slew of DJs and electronic artists in a rave setting at our fave neighborhood venue, Rock Bottom. Cheap drinks, dance music, and a good cause. This show will make you feel allllll right.

2.  Aputumpu @ McKibben Lofts (Saturday, 9pm-??) $7

This Aputumpu session features Tinsel Teeth, Big Ups, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Advaeta, & Yeah Well Whatever. Aputumpu is always a good time, with great bands, good vibes, and this time it’s in the legendary party lofts….oh boy, this is gonna be a rager.

1. The Can’t Tells, Relations, We Run  @ The Schoolhouse (Saturday, 9-12) $8

One of our bands currently on heavy rotation, the jangly rock band the Can’t Tells, headlines this show at little-known venue the Schoolhouse. In their own words, ‘Cheap drinks, great bands, party time, excellent.’ Sounds like a blast!


Not Quite Bushwick…

* Porcelain Raft @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (6 pm – 12 pm) FREE

This free show at uberfun holiday Night Bazaar will be the ultimate way to get your saturday kickin’! Porcelain Raft meshes gentle vocals with atmospheric sounds to create mellow, upbeat, pretty music – the perfect shopping music. Plus, my friend and fellow Bushwick resident designed the beautiful graphics for the event. Way to go, Abbey Ley!