Summer’s supposed to be ending. Labor day, back to school, blah blah blah. Well that doesn’t mean much to that silky sun goddess because it’s hot as ever! The best way to deny the “inevitable” end of the glorious weather as we know it coming to an end? Make the most of this weekend’s prime weather and check out live concerts this weekend. Read on for details on a rager at Rippers and The Rockaway Surf Club in Rockaways, an indie festival at The Well, The Loom, The Paperbox, and so much more in our top 10 shows of the weekend!
10. Free Time, The Shilohs @ Coco 66 (FRI 8PM, $10)
If Greenpoint is the furthest you’re prepared to go this weekend, you’ve got an excellent show calling your name. Free Time is a folk/pop/rock band that sound more than a little in the style of Kurt Vile (but with more roaring guitars). And that’s a great thing, because who couldn’t use more melodic rock in their life? Also remarkable about this show – Coco 66 has reopened! Is our luck coming back around?
9. Grooms Release Show @ Death By Audio (SAT 9PM, $7)
We are digging Grooms’ indie rock sound that’s ever-so-classily tinged with a burst of emo that really makes you feel – remember when music did that? Listen to their single, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” and you’ll see what we mean. This show celebrates the release of Grooms’ long-awaited LP, Infinity Caller.
8. Cosmonaut, Island Twins, Active Bird Community @ Pianos (FRI 8PM, $10)
Pianos on a Friday night is always a lively bet. Even more so tonight with catchy alternative rock band Cosmonaut, who have been recording with Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Wavves, The Hives, Modest Mouse) and making waves for some time now (and will be performing at our Holy Smokes Festival next weekend)! And to add to the awesomeness is Island Twins, a kitschy rock and punk band that will have you shaking from the knees up.
7. DJs & Live Painting by Jerkface @ Silky’s The Loom (SAT 3PM, $FREE)
Find yourself in the Loom’s courtyard anytime Saturday for a party hosted by The Gent, Silky’s Skate Shop, and Corona Beer. The event is BYOB and features DJs and live performanes by Sarcasmo and Reservoir Sound!
6. Conscious Arts Festival @ Brooklyn Fireproof (FRI 6PM-2AM, $5-10 donation)
If you’re looking to do something other than party really hard this Friday night, don’t sit at home watching that episode of Breaking Bad (again). Instead, go educate yourself and “inspire change” at the Conscious Arts festival. The event features two hard-hitting documentaries about Syria and Kenya respectively, as well as a slew of artists and musicians!
Las Rosas are killing it lately! Need proof? Two weekends ago they were part of the epic Out In The Streets fest, and next weekend they play our own Holy Smokes Festival at Silent Barn! But if you MUST get an infusion of their jangly rock them now, and looove being in a crowd of fun-loving punksters, what better place than DBA?
4. Dizzy World – Dizzyland One Year Anniversary @ The Paper Box (SAT 10PM, $10)
Pictureplane headlines what promises to be an all-fevered-out dance party. Across two stages are at least 20 performers and hosts, mostly mixing electronic and house music. Tight!
3. Yacht @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (FRI 9PM, $18, sold out)
2. Captured Tracks 5-year Anniversary Festival @ The Well (SAT/SUN all day, 1-day tickets $30, 2-day pass $55)
The price is kinda steep but it seems like petty change when you look at the lineup of this festival that celebrates Brooklyn-based indie record label. The 2-day fest features all sorts of favorites including DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Soft Moon, MINKS, Soft Metals, Blouse, Widowspeak, and MORE! I mean, come on…
1. My Social List & Six Point’s: End of Summer Beach Concert @ Rippers, Rockaway Surf Club (SAT 6PM-12AM, $FREE)
Get real and get your ass to the beach! It’s about time isn’t it?! This is the last event of My Social List and SixPoint’s stellar concert series that overtook Rippers this summer. This Saturday, it’s ON. First, Zula, Crazy Pills and Kids Row at Rippers, then the party migrates to the Rockaway Surf Club, where Wild Yaks, Hector’s Pets, and Blackout will be waiting for you. Also look forward to a pop up store of Bushwick fashion designer Mary Meyer popping up at Rippers on Saturday 2-8PM. See ya there!