Do as we say and you’ll have a great weekend, full of unexpected performances at no or little damage to your wallet. You’re getting sleepy… you’re getting sleepy… Here are our top seven music shows for this weekend!
#7 Banda Magda’s “Yerakina”: An Album Release Party and Screening @ Flux Studios 154, 154 E 2nd St Apt 4A, New York (FRI 7PM, $FREE with RSVP)
Haul your ass to Manhattan for a special night twisting your hips atop Flux Studios Rooftop, celebrating the CD/DVD album release of rising international-star Banda Magda‘s second album Yerakina, a fun and jazzy Latin album. RSVP at [email protected] and head on over!
#6 Isadora, High Highs, Friend Roulette @ Rough Trade, 64 North 9th St (SAT 9PM, $10)
If your idea of a perfect Saturday is a romantic and mellow musical experience with someone whose company you enjoy, this may be the show for you!
#5 Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams // Shilpa Ray // Palberta @ Palisades, 906 Broadway (SAT 9PM, $7/$10)
Jeffrey Lewis, Moldy Peaches affiliate, debuts his new band at Palisades this Saturday!
#4 Small Black, Nicholas Nicholas @ 50 Kent (SUN 3PM, $FREE)
Another great free show at 50 Kent, this time from BK chillwaver OGs Small Black.
#3 Weird Womb, Laziness Record Release @ Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow St (FRI 8PM, $?)
This show celebrates the release of Weird Womb’s latest EP. Expect some serious thrashing from the band and the crowd as they amble through the a punk-driven set.
#2 Under the Grass Roof presents: Omar Perez-Then, with art supply drive for Batey 106 @ Bunna Cafe, 1084 Flushing Ave (SUN 9PM, $5 or free with art supplies)
Bunna kicks off a new series of live performances this (and every) Sunday at 9pm called UNDER THE GRASS ROOF. This Sunday come out to see Omar Perez-Then Music and his acoustic Dominican/Caribbean soul music. Omar is working with a number of artists and performers to bring art and music to underprivileged youth that work in the sugarcane fields of the DR. You can help by donating art and music supplies to the Batey 106 Project.
#1 Downtown Music Festival @ Various Venues (THURS-SAT, Weekend Pass $55)
This baller festival features a unique lineup with all sorts of indie musicians– from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare’s Slash Flicks and Deerhunter’s Atlas Sound to UK Funk newcomers Jungle & Brooklyn’s own Computer Magic. Get on it!