We’ve officially reached the midpoint of summer. The moment to sit up, slip off our sunglasses, and realize there’s only half of our iced coffee left. The ice will melt if we wait too long, so fuck it. Take the rest down in one sip. Because you know what? YOU CAN GET ANOTHER ONE TOMORROW. Go hard or go home. Get caffeinated and then some. Summer is waning people…so find yourself at one of these amazing ten shows this weekend.
#10 MCFK #47: THE INMATES TAKE OVER @ Pet Rescue, 346 Morgan Ave, East Williamsburg (FRI 8PM, $7)
Let our your inner creature out at this rock show, which features a mysterious bunch of bands, including Logan X, who will charm you with “loud guitar and feelings and junk.”
#9 RROSE, Bookworms, Hank Jackson @ AVIV, 496 Morgan, Greenpoint (FRI 10PM, $15-20)
Underworld U.S.A. presents… great electronic music to get loopy with (get it!!). Dad jokes aside, this show is definitely worth checking out.
#8 BABY GIRL SUN 7.19 NIRE, DYLAN THE GYPSY, WC KIDS, FRANCELESLIA, CUNTMAFIA, NANI CASTLE, TRAP SADE, JAYN3 D0E, RAISA FLOWERS @ Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Ave, East Williamsburg (SUN 11PM, $FREE before 12)
This one goes out to all of you weekend workers/monday offers. Get busy this Sunday night with Cuntmafia and friends. Bring bootie shorts, bring a blunt, bring your exhibitionist self.
#7 Summer Scum 4 @ Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood (SAT-SUN, $20 Day, $30 2-day Pass)
What exactly is this scummy festival of sorts, we’re not entirely sure. But: what we do know is that there will be vendors, shapely electronic/death industrial tunes of Pharmakon (and 20+ other performers), and a BBQ in the spacious summery yard. So we’re in.
#6 Wolf Eyes, Blazer Sound System @ Union Pool, 484 Union Ave, Williamsburg (SAT 2PM, $FREE)
Get out there and appreciate summertime by day drinking and listening to the epic “Trip Metal” jams of Wolf Eyes. Best of all it’s $FREE!
#5 Rey Pila, Las Rosas, Tall Juan, The Britanys @ Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg (FRI 8PM, $10)
The greatest venue in Williamsburg is inviting you to a soiree- it will be winded by surf rock and fueled by grapefruit slushies (aka Pink Babys–$3 before 8PM alongside $1 tacos). And you’re in luck– it’s tonite!
#4 BE CUTE ❤ @ littlefield, 622 Degraw St, Gowanus (SAT 8PM, $5)
“Be Cute is a Dance Party for Homos and Aliens from Outer Space that like to shake it on the dance floor.” This may be a little out of the way for us Bushwick residents, but with a cute-ass description like that, a $5 price tag, and a love of all things celebrating LGTBQ, we can hoof it.
#3 FIXED with Blondes, Teengirl Fantasy, Heretic, Tronik Youth, + more @ Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave, East Williamsburg (SAT 10PM, $10-20)
Electro-duo Blondes is finally putting out some new tunes, and they’re joined by our ultimate fave experimental electronic outfit Teengirl Fantasy for a night that will surely be remembered glowingly.
#2 Mitski, Elvis Depressedly, Eskimeaux, Normal Person @ Palisades, 906 Broadway, Bushwick (FRI 9PM, $SOLD OUT)
This show is #2 only because it’s sold out. Otherwise, it is the best lineup we’ve seen all summer at Palisades, featuring two of the strongest females in rock music: Mitski, and Eskimeaux‘s Gabrielle Smith. <3!
#1 Magic City | Boys Noize/ Trina/ Jubilee/ Nadastrom/ Venus X/ Busy P/ Boston Bun/ DJ Earl/ So Super Sam/ Star Eyes @ Brooklyn Mirage, 99 Scott Ave, East Williamsburg (SAT 3PM-5AM, $20-30)
We already raved about pop-up summer warehouse party mecca Brooklyn Mirage— now it’s time for you to go see it with your own eyes. You keep saying you “wanna go to a rave” this summer, so stop dreaming and fucking DO IT ALREADY. You’ve got an epic lineup from MeanRed and a few thousand new friends to keep you company…all day and night. Tickets here.