Best Gigs to Catch this Week in and Around Bushwick

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Tom Gallo

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Tom Gallo is the host of Look At My Records! on Radio Free Brooklyn.

Finish up July and get your August started on the right foot by checking out one of these great gigs:

Wednesday, July 31


This Is Not This Heat, Dreamcrusher at Elsewhere, 8 p.m.

After reuniting in 2016 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their formation, British avant-garde post-punks This Is Not This Heat are wrapping up a nice reunion run, playing what is billed as their “final international” show on Wednesday night at Elsewhere.

The band released their last album, Deceit, in 1981, and their recent setlist prominently features songs from this highly influential record. Brooklyn-based industrial noise rockers, Dreamcrusher, will open the show, and their highly experimental sounds are a perfect pairing.

Thursday, Aug. 1

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Fever Dolls, New Myths at The Sultan Room at The Turk’s Inn, 8 p.m.

Fever Dolls are proving themselves to be one of the more ambitious acts in recent memory, as their performances and songs utilize both audio and visual mediums to create compelling narratives. Their latest single, “Mrs. Carver,” is accompanied by a fun, yet moving music video that tells the story of a woman that must move away. Speaking of dolls, New Myths just shared the second single from their upcoming second album, “Living Doll.” It’s another fierce, in-your-face track that’ll tug you by the ear. 

Friday, Aug. 2


Gabby’s World, Bellows, Thelma, Don’t at Alphaville, 8 p.m.

Gabby’s World (formerly Ó and Eskimeaux) is in the final stretch of a July tour with the penultimate gig happening this Friday night at Alphaville. Late last year, the project of singer-songwriter Gabrielle Smith released her first album under the Gabby’s World moniker, Beast On Beast, which was recorded here in Bushwick at the now-closed Silent Barn’s Gravesend Studios. Also performing are Bellows and Thelma, who both have excellent 2019 releases already under their belt. Michigan’s Don’t will get the show going in the opening slot.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Soccer Cousins

Soccer Cousins, Hurry, Mount Sharp at Trans-Pecos, 7 p.m.

Sadly, the story of the great Ridgewood-based indie-pop trio Soccer Cousins is coming to an end. The group, who infected locals with catchy tracks like “The Art Of Feeling” and “Lazy Bones” are playing their final show on Saturday at Trans-Pecos. They’ll be joined by Philadelphia power-pop outfit Hurry, who released their latest earworm “Frustrate You” back in April, and Mount Sharp, who just released their first single in almost five years, the soft and fuzzy “Apostate.”

Cover image courtesy of Soccer Cousins. Photo by Carol Simpson.

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