Everyone is the world knows Burning Man is happening right now, but newsflash: we’re not there, and the world is still spinning! In fact, the lack of unicycles and furry boots in Bushwick is leaving a gap for a weekend full of really great rock’n’roll– no accordions involved. So stop stalking the Black Rock City livestream and embrace the fires happening in your own neighborhood, and get your ass to one of these these hot-as-fuck shows!
Okay, it’s not strictly a music show but it will make you laugh more than most events at East Williamsburg spot Aviv. I mean.. Judah Friedlander is gonna be there….
#9 Pupppy // Vundabar // Dirty Dishes // Gemma // Holy Tunics @ Palisades, 906 Broadway (SAT 9PM, $8)
A whole bunch of good bands play Palisades this Saturday. Maybe you should cancel all your other plans and hang below the elevated train line for the night.
#8 ONWE, The Britanys, Atlantic Thrills, Cosmonaut @ Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow Street (FRI 8PM, $8)
Get your Brooklyn on this Friday night at Shea Stadium in the company of many great local rock’n’rollers, and one cyberpunker to rule them all, ONWE.
#7 Painted Palms, Salt Cathedral, Maxo @ Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway (FRI 8pm, $12)
What a great combination of bands for a Friday night in Billyburg- the spinningly psychedelic Painted Palms from SF, the jazzy fusion songs of Maxo, and sweet rhythms of Bushwick Daily music crush, Salt Cathedral!
#6 Dark Disco on the Roof w/ Mija & [email protected] Output Roof, 74 Wythe Ave (SAT 3pm, $FREE before 4PM with RSVP)
Get your dance fix this weekend with badass females Mija (of Skrillex fame) and Rezz taking over the Output roof for a day jammer.
#5 Broke City 4yr Anniversary w Ital, Soul 2 Seoul & Dj Wey @ Lot 45, 411 Troutman St (FRI, $FREE before 12 with RSVP or $10)
4 years of Broke City means losing about least 4 weeks of your life. Continue the destruction at this Friday night banger, featuring some epic electronic acts.
#4 Witch, Carousel, The Bevis Frond, The Golden Grass @ The Wick, 260 Meserole (SUN 9PM, $25)
Witch is J Mascis’ new band. THE END.
#2 Telecaves, Noveller, Christopher Tignor, Bill Nace Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave (SUN 8PM, $8)
Another night of far out sounds at avant-garde Ridgewood venue Trans-Pecos, this night with the haunting beautiful sounds of Noveller, whose LP Fantastic Planet has been spinning in my Spotify for many months.
#1 Mystery Lights 45 Release Show with Worthless, Collin J. Rocker & The Burning Barrels @ Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave (SAT 8PM, $FREEEEEEE)
Aw yeah! New venue, bar and music studio space is opening up their rooftop just in time, and with garage rockers Mystery Lights are gonna christen it in good sprirts!