For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Need plans? Check out any of these 10 shows around the city this week.
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Surekha Ratnatunga EMA w/Helado Negro Mercury Lounge Wednesday, July 20 Better than: Her Glasslands show a few hours later, I'm guessing.
This festival means business
James Murphy and StubHub face off as the band's MSG farewell sells out instantly
Pics by Francesca Stabile, who hopefully wore layers. So presale tickets for LCD Soundsystem's gala Madison Square Garden show went on sale at 10, in both the "frantically refresh Ticketmaster.com" and "wait in the blistering cold outside Mercury Lounge" varieties; folks who opted for the for ... More >>
The cover is a real problemEcono icon Mike Watt's post-Minutemen career is a fascinating melange of major-label alt-rock coups (1995's Ball-Hog or Tug Boat, now available for the low low price of $0.96) and underground experiments, particularly his two prog-punk "operas," 1997's Contemplating ... More >>
It is sort of fun to think back on the fact that in April, 2008, Katy Perry was performing at the Mercury Lounge. Since then, of course, she's moved on to bigger and better things--Hammerstein Ballroom, Dr. Luke, and inspiring loudness wars in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But we continue to adore ... More >>
"Yes, it's really gonna happen." Pics by Rob, more below.Urge Overkill Mercury Lounge Monday, October 4 Better Than: Most other 15-year reunions Of all the song titles shouted at the stage this evening, no one offers "Sister Havana" or "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon," and nobody plays them. ... More >>
It was the week White America lost its mind, as did the guy who wrote a song called "Kill Harvilla" and sent us both the lyrics (not bad) and the instrumental MP3 (very bad). But we here at SOTC prefer more constructive exercises, like listing every '90s band that hasn't reunited yet. A lot o ... More >>
If we're being honest, we've been refreshing YouTube all week in the hopes that someone might have uploaded footage of Marissa Paternoster's obliteratingly awesome guest turn on Ted Leo's "Woke Up Near Chelsea" at Siren this past Saturday, but it seems it's time to give up hope. (How is it possibl ... More >>
Tonight, the second viewing of Blood Into Wine, the documentary on Tool frontman James Maynard Keenan's brass-knuckled corkscrew domination of the Arizona winemaking frontier, aptly commences at the City Winery. Meanwhile, cowboy punk Reverend Horton Heat delivers his second sermon of "epically s ... More >>
Hailing from San Francisco, the morning benders (who prefer to keep their name humbly lower-cased) came of age this year with the release of their second album, Big Echo (Rough Trade). But the quartet has been active since 2005, recognized for a polished, lush, Pacific-coast sound with swooping cr ... More >>
Figured this one deserved an encore.In the week Aimee Mann heard the phrase "Eat a hot bowl of dicks" for the first time, we made suggestions for her inevitable reconciliation with Ice-T, whose acting she at first did not sufficiently respect. Perhaps it'll involve Key Largo, Jon Brion, "Cop ... More >>
The "I wish he was my boyfriend" song at SXSW. Best Coast Mercury Lounge Wednesday, April 7 "I feel like she could use a friend," notes a friend with bizarrely genuine concern, upon hearing that I'm bound to see Bethany Cosentino, a/k/a Best Coast, this early, bizarrely sweltering evening. Her de ... More >>
After a bold display of self-sexing irony (he recently covered a Hot Chip song and renamed it "I Feel Bonnie"), woodsy folksman Bonnie "Prince" Billy is hitting Monster Island for two shows in one night. Catch the late show at 10:15 to make room for the prickly, reverb-soaked dance ditties of Holi ... More >>
Seliger, rounding up his posseYou've seen Fucked Up. You've seen Cerebral Ballzy. And now, to complete your collection of unfortunately named hardcore punk bands, you can finally see Holy Shit at Death by Audio. The group helpfully describes their guitar sound as "Yer parents fisting each oth ... More >>
Today is de facto back to school night: Neon Indian, Atlas Sound, and Sisters will be performing at NYU's Kimmel Center, the very building that Take Back NYU! took over a year ago this month. Fortunately, tonight's excitement will involve woozy chillwave, tingling euphoric pop, and lo-fi rocking, ... More >>
Julian Casablancas at Terminal 5 a few weeks back. Photo by Araceli Cruz.The concert-promotion and ticket-sales aggregator website Pollstar recently compiled a list of the "Top 100 Worldwide Club Venues" on which Terminal 5 ranked a shocking #3. The result surprised even Pollstar--"When a New ... More >>
Whatever you think of Spoon's beyond-skeletal Transference, this titanically hostile piano-banger is the jam, particular when Britt Daniel screams it with such abandon. A fine guest and sentiment for this trying time in Conan's life. Spoon of course is playing tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge, but ... More >>
New Year's Eve...no idea, basically. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we learned that Animal Collective's manager is apparently endowed with a baby leg, in the one dark place where that would be a meaningful statement, we did our best to otherwise cleanse the ol' SOTC soul, apologizing to ... More >>
Mr. Palomo, elsewhere. CREDITNeon Indian/MNDR/Toro y Moi Mercury Lounge Tuesday, December 15 "Play that Pitchfork song, man!" hoots some dude in the crowd semi-derisively -- yeah, it's gonna be that kind of show. The gentleman is referring, one supposes, to the Top 100 Tracks of 100, and Ne ... More >>
Nashville racketeers are related, but not that relatable
Here we have the peculiar and awesome spectacle of a band that normally can't sell out even the Mercury Lounge playing to an audience of tens of thousands on national television. Hot Snakes and Jehu did a lot of things but they never did this. [h/t Prefix]
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Rapper Twitter Feed and Best Radio DJ. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Jay a/k/a DJ Good Times is the one on the right. Jay Belin is th ... More >>
Bands like this one just don't play venues as small as the Mercury Lounge. And yet there was Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch, a chatty jester clad in black shades and black coat, warming up for a November Hammerstein gig by playing a tiny LES room on a frigid Saturday evening, band in t ... More >>
YYYs, by Rebecca Smeyne, of course.In the week in which death shrugged off the "summer of" appellation and kept right on killing people, we mourned the Death Set's Beau Velasco, a good man cut down too early, and Mr. Magic, whose work as a DJ in New York in the 1980s is an enormous wormhole d ... More >>
We'll run art on Ted Leo when he busts out a floater.If Jack Johnson has taught us anything, it's to never, ever underestimate the sheer marketability of surfing. Obama's entire general election strategy in Hawaii revolved around a single photo-op at the deadly Sandy Beach (see below), just as Johns ... More >>
Leigh RightonJapandroids, the second Siren band who set their drums on fire --We've already lamented missing what was probably one of Japandroids' last tiny gigs in New York ever, but here's a manageably-sized solution: tickets for their Mercury Lounge show on September 24 are onsale today. If int ... More >>
The 10th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, which runs until Saturday, has been somewhat integrated into this year's Celebrate Brooklyn Festival and Summerstage series. Tonight, Argentinean art-rock siren Juana Molina headlines a free show at Central Park. The Zizek Club hosts the afterparty ... More >>
Sub Pop punks serve hot pop nuggets on a blustery Brooklyn night
Shy, surrealist pop pours forth from the Human TV
A great slew of genre-bending goulash-rockers gracefully emerge from Brooklyn's hipster dust
'Mommie Dearest' and sultan of Brunei run with Scissors
Sly Detroit hicks frown quiet; L.A. string cuties smile pink
All Music Guide genre entry, just in case they ever need one
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