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 shit-housed” enlightenment at the Highline Ballroom. Elsewhere, release your inner castrati by lining up at the Fillmore before 10am for a chance to nab tickets to the all-sold-out, three-night Glee Live! concerts at Radio City. Should you fail to attain gleek glory, head to Le Poisson Rouge for an ear-beating evening by way of noise-rock neanderthals Holy Fuck and distorted mambo ravers Nice Nice. Continue the assault at Don Pedro, where Unstoppable Death Machines torture their guitars and party rappers Ninjasonik drop a couple of babies in your womb. Ending the evening, the So So Glos supply filthy punk rock alongside post-Dirty Projectors, soul-core crooners Ava Luna at Monster Island Basement.
On Saturday, Free Energy, our favorite “charmingly unreconstructed T. Rex rip with a motivational bent,” headlines the Bowery Ballroom and DJs for free (with RSVP) at the Brooklyn Bowl afterwards. In the wake of Dylan Fest, another Ultimate Tribute Concert unfolds in the Mercury Lounge: Black Dog (Led Zeppelin cover band) with openers Into the Void (Black Sabbath cover band). At the Cake Shop, experience Fang Island’s cathartic prog meltdown or “Just follow your ears!” and crash a roller-skating dance party in Central Park. Afterwards, the Memory Burn Psych Fest kicks off at Glasslands, ending the night in mess of “deep drones, endless riffs, or just simple weed appreciation” via Sunburned Hand of the Man and Golden Triangle. Lastly, day one of the Bushwick Rooftop Fest at 75 Jefferson begins, starring Ava Luna among 22 (!) other acts.
On Sunday, the Rooftop Fest continues at 210 Cook with free-loving fuzz-pop headliners Darlings. At the Bowery Ballroom, “Japanese post-rock hereos” Mono bring on the Michael Bay explosives, while Perez Hilton prevents nuclear devastation in “Perez Hilton Saves the Universe,” a show in which the cum-stained blog posts of Mr. Hilton are recreated through the majesty of song and dance at Joe’s Pub.