Companion Spotify Playlist
Found in NY - 4/30 - 5/6
Bands on playlist are in RED
Monday / April 30th
- Santigold, Theophilus London @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- Hilly Eye, Alexander Trust, Big Ups , Jaja @ Cake Shop - Hilly Eye is a female duo for fans of PJ Harvey ; Alexander Trust is a Baltimore based electronic music producer inspired by the early Warp label artists ; Big Ups is NYC punk rock in the form of SD's Wavves, Jaja is a mystery to me.
- Zammuto, Lymbyc System @ Glasslands - Zammuto is the new project from Nick Zammuto of the Books ; Lymbyc System is an instrumental post rock band in the vein of the Album Leaf.
- Mrs. Magician, The Can't Tells @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show) - Mrs. Magician is fuzz rock surf guitar from SD and i really like it ; Can't tell what it is about the can't tells but they sound really interesting in a good way.
- Lower Dens @ Secret Location - if you are privy to this show, this may be the only chance to see lower dens this week as other shows are sold out.
- The Shins, Chairlift @ Terminal 5 - going to this one ; two of my favorite releases of the year come from the two bands ; tix still available.
Tuesday / May 1st
- Lower Dens, Matteah Baim @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show - SOLD OUT) - Lower Dens is sure to unveil material from their highly anticipated Nootropics (pronounced no-eh-tro-pics) release coming out the same day ; Matteah Baim was formerly of Metallic Falcons.
- Doe Paoro, Rewards, Larry Gus @ Cameo Gallery- Larry Gus is a madlib inspired producer who thrown in all sorts of found sounds ; listen to his mp3 in this stereogum post ; very interesting
- Suckers, Acrylics, Turn To Crime, Paper Twin @ Glasslands
- The Shins, Real Estate @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT) - Kind of surprising pairing but both bands are great.
- Tom Morello and the Guitarmy, Dan Deacon, Das Racist, Immortal Technique, Bobby Sanabria Band @ Union Square Park (Occupy Guitarmy)
Wednesday / May 2nd
- Spirit Animal, The Click Clack Boom @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show) - Spirit Animal invokes spirits of early RHCP + LCD Soundsystem; really like their new material.
- Electric Guest, New Look @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) - much hyped Electric Guest are recipients of Danger Mouse's production expertise....they have some great songs on their debut Downtown release.
- Micah Blue Smaldone, Coke Weed, Steve Gunn @ Cake Shop - Really like what i heard from Coke Weed. Also of note is Micah Blue Smaldone.
- Soft Circle, Tonstartsbandht, Dan Friel, Noveller @ Death By Audio
- Lower Dens, Air Waves, Twisted Wires @ Glasslands (SOLD OUT)
- Ed Vallance, Pursesnatchers, The Stationary Set @ Pianos - Ed Vallance and Pursesnatchers sound good.
Thursday / May 3rd
- Night Manager, Total Slacker, Habibi, Weird Rivers, Widowspeak DJ Set @ Mercury Lounge
- Light Asylum, oOoOO, Black Marble @ Le Poisson Rouge
- We Were Promised Jetpacks, Breton, Fort Lean @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) - Been wanting to check out Fort Lean for some time now ; guess i'll have to continue waiting.
- The Walkmen, Zs, Sharon Van Etten, Callers, Twin Shadow, People Get Ready, Jherek
Bischoff, yMusic, Jack Quartet @ BAM (Crossing Brooklyn Ferry) - A 3 day festival curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National.
- Micah Blue Smaldone, Coke Weed, Sun Watchers, J. Wise @ Cameo Gallery
- Black Light Dinner Party, Mike Slott, Tiny Victories @ Glasslands - loving Black Light Dinner Party ; surprised i haven't heard about them before.
- Little Dragon @ Le Baron (FREE w/RSVP) -This may be a joke trying to get into but they've had some really impressive acts...best of luck.
- Eskmo @ Rock Off Concert Cruises
- St. Lucia, Haim, Goldroom, Xylos @ Santos Party House - great lineup ; hopefully i'll see one of Haim's two shows this week.
- Dinosaur Feathers, I'm Turning Into, The Hairs @ Shea Stadium
- Shlohmo, LOL Boys @ The Studio at Webster Hall
- Radical Dads, Hard Nips, Gross Relations @ Union Pool
Friday / May 4th
- Miracles of Modern Science, Conveyor @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show) - MOMS play inventive rock with classical instruments.
- Pierced Arrows, Mr. Gnome @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show) - Mr. Gnome is a much buzzed duo from Cleveland.
- Andrew Bird, Patrick Watson @ Beacon Theater - wish i could afford to go to this show
- Xiu Xiu, Dirty Beaches, Father Murphy @ Bowery Ballroom
- St. Vincent, Joakim , Buke and Gase, The Antlers, Sinkane, Tyondai Braxton, Ava Luna, Missy Mazzoli & Victoire, NOW Ensemble @ BAM (Crossing Brooklyn Ferry)
- The Denzels, Fast Years, Wicked Tomorrow, Wojcik @ Cameo Gallery (Early Show) - Sure you've heard me talk about the Denzels in weeks past ; love them
- Onra, Blu Jemz, AJ Finizio @ Cameo Gallery (Late Show) - Very good DJ lineup ; I'm a fan of France's Onra
- Ritual Howls, Habibi @ Death By Audio
- Spectrals, Twerps, Family Portrait @ Glasslands (Early Show)
- Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, LOL Boys, French Horn Rebellion (DJ Set) @ Glasslands (SOLD OUT) - TEED was one of my favorite shows at CMJ last year and wins best DJ costume ever
- We Were Promised Jetpacks, Breton, Fort Lean @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
- The Death Set, Wild Yaks, Total Warr, Rompers (mems. Team Robespierre) @ Shea Stadium - Paris' Total Warr sound pretty good ; would like to check them out.
- A Million Years, The Can't Tells, Devious Semantics, Dance For The Dying @ Spike Hill
- Alela Diane @ Sycamore Bar & Flowershop - One of my favorite bars featuring one of my favorite female singers...defly considering this one.
- Gospel Music (ex- Black Kids), Kleenex Girl Wonder, The Randy Bandits, Parade Grounds @ The Rock Shop - Gospel Music is the new project from bassist of Black Kids (FL)
Saturday / May 5th
- Frankie Rose, DIVE, Spectrals, Black Marble @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) - Should be a great show ; DIVE just inked with Captured Tracks, Frankie Rose's new album has been highly praised ; Spectrals is a tight project from Louis Jones ; and Black Marble is the latest synthwave band from BK.
- School of Seven Bells, Exitmusic @ Le Poisson Rouge
- Crystal Stilts, Woods, Mmoss @ 285 Kent Avenue
- Andrew Bird, Tift Merritt @ Beacon Theater
- Roadside Graves, Gunfight, Jeremy Benson, Seapost @ Big Snow
- Brendan Benson, Young Hines @ Bowery Ballroom
- Beirut, Pat Mahoney & Nancy Whang DJ Set, Oneohtrix Point Never, Atlas Sound, Janka Nabay, My Brightest Diamond, Skeletons, Caveman, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Yehudim @ BAM (Crossing Brooklyn Ferry)
- Gospel Music @ Cake Shop
- Kntrlr @ Lit Lounge
- Neon Gold Presents Cinco de Mayo feat. Haim, Team Spirit, Workout @ Glasslands
- Atlas Sound DJ Set @ Glasslands
- Feist, Timber Timbre @ Radio City Music Hall
Sunday / May 6th
- Tezeo, LF Wind, Dutch E Germ (DJ), Blondes (DJ) @ Cameo Gallery - Just got hip to Tezeo ; infatuated with early material ; bought tix to see him open for Kindness' NYC debut 5/17.
- Shearwater, Dawn Landes, Ray Rizzo @ Le Poisson Rouge
- Howth (Record Release), Friend Roulette @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show) - Digging Howth
- Scissor Sisters @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- Brooklyn Bowl Presents
Welcome Back Jonathan Toubin feat. Ian Svenonius (DJ Set), Mr. Fine
Wine (DJ Set), Josh Styles (DJ Set), Kid Congo Powers, K-Holes, Daddy
Long Legs, Expensive Shit @ Brooklyn Bowl (FREE w/RSVP) - Welcome Back Toubin
- Desert Stars, Early Spring, TEEN, Bad Girlfriend @ The Studio at Webster Hall
- Fred Armisen (does his 'Playlist') @ Union Pool
Upcoming (Bold = Newly Added)
- 5/7 - Ane Brun, Gemma Ray @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/8 - Bear in Heaven, Blouse, Doldrums @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/8 - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros @ Roseland Ballroom
- 5/8 - Races, Sean Bones, Right On Dynamite @ The Rock Shop
- 5/9 - Races, Hundred Waters, North Highlands @ Mercury Lounge
- 5/9 - Starslinger, The Hood Internet @ Irving Plaza
- 5/9 - Bear in Heaven, Blouse, Doldrums @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- 5/10 - Active Child. Bala, Acab, Superhumanoids @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/10 - M83, I Break Horses @ Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)
- 5/11 - Active Child, Balam Acab, Superhumanoids, New Moods @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
- 5/15 - Arkells @ Santos Party House
- 5/16 - Arkells @ Santos Party House
- 5/17 - Kindness (NYC Debut), Tezeo, JDH and Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
- 5/17 - Caveman, New Villager @ Brooklyn Museum (FREE w/RSVP)
- 5/18 - Father John Misty (J. Tillman of Fleet Foxes), Har Mar Superstar @ Mercury Lounge
- 5/19 - Awesome Tapes From Africa @ 285 Kent Avenue
- 5/19 - The Great GoogaMooga Festival feat. The Roots, Holy Ghost!, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens, Bear Hands, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Unchained (Van Halen Tribute), Fort Lean @ Prospect Park
- 5/19 - Father John Misty, Har Mar Superstar, Jenny O @ Knitting Factory BK
- 5/19 - La Sera, The New Lines @ Cameo Gallery
- 5/19 - Nick Waterhouse (& his Tarots) @ Mercury Lounge
- 5/20 - The Great GoogaMooga Festival feat. Hall and Oates, Fitz and the Tantrums, Charles Bradley (and His Extraordinaires), Escort, Lez Zeppelin, Peelander Z, Lucius @ Prospect Park
- 5/21 - Jack White, The Alabama Shakes @ Roseland Ballroom
- 5/22 - The Gossip @ Terminal 5
- 5/29 - Foster The People, The Kooks @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield)
- 5/30 - Foster The People, The Kooks @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield)
- 5/30 - Great Lake Swimmers, Cold Specks @ Bowery Ballroom
- 5/31 - Apparat @ Grammercy Theater
- 5/31 - Radiohead, Caribou @ Prudential Center
- 6/1 - Tune-Yards, Micachu and the Shapes, Delicate Steve @ Terminal 5
- 6/1 - Freelance Whales, Spanish Prisoners, Lucius @ Bowery Ballroom
- 6/1 - Radiohead, Caribou @ Prudential Center
- 6/4 - Emeli Sande @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- 6/5 - The Temper Trap @ Terminal 5
- 6/7 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Doldrums, Vinyl Williams @ Mercury Lounge
- 6/8 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Doldrums, Vinyl Williams @ Glasslands
- 6/11 - Foster The People, Tokyo Police Club @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield)
- 6/11 - 2:54, Widowspeak, The Denzels, Indian Rebound @ Mercury Lounge
- 6/13 - Ramona Falls, The Darcys, Dru Cutler @ Glasslands
- 6/13 - Michael Kiwanuka @ Highline Ballroom
- 6/14 - Ramona Falls, The Darcys @ Mercury Lounge
- 6/14 - Laura Marling @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE)
- 6/14 - Theresa Andersson, Lucius @ The Bell House
- 6/15 - The Felice Brothers, Husky @ Brooklyn Bowl
- 6/15 - Marissa Nadler, Faces on Film @ Union Hall
- 6/15 - Tinariwen, Piers Faccini @ Warsaw
- 6/16 - Dawes, Kurt Vile @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield)
- 6/16 - fun., Now, Now @ Terminal 5
- 6/17 - fun., Now, Now @ Terminal 5
- 6/17 - Starfucker, Yawn @ Warsaw
- 6/17 - Jeff the Brotherhood @ Bowery Ballroom
- 6/19 - The Tallest Man on Earth @ Town Hall
- 6/20 - Mon Khmer, Nouela, The Deer Tracks @ Pianos
- 6/20 - The Tallest Man on Earth @ Town Hall
- 6/22 - Los Campesinos!, Yellow Ostrich @ Le Poisson Rouge
- 6/22 - Jukebox The Ghost, Savoir Adore, Bright Moments @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
- 6/23 - The Magician (Stephen Fasano of Aeroplane), Plastic Plates, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
- 6/23 - Bowerbirds, Basia Bulat @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- 6/23 - Governor's Ball feat. Passion Pit,
Duck Sauce, Chromeo, Special Disco Version, Atmosphere, Major Lazer,
Santigold, Big Gigantic, Penguin Prison, Walk The Moon, Art Vs. Science,
k.Flay, Nobody Beats The Drum @ Randall's Island
- 6/24 - Alabama Shakes, Diamond Rugs, Robert Ellis @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield)
- 6/24 - Governor's Ball feat. Fiona Apple, Beck, Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky, Devendra Banhart, Cage the Elephant, Built To Spill, Cults, Phantogram, Freelance Whales, Alberta Cross, The Jezabels, Turf War @ Randall's Island
- 6/29 - RAC, Jeffrey Jerusalem (of Yacht) @ Brooklyn Bowl
- 6/30 - RAC, Body Language @ Brooklyn Bowl