March Music Madness!
We’re so close to Spring (or at least have had our fair share of trickster spring weather), and people are starting to come out of hibernation and onto the streets, amped up to see live music. This month brings us some fantastic options every single night. Here are our top music picks for every day we have left in March! Get your tickets now, before this stuff sells out.
Monday, March 6th
Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir
If you’ve never seen Reverend Vince, it’s a sweaty soulful bluesy danceathon that will turn anyone into a believer.
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. | 10:30pm, info here
Tuesday, March 7th
Buke & Gase Improv Residency
Don’t miss out on this experimental indie rock series from Brooklyn duo Buke & Gase. This particular show will feature Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto as their special guest!
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. | 8pm, $10-12 tickets
Wednesday, March 8th
Witch Taint (The Black Metal Dialogues Live), Dave Hill, Phil Costello
Some of the best metal music pisses into the void while simultaneously taking the piss out of itself. This metal sendup/tribute/comedy show/whatever will surely be no exception.
Saint Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Ave. | 7:30pm, $8
Wednesday, March 8th
International Women’s Day with Cry Baby, Rissa, CecilB, Nina & Mira
Support local badass female DJs on International Women’s Day!
Black Flamingo, 168 Borniquen Pl. | $5 suggested donation goes to Red Thread Foundation for Women, info here
Friday, March 10th
clipping, Jason Forrest
Jason Forrest’s music is sort of like if Chic had a baby with with a New Orleans second line band, and that baby was conceived on a dirty basement couch. Check him out and see him play tracks from his latest release from the end of last year. He’s an interesting pairing for experimental hip-hop/noise duo clipping., who will probably pump up some booty-popping jams.
Rough Trade, 64 N 9th St. | 8pm, $18
Saturday, March 11th, 10pm, $30
Horse Meat Disco, Christy Love, W. Jeremy, Kim Ann Foxman, Amber Valentine
Horse Meat Disco throws down the sweatiest disco dance party you’ve ever dropped into. Butt slapping encouraged.
Output, 74 Wythe Ave. | 10pm, $25
Sunday, March 12th
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
If you’re a jam band fan, you’ve probably seen Grateful Dead legend Phil Lesh perform at least 20 times. And if you’re a jam band fan and you haven’t seen him yet, then you probably fell asleep at a Phish concert and realized days later that you missed his set altogether.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. | 6pm, $65-70 tickets
Sunday, March 12th
Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso
Things to do before you die: go see Philip Glass (and ahem, before he dies). It’s celebrated composer Philip Glass’s 80th birthday this year, and he and Foday Musa Suso will be collaborating on this intimate and striking performance.
National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St. | 7pm, $50 tickets
Monday, March 13th
Folklore, Ides, Scary Stories, Unkempt Herald
Want to break your neck off with some hardcore headbanging? Hit up this rockin’ show, and be prepared to make your eardrums bleed.
Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave. | 7pm, FREE, info here
Tuesday, March 14th
Deafheaven, This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle
Lo-fi black metal shoegazers Deafheaven will be shredding, while This Will Destroy You will compliment them with some sweet and swampy lullabies.
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. | 8pm, $20
Wednesday, March 15th
If you went to college in the late 90s/early 200s, chances are you made out in a dorm room while listening to The Shins. Watch and listen as they explore their body of music at MHOW—this one will probably sell out so grab your tix early.
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th Street | 7pm, *$39.50 tickets go on sale March 7th at noon.
Wednesday, March 15th
ROUSE, Okay Kaya, Hannah Epperson, Aerial East
If you haven’t yet seen a show at the Mission, now’s your chance to see a show inside a church, and get served booze by some friendly friars. The proceeds from this show will be donated to RAINN.
San Damiano Mission, 21 Nassau Ave. | 8pm, $15-20 tickets
Thursday, March 16th
Tortoise has always somehow felt more like a music project than a band—their music is ambient, it’s abstract, and with epic drums and vibraphones, they always kill on rhythm. Catch them here in Williamsburg at a rare intimate performance where they’ll be playing jams from their most recent album, which was just released in January.
The Hall At MP, 470 Driggs Ave. | 8pm, $25 tickets
Friday, March 17th
Poolside (DJ Set), Vito & Druzzi, The Rapture DJs
This one will definitely rock, so if you’re not out getting sloshed on Guinness and singing Irish drinking songs this dance party will probably be more of your scene.
Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave. | 10pm, $10-$15 tickets
Friday, March 17
Sunn O))), Big Brave
Bring earplugs and prepare for full-body vibrations while being immersed in bottomless drone metal. Some might call it relaxing, others would call it noise. But it’s definitely gonna be epic.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave. | 8pm, $30-35 tickets
Sunday, March 19th
Jens Lekman, Lisa/Liza
Jens Lekman sings some real easygoing disco pop; what’s not to love?
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th Street | 7:30pm, $30 (sold out, try Craigslist or Stubhub)
Monday, March 20th
Check out this Denver indie pop duo for free a couple days before they hit the big stage at Bowery Ballroom.
Rough Trade, 64 N 9th St. | 6pm, FREE with album purchase starting 3/10 to get your wristband
Tuesday, March 21st
Freya Wilcox & The Howl, Binary Heart, Drella, Hard Pass
Stomp your feet to Brooklyn blues punk at the best new music venue our ‘hood opened last year.
Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave. | 7pm, $10 tickets
Wednesday, March 22
Palehound, Leapling, Haybaby, Tall Friend
This is the kind of venue where you want to see Palehound’s gentle jams and artful songwriting performed—it’s indie, it’s intimate, and feels like you’ve been let in on a secret.
Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St. | 8pm, $12 tickets
Thursday, March 23
This guy makes experimental electronic music generated by body movement. If that’s not enough to get you in the door at Issue Project Room, maybe you’re just not cool enough for North Brooklyn.
Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place | 8pm, FREE with RSVP
Friday, March 24th
Voodoo Glow Skulls, Hub City Stompers, Midnight Foolishness
Bust out your saggy pants and get your skank on with some oldschool ska music.
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave. | 7pm, $13 advance tickets
Saturday, March 25th
Dude York, PAWS
It’s poppy, it’s punky, and because these Pacific Northwesters lean more into the surf rock side of the genre, Dude York doesn’t suck.
Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow Street | 8pm, $10-12 tickets at the door
Saturday, March 25th
SOHN, William Doyle
SOHN’s new album is the tits, and if James Blake did anything to your brain back in 2011, we have a feeling SOHN’s soulful electro pop will similarly blow your mind.
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave. |8pm, $20 tickets
Sunday, March 26th
Sound Bath with Katie Down
While not a traditional show per se, a good sound bath will align your chakras in a more subtle way than a metal show at St. Vitus. “Sound Baths are deep listening experiences using therapeutic drone instruments such as quartz crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks, monochords and voice to balance the autonomic nervous system—which has shown to reduce symptoms of stress, pain, and anxiety.”
Maha Rose, 97 Green Street | 7pm, $40-45 tickets
Monday, March 27
Ice Balloons, Beach Creeps, Chorizo
Sloppy swamp rockers Ice Balloons headline Matchless, and we’re certain you’ll have a perfectly fuzzy headache the next morning. Prepare to jump around.
Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave. | 8pm, $10 tickets
Tuesday, March 28
Buke & Gase Residency/Improv
Lots of cool collaborators—from the likes of Deerhoof, Mr. Bungle and Dawn of Midi—will be taking part in Buke & Gase’s improv sets. Check the Facebook event page closer to the date to see who the surprise guests will be.
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. | 8pm, $10 tickets
Wednesday, March 29th
Wax Idols, Pop. 1280, Decorum, Shaun Durkan (DJ)
One of Wax Idol’s latest tweets reads: “a cemetery filled with songs i never released instead of bodies”—and that’s all you really need to know about this show.
Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave. | 8pm, $10 tickets
Thursday March 30th
“Together they explore new sonic spaces, evoking distant or nonexistent traditions, references to forgotten or freely invented cultures, and sounds that transport the listener to fantastic worlds the rest of us will never see. It is a music of sparse determination and internal revolution. They will be joined by a visual artist tbd.” Ok, then.
National Sawdust, Wythe Ave & North 6th St. | 7pm, $29 tickets
Friday March 31st
DJ Nicky Siano, Nancy Whang, Jayson Green
Don’t stop, don’t ever ever stop. Nicky Siano is an original Studio 54 DJ—and this is his birthday party. If you like to dance, you really shouldn’t miss this legend throwing down some legit disco tracks.
Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave. | 10pm, $15 tickets