Crank. It. Up. With just a toe dipped into Spring, blossoms bursting in McCarren, and a taste of 80+ degree weather last weekend we’re already steam rock-n-rolling into Summer. Here’s our favorite North Brooklyn music picks for this weekend (and it also happens to be Record Store Day on Saturday!).
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
In case you haven’t listened to PJ Harvey since the first time it was cool to wear Doc Martens, a choker and a flannel, the woman has still got it. With her witchy ways, this small lady with a big presence will rock your 2000-teen world.
Brooklyn Steel | 319 Frost St. | 8pm
Quantic (DJ set), Chrome Sparks (DJ set), Ondatropica (Celebrating Baile Bucanero LP), Adi Toohey
Soul, funk, creamy goodness—whatever you want to call Quantic, he’s sure to throw down some good grooves. Brooklyn’s own Chrome Sparks will provide the chill wavvey vibes, and Ondatropica will be keeping things tropical. Sounds like a classic pre-summer Thursday night.
Good Room | 98 Meserole Ave.| 10pm
Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids), Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio)
If you can’t stop feeling feels for either of their OG emo-tinged bands, you’ll probably want to see these guys collaborate on the small stage at St. Vitus. They’ve also released a 7” together that will be available at the show.
Saint Vitus | 1120 Manhattan Ave. | 7:30pm
Outta Gas (LP Release), Inkmouth, Body Shame
Wear your Converse to this garage grunge emo power pop show.
Matchless | 557 Manhattan Ave. | 8pm
The Coathangers, Daisy Glaze, Residuels
Take a punk band formed as a joke (The Coathangers) and imagine them going legit. Get ready for some feet stomping and angry hand clapping.
Baby’s All Right | 146 Broadway | 8pm
Body Language, Ian Chang
We‘re going to dance, we’re going to dance, we’re going to dance and have some fun. Go to this show!
Brooklyn Bazaar | 150 Greenpoint Ave. | 8pm
Gene Pick, LXV, Hiro Kone, Leila Bordreuil, Negation, Charmaine Lee, Cienfuegos
Experimental, extra-terrestrial noise performance art. Beam us up, pls.
Knockdown Center | 52-19 Flushing Ave. | 9pm-2am
Tensnake, JDH & Dave P, Paul Raffaele, Barbie Bertisch
I’ve seen Tensnake a few times at Good Room, and it’s a solid dance party night out. Absolutely no complaints.
Good Room | 98 Meserole Ave. | 10pm
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
*Saturday is Record Store Day! Go out and support your favorite record shop.*
Sunflower Bean, Sneaks, Today is the Day, Charly Bliss, Beverly, Steve Earle
“Rough Trade NYC are proud to welcome some of our favorite bands and DJ’s for the biggest day of the year. Our 2017 RSD Ambassador St. Vincent will kick off the day with a special visit.”
Rough Trade | 64 N 9th St. | 12pm (doors at 11:30am)
Wolf Eyes (record release), Eartheater, Twig Harper
Dig yourself a grave in the noise underground.
Brooklyn Bazaar | 150 Greenpoint Ave. | 8pm
Chairlift, Kristin Kontrol
Polished up avant-pop from Chairlift, and some 80s-inspired electro dance jams from Kristin Kontrol (lead vocalist from Dum Dum Girls).
Brooklyn Steel | 319 Frost St. | 7pm
Ra Ra Riot
This is the first and only time these indie rockers from upstate will be performing their entire self-titled EP from beginning to end, and every ticket holder will receive a limited edition remaster reissue of the album.
Music Hall of Williamsburg | 66 North 6th Street | 8pm
Check out Machinedrum’s synthy, glitchy, and itchy drumnbass x electro wearing rainbow tinted glasses, while local world jam sesh club Bembe presents Kai Alce and Carlos Mena in the Panther Room.
Output | 74 Wythe Ave. | 10pm
$20 tickets, FREE before 11pm with RSVP
The Gotobeds, Shop Talk, Thick
Sub Pop grunge garage bands x modern punk = the kind of show you wanna see at DIY venue Sunnyvale.
Sunnyvale | 1031 Grand St. | 8pm
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Seth Bernard, C. Gibbs, Gregory Stovetop
Hopefully it’s a warm afternoon so you can hang outside with a Tecate and a taco, and enjoy a little bit of country, and a little bit of rock n’ roll.
Union Pool | 484 Union Ave. | 2pm
Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees
Kishi Bashi is a singer/songwriter/violinist and multi-instrumentalist whose style is difficult to pin down, but he’s sure to put on a quality performance.
Music Hall of Williamsburg | 66 North 6th Street | 7pm
Sold out, more info
Pboy, Virginia Woof, Oceanator, Pand0
Get in touch with what the kids are listening to (and playing) these days, and be prepared to get a little crazy.
Silent Barn | 603 Bushwick Ave. | 7pm
$8 at the door
Say it with me… “tahn-starts-bandit”. They’re Orlando-based (via Montreal and NYC) indie psych rock, and this is definitely an intimate and unusual venue to catch them.
The Park Church Co-Op | 129 Russell St. | 7pm
Avec Sans, Brothertiger
Glistening and synth-heavy electro indie pop. It’ll be worth getting there in time to see Brothertiger—his music sounds a little more complex and less produced (in a good way) than Avec Sans, and a twinge more tropical.
Knitting Factory | 361 Metropolitan Ave. | 8pm
MONDAY, APRIL 24
Monday April 24, 8pm
NinjaSonik, Pony Girls, Petite Brunettes
Gutter country/rap/hiphop/dance/metal/kid rock? There’s no right or wrong way to describe NinjaSonik, but if you’re looking for a weird night out on Monday, this is a safe bet.
The Gutter | 200 N 14th St. | 8pm
$5 tickets at the door
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
Generationals, Psychic Twin
Generationals (who’ve put out some new material recently) will be serving up breezy idie synth pop, while Psychic Twin will entrance you with some synthy and dreamy female vocals.
Music Hall of Williamsburg | 66 North 6th St. | 8pm