New Myths

Weekend Music: Day Job, Night Vision (5/20 – 5/23)

Why do you work all day at a job that is not your true calling?

For cash, of course. Or maybe stock options.

My day job pays the bills, but I also get to go to fun places sometimes for it too. Got to go to Alabama once.

It was great. “Where’s the best bar in this town?” I asked someone in Eufala, AL.

“Airport Lounge. They got shacks in the back.” In case you are not up on your South, that means ladies of the night are available.

Not my thing, but heading for Japan on Sunday, bizness class. Before my next brush with the picaresque, here’s the weekend music calendar, with a bonus entry for Monday night to help transition you back to the work week. Continue reading

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EZ Guide to Wednesday’s CMJ Shows

Watch Fufanu bask in the stage lights tonight at Black Bear Bar

If you want to learn a lot about the bands playing the CMJ Music Marathon tonight, you are in luck. You see, the acronym “CMJ” stands for “College Media Journal,” so music journalists consider this festival their natural home, and the Web is replete with their descriptions of the bands.

But tonight is a school night, and maybe you don’t need more homework. So for tonight’s shows we’ve figured out a simpler way to entice you out to the clubs. We accomplish that through a combination of diktat and convenience.

Another trance-state publicity still, featuring Mammut. Is this a thing with Icelandic bands?

First, diktat. Some of our Greenpointers music writers list their favorite bands playing tonight. Then for your convenience, I organize their choices in set time order.

We also provide a SoundCloud playlist for your song previewing pleasure. Continue reading

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Northside Music Festival Thursday: Paradise Day One

Batala NYC
Batala NYC

Editor’s Note: While there are some great guides to the North Brooklyn festival out there, most favor the big name bands. Those are the bands that you’re most likely to already be familiar with, and also the shows that are most likely to sell out or have long lines to get in. That is why we are proud to present you with our comprehensive, day-by-day recommendation guide to the music festival, organized in chronological order, and streamlined with just enough information for you to discover the perfect shows for your very own musical tastes and moods.

You will hear your new favorite band at a local club during the Northside Festival this long weekend. That is our claim. Welcome to heaven.

How can we support such a statement? Start with an amazing set of bands (recommendations below). Add McCarren Park shows and some bookings in romantic backyard spaces, then include some distinctly easy-going and non-judgmental locals, i.e. you, fueling the scene.

Then remember how you rarely need to wait in line at Northside. Here are our favorite acts playing tomorrow. Continue reading

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