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MON — Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg — 8PM
Local H has ably outlived the faceless grunge wave that spawned it, thanks in part to its sardonic edge. Live, the Illinois duo rocks with an intensity way out of proportion to its two-man status.
TUE — Two Boots, Williamsburg — 8PM
This show sets itself apart from the rest by featuring pizza from the beloved Two Boots and free draft beers from 8–8:30pm. Beyond the doughy goodness, you can enjoy solid sets from hosts David Piccolomini, Lucas Connolly and Jake Fromm, along with a wide range of guests like Myq Kaplan and Kerryn Feehan.
TUE — Otto’s Shrunken Head, East Village — 8PM
Synth-heads, postpunks and ’80s addicts are welcome to grab a drink and move to the sounds of New Order, Severed Heads, the Human League and more at this weekly chill-out session. Drink specials and well-picked horror, sci-fi and anime flicks on the big screen will keep you hanging around way later than you expect.
WED —Market Hotel, Brooklyn — 8PM
The talented West Coast group are bringing their anachronistic pioneer spirit to Brooklyn. Treat yourself to their fucking amazing new album ‘Gone by the Dawn’, a complex, lyrical, emotionally honest and raw set of short rock songs you’re about to fall in love with. We’ll see you at the Market Hotel.
WED — National Sawdust, Brooklyn — 9PM
Get excited for Kimbra’s unique setup featuring live looping, sampling, and musicians Spencer Zahn and Timon Martin as they recreate songs from her albums, ‘Vows’ and ‘The Golden Echo’ as well as new and unreleased material. This performance will also showcase visuals by Phillip Stearns through a realtime interplay of color, optical patterns, and dynamic lighting of surreal 3D generated landscapes.
WED — The Silent Barn, Brooklyn — 8PM
Gabi Herbst’s experience writing for chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation inspired her to develop a repertoire of short-form, vocal-centric compositions under the name GABI. GABI renders past influences and new collaborations into a personal statement on the desire for human connectivity and emotional catharsis.
THU— Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg — 8PM
For two childhood friends from a small coastal town in Australia, Hockey Dad has come a long way in their relatively short existence. The duo are now looking to expand their reach beyond their home country. Following their recent performance at CMJ in New York, the band has just signed with Kanine Records in the US in anticipation of their debut album release in mid-2016.
THU — Stone Pony Summer Stage, Ashbury Park, NJ — 5:30PM
Willie Nelson, iconic guitar in hand and band in tow, will be rolling into Asbury Park for a very special engagement at the Stone Pony Summer Stage. Does the legend really need more of an introduction than that? Head on over to the Jersey Shore this Thursday for one hell of a show.
FRI — The Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY — 6PM
What better way to start this Labor Day weekend than a trip to Montauk to listen to the wonderful jams of Beach Slang. Over the past two years Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans but they’ve always been missing one important element: An album. Friday can’t get here any faster.
SAT— The Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY — 6PM
Ever since 2010, when Gary Clark Jr. wowed audiences with electrifying live sets everywhere from the Crossroads Festival to Hollywood’s historic Hotel Café, his modus operandi has remained crystal clear: “I listen to everything…so I want to play everything.” The revelation that is the Austin-born virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter finds him just as much an amalgamation of his myriad influences and inspirations.
FRI to SUN — AVIV, Brooklyn — Friday 7PM to Sunday 11:30PM
Close out the best weekend ever with Brooklyn’s most lit festival. Music from all sorts of artists — Sonnymoon, Milo (Rapsmith), Pill, Guerilla Toss, Honduras, Mal Blum, yours are the only ears, Tall Juan, Beth Israel, gobbinjr, Peaer, Kississippi, Emily Yacina, Maxo, Surf Rock is Dead, Sports., Madam West, Psymon Spine, Vinegar Mother, Goodman.