Archive for December, 2011

Long Island invaded Lulu’s last Sunday for a double bill of great rock outfits. Although half the line-up (Harvard and All Grown Up) ¬†got stranded on their way back from Charlotte, NC ¬†to New York, Lights Resolve and NGHBRS made up for it. ¬†Lights Resolve finished up their tour this weekend but will be back in action on¬†Saturday, January 14 at Bowery Ballroom, and NGBRS will be doing shows throughout the Northeast in January.

 

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Good company and good music are the ideal ways to spend a birthday. I was a lucky lady on December 10 as I danced to an excellent¬†soundtrack¬†at the Knitting Factory. ¬†I felt old as the group of 15-year olds, better known as Edelweiss, ¬†and only slightly older members of The Twees rocked the stage. Black Taxi, the perfect band for anything celebratory, and fun and festive Jangula, made the night to remember. Any rocker stalker’s dream party.

 

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Holidays and the closing of 2011 are fast-approaching. To celebrate another year in passing, Deadbeat Darling occupy one of the LES’s favorite hot spots tonight. Get yourselves to the Delancey for a musical holiday soiree with Buenos Diaz and Drew Nix at 8PM. 21+. Happy holidays!

WWRSD?: ROCKER STALKER Birthday Celebration at Knitting Factory Tomorrow

That’s right. I’m one of those who throws herself a birthday bash…and two weeks early. It’s going to be a a great time with tons of fun bands…Hope to see you tomorrow! Get your tickets before they sell out!

WWRSD?: Semi Precious Weapons Party at Hudson Hotel Tonight!

Posted: December 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Always partying in style, Brookyln-based and now, internationally-beloved Semi Precious Weapons will be hosting their “Highkicks” party at the chic and luxurious Hudson Hotel tonight at 10pm. They are making up for all of those who couldn’t get into their show with 30 Seconds to Mars last night at Hammerstein Ballroom. RSVP is required for tonight’s event, so don’t get left out in the cold!

I’ve practically lived at Mercury Lounge this past week. Tonight’s gig adds another night to my stay, as¬†Massachusetts-based TAB the Band join another favorite of mine, The London Souls. Both bands, always a blast to hear, guarantee a sweaty rock ‘n roll time.¬†The show starts at 9:30pm. Get there on time before tickets sell out!

Venue hopping on a Friday night, I caught a tre of sets. At the starting line were twangy rockers, Hollis Brown, who recently released a new track, “Gypsy Black Cat,” ¬†from their upcoming record which was crafted in what better place, than Nashville. ¬†Mixing it up, the band blew through a few of their recent album, When the Weather’s Warm’s tunes, along with other newbies.

Pianos welcomed to the stage, brooding, punky, and funky decibel., ¬†who added a bit of beat poetry to their¬†plethora¬†of beats. Check out their song from their¬†Red Light EP,¬†“Above My Head,” from the show below. ¬† Saturday Astrology followed suit, filling the room with their belting vocals and spacey dance tracks. It was at 11, and it hurt.

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Rock ‚Äėn roll-inspired and NY music-devoted fashionista/designer, John Varvatos, welcomed ¬†The Dead Exs to ¬†his store on Bowery on Thursday night as part of the John Varvatos Thursday Nite Live series (It was ¬†the series’ third anniversary!), along with bluesy brethren, ¬†Daddy Long Legs. ¬†Packed wall-to- wall, the monthly party got a proper celebration as the room bounced and grooved to the devilish slide guitars of The Dead Exs and the howling harmonica of Daddy Long Legs.

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Thanks to the density of NYC, there’s never a lack entertainment more than a hop, skip, and a jump away, especially the Lower East Side. ¬†As a result,tough Friday night decisions surround you, driving you crazier than your boss did during the week…not that I have any personal experience with that. But, please let me put your mind at ease.

Great bands play back-to-back bands ¬†only a few hundred feet away from each other tonight, beginning with Hollis Brown, “a band, not a man,” who brings their ¬†classic rock with a Southern twang to Mercury Lounge with Mississippi’s Young Buffalo, starting at 8pm.

Right after, find  yourself mesmerized by the ominous and experimental vibes of decibel. and danceable punk creations of Saturday Astrology at Pianos at 9:30pm.

Both shows are 21+.

Not a shabby warm up for the weekend and wind down for the week!