To celebrate the persistence of BK’s newish biggest-est DIY venue, Aviv is gathering some bands that happen to be pals and pals that happen to be really good at being in a band. And though this bill is longer than most, it contains the diversity of acts you’ve come to expect from Aviv. Acts include (among others) Bambara, Parlor Walls, and from the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen Crew, No Ice. Read more about the show here.
Wow guys, big week for the DIY scene: Aviv turns a whole one year old. And actually, that’s kinda getting up there in DIY years. Though, of course, we wish them many more. The Greenpoint venue has wasted no time in becoming pretty much the (true) DIY spot in North Brooklyn. To celebrate, Aviv is hosting a b-day party on Saturday featuring Bambara, Parlor Walls, and word on the street (er, on Facebook) is that an appearance is inevitable by one Ronnie Stone— quite possibly Brooklyn’s only leather-licking, “Moldovan” ’80s-fetish band fronted by a keytar-wielding, struttin’ mustache. Definitely don’t miss this banger. Details on that show and more to preoccupy you in all that might-as-well-be-dead time from now till then.
This week, as I’m sure you’ll be surprised to hear, there are plenty of shows worth blowing your ears out for. Our picks include a brand new project from a longtime blues punk devotee, The Dark Prince of Garage, and sugar-sweet disco that’s not afraid to hit sour notes. All that and more below this here line.
Music: Silent Barn Benefit Featuring Parlor Walls, Celestial Shore, SIRENS, Mega Bog, Real Adult, and Future Punx (DJ Set)
The Famous Swords collective (run by Alyse Lamb of EULA and Parlor Walls) is hosting a show to benefit the Silent Barn in the wake of a fire that devastated the DIY venue and led to its temporary closure (read more about the fire here). Bands and artists around the city have come together to help get the beloved venue back on its feet. At this show, all proceeds from the bar and door will go to the cause. The show itself features a smattering of DIY mainstays: a DJ set by Future Punx, Alyse’s new band– Parlor Walls, Celestial Shore, SIRENS, Mega Bog, and Real Adult.
This week, the benefits continue for the Silent Barn– and c’mon, you wanna see those bands play anyway, right? Also on the docket: a still-warbling legend from the actual ’80s and A Place to Bury Strangers is back from the road.
Yeah, yeah we’re well aware there’s a holiday weekend– for some of us, anyway– coming up soon, but all the better to pack in some legit shows this week before you pack your bags. Besides, just face it, you’re probably doing something not that far from grilling/hanging/sun-roasting/eating/boozing/eating/boozing and acting generally like a beached whale on a bender this weekend anyway, so might as well sweat out the last of your bikini blob at these bangers.
Brunch-time screening of famed Dada filmmaker Hans Richter’s Dreams That Money Can Buy. The event opens with two shorts by Richter, Ghosts Before Breakfast and Symphonie Diagonale. But best of all perhaps: the films will be live-scored by Parlor Walls, a newish scuzzy rock band featuring Alyse Lamb (of EULA).
For more info and to see the promo trailer click here.
Have we got an interesting crew for you this week! Our lineup is a regular emotional rollercoaster, from feel-horrible humanitarian films about sex slaves and child soldiers all the way to feel-sick, total-garbage cult Martial Arts-action films. Don’t try to swallow them all at once is our only advice.