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CBGB? CMJ? OMG! Your Guide to The Acronym Invasion

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In the coming weeks a flurry of acronyms approacheth the city as CMJ and the CBGB music festival make landfall. Both apparently used to stand for something cool. It’s safe to open your ears now, because we promise our picks have developed a special antibody rendering them resistant to a case of the lames which develops in conjunction with Apple collaborations and/or the advanced stage of Music Industrial Complex infection.
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LOT LIC Music & Film Fest

The LOT LIC Music & Film Series is an eight-week summer party in Long Island City. It’s a free event, with music on Saturdays and film on Thursdays. We know what you’re thinking: no G train service will make it impossible to go. Not true! You can take the 7 to Court Sq. or the N to Queensboro Plaza and it’s a quick jaunt from there. This week’s performers are SinkaneTakuya Kurodaand DJ D-Felic43-29 Crescent St, Long Island City, Saturdays from 3-9 p.m.; Thursdays from 6-10 p.m., tickets free

MUSIC

August 2

SINKANE • TAKUYA KURODA • DJ D-FELIC

August 9

STREETS OF LAREDO • WALKING SHAPES • DJ BRENNAN GREEN

August 16

TAYLOR McFERRIN • JENNAH BELL • DJ RICH MEDINA

August 23

SMALL BLACK • KEVIN MORBY • DJ SPUN

August 30

FREDERICKS BROWN • SILVER feat. EDDIE HENDERSON • DJ NICKODEMUS

September 6

HOLLIS BROWN • JONNY FRITZ • DJ SCOTT EWALT

September 13

WIDOWSPEAK • ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS • DJ ALEX FROM TOKYO

September 20

SUGARMAN 3 • NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS

& DAPTONE RECORDS FAMILY DJs

 

FILM

August 7

CHOP SHOP

(2008) USA – Directed by Ramin Bahrani

August 14

POLYESTER

(1981) USA – Directed by John Waters

August 21

STRICTLY BALLROOM

(1992) Australia – Directed by Baz Luhmann

August 28

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

(2003) Canada/Belgium/France – Directed by Sylvain Chomet

September 4

LO QUATTRO VOLTE

(2010) Italy – Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino

September 11

PARIAH

(2011) USA – Directed by Dee Rees

September 18

WILD STYLE

(1983) USA – Directed by Charlie Ahearn

6 Shows You Should Really Go See

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.


Fresh off their European tour with Islands, Brooklyn band TEEN takes over Brooklyn Night Bazaar this week. The female four-piece is headed up by Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson (hence the band’s name), formerly of Here We Go Magic. TEEN calls their music “psychedelic gospel”; it’s part glittering pop, part soulful rock. If you can’t make the Bazaar tonight, you can catch em on September 23 at Bowery Ballroom. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m., tickets free
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Hop Along With Bad Bunnies, Go Down the Rabbit Hole with LODRO, and More

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.
Bad Rabbits are a Boston-based rock/R&B outfit who’ve been around since ’07. The five-piece band serves up infectious, funky beats and driving vocal harmonies that manage to remain nimble. It’s impossible not to hop when Bad Rabbits play. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 8 at 8 p.m., tickets free

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FKA Twigs at Webster Hall

FKA Twigs is a badass British chick with sex and sass to spare. To borrow a phrase from a fellow badass, Twigs is on the edge of glory; her last album, EP2, earned rave reviews, and she has an album called LP1 coming out mid-August. Her voice is twinkling, sparse and precise. This is going to be a weird show. Webster Hall, East Village, Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m.

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Leisure Cruise at Baby’s All Right

Dave Hodge of Broken Social Scene and Leah Seigel of Firehorse make up Leisure Cruise. The two began collaborating after Hurricane Sandy, and credit the disaster with much of the inspiration behind their debut album, Double Digit Love. They’re on the road now promoting their forthcoming album, Sailing, due out this fall. Baby’s All Right, Williamsburg, Tuesday, August 5 at 8 p.m., tickets $8

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Roses at Silent Barn

Roses are a Brooklyn-based rock band with a lead singer whose voice you might recognize because he was formerly at the front of Deer Tick. They call on influences like Velvet Underground, and do a cover of “Sweet Jane” that’s lo-fi fun at its finest. They play three shows this weekend in Brooklyn. Silent Barn, Bushwick, Sunday, August 3 at 8 p.m., tickets $10

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Roses at Cake Shop

Roses are a Brooklyn-based rock band with a lead singer whose voice you might recognize because he was formerly at the front of Deer Tick. They call on influences like Velvet Underground, and do a cover of “Sweet Jane” that’s lo-fi fun at its finest. They play three shows this weekend in Brooklyn.Cake Shop, Bushwick, Saturday, August 2 at 8 p.m., tickets $10

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Roses at Death by Audio

Roses are a Brooklyn-based rock band with a lead singer whose voice you might recognize because he was formerly at the front of Deer Tick. They call on influences like Velvet Underground, and do a cover of “Sweet Jane” that’s lo-fi fun at its finest. They play three shows this weekend in Brooklyn. Death by Audio, Williamsburg, Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m., tickets $10

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Drowners at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Drowners are a rock band made up of New York and Welsh musicians. They released their second album in January, and have been touring extensively ever since, helping out Cage the Elephant and SKATERS on their European tours. Now they’re on their first headlining tour, and take the stage at this week’s Night Bazaar. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m., tickets free

An Outdoor Music-and-Film Fest in LIC, a ‘Mad Cow’ Marching Band, and More

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.

The LOT LIC Music & Film Series, an eight-week summer party, makes its debut in Long Island City this weekend. It’s a free event, with music on Saturdays and film on Thursdays. We know what you’re thinking: no G train service will make it impossible to go. Not true! You can take the 7 to Court Sq. or the N to Queensboro Plaza and it’s a quick jaunt from there. This week’s performers are Sinkane, Takuya Kuroda and DJ D-Felic43-29 Crescent St, Long Island City, Saturday, August 2 from 3-9 p.m., tickets free
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