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Music: Destruction Unit, Latishia’s Skull Drawing, Pawns, Horoscope

(Photo via AdHoc)

(Photo via AdHoc)

More Destruction Unit, more Pawns. Guaranteed good. But there’s a surprise or two in store at this show too: a certain band that dishes out filthy rotten noise punk– sonically closer to a pile of hideous rubble than whatever one might call “music–” like it’s nothing: bless the boys of Latishia’s Skull Drawing. There’s a reason why this seemingly unknown band that appeared out of nowhere like a phantom from hell is so dang good at what they do– do the words “members of Cult Ritual” mean anything to you?

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Shows: Father/Daughter Prom Party and CMJ Without Agoraphobic Nosebleeds

(Flyer via Santos Party House)

(Flyer via Santos Party House)

CMJ is upon us, which translates to either the arrival of a complete shit show or (if you’re not really the observant type) venues suddenly appearing slightly more crowded with douchery than usual. Regardless of whether you’re in touch with the less-than-ideal reality for regular show-goers, or prefer to put on chakra glasses and render all those grayscale suits as rainbow zombies, you still gotta plan out this week just a little better than usual– having your friends drag you out of a cab, splash beer on your face, and carefully deposit your lifeless body at your favorite venue’s doorstep isn’t gonna fly. Instead, you’ll need PMA, advanced tickets, and whatever lies beyond this line.

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Music: Perfect Pussy, Show Me the Body, Guerrilla Toss, Pawns, Ghost Dads

(Photo via Facebook)

(Photo via Facebook)

Perfect Pussy was always meant to be commercially viable– the naughty but passable name, a sound that’s more influenced by At The Drive In than, say, Flipper– so we can’t fault them for acting like a product these days. But has their live show stood up to the noxious influence of shopping blogs and gushy bloggers? Well, you can go see them this weekend and find out. You legit have nothing to lose seeing as the show is free, and the rest of the lineup is guaranteed rad, see especially: Pawns and Guerrilla Toss.

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Shows: EP Release from the Dukes of Fuzz and Last Beach Show of the Season

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We’re stuck between seasons here but in the best way possible, experiencing the best of fall and summer all between sun up and sun down. That’s why this week we’re bringing you everything from a sizzling time at the very last Riis Park Beach Bazaar show by the water to a dark rager deep inside the belly of our favorite metal bar. Jump for deets.

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Music: Pop. 1280, Pawns, Wrung, Informant

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We imagine this show will evoke a feeling not unlike swallowing a bucket of ice cubes. Front and center are Pawns, post-punk purveyors of snow-cone-like frigidity, celebrating their new 7″ record, Eternal Return, dropping from where else but Sacred Bones. The new mini-record– which is already sold out online, but we’re guessing will be available at the show– finds Pawns once again looking deep into the darkest nether-reaches of the early ’80s, channeling Ian Curtis’s Arctic-bound baritone and the Fall’s pummeling drums and hellish guitars.

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Shows: Flashback to the ’90s and Tropicália Nostalgia

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Welcome back to reality. Now that summer’s officially over (the days seem shorter already, don’t they?) you’re going to need a serious hangover remedy for those months of self-abuse. If that sounds painful, it doesn’t have to be. Good shows will help get you back on your feet and distract you from the literal spiral into darkness happening right before our eyes. This week, see what a Kiwi guitar-pop legend is up to these days and don’t miss a certain Tropicália squad’s reunion.

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Shows: Music to Deliver Us From Rain and Visits From Beyond the Grave

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Bushwick Open Studios speedily approacheth, which means we’re gonna get a massive shot in the vein of a whole lot of art and party and free beer, but mostly party — let’s be real. We’re guessing that means you won’t have time over the weekend to catch any shows, but that doesn’t mean they’re letting up. So, you should probably make time. And what better way to poo poo this meddlesome rain aside than getting to your local venue and enjoying this twisted thing called life?

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