Rest assured, Todd Patrick is doing more than just firing off e-mails this evening. As an aperitif to the imminent re-opening of the Market Hotel, he has organized a complete retrospective of Showpaper, the bi-weekly publication he founded in 2007 that immediately became the go-to source for every DIY all-ages show in New York City and the tri-state area. More than 160 issues will adorn the walls at the renovated Market Hotel, and most of them will be available to take home. The party is slated to end at 9 p.m. tonight, so get thee over to Market Hotel ASAP.
If you miss it, sorry for the late notice — but don’t worry: there’s a solid slate of shows in our nabes over the next week. For more complete listings, see the B+B calendar, or check out some highlights below.
IF NICOLAS CAGE IN WILD AT HEART IS YOUR IDEAL PERFORMER…
…Then you might be interested in Dirty Beaches. (Update: alas, the show just sold out.) Taiwanese-born, Canadian-bred musician Alex Zhang Hungtai refracts popular American music, like blues, rockabilly, soul, and R&B, through his uniquely fractured sensibility. His latest release, Drifters/Love Is The Devil, is a double LP that chronicles his itinerant life on the road over the past two years. Italian pop-smith Porcelain Raft opens. Glasslands, 289 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, tonight at 9 p.m.
IT’S NO CAMP JAMMIN’ BUT MERCURY LOUNGE WILL DO
In the late ’70s, Donnie and Joe Emerson were ages 17 and 19, respectively, and living with their family in the logging community of Fruitland, Washington, when their father, Don Emerson Sr., pulled a Good Joe Jackson and built his sons a recording studio to encourage their dreams of making it as musicians. (He also constructed a 300-seat auditorium called Camp Jammin’). The younger Emersons recorded their only LP between logging and farm chores, influenced only by the milquetoast pop, blue-eyed soul and yacht rock dominating AM airwaves at the time. The pressings sat in the studio for decades, but last summer, Light in the Attic records finally released Dreamin’ Wild. This will be Donnie and Joe Emerson’s first ever show outside of Washington state. Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., Lower East Side, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
THANK YOU BASED GOD
Today, he’s penning op-eds for Rolling Stone in support of women’s rights; tomorrow, he’s performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg: we have so much to thank TheBasedGod, Lil B, for. There’s not much left to be said about the pan-genre rapper from Berkeley except that he probably dropped a mixtape while you were reading this. Clams Casino will also be on hand. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St., Williamsburg, Saturday at 9 p.m.
OTHER THINGS OF NOTE:
—Eleanor Friedberger, one-half of the brother-sister duo Fiery Furnaces (RIP?), plays from her newly released sophomore solo effort, Personal Record. Recommended if you like slyly ironic, confessional 70s-style folk-pop. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St., Williamsburg, tonight at 9 p.m.
—Sunbather, the second album from San Francisco metal duo Deafheaven upon its release earlier this month. It’s a titanic slate of genre-crossing metal, from atmospheric post-rock crossed to experimental shoegaze. Still, they’re a band best experienced live. Saint Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Tuesday at 8 p.m.
–Another band fresh off the release of their second album, Brooklyn-based Small Black‘s music has evolved from homespun chillwave to slickly-produced R&B, basically tracking the arc of the indie-pop zeitgeist over the last five years. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St., Williamsburg, Sunday at 9 p.m.