Governor’s Ball Official After-parties
Decide to opt out of this year’s Randall’s Island extravaganza? Or maybe you’ve got gas left in the tank after a day of festival-ing. Either way, check out these late-night sets for more intimate (and indoor) time with the artists.
If Canadian act Majical Cloudz brood in the studio, then it’s safe to say they tread the boards with lust on stage. They’re opening for Lorde on her North American tour that starts in September; catch them out before they hit the road. The Studio @ Webster Hall, Friday, June 6, 10:00, tickets $15
Trip out with Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, the Georgia-based Sub Pop dreamer. You’ll recognize his song “Feel It All Around” from the Portlandia opening sequence.
Brooklyn Bowl, Friday, June 6 at 11:30, tickets $20
Another English electronic act, AlunaGeorge, is comprised of Aluna Francis and George Reid. They’re a hit in the U.K., and for good reason. They’re playing at Governor’s Ball, but catch them here if you missed it.
Irving Plaza, Friday, June 6, 11:30, tickets $25-$40
Catch Skrillex and his pet project OWSLA for a tripped-out electronic set. Joining him is New York artist and mix master Branchez.
Webster Hall, Saturday, June 7, 10:00, tickets $20
Notorious trouble-makers and Odd Future members Earwolf (Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt) and The Internet are inevitably going to put on a helluva hip-hop performance. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see Tyler arrested for inciting a riot like he did at SXSW.
Irving Plaza, Saturday, June 7, 11:30, tickets $25
Nashville rockers Diarrhea Planet have been gaining traction since their sophomore album, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, released to acclaim last August. Get ready for stage dives and mosh pits at this show.
Glasslands Gallery, Sunday, June 8, 8:30, tickets $12
If you, like many festival-goers, are torn up inside because Outkast and Damon Albarn overlap, catch Albarn tonight. You know him as the man behind Gorillaz, as well as the frontman of Blur.
Irving Plaza, Sunday, June 8, 9:30, tickets $45-75
The ever-innovative singer-songwriter Andrew Bird has deemed it fit to grace the city twice this week. He may sing heartfelt, moody tunes, but his live performances are usually high-energy and captivating.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Friday, June 6, 7:00 p.m., tickets $20
Rough Trade, Saturday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and tickets $40
Garage-punk rockers The Orwells released their sophomore album, Disgraceland, this week, and they’re on the road to promote it. These guys put on a rowdy show, so prepare to get knocked around in a sweaty mosh. Who said rock is dead?
Rough Trade, Monday, June 9, 7 p.m.
The synthpop English lady La Roux and her red hair roll into Brooklyn tonight. Opening act are New York natives Midnight Magic, who call themselves “the lovechild of George Clinton and Donna Summer.” This is one dance party you don’t want to miss. Music Hall of Williamsburg, Wednesday, June 11, 8:00 p.m., tickets $25
Tyvek is heading into town from Detroit. These guys, and sometimes a girl, play some righteous Midwest party punk. So pay homage to the Asheton Brothers, may they rest in peace, get over to Death By Audio and dangle your heart out. Death By Audio, Tuesday, June 6, 8:00 p.m., tickets $8.