It’s that time of year again. Can you smell it in the air? That’s right: outdoor concert season is on the horizon, and tickets are going on sale! So count your pennies and keep an eye on FreeWilly for upcoming show deets. Otherwise you run the risk of sitting like a pasty loser in the middle of an empty McCarren, sipping disconsolately on your to-go cup while everyone else is having fun. Jussayin’.
Sufjan Steven’s show at Beacon Theater last year was one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen, no jive, so I’m interested to see what he brings to Prospect Park on August 2nd. Get yer tickets here.
Brooklyn’s own TV on the Radio are in their tenth year as a band and are still considered cool. Total hipster anomaly. They play the grand Radio City on April 13 (tickets already on sale here), with an “intimate” run through the night before at Music Hall of Williamsburg. But I’m thinking you should probably just go here instead.
Thurston Moore is at Music Hall of Williasmburg on May 20 with a poet because art. Tickets are $20.
Against Me! celebrate the release of their new album, White Crosses, and their cover of the One Tree Hill theme song (Oi?) on June 7 at Webster Hall. Tickets are $17.50.
J Mascis is back with the Jr. to play the entirety of Bug, plus be interviewed live by Henry Rollins, at Terminal 5 on June 23. OFF! and Fucked Up also play. Tickets are $30.
Bill Callahan has a new album and a new(ish) epistolary novella out. If you’re all like, “Who?”, check those out and then catch him at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 11 and Bowery Ballroom on July 12. Tickets are $20.
Bust a mad ill move, or whatever, on Governor’s Island at this year’s The Governor’s Ball on June 18. Dancing white people favorites Girl Talk, Big Boi, Neon Indian, Passion Pit and more play, with no overlapping sets. Tickets are a steep $85.
Snap up passes to the Northside Fest (June 16-19), yet? You should. On the poor end of the spectrum? Go a la carte and get tickets for headliners Beirut or Guided By Voices (with Wavves). Tickets are $30.
4/8: The Hold Steady are from Brooklyn but play indie-Springsteen songs about Minneapolis. Yet it all somehow works. They play with Murder by Death at Terminal 5 tonight. Tickets are $30.
4/8: Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils is one of the few nautical bands I’m not burnt out on yet. They play Music Hall of Williamsburg with Craft Spells, Crinkles and an Unannounced Special Guest (Ducktails? Real Estate? THE DRUMS?). Tickets are $12.
4/8: Gobble Gobble’s MySpace is awash in neon, tweaking Furbies. Which I think adequately describes the band in the best way possible. They play Glasslands with Headless Horseman and Raindeer. Tickets are $10.