This weekend, the lucky and the wealthy will be at All Tomorrow’s Parties. The intellectual and the pretentious will be at the New Yorker Festival. And everyone else will be scrambling to find something awesome. Summer is officially over, and October — one of the busiest music months of the year — is around the corner. Luckily, you have us to help sort you out.
If you attend just two New Yorker Festival events, we hope that they’re St. Vincent (Friday) and The National (Sunday). You’ll have an opportunity to not only see the bands discuss their music, but to see a couple of great shows well in advance of their other scheduled New York dates. If you are 50+, take comfort in the fact that you will finally be at an indie show surrounded by people your own age!
For those of you who can afford to drop a few hundred bucks on All Tomorrow’s Parties in Jersey, we’d like you to know how jealous we are. Jeff Mangum and Portishead are enough — not to mention Cults, Battles, Chavez, The Album Leaf and the rest of the fest.
Find the rest of our Top 10 shows for the next seven days below — and check back later this week for our CMJ preview. Finally, for all of those that were not able to attend a festival this weekend, I leave you with this quote from my friend, Herman Blume:
You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn’t matter. You were born rich and you’re going to stay rich. But here’s my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget it. Thank you.
TOP 10 SHOWS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
10. Gardens & Villa @ Glasslands Gallery w/ Youth Lagoon & Gem Club
Friday, September 30th at 9pm – 21+ $10 -> tickets
9. The National @ Sir State37 part of the New York Festival
Saturday, October 1th at 7pm – 21+, Sold Out (more…)