Labor Day. A day of rest. A day to honor the working class. A day to nurse your Monday morning hangover. A day to watch bad horror films on Netflix. Have you guys seen “Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead” yet?
Fuck that. Labor Day is a day of freedom. Why waste it on delivery and laptop movies, when you can go to a free “Day Off” party with some unreal hip-hop acts? The folks at Fool’s Gold are responsible for today’s debauchery at City Winery, highlighted by performances by French Montana, Danny Brown, Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave L), Just Blaze, Flatbush Zombies, Party Supplies and much, much more. I’m guessing there’s bound to be some cameos as well. It’s a hip-hop show with plenty of local acts, after all. Oh, and this one is our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT show this week, so there’s that too.
This week’s EDITOR’S PICK is unique in that it’s a DJ set. I don’t like to christen a DJ set the “can’t miss” show of the week, but when Thom friggin’ Yorke is involved, all rules go out the window. MoMA PSOne’s “Warm Up” series draws to a close on Saturday with a DJ set from Atoms For Peace, Thom’s side project with Flea and Radiohead producer, Nigel Godrich. I’m not sure if Flea or Nigel will be on hand, but I can assure you Thom will, given his penchant for throwing down DJ sets once every blue moon. Even if you take Thom Yorke out of the equation, you’re still left with the perfect swan song for 2012′s warm up series, with performances from Holy Other, whose quizzical album is one of this year’s best, and Maria Minerva, whose upcoming LP may soon boast similar bragging rights. Rustie and Justin Strauss are also on the bill.