July 24 - July 30, 2006




Saturday, July 29

Hopewell, Grand Mal, Grey Does Matter, Anthems for Odyssey - Club Midway $10

I don't have a lot of time to write as its my birthday, but the forcast for tri-state area tonight: another fine summer night to go to a show. Just look below and find legends like the Poncena/Joe Bataan show in Prospect Park and Rocket From the Tombs Dot Dash show at Southpaw in Brooklyn, Dirtbombs at Maxwell's in New Jersey, or even The Germs in Manhattan. But tonight is quite a reason to celebrate - a rare Grand Mal performance with their good old friends and collaborators Hopewell. If you need to learn more about the Mal,, definitely one of my fave bands, just look around the site. As for Hopewell, they are sort of a millenial update of the sort of quirky and composed psychedelic classic rock sound of the 1990s Flaming Lips or that decade's version of leader Jason Russo's former band, Mercury Rev. Though you can tell where he's coming from, his take is totally unique - with exciting compositions, offbeat lyrics, sophisticated vocal harmonies, creative arrangements, strange sounds, and truckloads of energy. Quite a double-header...


Stream tons of Hopewell here
Download loads of Grand Mal here


Bloc Party, Secret Machines, Mew - McCarren Park Pool $35
Bodhisattva, Bloody Panda, Stay Fücked, Motheater – Union Pool (
Boricua Festival: Sonora Poncena, Joe Bataan, Grupo Latin Vibe, Tato Torres’ Yerba Buena, The Camacho Brothers, Starlight Dance Studio – Prospect Park Bandshell 2PM FREE
Catherine Jauniaux, Marc Ribot & Tatsuya Nakatani – Tonic 8PM $12
Devin’s Pummelization Festival: Ultrabunny, Print, etc – The Cake Shop
Dot Dash Year IV: Rocket From the Tombs, The Little Killers, DC Snipers, Angry Angles, Imaginary Icons – Southpaw $20
Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice), Ben Nichols - Knitting Factory Main Space $11/$13
Jon Frederick Band, Mixel Pixel, Alister Doomigton, Alan Astor and the Lions of Rome - R & R
Marcellus Hall – Tonic 10PM $8
Martine Bellen and Dave Sewelson, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities - PS 1, 7PM, FREE
Matt Welch, Sam Amidon and Shahzad Ismaily– The Stone 10PM $10
Monika Heidemann Band – The Stone 8PM $10
Saxon Shore, From Monument to Masses, Denison Witmer, My Best Fiend, Rasa Radiata - Sin-e $10
Silver Mt. Zion, Black Ox Orkestar - Bowery Ballroom $12
Slowlands, Age Rings, Ryan Lee and The Mindless - Lit $6
Sound Team, Cold War Kids, Midlake, Annuals - Mercury Lounge $12
sundown by yoshiko chuma – ISSUE Project ROOM 3PM $10/$15
The Dirtbombs, The Black Hollies, The Dansettes - Maxwell's $13
The Germs – BB King Blues Club 6:30 PM $17
The Juan Maclean, Adam X, Jeffrey Sfire - P.S. 1 $10
Ultrabunny, Modern Day Urban Barbarians, SHLSHKD, Print, Bosola, Drayton Sawyer Gang, The Art of Shooting - Cake Shop $7
Younger Sister band, 4th St. Nite Owls, Noble Society – Union Pool 3PM







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