Live without dead time on Friday with Extra Life, Aa, Dinowalrus, Liturgy, Say No! to Architecture, The International Contemporary Ensemble, Lemonade, O'Death, Yeasayer.
Sans Temps Morts is Nate Dorr’s daily New York City events guide.
E4E1: Ghosthunters party / label launch
Ghost Hunters Club Co-Op started out in Plainview, Long Island as a way for a bunch of disparate, largely noise-ish projects in the tri-states and beyond to pool limited resources, show-throwing potential, and release opportunities. Limited ability to just get the word out. Lately the word has been getting out, apparently, as they've put together bills at the Cake Shop and now teamed up with E4E1 for this one at DBA. Full disclosure: Impose editor Jeremy Krinsley is involved now too. With increasingly focused and catchy tri-drummer rhythmic overloaders Aa, psych-wave weirdos Dinowalrus, new generation black metal outfit Liturgy, and a bunch of GHCC noise acts.
Art-rock at the Charleston
All over the place is what this one is. In a good way. Headlining, you've got perenial STM favorites Extra Life, who forge tightly syncopated instrumentation and medieval vocal technique into art-rock of rare intensity and elegance. For the uninitiated, this is the post-Zs project of guitarist Charlie Looker, always further honing his songwriting. I don't have any actual information on what Mirror Mirror are all about, but after hearing their drifting psych rock off and on since spring, I'd have to say they spend quite a bit of time conducting ceremonies in the forest (prefereably of the primeavil variety), white-robed and swaying. Very 60s, but more interesting than I'm making them sound. I bet it's a good live show. Larkin Grimm takes folk stirrings in a similar direction. And Stern has one of those names you can't google, so don't look at me on that one. Altogether, they are… a solid bill. And it's the Charleston, so grab some free pizza while you're there.
Portrait of Marc-Andre Dalbavie: The International Contemporary Ensemble at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, West 116th St. and Broadway. 8pm, $25. The forward-thinking New Music ensemble will pair the rising French composers breakthrough work Diademes with two newer pieces, one a world premier commissioned for Miller theater.
If you missed her Thursday, it's Unicornicopia show number two, this one accompanied by Jennie Bringaker, plus a set from Jennie+Natalie. It's at NYU, presumably at the Kimmel Center on Washington Square South where they typically hold their shows.
El Guincho electropop tourmates Lemonade are playing Zebulon, 258 Wythe Ave btwn Metropolitan and N. 3rd, Williamsburg.
+O'Death, Titus Andronicus, and Wye Oak at Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street at Bowery, LES. 18+. 8:30 doors, $14.
+Yeasayer, Chairlift, Fang Island at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North Sixth Street btwn Wythe and Kent. 18+. 8pm doors, $15.
Saturday December 06: No Courage, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gold Eyes, Indian Style, Joe Finkel & the Marauders, Kate Ferencz, Bigger Princess at Silent Barn, 915 Wycoff btwn Hancock and Weirfield, L to Halsey, Ridgewood. All Ages. 8pm doors.
Sunday December 07: Ceramic Dog at the Stone, Ave C and 2nd St, East Village. All Ages. 10pm, $10.
Monday December 08: Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Pwrfl Pwr, Oars at the Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. btwn Stanton and Rivington, LES. 21+. 8pm doors, $6.
Tuesday December 09: Skoal Kodiak, Knife World, the Gamut at Death By Audio, 49 South 2nd St btwn Kent and Wythe, Williamsburg. All Ages. 8pm doors, $tba.
Wednesday December 10: Venetian Snares, Otto Von Schirach, Cyrusrex, NAHA at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. btwn Sullivan and Thompson, West Village. 18+. 10pm doors (10:30 show), $20.
Thursday December 11: Dan Deacon, Dirty Projectors, So Percussion, at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Avenue at Lafayette, Clinton Hill.
Friday December 12: The NY EYe & Ear Festival at Vanishing Point, 240 Meserole St. at Bushwick Pl, L to Montrose.