This happens every few months around here, but we’re coming up on a time when there are so many good shows going on in New York City that organizing your nighttime schedule will be no small feat. If it’s all too much for you, don’t worry. I’ll help you make your decisions.
On Wednesday, 3/28, you’ve got Menomena at the Mercury Lounge and Robyn Hitchcock at the Knitting Factory. Both good choices, obviously, but Menomena’s sold the fuck out, and Hitchcock’s sort of old. Ditch both and go to Sin-é for Die Romantik, whose gorgeous Francophile pop music will make you more attractive to the fairer sex, whichever you think that may be.
On Friday, 3/30,LCD Soundsystem and Bishop Allen are both playing sold out shows. If you’ve already got tickets for either, great. Enjoy. But if not, forego Bishop Allen on the grounds that they play here constantly, and try getting into LCD Soundsystem, just ‘cause he’s sort of a big deal right now. If you don’t like your chances there, head over to Studio B for Diplo, who’s sort of like the James Murphy of Philly.
On Thursday, 4/5, Dr. Dog and O’Death are taking over Bowery, which will be serious good times, but also very, very crowded. Instead, consider Land of Talk over at the Mercury Lounge. They’re Canadian, people are talking about ‘em, like crazy and they play a totally refreshing kind of fuzzy, dreamy indie-pop. Might not seem important now, but when they’re smashing guitars on SNL in a year, you’ll want to be able to say you saw them when.
So that’s just a few examples. If you need help sussing out any other nights, don’t hesitate to get in touch.