Well, will you look at this. It’s bittersweet, I know, but there’s a ridiculous amount of good shows going on in NYC this week, and none of them are outside. The Pool’s closed. Summer’s over. Fall’s coming. Enjoy.
Also of Note:
9/11 High Places at (le) poisson rouge
Two weeks before their ridiculously good debut full-length hits stores. Do not miss. You won’t get in next time.
9/11 Paul Weller at the Highline Ballroom
If there’s a god (or if there’s not), the former Jam frontman will be wearing an impeccably fitted suit.
9/12 The Donkeys at Cake Shop
Light, breezy pop from a band whose new record already has a spot on my year-end Top 10.
9/12 Fender 50th Anniversary Concert at the Knitting Factory
With Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, J. Mascis, Tom Verlaine and others, in celebration of the coolest looking guitar ever.
9/13 Hayden at Union Hall
For my money, one of the most underrated songwriters of the 90s.
9/15 Robert Forster at Joe’s Pub
Speaking of underrated songwriters, the former Go-Between made one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking pop records of the year.
9/16 Noah and the Whale at Union Pool
I’ve heard lots of songs this year, and none of them are as good as ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’. The London-based pop band kicks off a few days of NYC shows.