Sacred Bones Records:
"A short list of things I will be attending (I haven't looked over the film schedule very close yet, but I'll definitely be seeing Welcome to the Dollhouse.) Thursday—Kool Keith (the man is a legend), Magik Markers, Royal Headache. Friday—Led Er Est at Public Assembly, Frankie Rose, and the Show No Mercy/Wierd show at St. Vitus with Deafheaven and Indian Jewelry. Saturday--Gary War at the Knitting Factory, and the Academy Records showcase with Nude Beach (the best new band in NYC?). There's clearly only one show to see Sunday."
Heart is a Spade:
"On 6-14, the Terrorbird/Kanine showcase. Class Actress, Eternal Summers, and Zambri pack a sensational 1-2-3 punch. Also, the Pop Gun Showcase that night to see Niki and the Dove - for fans of the Knife, Goldfrapp, and Robyn. Dancing shoes required. On 6-15, the Neon Gold Showcase at Cameo. When has Neon Gold ever steered you wrong? On 6-16, the Battering Room Showcase. Patio Jamzz."
"EULA- Alyse Lamb is a goddess. Quiet Loudly-That band rules in every way. Max & Sal are genius. These United States-Jesse Elliott is one of the most genuine & sweetest people you will ever meet. He & his bandmates truly love what they do & that comes across in tUs's music & live shows. A These United States show is truly a good time! Lady Lamb the Beekeepers- I'm impressed with what I've heard & I look forward to seeing them live. Dinosaur Feathers- I've always loved these guys! Who doesn't love a band where the lead singer plays a Hoffner bass!?"
Pitchfork editor, Show No Mercy columnist:
"I recommend checking out VAR, Black Dice, Kitty Pryde, and Cold Cave, a solid mix of (still-very-interesting) old-timers and fresh-faced new voices. I only wish they were all playing the same show."
"Brooklyn Bowl Thursday for Kool Keith and Lushlife. One of the weirdest and best MCs in history with one of the best up and coming rappers on one bill. Awesome. As a back-up, the Glasslands show with Niki & the Dove, Selebrities, and Beacon. Lots of beautiful electronic pop goodness all night. On Sunday, Dâm-Funk, and The Rub is the one to check if you want to get down and dance."
"My picks: Thursday: Kool Keith at Brooklyn Bowl; Niki & the Dove at Glasslands. Friday: Kassem Mosse at Public Assembly; Tinariwen at Warsaw. Saturday: Grass Widow @ Knitting Factory; Olivia Tremor Control @ Music Hall of Williamsburg. Sunday: Dam-Funk at Brooklyn Bowl; Sacred Bones night at Glasslands."
Paolo De Gregorio,
The Deli Magazine:
Since we are a "NYC only" publication, we'll focus on NYC based bands: Caveman for the dreamers, Celestial Shore and Buke and Gase for the weirdos, Nude Beach for the rockers, Avan Lava and Saadi (at our Cameo show on the 17th) for the dancers.
We Listen For You:
The Olivia Tremor Control. I mean, it's The Olivia Tremor Control… that's all that needs to be said. And Caveman. I've seen those guys over ten times, and every live show is a wonderful experience… This is a band to see at the medium sized venues while you still can.
The Gypsy West:
I'm extremely excited to see one of my favorite bands Of Montreal in the park, as well as the Felice Brothers and These United States. Also haven't seen MiniBoone in a long time, they're fantastic hope I can catch them as well.