Thank You New York City for Providing Us With So Many Good Shows to See This Weekend

07/30/2010 4:59 PM |

Monday Morning

  • Monday Morning

Who to see (Spiritualized, Sonic Youth, Ted Leo, among others), what to wear (sweat pants), how to act (well-mannered) — all this and more, down below:

At the time of this writing, it looks like tickets are still on sale for the last of the SPIN anniversary shows, where tonight Spiritualized plays their drop-dead gorgeous masterpiece, Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space, alongside an orchestra and choir at Radio City Music Hall. If for whatever reason you have a thing against space-rock masterpieces or just prefer your indie-rock to sound more like the Shins, whippersnapper Avi Buffalo and his very tall Sub Pop cohort Chad VanGaalen will be playing the Seaport. Seventy-eight degrees, no chance of rain, free admission.

Come Saturday afternoon, it seems probable that every single person living in Brooklyn, ages 18-30, will head to Queens for what promises to be one of the biggest P.S. 1 Warm Ups of the season. Animal Collective DJs. You dance. Blondes, Oneohtrix Point Never, Prince Rama and more under the psych-synth-freak umbrella perform. You dance, or at least nod your head knowingly. Then catch Sonic Youth at Prospect Park (with Talk Normal and L Mag new obsessions Grass Widow) if you’re in the mood for a classic or punk duo Japanther at Union Hall if your feeling feisty.

Sunday’s toss-up: Ted Leo, Darlings (um, we really like Darlings) and ArpLine for a free Jelly show at Brooklyn Bowl or St. Vincent, tUnE-YaRdS and Basia Bulat for a free show at Central Park’s SummerStage. If you find out why Jelly hates us, let us know? End the weekend at The Delancey for Julian Lynch and his, you know, lo-fi pop that’s a notch better than the rest. Then get some sleep. Wavves and the Black Lips both play on Monday, and you’ll want to be alert in case there’s a fight. (The joke’s not dead!)