Surfbort with Crickets, Twompsax at Baby’s All Right – 7/11
Recall the energy you possess while trying to reach the subway off 42nd street because it’s suddenly turned into an express that won’t hit your stop—it’s an unavoidable nuisance, enough to start an adrenaline rush that sounds like Surfbort. They’re New York punk with a foreground of ‘80s LA sound bandwagoning between DIY shows and Gucci ads and tongue and cheek rock named after a Beyoncé lyric. It doesn’t necessarily have to have purpose but to play, but for a kid looking for that same intensity, and in this political and social climate, it certainly does.
Stef Chura w/ French Vanilla – Rough Trade 7/13
Genre: Alternative rock, Punk, Pop
It’s the era-educing and genre-infusing show you haven’t been looking for this weekend, but know about now. Stef Chura headline’s the show with a bubble gum diary of alternative rock that sounds like it’s sung by The Cranberrie’s Niall Quinn and French Vanilla’s no wave shriek pulls strings in a pop direction while still listening to frenetic saxophone punks.
64 N 9th
75 Dollar Bill at the Noguchi Museum
Genre: Jazz, Experimental
The center of the sculpture garden at the Noguchi Museum will be taken over by 75 Dollar Bill in a trance of dissonant and medieval sounding jazz as the duo is joined by an ensemble of musicians to play a set in accordance to the Museum, which was established to preserve the art of sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
9-01 33rd Rd (At Vernon Blvd)
Long Island City, NY