As spring’s finally starting to heat up, I can already see the concert calendar swelling in size. This week is a great example with lots of killer shows in NYC to check out.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28
Charlie Hunter Duo w/ Bobby Previte @ Jazz Standard
(1st show of 4-night run)
FRIDAY, APRIL 29
American Babies @ Mercury Lounge
Greyboy Allstars @ Brooklyn Bowl
Holy Ghost! w/ The Hundred in the Hands @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Juan Maclean @ Cameo Gallery (Brooklyn)
Surfer Blood, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, True Widow @ The Bowery Ballroom
SUNDAY, MAY 1
Charlie Hunter Duo w/ Eric Kalb at Jazz Standard
My final hit-list is still TBD, but I’m pretty certain I’ll at least be at that American Babies show at Mercury Lounge on Friday, potentially followed by a dance party at Cameo with the Juan Maclean. Any one else going to be there? If not, what’s your top show for the week?
Sidenote about the ticket links and listings:
I’m going to start testing out different concert listings for these posts to see which is the easiest for my purposes. This week, I put Songkick to the test.
I love what Ian and co. have done with the place (especially for the way they’ve helped to archive past shows). But for my purposes, I ran into a couple issues with some missing shows. For those, I filled in the gaps with a few artist and venue links, but it’s definitely a time-suck for a long list. Also, I’d really love to be able to simply post an embed or a list of links for all the shows I’m “attending” or “maybe attending” for a given time period. Hey, Songkick, build that. Kthxbai.
In the future, I’ll be putting a few other sites to the test (like Jambase.com, Superglued, SonicLiving, etc…) to mix things up a bit.