We hadn't heard much from Ben Schneider's Lord Huron since his Mighty EP threw a lot of critics for a loop toward the end of 2010, its bongo drums, maracas and other percussion swimming in the same sphere as open-road roots music. For something simultaneously evoking Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes, it went bizarrely under the radar. Then came the release of his first proper LP Lonesome Dreams late last year, and, bam, here we have a sold-out show at Webster Hall. That's more like it. SOLD OUT
Comics both new and grizzled, hosted by Jonesy — visit EastVille’s website for performer lineup. $12
Danceable new wave, punk and Brit pop, courtesy of Harley Newton and Cassie.
Why sit in your apartment listening to the Smiths and wishing you were dead when you could be in the basement of Lit Lounge listening to the Smiths and experiencing a sweltering mass of sweat and self-promotion? "Best DJ" winner of The L's 2009 Nightlife Awards, DJ Jess helms the tables with DJ Bastard for a night of 80s new wave and Brit pop. (Not so coincidentally, Lit was also named "Best Post-Breakup Night Out Spot" in our Nightlife Awards.)
Get down to vintage ska, reggae, and dub at this party named for Jamaican great Dandy Livingstone hosted by DJ Agent Jay, which also features different guest DJ's weekly.
Joined by special guests, Kid America spins 50s and 60s dance rock on Lit's bottom level. Very retro.
Advance tickets available here. $15, $30 at the door
Every week the KGB bar hosts readings by new and emerging writers
West coasters Sanford and Jack (is it just us, or are you picturing popped polo collars too?) spin punk, dance and rap with special weekly guests.
Play bingo during happy hour with funny-man hosts Linda Simpson and Murray Hill. $2 cards
Josh Wildman and Andrew Kuo spin indie on the main floor. Hugs! Tears! Indie Rock!
Curran and guests spin after metal bands perform downstairs.
DJ Holla and guests spin dance punk and electro every Tuesday on the main floor.
Free outdoor screenings in the East Village featuring Rushmore, Drive, Rocky Horror, and more.