A Broke-Ass Guide To NYC Live Music This Week

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It’s 2018 in a dystopian future. Trump is president. Immigrants are being detained in mass. Sex abusers are being outed. Flint still doesn’t have clean water & The Mighty Mighty Bosstone’s have finally had to knock on wood.

The good news? Artists and musicians are putting out some of their best work ever. Here are some DIY shows from new wave to hardcore, for under $20. There’s nothing better than a live band to drown out all those news alerts. It’s ok. Give yourself 90 mins. The world will still be on fire after the encore.

The Grasping Straws have been charming the NYC DIY scene since 2012, bringing us self described “psychedelic art rock with an injection of grunge and a hint of jazz”.

Wed June 6th

ArtistsKilly Dwyer, The Grasping Straws ,Horra Doug Linse and Toska

Location: The Bowery Electric

Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: $5

Ages: 21 and over

Don’t miss opening comedy inspired, experimental act Killy Dwyer, who always has a surprise or two up her sleeve.

Wed June 6th

ArtistsCop/Out, Winterwolf , Similar Items, Deadname

Location: The Cobra Club

Time: 8pm

Cost: TBA

Ages: 21 and over

If you’re in the mood for something faster li

Thu June 7th

Thursday markes the first night of the Northside Showcase

Artists: Cold Beat, Bambara, Remote Control, Russian Baths

Location: Secret Project Robot

Time: 8pm

Cost: tba

Ages: all age


Friday June 8

Artists: Holy Tunics, A Deer A Horse, Ben Pagano & The Space Machine, Def.GRLS, Jeanines, Shadow Monster and Garchamp

Location: Little Skips

Time: 7pm

Cost: suggested donation of $5 to $10

Ages: All ages

Friday June 8

Artist: Negative Gemini

Location: Elsewhere, Rooftop

Time: 6pm

Cost: $15

Ages: 16plus

Saturday June 9

ArtistsSic Tic, Staw Pipes, Dumb Wolves, Parrot Dream, Kate Mohanty, Kevin Hairs, The Glitch

Location: Little Skips

Time: 7pm

Cost: suggested donation of $5-10

Ages: all ages

Saturday June 9

Artists: Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Buck Gooter, Lily and Horn Horse, Eyes of Love, Kolb, SIGNAL

Location: Alphavile

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $8 in advance/$10 at door

Ages: 21 plus

Sunday June 10

ArtistsThink Tank, Woodhull, Jemez
Location: Coney Island Baby

Time: 8pm

Cost: $10

Ages: 21 plus

Debbie Dalton strumming her banjo and making sure the crowd is engaged.

Sunday June 10

Artists: Joanna Sternberg, Debe Dalton, Jim Testa, Milky Maze

Location: The Glove

Time: 9pm

Cost: $7

Ages: All ages

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