by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
A short week for me this week, as I’m heading out for my annual foray to NYC. I’ll be missing a number of what are likely to be exceptional shows, not the least of which includes tonight’s How to Dress Well show at The Waiting Room. The indie/ambient singer/songwriter has been a Pitchfork darling for years and is just now emerging with his latest on Domino “What Is the Heart?” Opening are locals Routine Escorts. $15, 9 p.m.
Then tomorrow night The Afghan Whigs take The Waiting Room stage for a show that, shockingly, is not sold out… yet. The band is on the road supporting Do the Beast (Sub Pop, 2014), their first new record in 14 years. Opening is Little Brazil’s Landon Hedges. This is an early 8 p.m. show and tix are $25 today and $30 tomorrow. If Greg Dulli puts on a show half as good as his past Twilight Singers gigs, this is bound to be on the short list of “shows of the year.”
What else this week…?
Well, Timecat returns to fabulous O’Leaver’s Friday with Eric in Outerspace and Nate Ma and the Rosettes. $5, 9 p.m.
Orenda Fink is doing an in-store at the Saddle Creek Shop Friday at 7 p.m. That should be amazing.
The STNNNG return to The Brothers Lounge Friday night with openers Dead Riders and American Cream. $5, 9 p.m.
The Kopecky Family Band is at Slowdown Jr. Friday night. $10 adv./$12 DOS, 9 p.m.
Conchance returns to The Waiting Room Saturday night with Ebony Tusks and Static Soul. $7, 9 p.m.
Feel Tight also is at O’Leaver’s Saturday night with Genders and The Sun-Less Trio. $5, 9 p.m.
Sunday night, Fargo band Worn Out plays at O’Leaver’s with Animal Lover and Foul Tip. $5, 9 p.m.
I’ll be checking in from time to time this week, posting photos from the streets of Gotham as well as a link to this week’s Reader column. And I might chime in on this or that, live from New York.
Have a great week.
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