The Arbitrary Guide to Popular Culture @ WFMU
Music from June 23rd, 2018 to September 10th, 2018

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An incomplete and arbitrary guide of musical events in and around the WFMU broadcast area. If there's an event you'd like considered for inclusion, send announcements here.

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Last updated June 23rd, 2018

Date Artist/Event Event Time Cost Venue Address City Phone
Sat 6/23 Only Sibling, Modern Color, Flower Crown, Plight
(all ages)
1 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Sat 6/23 Code Orange, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Twitching Tongues, Vein, Trail of Lies
(16+)
6 PM  $18  Irving Plaza (web site) 17 Irving Plaza  New York  212-777-6800   
Sat 6/23 Amen Dunes, U.S. Girls, L'Rain
(21+)
6:30 PM  $25  Brooklyn Steel 319 Frost Street  Brooklyn     
Sat 6/23 White Denim
(all ages)
6:30 PM  $20  House of Independents (web site) 572 Cookman Ave  Asbury Park  (732) 977-5284   
Sat 6/23 The Adolescents
(all ages)
7 PM  $15  Brooklyn Night Bazaar 165 Banker St.  Brooklyn     
Sat 6/23 Lee Ranaldo, Greg Fox, Bentley Anderson, Mystic Ruler
(21+)
7 PM  $10  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Sat 6/23 Fischerspooner, Xeno & Oaklander, Juliana Huxtable
(all ages, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival)
7:30 PM  Free!  Prospect Park Bandshell (web site) 9th St. & Prospect Park W.  Brooklyn  718-855-7882   
Sat 6/23 Morricone Youth Live Re-score of "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (web site) 8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416   
Sat 6/23 Haybaby, Shady Bug, Bueno, Peel Dream
(all ages)
8 PM  $8  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Sun 6/24 The English Beat
(21+)
7 PM  $35  The Bell House (web site) 149 7th Street   Brooklyn  718-643-6510   
Sun 6/24 Giorgio Moroder
(18+)
8 PM  $45  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Sun 6/24 Years & Years
(16+)
8 PM  $30  Brooklyn Steel 319 Frost Street  Brooklyn     
Sun 6/24 The Sword, The Atomic Bitchwax
(16+)
8 PM  $25  Irving Plaza (web site) 17 Irving Plaza  New York  212-777-6800   
Mon 6/25 Porches (solo / together), Okay Kaya (solo / together)
(16+)
5 PM  $15  Elsewhere 599 Johnson Ave.  Brooklyn     
Mon 6/25 The Last Poets
(all ages, Performance, Q&A, + Signing) (web site)
7:30 PM  Free!  Rough Trade NYC (web site) 64 N 9th St   Brooklyn     
Mon 6/25 Zomes, Eartheater, Snake Union
(all ages)
8 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Tue 6/26 Paramore, Foster The People, Soccer Mommy
(all ages) (web site)
7 PM  $$  Barclays Center        
Tue 6/26 Personal Space, Full Body, Beeyotch
(all ages)
7 PM  $8  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Tue 6/26 Francisco López, Michael Theodore
(all ages) (web site)
8 PM  $15  Issue Project Room (web site) 22 Boerum Place  Brooklyn  718-330-0313   
Tue 6/26 Pearl Earl, Treads, Pearl
(21+)
8 PM  $10  Coney Island Baby 169 Avenue A  New York     
Tue 6/26 Banny Grove, Jennifer Vanilla, Ed Askew Band, 973 Future Yook
(all ages)
8 PM    The Glove 885 Lexington  Brooklyn  651-456-8310   
Tue 6/26 Guerilla Toss, Kalbells
(21+)
8 PM  $10  Union Pool (web site) 484 Union Ave at Meeker, Williamsburg  Brooklyn     
Tue 6/26 White Denim, Uni (web site) 8:30 PM  $20  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416   
Wed 6/27 ASG, Lo-Pan, Beitthemeans
(21+)
7 PM  $20  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Wed 6/27 Francisco López, Beth Bradfish
(all ages) (web site)
8 PM  $15  Issue Project Room (web site) 22 Boerum Place  Brooklyn  718-330-0313   
Wed 6/27 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Ensemble LPR
(18+)
8 PM  $20  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Wed 6/27 Tonstartssbandht, Jerry Paper, Steve JR
(all ages)
8 PM  $15  Market Hotel (web site) 1142 Myrtle Ave, Bushwick  Brooklyn     
Wed 6/27 Deem Spencer, Ade Hakim
(all ages)
8 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Thu 6/28 YOB, Bell Witch
(18+)
7 PM  $24  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Thu 6/28 Yo La Tengo
(21+, Aboard the Liberty Belle)
7 PM  $50  Rocks Off Boat Cruise Skyport Marina, 23rd St at East River  NYC  212-571-3304   
Thu 6/28 Lovelorn, Russian Baths, Kindling, Control Top
(21+)
7 PM  $10  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Thu 6/28 This Place Is Actually The Worst, Love Spread, Boio
(all ages)
7 PM    Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Thu 6/28 KRS-One
(all ages)
7:30 PM  $22  SOB's (web site) 204 Varick St  New York  (212) 243-4940   
Thu 6/28 Ana Egge
(21+)
7:45 PM  $12  Rockwood Music Hall (web site) 196 Allen St b/t Houston & Stanton  NYC  212-477-4155   
Thu 6/28 Kadjha Bonet
(16+)
8 PM  $25  Elsewhere 599 Johnson Ave.  Brooklyn     
Thu 6/28 Iceage, Mary Lattimore, Norman Westberg
(all ages)
8 PM  $15  Market Hotel (web site) 1142 Myrtle Ave, Bushwick  Brooklyn     
Thu 6/28 Poptone (mbrs of Bauhaus / Love & Rockets), Automatic
(all ages)
8 PM  $35  Warsaw (web site) 261 Driggs Av at Eckford St.  Brooklyn  (212) 645-5156   
Fri 6/29 By the Grace of God, Search, Old Ghosts, The Path
(21+)
7 PM  $13  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Fri 6/29 Just Friends, Graduating Life, Perspective, A Lovely Hand To Hold, Nervous Dater
(all ages)
7 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Fri 6/29 Paul Collins' Beat, The Connection, The Ritualists
(21+)
7:30 PM  $10  Coney Island Baby 169 Avenue A  New York     
Fri 6/29 The Sadies, C.R. & The Degenerates (web site) 9 PM  $15  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416   
Sat 6/30 Slowdive, Farrows, Vorhees
(all ages, RSVP) (web site)
  Free!  House of Vans (web site) 25 Franklin St.  Brooklyn     
Sat 6/30 The Sadies, Ryan Sawyer
(21+, Summer Thunder)
2 PM  Free!  Union Pool (web site) 484 Union Ave at Meeker, Williamsburg  Brooklyn     
Sat 6/30 Olafur Arnalds
(18+)
6 PM  $35  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Sat 6/30 Ava Mendoza, Wendy Eisenberg, Zeena Parkins, Sylvie Courvoisier, Annie Gosfield, Ikue Mori, Okkyung Lee, Kirsten Lamb, Sae Hashimoto, Ches Smith, Kate Gentile, Mareike Wiening, John Zorn
(all ages, John Zorn's COBRA) (web site)
7 PM  $25  National Sawdust (web site) 80 N 6th St  Brooklyn  (646) 779-8455   
Sat 6/30 Spotlights, Toby Driver, Somnuri
(21+)
7 PM  $12  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Sat 6/30 Tim Barry, Restorations, Roger Harvey (web site) 8 PM  $15  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416   
Sat 6/30 Will Rawls
(all ages, RSVP) (web site)
8 PM  Free!  Issue Project Room (web site) 22 Boerum Place  Brooklyn  718-330-0313   
Sat 6/30 Pop. 1280, Sediment Club, God Is My Co-Pilot, Decisions
(all ages)
8 PM    Alphaville. (web site) 140 Wilson Ave  Brooklyn  (347) 508-5006   
Sat 6/30 Animal Flag, The Obsessives, Hard Pass
(all ages)
8 PM  $10  Rubulad SE Corner of Jackson & Queens Blvd, parking lot E.  Long Island City     
Sat 6/30 B Boys, Wax Chattels, Gel Set
(21+)
10 PM  $10  Rough Trade NYC (web site) 64 N 9th St   Brooklyn     
Sun 7/1 White Denim
(21+)
2 PM  Free!  Surf Lodge (web site) 183 Edgemere  Montauk  631-483-5037   
Sun 7/1 Inuksuit by John Luther Adams
(all ages) (web site)
4 PM  Free!  Caramoor 149 Girdle Ridge Road  Katonah     
Sun 7/1 Friendship Commanders, I Am The Polish Army, Wholewrecker
(21+)
7 PM  $10  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Sun 7/1 Algiers
(16+)
8 PM  $20  Elsewhere 599 Johnson Ave.  Brooklyn     
Mon 7/2 Bodega
(all ages) (web site)
6:30 PM  Free!  Rough Trade NYC (web site) 64 N 9th St   Brooklyn     
Mon 7/2 The Men, Giant Peach, Little Racer
(16+)
7 PM  $12  Elsewhere 599 Johnson Ave.  Brooklyn     
Mon 7/2 Carolina Eyck, Theo Bleckmann
(18+)
7 PM  $20  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Mon 7/2 JG Thirlwell (Xordox), Simon Hanes, Faten Kanaan
(21+)
8 PM  $12  Secret Project Robot 389 Melrose St.  Brooklyn     
Tue 7/3 Amenra, Statiqbloom
(21+)
7 PM  $15  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Tue 7/3 Michael Riesman (performing Philip Glass’s "Dracula Live")
(all ages)
7:30 PM  $15  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Thu 7/5 Habibi
(all ages, Summer Thursdays) (web site)
5:30 PM-8 PM  Free!  MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) (web site) 11 West 53 Street  NYC     
Thu 7/5 Phoenix, Giorgio Poi
(16+)
7 PM  $55  Brooklyn Steel 319 Frost Street  Brooklyn     
Thu 7/5 Skull Practitioners, Eye Roller
(21+) (web site)
8 PM  $10  Coney Island Baby 169 Avenue A  New York     
Thu 7/5 Brigid Mae Power, Ed Askew Band
(21+)
8 PM  $10  Wonders of Nature 131 Grand Street  Brooklyn     
Fri 7/6 Phoenix, Giorgio Poi
(16+)
7 PM  $55  Brooklyn Steel 319 Frost Street  Brooklyn     
Fri 7/6 Jag Panzer, Sacred Oath, Eat Lead
(21+)
7 PM  $15  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Fri 7/6 Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers
(all ages)
7:30 PM  $$  PNC Bank Arts Center Garden State Pkwy., Exit 105  Holmdel, NJ  (908) 442-9200   
Sat 7/7 Songhoy Blues, Braineaters
(21+, Summer Thunder)
2 PM  Free!  Union Pool (web site) 484 Union Ave at Meeker, Williamsburg  Brooklyn     
Sat 7/7 Phoenix, Giorgio Poi
(16+)
7 PM  $55  Brooklyn Steel 319 Frost Street  Brooklyn     
Sat 7/7 Rhye, Natalie Prass, Overcoats
(all ages, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival)
7 PM  Free!  Prospect Park Bandshell (web site) 9th St. & Prospect Park W.  Brooklyn  718-855-7882   
Sat 7/7 The Body
(21+)
7 PM  $15  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Sat 7/7 Quiet Friend, Ziemba, Boio
(21+)
8 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Sat 7/7 My Favorite, My Teenage Stride, Michael Avishay
(21+) (web site)
8 PM    Wonders of Nature 131 Grand Street  Brooklyn     
Sun 7/8 Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers
(all ages, STEEZ DAY)
6 PM  $35  Central Park Summerstage (web site) 72nd St. @ 5th Av. (Rumsey Field)  NYC  212-360-2777   
Sun 7/8 Tara Jane O'Neil, Marisa Anderson
(21+)
8 PM  $12  Union Pool (web site) 484 Union Ave at Meeker, Williamsburg  Brooklyn     
Mon 7/9 Quiet Slang (aka Beach Slang), Abi Reimold
(21+)
8 PM  $15  Rough Trade NYC (web site) 64 N 9th St   Brooklyn     
Mon 7/9 James Cross, Nikki Glaser, Joe Pera, Mary Houlihan, Alise Morales
(21+)
8 PM  $5  The Bell House (web site) 149 7th Street   Brooklyn  718-643-6510   
Mon 7/9 Hala, BOYO, Samia
(all ages)
8 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Tue 7/10 Phoenix, Giorgio Poi
(16+)
7 PM  $55  Brooklyn Steel 319 Frost Street  Brooklyn     
Wed 7/11 Andrew Dice Clay
(16+)
6 PM  $$  Gramercy Theatre 127 E. 23rd St b/t Park Ave South & Lexington  NYC  212-777-4900   
Wed 7/11 Grex, Ron Anderson & Kevin Shea, Max Jaffe, Aaron Novik
(21+)
7 PM  $10  Holo 1090 Wyckoff Ave  Brooklyn     
Wed 7/11 Sun Voyager, Telefones
(21+)
7 PM  $10  Saint Vitus Bar (web site) 1120 Manhattan Avenue  Brooklyn     
Wed 7/11 Empath, Fleabite
(all ages)
8 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Wed 7/11 Pearl Charles, Fascinator
(21+)
9:30 PM  $10  Mercury Lounge (web site) 217 E. Houston St.  New York  (212) 260-4700   
Thu 7/12 Nkumu Katalay & the "Life Long Project" Band
(all ages, Summer Thursdays)
5:30 PM  Free!  MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) (web site) 11 West 53 Street  NYC     
Thu 7/12 Todd Barry (crowd work)
(18+)
7 PM  $20  White Eagle Hall (web site) 37 Newark Ave  Jersey City  201-885-5166   
Thu 7/12 Horse Lords, Marilu Donovan, Super Secret Special Guests
(21+)
7 PM  $10  Holo 1090 Wyckoff Ave  Brooklyn     
Thu 7/12 Kishi Bashi, Ensemble LPR
(18+)
7 PM  $25  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Thu 7/12 Horse Lords, Marilu Donovan, Anna & Elizabeth 7 PM    Secret Project Robot 389 Melrose St.  Brooklyn     
Thu 7/12 Antibalas, Combo Chimbita, Nickodemus
(all ages, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival)
7:03 PM  Free!  Prospect Park Bandshell (web site) 9th St. & Prospect Park W.  Brooklyn  718-855-7882   
Thu 7/12 Michael Beharie, Teddy Rankin, Hiro Kone, L'Rain
(all ages)
8 PM  $10  Trans-Pecos (web site) 915 Wyckoff Avenue   Ridgewood     
Thu 7/12 Parlor Walls
(21+)
8 PM  $10  Union Pool (web site) 484 Union Ave at Meeker, Williamsburg  Brooklyn     
Fri 7/13 Grateful Shred, Howlin' Rain, Mapache
(21+)
6 PM  $15  Brooklyn Bowl (web site) 61 Wythe Ave.  Brooklyn  (718) 963-3369   
Fri 7/13 The Rock*A*Teens
(16+)
6:03 PM  $15  Elsewhere 599 Johnson Ave.  Brooklyn     
Fri 7/13 Julia Santoli
(all ages, RSVP) (web site)
8 PM  Free!  Issue Project Room (web site) 22 Boerum Place  Brooklyn  718-330-0313   
Fri 7/13 The Get Up Kids, Racquet Club, Ageist
(18+)
8 PM  $26  White Eagle Hall (web site) 37 Newark Ave  Jersey City  201-885-5166   
Fri 7/13 Goon, Fruit & Flowers, Kew
(21+)
8 PM  $10  Alphaville. (web site) 140 Wilson Ave  Brooklyn  (347) 508-5006   
Fri 7/13 Erasure, Reed & Caroline
(all ages)
8 PM  $69  Beacon Theater 74th St. & Broadway  New York  (212) 496-7070   
Sat 7/14 Hamilton Leithauser, Caveman
(18+)
7:30 PM  $25  White Eagle Hall (web site) 37 Newark Ave  Jersey City  201-885-5166   
Tue 7/31 Heavy Blanket (ft. J Mascis), Ron & Scott
(21+)
7:30 PM  $15  Coney Island Baby 169 Avenue A  New York     
Thu 8/16 Guided By Voices
(21+)
8 PM  $25  Industry City (web site) 619 2nd Avenue  Brooklyn  (718) 865-3740   
Fri 8/17 Pere Ubu
(18+)
6:30 PM  $25  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Sat 8/18 Big Blood, Soundhauz (web site)     Quinn's 330 Main Street  Beacon  (845) 202-7447   
Thu 8/23 Allah-Las
(18+)
8 PM  $16  White Eagle Hall (web site) 37 Newark Ave  Jersey City  201-885-5166   
Fri 8/24 Luna, Acid Dad
(21+)
8 PM    Industry City (web site) 619 2nd Avenue  Brooklyn  (718) 865-3740   
Sun 8/26 Vetiver, Espers
(18+)
7 PM  $20  White Eagle Hall (web site) 37 Newark Ave  Jersey City  201-885-5166   
Sun 9/9 Ex Hex, EZTV
(21+)
7 PM  $25  The Bell House (web site) 149 7th Street   Brooklyn  718-643-6510   
Sun 9/9 Waxahatchee, Night Shop, Anna St. Louis
(21+)
7 PM  $15  Le Poisson Rouge (web site) 158 Bleecker St  New York City     
Mon 9/10 Shellac
(21+)
7 PM  $25  The Bell House (web site) 149 7th Street   Brooklyn  718-643-6510   

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