Weekly Show Listing 6/24-6/30/24

Weekly Show Listing 6/24-6/30/24


Looking for a good show in NYC? Well here you go! We’ve got a nice big list of what is going on this week, shows that we are excited about and want you to know about too, with plenty of live music from the local scene and national acts at bigger venues to choose from. This list is brought to you by our EIC Hoos along with our NYC scene editor, Mike Borchardt (of the band Nihiloceros), who is in touch with the local Brooklyn/etc scene like no other. And we’ve got a sprinkling of live photos to get you in the mood for your show of choice too. Check back every Monday for updated listings on what is good for the week to come!



Fair Visions, Lukka, Diary, Endearments | 7pm | TV Eye

Wilco, Cut Worms | 7:30pm | Beacon Theater

Penny, Nite Music, Hasty, Familiar Looks | Our Wicked Lady | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady 

Ataraxis, TV Moms, Trash Rabbit, Stutterboy | 7pm | Kingsland

Sarah McLachlan, Feist | 7:30pm | Radio City Music Hall

Ilithios, Allison Langerak, Counter Service | 8pm | Mathilde

Penny Performing

Penny (photo by Kate Hoos)



Mdou Moctar, J.R.C.G. | 7pm | Bowery Ballroom 

Glazed, Camp Trash, Patch Kid | 7pm | The Kingsland

Tyler Berrier, Air Waves, Tami Hart, Amelia Jackie | 7pm | Union Pool

Baileigh Jane, Plastiq Passion, Strawberry Glass, Your Latest Obsession | 8pm | Purgatory

Mdou Moctar performing

Mdou Moctar (photo by Kate Hoos)

Tami Hart performing

Tami Hart (photo by Ray Rusinak)



Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons, The Grasping Straws | 6pm | Mercury Lounge 

Mdou Moctar, J.R.C.G. | 7pm | Warsaw

Stingray, Savage Pleasure, The Follies | 7pm | TV Eye

Strawberry Glass, Pynkie, Anna Altman, Catty, Toska | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady 

Skeeter de Milo, Balloon Snake, Them Theys, Jack Powers | 7pm | Caffeine Underground 

O. Wake, Jelly Kelly, Soft Yes, Open Head | 7pm | Main Drag

Upper Wilds, Che Arthur, Blank Account, Silversun Pickups (DJ set) | 8pm | Berlin

The Grasping Straws performing

The Grasping Straws (photo by Kevin McGann)

Mdou Moctar performing

Mdou Moctar (photo by Kate Hoos)

Catty performing

Catty (photo by Kate Hoos)

O. Wake performing

O. Wake (photo by Kevin McGann)

Jelly Kelly performing

Jelly Kelly (photo by Kate Hoos)



Ethel Cain, Teethe | 6pm | Central Park SummerStage

Pronoun, Um Jennifer | 6:30pm | Baby’s All Right

No Good with Secrets, Ok, Cuddle, Better Living, Hot Dress & Nowhere | 7pm | Stone Circle Theater 

Bikini Carwash, Bedpan Fight, Symptoms, The Sparkles | 7pm | Lucky 13

Silversun Pickups, Hello Mary | 7pm | Brooklyn Steel

Anika Pyle, Julia Blair, Trace Mountains, Slight Of | 7:30pm | Sundown

Sick Thoughts, Pyrex, Prints, Lowballer | 8pm | Alphaville

Bugsy, Scarlet Demore, Crush Fund | 8pm | Knitting Factory at Baker Falls

Chico Raro Band, Nihiloceros, Pleasure Island, Charmania | 8pm | Rubulad

Pronoun performing

Pronoun (photo by Kate Hoos)

Nihiloceros performing

Nihiloceros (photo by Kate Hoos)



King Bug, Prewn, Arverne, Silent Mass, Ready Atlantic | 7pm | Knitting Factory at Baker Falls 

Def.GRLS, Kilynn Lunsford, Kristin Flammio & The Pretty Bitchin | 7pm | Purgatory

Joudy, Tooth Lures A Fang, A Very Special Episode, The Planes | 7pm | Heaven Can Wait

Pop Music Fever Dream, 973 Future Yook, Weeping Icon, Qirl | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady 

Slut Magic, Kilynn Lunsford, Def Grls, Kristin Flammio and the Pretty Bitchin’ | 7pm | Purgatory 

Twin Princess, Wifey, Marshy | 7pm | Hart Bar

Quasi, Marnie Stern | 8pm | Bowery Ballroom

The Make-Up, Tchotchke | 8pm | TV Eye

Joudy (photo by Kate Hoos)

AVSE performing

A Very Special Episode (photo by Kate Hoos)

Weeping Icon performing

Weeping Icon (photo by Kate Hoos)

Quasi performing

Quasi (photo by Amanda Meth)

Tchotchke (photo by Kate Hoos)



Balaclava, My Favorite, Ready Atlantic Bodega Ben, Gilah | 12pm | 18th Ward

Shallowhalo, May Rio, Bloomsday, Todd Slant, Franz Charcoal, Dirt Buyer, Nara’s Room, Sex Week Sister, Anna Altman, Mallory Hawk, Hiding Places, Star’s Revenge, Crosslegged, Precious Human | 12pm | 685 Woodward Ave

Fishbone, Son Rompe Pera | 6:30pm | BRIC Prospect Park

Skorts, Tea Eater, Balaclava, Debbie Dopamine | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady 

Awful Din, Good Looking Friends, No Jersey | 7pm | 18th Ward

Ace Bandage, Nite Music | 4pm | Scorpion Records

Eye Roller, Navel Grazr, The Plebs | 8pm | East Williamsburg Econolodge 

Cohort B, Wince, Secret, Child Eater | 8pm | Gold Sounds

The Make-Up, Tchotchke | 8pm | TV Eye

Son Rompe Pera performing

Son Rompe Pera (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)

Tea Eater performing

Tea Eater (photo by Kate Hoos)

Debbie Dopamine performing

Debbie Dopamine (photo by Kate Hoos)

Awful Din performing

Awful Din (photo by Kate Hoos)

Eyeroller performing

Eye Roller (photo by Kate Hoos)

Tchotchke performing

Tchotchke (photo by Kate Hoos)



Gustaf, Shred Flintstone, Miranda and the Beat, Teenage Halloween, Abby Jeanne | 1:45pm | Tompkins Square Park

Sharkswimmer, Actor Observer, Sleepwell, Husbandry | 6:30pm | Wood Shop

Lip Critic, Shiverboard, Programmique | 7pm | TV Eye

Jonathan Toubin’s Sunday Soul Scream w/ The Make-Up, Abby Jeanne and the Shadow Band | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady 

Receiver, The Magnificent Twisted Fate, Arklight, Tourniquet | 8pm | Cobra Club Club

FREER Records Instruments Into Prisons Benefit | Spoon Jackson, Zealot (Territorial), Velise, Ben Pagano, Kamelya Omayma Youssef, Frida Kill | 7pm | Francis Kite Club

Gustaf performing

Gustaf (photo by Kevin McGann)

Shred Flintstone performing

Shred Flintstone (photo by Ray Rusinak)

Miranda and the Beat (photo by Kate Hoos)

Teenage Halloween performing

Teenage Halloween (photo by Ray Rusinak)

Sharkswimmer performing

Sharkswimmer (photo by Kate Hoos)

Lip Critic performing

Lip Critic (photo by Kate Hoos)

Shiverboard performing

Shiverboard (photo by Kate Hoos)

Frida Kill performing

Frida Kill (photo by Kate Hoos)




Video Premiere- Desert Sharks “Siren Song”

Video Premiere- Desert Sharks “Siren Song”

Desert Sharks with A Very Special Episode (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)


Desert Sharks, Brooklyn’s favorite gloomy grunge punks released a stellar EP last year, The Tower, and ahead of an impending tour to SXSW are releasing a split DS+ AVSE with fellow grungey BK band, A Very Special Episode. Having already released a video for the first single, “Deeper,” today they release a video for the companion track, “Siren Song,” and FTA is pleased to give you the exclusive first look!


The track finds the band in some of their darkest waters yet, leaning in to a slower, gloomgaze sound reminiscent of titans of that genre like Hum or Cloakroom, easily standing shoulder to shoulder with them. The guitars circle around and envelop the listener in a thick wall of sound while vocalist Stephanie Gunther hauntingly declares I want to drown under the waves of your gaze.” 


The companion video was directed by Brendan McKnight and offers a chilly glimpse into the forbidding world of “Siren Song,” a place you might not make it back from if you aren’t careful. Watch the video in full below.




DS+ AVSE releases in full on 3/8 via Substitute Scene Records. The bands will play a release show together the same night at Main Drag.


Video Premiere- Tea Eater “Has Been”

Video Premiere- Tea Eater “Has Been”

Tea Eater (photo by Viviane Black)


Brooklyn’s own “surf-rock-on-Neptune grooves” art punk extraordinaires, Tea Eater, had a BIG 2023: gigging all around town, releasing their excellent debut album, Obsession, and embarking on their first European tour, spreading their special brand of noise that filters through the anxiety of modern life while “inviting you to shed your baggage and transmute your neurosis into something worth dancing about.” Wasting no time and keeping busy, they are heading right into the action in 2024, hitting us with a brand new video from one of the stand out tracks from the album, “Has Been,” which was shot, directed and edited by their past collaborator, Emily Hughston Hoffman.


Frontwoman Tarra Thiessen had this to share about the song/video:


The song is based on the movie Ladies & Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains and some of the verse lyrics are taken from lines from the movie— ‘Who get s a cut when there is no pie,’ and ‘Who do you trust when in line to die,’ and the ‘suckers’ bridge is inspired by this scene. Basically relating that picture of being a new band in the music industry in the early 80s to today and seeing how not much has changed (with how the industry is still set up to exploit artists, the pressure to have growing numbers on social media/Spotify, and stay ‘buzzy’ even if it feels like they’re only there for surface level internet points and don’t always have the utility value to get people out to shows or support you financially). The song is also a play on the word ‘has been’ since the internet content machine makes everything you create feel so disposable and makes you feel like a ‘has been’ faster than ever.
She further elaborated:
But it’s also totally fine! Brooklyn really has been fine, fun, and has a very special and supportive community. There are also so many positive ways to connect with people more directly these days on other platforms like Twitch/Discord/E-mail lists. So even though the lyrics of this song lean towards the snarky side, I am very grateful!
This is a sentiment many (or most of us) can certainly relate to and Thiessen and co perfectly capture the uncomfortable reality of sitting with those feelings and wondering what the hell we’re gonna do next while still acknowledging the good we can find amongst the static, too. Take an exclusive first look at the brand new video below:



Obsession is out now and available on Bandcamp.


Q & A with A Very Special Episode

Q & A with A Very Special Episode

A Very Special Episode (photo by Cherylynn Tsushima)


Noisy postpunk band, A Very Special Episode, are staples in the Brooklyn DIY scene known equally for their work ethic, striking visuals and intense live shows. They are on the eve of releasing a brand new album, Freak Me Out, which incorporates themes of horror, cults and their intersection with pop culture. We were intrigued so we sent some questions over to the band which bassist/vocalist Kasey Heisler and guitarist Patrick Porter were nice enough to answer for us. Find out more about the band and the album below:


Tell us a bit about who you are as a band.

Kasey: Three doofuses having fun and trying to start a fire hoping other people will come to the party and hang with us.


You draw upon movies and other music for influence. What are some of the influences for this record and for the band in general? Can you talk a little about how those outside influences shaped the writing of Freak Me Out?

Patrick: Personally, I’ve been very inspired by the two feature films Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy by Panos Cosmatos. They’re like the world’s slowest but most visceral roller coasters. As best I can I’ve tried to recreate the experiences and emotions those two movies have given me as I’ve watched them.


How much actual self-discovery went into the making of this record?

Patrick: Well, we ended up booking both chunks of studio time before all of the actual songs were written so that provided very fertile ground for self discovery. Thankfully it resulted in success (we think).


AVSE performing

AVSE live at EWEL (photo by Kate Hoos)


What was your favorite thing about recording at Studio G?

Kasey: Everything about it felt legitimate and special but I would say mostly it was working with Jeff Berner and Ross Colombo, and how collaborative the experience got to be with them in finding the sound and all the weird ways we could get there. 

Patrick: Like Kasey said, it was a blast working with Jeff and Ross and it was also nice recording within walking distance of our home. It was also just really fun playing with all their pedals and equipment for overdubs.


How much does the Brooklyn DIY community tie into your identity and your sound as a band. And can you speak a little to that?

Kasey: I feel like we really found our sound and identity the more that we began to find our community there. And have you ever been to a show to see your friends and they kick so much ass it makes you mad and jealous?? That can be incredibly motivating. 

Patrick: Everyone in the scene is so creative and constantly pushes us to think outside the box on how to expand our sound and step up our game. It’s like our peers give us permission to feel brave enough to take risks and make bold choices in our tunes, and I hope we do the same for them!


The world is tough to navigate a lot of the time these days, and it can be hard to stay motivated. How do you stay inspired to keep going and doing what you’re doing with all the bullshit of life coming at you and the challenges of being independent musicians on top of it?

Kasey: I am fairly bad at staying motivated when things around me become difficult but Patrick is always using everything around him to inspire new musical or visual ideas and he ends up inspiring me the most.


AVSE performing

AVSE live at EWEL (photo by Kate Hoos)

What do you get up to outside of the band?

Kasey: These days it’s mostly band stuff, but being a TV couch potato is an origin story for me and my tendency persists for sure. Good TV, bad TV, I’m here for it.


Going back to movies, got any hot recommendations? Some obscure or cult classics we should know about?

Patrick: I recently watched Infinity Pool, Skinamarink, and Barbarian—all of which are new releases I recommend. I also really did fall into a Criterion rabbit hole recently; Brand upon the Brain is an incredibly weird silent movie from 2006 that really stuck with me that deserves more eyes.


If you could interview any cult leader from all cults throughout history, who would you interview?

Kasey: I got really drawn into NIXIM through The Vow on HBO as a lot of people did and I would love to interview Keith Raniere just to find out how he was persuasive enough to get a bunch of fairly successful people from around the world—including working actors and filmmakers living in LA—to move to Albany.


If animals were cults, what cult would cats be and what cult would dogs be?

Patrick: Cats and dogs already have their own well established cults; have you talked to a passionate cat or dog owner? They may not have a well defined name but that doesn’t mean they aren’t already a thing. For more proof, ask Kasey or myself at the next show you see us at the crazy things we’d do on behalf of our cats.


Would you rather be in a money cult or sex cult?

Kasey: Money cults are less terrible but sex cults get all the attention…

Patrick: Is there any such thing as a consensual sex cult? Probably not…


Do you believe in aliens?

Patrick: If they’re out there and we made contact they’re probably more weird and horrible than we can possibly imagine so I’m glad we haven’t yet.


Would you spend a year on Mars (all expenses paid)?

Kasey: Hell no, I don’t even know how I’m gonna be on tour for the better part of a month.


AVSE performing

AVSE live at EWEL (photo by Kate Hoos)

Flash forward to a few months from now and the record is out, and everyone is buying it hand over fist, how will you be sure this whole thing wasn’t actually a grift?

Kasey: At that point, will it matter? One man’s grift is another man’s self discovery after all.

Patrick: While it’s definitely not a grift, there’s no sure fire way to prove it. That said, I highly recommend the vinyl combo with the tote bag.



Freak Me Out releases in full via EWEL records on 6/23/23


Video Premiere- Leathered “Prayer”

Video Premiere- Leathered “Prayer”

Leathered (photo by M. Guggino)


If you like a rocking indie Americana vibe, Leathered are the best in the biz, and “Prayer” is indeed a three minute slice of what Leathered does best: crunchy guitar, crisp drums, loping bass and Amanda B. Jun’s slightly weathered, strong voice over everything. Their album A Reckoning was one of my favorites last year, and “Prayer” is a track from that release, now debuting as a single with a music video directed by visual artist and musician Holly Overton. We are thrilled to give you the exclusive first look!



Of the song, Jun shares: “There seems to be an escalation of—and tolerance for—senseless, daily acts of violence. Every day. The mass shootings, the murders against Black, disabled and trans folks, wars, the increasing restrictions on basic bodily autonomy and self-determination…it feels like there is no relief. This song is definitely a prayer.”


The video was shot at Brooklyn’s Sunview Luncheonette and Trinity Cemetery, and features the band walking around the cemetery and playing at the diner, with Jun as a server and members of fellow Brooklyn band Frida Kill appearing as customers. The juxtaposition of the subway train passing by the cemetery, movement beside stillness, is perfect imagery for the song (the diner may perhaps be on the train at times.) Overton shares “The tone of the song is sincere and existential, so I kept the treatment of the visuals pretty straightforward…We talked about the diner as this neutral place [where] most any kind of person can find respite from the weight of the world.”


Leathered performing

Leathered live in 2021 (photo by Kate Hoos)



Leathered will be at Our Wicked Lady on Wednesday, May 17th with Taleen Kali and SILENT MASS, and you can pick up “Prayer” and A Reckoning at their Bandcamp here.



Video Premiere- Safe Houses “Someday Is Starting Now”

Video Premiere- Safe Houses “Someday Is Starting Now”

Safe Houses (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)


Jangly Brooklyn powerpop heroes and stalwarts of the DIY scene, Safe Houses, are releasing a pair of brand new digital only singles this week—”Someday Is Starting Now (Julia)”/”I Don’t Feel Like Dancing”—and have an accompanying video for “Someday Is Starting Now” which we here at Full Time Aesthetic are thrilled to premiere today!


Directed by Jamie Frey and Tasha Lutek, the video sees the band in a place they called home for many years, the beloved and deeply missed DIY spot, Pet Rescue, which was founded by Safe Houses’ guitarist/singer Brian LaRue and was unfortunately forced to close last year. (Read our farewell piece.) Both songs have been longtime crowd favorites and staples of the band’s setlist and are being released in studio recorded form for the first time. They share that the songs are a “one-two powerpop punch, where the sting of unemployment, loneliness, and depression is swabbed with a salve of self-effacement, gallows humor and, ultimately, hope. They’re fitting salvos, following the rocky re-opening of NYC nightlife, a reboot of the band’s lineup, a legally mandated band name change (long story), and a series of sweaty gigs. Safe Houses are still standing. If you are too, let’s party.”


“Someday Is Starting Now (Julia)”/”I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” is available 5/9 via the University of Space Recording Company on all major streaming audio platforms. The band will play a release show at Our Wicked Lady on 5/9 with No Jersey, Mean 2 Me and Trash TV.


Watch the video below and keep up with the band on Instagram.