Weekly Show Listing 7/31-8/6/23

Weekly Show Listing 7/31-8/6/23


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!



Fat Trout Trailer Park, Climates, Secret Guest, Ugly Mutts | 7pm | Arlene’s Grocery

Samuel Locke Ward & Bob Bucks Jr, Chris Conde, Brook Pridemore, Preston Spurlock | 7pm | Secret Sphinx Salon | DM for address


Idylwyld, Slumberjack, Sophie65 | 7pm | Mama Tried 

Diceholes, The Midnight Confessional, Quartz Casino | 7pm | Bar Sundown


The Overhead Bins, Orange Peel Mystic | 6:30pm | Baby’s All Right

Mikey Erg, Brook Pridemore, Debbie Dopamine, John Cozz | 7pm | Hart Bar

Fat Trout Trailer Park, The Sheer Currents, Diary, Gun | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady 

Safe Houses, Skeeter de Milo, Free Spirits, Red Hunting Cap | 7pm | Bar Freda

Mikey Erg performing

Mikey Erg (photo by Ray Rusinak)

Debbie Dopamine performing

Debbie Dopamine (photo by Kate Hoos)

Gun performing

Gun (photo by Kate Hoos)


New Myths, HNRY FLWR, Monograms, Pamphlets | 7pm | Brooklyn Made

Francie Moon, T.S. Tadin, Skorts, Sara Devoe | 7pm | Rubulad 

Grim Streaker, P.E. (release), Tiers La Familia | 8pm | The Broadway

Monograms performing

Monograms (photo by Kate Hoos)


Seeing Double, Strawberry Launch, Monarch | 6pm | Mercury Lounge

Pons, Shred Flinstone, Roost World, Programmique | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady

Heaven, Glimmer, Higgs Bison | 7pm | Main Drag

Bruiser and Bicycle, Moon By Moon, Moxie Pocket, Alvin Row | 8pm | Alphaville

Sotvo, Matte Black, Painters, Plight | 8pm | Lucky 13

Tits Dick Ass, Soft Ronnie, Challice | 8:30pm | Footlight Underground at Windjammer

Pons performing

Pons (photo by Kate Hoos)

Moxie Pocket performing

Moxie Pocket (photo by Kate Hoos)

Tits Dick Ass performing

Tits Dick Ass (photo by Kate Hoos)


Clone, Cigarettes for Breakfast, To The Wedding, Gluehead, Aux Blood | 12pm | 18th Ward

Gouge Away, Nine of Swords, Bazooka, Demand | 7pm | Market Hotel 

The Big Easy, Bummer Camp, Uncle Skunk, Gertrude | 7pm | Rubulad

Sleepwell, CS Cleaners, Spectral Outrider, Bug Guts | 8pm | Bootleg Bar

Boon, Trinket, Aisle Knot | 8:30pm | Footlight Underground at Windjammer 

Acid Tongue, 95 Bulls, Boots! | 10:30pm | TV Eye

Clone performing

Clone (photo by Ray Rusinak)

Bummercamp performing

Bummer Camp (photo by Kate Hoos)

95 Bulls performing

95 Bulls (photo by Kate Hoos)


Jonathan Toubin Soul Scream w/ Josephine Network I SECRET BAND | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady

Josephine Network (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)




Weekly Show Listing 7/31-8/6/23

Weekly Show Listing 7/17-7/23/23


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!



Lukka, Chanter, Kels, Rabid Tabby | 7pm | Arlene’s Grocery


Di Ivories (EP Release), Powersnap, Leone | 6:30pm | Baby’s All Right 

Lowertown, Catcher | 8pm | Purgatory

Powersnap performing

Powersnap (photo by Kate Hoos)



Julia Jacklin, Y La Bamba, Black Belt Eagle Scout | 5pm | SummerStage 

Brian Ennals + Infinity Knives, Sunshine Convention, Stripes | 6:30pm | Baby’s All Right 

Sharkswimmer (single release), Babyfang, Shadow Monster | 7pm | TV Eye

Tetchy, Sea Miss, Rong, Venus Twins | 7pm | Union Pool

Sharkswimmer performing

Sharkswimmer (photo by Kate Hoos)

Shadow Monster (photo by Kate Hoos)

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins (photo by Kevin McGann)



Horsegirl, Iceage, Water From Your Eyes, Lifeguard | 5pm | SummerStage

Pom Pom Squad, Mr. He | 6:30pm | Baby’s All Right

A Very Special Episode (record release), Colatura, Ilithios | 7pm | Sultan Room

Sunflower Bean, Gift, Slow Fiction | 9pm | Knitting Factory NY at Baker Falls (grand opening)

Horsegirl performing

Horsegirl (photo by Kate Hoos)

AVSE performing

A Very Special Episode (photo by Kate Hoos)

Gift performing

Gift (photo by Kevin McGann)



Dead Tooth, Namesake, Stimmerman, Rat Motel | 6pm | Brooklyn Made

The Shining Hours, The Fictionals, Caitlin Starr, Anna Sun | 6:30pm | Arlene’s Grocery 

Hot Dog (Led Zeppelin Tribute feat. members of Osees, Gustaf, 95 Bulls, Tilden), Stuy, Mamajoevramjoe & TNT | 7pm | Our Wicked Lady

Wild Pink, Foyer Red | 7pm | Baby’s All Right

Crush Fund, Leafing, Gorgeous | 7pm | DM for address 

The Library is on Fire, Lost Boy?, Holy Tunics | 8pm | loft | DM for address 

MX Lonely, Tombstone Poetry, Ringing, Brodeo | 8pm | Gold Sounds

Dead Tooth performing

Dead Tooth (photo by Kate Hoos)

Namesake performing

Namesake (photo by Kate Hoos)

Stuyedeyed performing

Stuy (photo by Kevin McGann)

Gorgeous performing

Gorgeous (photo by Kate Hoos)



Joudy, Papi Shiitake, Scoville Unit, Punt, Le Big Zero | 2pm | Maria Hernandez Park

Nothing, Radio Activity, Godcaster, Loosey, Jobber | 2pm | Roberta’s Pizza 

Zenizen, Wetsuit (single release), Colatura, Sweetbreads | 6pm | Rippers

The Sawtooth Grin, Venus Twins, Thin, Mico, Sunflo’er, Under The Pier, The Sound That Ends Creation, More of Myself to Kill | 7pm | Trans Pecos 

Thelma and The Sleaze, Miranda and The Beat, Skorts | 7pm | Sultan Room

Thick, TVOD, My Son the Doctor, Tits Dick Ass | 8pm | TV Eye 

No Jersey, Big Oil, Shrug Dealer | 8pm | East Williamsburg Econolodge 

Sunday Compost, Leathered, Sean Spada & The Doppelgängers, Patsys | 8pm | Main Drag

Heavy Halo, Punt, Velcro, Deep Fake | 8pm | Hart Bar

T.A.Z. W/ Hysteric Polemix, No Knock, Pure Terror | 11:30pm | The Broadway

Joudy (photo by Kate Hoos)

Papi Shiitake performing

Papi Shiitake (photo by Kate Hoos)

Nothing performing

Nothing (photo by Kate Hoos)

Godcaster performing

Godcaster (photo by Kevin McGann)

Jobber performing

Jobber (photo by Kate Hoos)

Sweetbreads performing

Sweetbreads (photo by Kate Hoos)

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins (photo by Kate Hoos)

Miranda and The Beat (photo by Kate Hoos)

Thick performing

Thick (photo by Kate Hoos)

TVOD performing

TVOD (photo by Kate Hoos)

My Son The Doctor performing

My Son the Doctor (photo by Kate Hoos)

Tits Dick Ass performing

Tits Dick Ass (photo by Kate Hoos)

Leathered performing

Leathered (photo by Kate Hoos)

Heavy Halo performing

Heavy Halo (photo by Kate Hoos)


Jonathan Toubin Sunday Soul Scream | The Trash Bags, Bad Vacation, Flasyd, Tits Dick Ass, Comatosed, Licks, Wife Knife, Baabes | 3pm | Our Wicked Lady 

Michael Cera Palin, Teenage Halloween, 13th Law, Common Sage, Jane Lai | 6pm | Brooklyn Made

Diary Family, Picture Show, Idaho Green, The Sheer Currents | 6:30pm | Arlene’s Grocery 

Swirlies, Frankie Rose, w0rmh0les, Nothing (DJ Set) | 6:30pm | LPR

Caspian, Defeater, Sainthood Reps, Dreamtigers | 7pm | Saint Vitus

Water Gun, Nara’s Room, Gus Baldwin, Moxie Pocket | 7pm | The Broadway

7 Seconds, Taking Meds, Jivebomb | 7pm | The Meadows

Cherubs, Art Gray Noizz Quintet, A Deer A Horse | 7pm | TV Eye

Flasyd (photo by Kate Hoos)

Tits Dick Ass performing

Tits Dick Ass (photo by Kate Hoos)

Wife Knife performing

Wife Knife (photo by Kate Hoos)

Teenage Halloween performing

Teenage Halloween (photo by Ray Rusinak)

Nara's Room performing

Nara’s Room (photo by Kate Hoos)

Moxie Pocket performing

Moxie Pocket (photo by Kate Hoos)

Art Gray Noizz Quintet performing

Art Gray Noizz Quintet (photo by Kate Hoos)

A Deer A Horse performing

A Deer A Horse (photo by Kate Hoos)




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.




FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks May 2023

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks May 2023


Hello and welcome to FTA’s list of what we are excited for this Bandcamp Friday, aka every music nerds favorite day! A bunch of us weighed in on what we’ve been into lately and we’ve got plenty of goodies old and new for you to dig into over a wide range of genres. But don’t take our word for it, dive into these tracks/albums and judge for yourself. Feel free to let us know what you think and tell us your suggestions.


Check out some of our past lists here: April 2022, May 2022, June 2022September 2022October 2022November 2022December 2022February 2023, March 2023 and April 2023.


Kate Hoos- Editor In Chief

Goblin DaycareQ: EP? A: EP!! If you follow me on social media, you’ll likely know my nickname at work (and increasingly otherwise) is “the Goblin,” so you can imagine my reaction when I first saw the name of this band and that I thought it was very funny; of cooooourse I had to listen! The project of “Mama Goblin” (I’m okay sharing names here, ha!) it’s billed as “lo-fi punk for low-life punks/bedroom punk,” and sounds like it was recorded in said bedroom’s closet beneath a layer of cozy blankets. It’s fast and freaky and indeed very lo-fi—in all the best ways—with standout songs about killing landlords, “Landlordocide!” and hating cops “Officer Down!:)” so right in line with my world view too. This is a really fun way to spend eight minutes and thirteen seconds.


NeckingCut Your Teeth. In the last year or so, it seems like I keep hearing a ton of great stuff coming out of Canada (Bad Waitress, The Dog Indiana, Hot Garbage and Gloin to name a few), and when I recently watched an episode of a popular TV show on Showtime (aka Yellowjackets) I discovered yet another addition to my list. Necking performs their song “Big Mouth” in a scene on the show and while watching I thought “this is pretty good I should look it up,” which I did after the episode. Turns out the full album, Cut Your Teeth, is in fact really good and right in the wheelhouse of bands I already like anyway. The song in the show, “Big Mouth,” is definitely a standout, but my favorites from the album are “Still Exist” and “No Playtime.”


As an unabashed champion of all things DIY and local bands forever, I tip my hat to the music supervisor from Yellowjackets for picking a Vancouver local to get the nod to be on the show instead of bringing in a bigger more well known act. Here’s hoping a new album and perhaps a visit to NYC will not be too far off in the future for this “febreze punk” foursome.

Promykijeb jeb jeb. It’s noisy and raw, a bit lo-fi and also a little bit weird, almost like a riot grrrl band from 1992 and a noise rock band (from a nebulous time period) jammed in a blender. And I fucking love it. I was recently introduced to this Polish band via a music sharing “club” aka group on Facebook (one of the last remaining reasons I remain on that trash heap of a platform truth be told) and loved this, their brand new EP just released in March. They have a solid album, Plastik, which came out in 2022 that I also recommend. How do we get this band across the ocean and into a dive bar in Brooklyn? Asking for a friend.

Jenifun- Webmistress

The AnchoressVersions EP 3. There’s just so much good stuff coming out of Wales right now. The Anchoress being one of them and so absolutely sublime.

Maid of AceMaid of AceGreat stuff from England’s south coast.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs– Land of SleeperSo loud, so good, such decent blokes too! I say this album, and especially the first track “Ultimate Hammer” on repeat! Check out our coverage from their recent NYC debut. 


Kate Bell-Contributing Writer

Constant Smiles– Kenneth Anger.

Display Homes– What If You’re Right & They’re Wrong?

 Dorthia Cottrell– Death Folk Country.

Hard NipsMaster Cat. 

 Scam Likely– Getting Worse.

Telehealth– Content Oscillator.

 Worriers– Warm Blanket.


Kyle Ostrander- Contributing Photographer

REZN– SolaceREZN released this album in March, and it’s six tracks of sludge metal goodness filled with heavy guitars, psychedelic vocals, and even the occasional saxophone. The whole album is great, but the standout track for me is the title-track, Solace. Recommended if you like Sleep, Monolord, or Dozer.


Mike Borchardt- NYC Scene Editor



Red Tank!Dreams & Monsters.


Ray Rusinak-Contributing Photographer

Lachlan Denton– FurnishingsLachlan Denton hails from Melbs (as the Ausies call it). Sort of a follow up to his 2019 release, A Brother, which dealt with the grief of losing his brother the previous year, Furnishings continues with this grieving process. This time its four years down the road and we find Lachlan in the acceptance stage of the process. Furnishings provides the listener with a beautiful lo-fi set of songs which still has the sadness of loss looming over it but with a feeling of hopefulness and optimism creeping through the edges. 

LoOn, The Jansen, & The Caroline’s– Flowery MelancholiaThis six-song, three-way split-EP released on Indonesia’s Paska Records offers up a nice mix and indicative representation of what each of these three bands have to offer. (Side note: I was drawn to this EP solely based on the name off of the record label. Paska is also the name for Slovakian Easter bread and it brings fond memories to my brain). With Flowery Melancholia you get the fluffy feel good power pop of LoOn (think late Veronica Falls) and The Caroline’s (RIYL Allo Darlin‘) juxtaposed with the somewhat heavier and rockier feel of The Jansen (imagine The Ramones singing in Indonesian). 

The Sprouts– Eat Your GreensThis Melbourne quartet makes jangly bedroom powerpop for the sad and lonely crowd. Simple melodies accompanied by just as simple instrumentation make this album sound like it was in fact recorded in a bedroom using Garageband. But in the case of Eat Your Greens, less is very much more and better; the lack of sonic clutter suits the material just perfectly. If you’re already a fan of the so-called Melbourne sound, Eat Your Greens ought to be an album that’ll tickle your fancy. And if you’re not, but still love some good old understated jangly power pop, use this one to start your journey down that Aussie rabbit hole.