This Week in NYC Shows!


The Kooks, Smoke Signal @ The Bowery Ballroom

Jump Into The Gospel, Your 33 Black Angels, Hospitality (FREE SHOW) 
@ The Rock Shop

Golden Animals, Sky Picnic, Twin Killers @ Cameo Gallery



Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players @ Bowery Electric

The Present, People Get Ready, Man Forever (Guitar Quintet) @ Union Pool



Sloan, Hotkid @ Bowery Ballroom

Seefeel @ Brooklyn Bowl CANCELED

Greg Laswell, Elizabeth Ziman (of Elizabeth and The Catapult) @ City Winery

Hussle Club, Jump Into The Gospel, Fort Lean, The Stationary Set  (FREE)
@ Pianos

Matt & Kim, The Thermals, Autobot (from Flosstradomus) @ Terminal 5



Sloan, Hotkid @ Knitting Factory

Sean Bones, New Moods, Keelay, Popular Music @ Cameo Gallery

ArpLine, Bad Girlfriend, Hard Nips, Huntronik @ Coco66

No Age, HEALTH, Cults, Ceremony @ House of Vans

I’m Turning Into, Clouder, Quiet Loudly, EULA, Little Racer @ Silent Barn

Josiah Wolf, First Nature, Prussia, ohnomoon @ The Rock Shop



Ceremony, Veins, Give, Wet Witch @ Death by Audio

Memory Tapes, New Moods @ Mercury Lounge

Dinowalrus, Total Slacker, Soft Black, Life Size Maps
@ Monster Island Basement

Lower Dens, Dirty Beaches @ South Street Seaport

The Thermals, Big Troubles, EULA @ The Bell House


The Thermals Perform On Lopez Tonight

February 1st the Thermals had a gig on Lopez Tonight. You saw them play “I Don’t Believe You” off of their upcoming fifth album Personal Life.

What you didn’t see was their second performance, where they played the song “Not Like Any Other Feeling”. Luckily, now a video has been released that lets you do just that.

Check out “Not Like Any Other Feeling” below and look for Personal Life out on February 15th on Kill Rock Stars.

Sleeping In The Aviary Fly Coop For Winter Tour


Minneapolis group Sleeping In The Aviary loves to chase different genres. On their first album Oh, This Old Thing? the band cranked lo-fi punk songs that drew comparisons to the Buzzcocks and the Thermals.

On their second album the band tried their hand at indie folk, with Expensive Vomit In A Cheap Hotel being compared with Bright Eyes and Baptist Generals.

The band’s third album, Great Vacation, just came out last week. This time, the group has gone the way of layers of backup vocals and pop songs, with instruments like harps and trumpets making appearances (in addition to the creepiest cover art of the year).

The band will be on a national tour starting in January to support the new album. You can catch them, in all their lo-fi punk, indie-folk and pop glory, at

Sleeping In The Aviary Winter 2011 Tour:

01.06 • Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock

01.07 • Madison, WI — Hgh Noon Saloon

01.08 • Appleton, WI — Hunger Strike Riot
01.09 • Milwaukee, WI — Borg Ward
01.10 • Chicago, IL — Empty Bottle
01.11 • Indianapolis, IN — Radio Radio
01.12 • Bloomington, IN — Rachael’s Cafe
01.13 • Nashville, TN — Little Hamilton Collective
01.14 • Atlanta, GA — The 529
01.18 • Houston, TX — Jet Lounge
01.19 • San Antonio, TX — The Ten Eleven
01.20 • Austin, TX — Hole In The Wall
01.22 • Dallas, TX — Double Wide
01.25 • Albuquerque, NM — Winning Coffee Co
01.26 • Tucson, AZ — The Hangart
01.27 • Phoenix, AZ — Trunkspace
01.28 • San Diego, CA — Soda Bar
01.29 • San Francisco, CA — The Pink House
01.30 • Oakland, CA — First Church Of The Buzzard
02.06 • Olympia, WA — Le Voyeur
02.12 • Boulder, CO — Astroland
02.15 • Wichita, KS — Kirby’s

Cymbals Eat Guitars CANCEL NYC Show Tonight @ Irving Plaza

Cymbals Eat Guitars just announced they will NOT be playing at Irving Plaza tonight as planned. They were going to be opening for The Thermals but had to cancel due to an emergency. Twin Shadow is filling in as the opener.

Read their official statement down below:

We regrettably have to cancel our performance at Irving Plaza tonight. Obviously this is a huge disappointment, but we’ve had a family medical emergency and family comes first. The Thermals show goes on as planned with Twin Shadow filling in for us. Thanks for understanding.