This week is so jam packed full of sweet and sick shows that we have no choice but to highlight at least a few of them. And here she goes:
SHOWS OF THE WEEK!
Wednesday, July 18th BIG BUSINESS @ PNC Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ) w/ Tool!
For the past few weeks, the almighty Big Business have been blazing a trail of balls-out rock perfection, opening for who may well be one of the most forward thinking and greatest rock bands of our generation. The last date on this trip will likely prove to be the highlight of the entire tour as the two bands throw down one more time in the beatiful Garden State. What kind of debauchery has the duo experienced on this trip? Read about the insanity as drummer Coady Willis talks to Billboard Magazine!
Thursday, July 19th RONEN KAUFFMAN @ Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, NJ
This Thursday, author Ronen Kauffman makes a special appearance at one of New Jersey's most legendary punk-rock and hardcore record stores, to read excerpts from and sign copies of his debut book, "New Brunswick, NJ, Goodbye" out last Tuesday on Hopeless Records. If you live in the area, odds are you've been seeing Ronen on the cover of and featured in many of the local newspapers. If that's the case, you also know to stop by Vintage Vinyl to see what special guests are in the house for this intimate engagement (and don't forget to pick up a copy of that X-Ray Spex record that's been missing from your collection for way too long).
Friday, July 20th LEWIS & CLARKE Record Release Show @ Sound Fix Records in Brooklyn (FREE!)
Prepare to be swept into a sea of beauty and enlightenment as Lou Rogai, Eve Miller, and Russel Higbee, better known as Lewis & Clarke, treat us to their brand of neo-baroque chamber folk from the mountains of Pennsylvania. Celebrating the release of their critically acclaimed new album, "Blasts of Holy Birth," the trio perform some yoga for the brain at this very special, free show, at Brooklyn's most talked about record store. Do not miss one of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring appearances of the summer.
Friday, July 20th FUCKED UP @ The Knitting Factory and Saturday, July 21st @ Southpaw w/ Pissed Jeans!
Toronto hardcore heroes, Fucked Up, return to NYC this weekend to play two shows that will likely leave the city reeling for weeks to come. On Friday, watch as the crew and their fans rip the Knitting Factory a new one as they perform w/ their friends in Limpwrist (ex-Los Crudos), and Saturday bear witness to the destruction of Southpaw as Sub Pop Records' Pissed Jeans join these living legends for a very special weekend of pure, unfiltered punk rock, the way it was meant to be. Also be sure to pick up the new Fucked Up LP "Year of the Pig" out July 31st on What's Your Rupture?!
Sunday, July 22nd O'DEATH @ Sound Fix Records in Brooklyn (FREE!)
This weekend the kind folks @ Sound Fix Records are hosting not one but two amazing bands on the Solid PR roster. This Sunday, be sure to catch the appalachian-punk insanity that is Brooklyn's O'Death! After a jam packed performance at last weekend's CitySol festival opening for Les Savy Fav, and last week's Philadelphia throwdown w/ Man Man and Deerhunter, O'Death's brand of hillbilly-stomp and swang prove time again how impossible it is to see this band live and not shake that money-maker. See O'Death in this intimate setting before they're too huge to get close to.
also this week:
Monday Jul 16 2007 Feierwerk, Sunny Red München
Tuesday Jul 17 2007 Klub V Jeleni Prague
Wednesday Jul 18 2007 Wein Arena Wein Arena
Thursday Jul 19 2007 Sommerkeller Straubing
Friday Jul 20 2007 Fluff Fest Plzen
Saturday Jul 21 2007 Alter Stattbahnhof Schweinfurt
Monday Jul 16 2007 Soverign Center Reading, Pennsylvania w/ Tool
Wednesday Jul 18 2007 PNC Bank Arts center Holmdel, New Jersey w/ Tool
Friday Jul 20 2007 The Milestone Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday Jul 21 2007 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Sunday Jul 22 2007 Cat's Cradle Carrboro
Wednesday Jul 18 @ Warehouse Next Door Parking Lot w/ Fucked Up and Government Warning
Monday July 16, 2007 Lawrenceville, GA The Treehouse
Tuesday July 17, 2007 Virginia Beach, VA Steppin' Out
Wednesday July 18, 2007 Washington, DC Warehouse Next Door Parking Lot w/ Cloak/Dagger
Thursday July 19, 2007 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church w/ Battles
Friday July 20, 2007 New York, NY Knitting Factory New York w/ Limpwrist
Saturday July 21, 2007 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw w/ Pissed Jeans
Monday Jul 16 2007 Rocket Star Cafe w/The DeathSet Kalamazoo, MI
Tuesday Jul 17 2007 The Trumbleplex Detroit, MI
Wednesday Jul 18 2007 Beachland Tavern w/ Pterodactyl Cleveland, OH
Thursday Jul 19 2007 Mauled By Tigers Fest Chicago, IL
Saturday Jul 21 2007 TBA Minneapolis, MN