NYC Weekly Show Highlights: 06/20 - 06/24

Give me a Tab and non-fat yogurt cause it's a Lite week in terms of numbers, but heavy hitters for all who dare traverse the streets in such beautiful weather. Look on...

Wednesday, 06/20/18: Ghost Funk Orchestra, God Tiny, Big Bliss, Zebedee at Our Wicked Lady Rooftop

Hang on a roof, drink alcohol and lose your mind cause summer's just a day away and what a kickoff! The weather might be cooling off at night, but the tunes are straight fire and if you think about cutting class and doing something else on a Wednesday night, you'll be sorely mistaken.

Thursday, 06/21/18: The Unders, '94 Knicks, Hall Johnson, The Values at The Gutter

Night one of two at The Gutter for rock 'n' bowl (get it?) as Hall Johnson graces us from faraway Austin and the local crop of weirdos gets good 'n' greased up, sweaty and smelly right in time for the sun to shine. Required viewing for class materials.

Friday, 06/22/18: Groupie, Dutch Tulips, Greasy Hearts, Bad Kiss at The Gutter

Summer's all about smelling the flowers and how sweet they are! Unabashed party rock to dance your ass off to and maybe push a friend (only if they want to - don't get any funny ideas, Jake!). I'm boogie woogie'n already.

Saturday, 06/23/18: Haybaby, Shady Bug, Bueno, Peel Dream Magazine at Trans Pecos

Though Leslie lives in Richmond, Haybaby is still going strong and this bill is nasty as ever a Brooklyn show hath seen. It's also wonderful to see bands that have been slugging it out for more than five years sharing a stage and commanding it. Not for light sleepers.

Sunday, 06/24/18: Basement Family, Language, Shop Talk at Rose Gold

Weirdo skronk rock for CHUDs who don't sleep or keep normal hours or do anything but live for the razor sharp cuts of a minor chord. Personally, I'm looking forward to eating a fried chicken sammich and puking with excitement when each band gets on stage.


Greg Hanson lives in Brooklyn and plays in a bunch of bands, founded King Pizza Records, and goes to a bunch of shows. This might qualify him to write about these shows for Blood Sweat and Beers.