In case anyone forgot, we live in New York City, home of some of the best live music in the world. But almost no one has all the money it takes to see all 80 million shows that take place on any given night. Plus, 80 million is a lot to keep track of. So, because we’re helpful, we’ve put together this handy list of this month’s best shows. And since we’re Brokelyn, they’re all under $10 and in your neck of the woods…unless you live in, like, Queens or something. (Brokelyn note: we don’t actually have anything against Queens. That’s where they keep Trans-Pecos)
Pell at Baby’s All Right, Monday, 11/02
New Orleans-based rapper and musician Pell blends trippy electronica tracks with a signature NOLA flow to create what’s sometimes referred to as “dream rap.” He’s playing a free show tonight at Baby’s All Right. For fans of: Childish Gambino, Skizzy Mars, Chance The Rapper.
146 Broadway. 8:30 PM, 18+
Matt & Kim/ Heliotropes at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Tuesday, 11/03
Brooklyn based drum-and-keys duo Matt and Kim have been playing sold out shows for the better part of a decade. But guess what? Here’s your chance to hear their sweet, uber catchy love songs live for no money! They’re playing with fellow Brooklynites, psychedelic grunge rockers Heliotropes at Music Hall of Williamsburg – just be sure to click the link and RSVP for your free ticket. For fans of: Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Weird Owl, Ra Ra Riot.
66 North 6th Street, 8pm, 18+
PWR BTTM/ Mumblr/ The Winter Passing/ Teen Death at Aviv, Friday, 11/06
With a sound that hearkens back to garage punk of the ’90’s, Brooklyn based duo PWR BTTM write catchy songs about being queer identified young people. They play the crap out of those songs while wearing Goodwill dresses and several inches of makeup, because they can. Catch them on November 6th with Philadelphia based grunge rock quartet Mumblr, garagey pop punk band The Winter Passing, Virginia grunge punks Teen Death, and post punk duo Nonsense. For fans of: Diet Cig, Adult Mom, Mitski, sparkly things, grunge.
496 Morgan Avenue, 8pm, $8, all ages
The Britanys/ Tall Juan/ Acid Dad/ Triathalon at Baby’s All Right, Tuesday, 11/10
Indie garage rockers The Britanys, “Latin Elvis inspired by the Ramones” Tall Juan, and psychedelic punks Acid Dad all just graced the stage at New York City’s own CMJ Music Marathon. Georgia based experimental surf rock trio Triathalon will just have gotten back from playing the legendary Fest in Gainesville, FL. Catch them at Baby’s All Right. For fans of: The Strokes, Future Punx, Mac DeMarco.
146 Broadway, 9pm, $8, 21+
Donovan Wolfington/ Slingshot Dakota/ Doubting Thomas Cruise Control/ Stringer at Aviv, Saturday, 11/14
New Orleans’ Donovan Wolfington is a five-piece party punk band whose catchy, dancey songs will get stuck in your head for a few days after the show – and, apparently, they have interesting taste in underpants. They’re playing with synth punk emo duo Slingshot Dakota, grungy “debt punk” quartet Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, and Stringer at Aviv. For fans of: The Weaks, Lemuria, Grown Ups.
496 Morgan Avenue, 8pm, $8, all ages
Grimes/ Nicole Dollanganger Wednesday, 11/18
On the 4th, Grimes is playing a show at the Guggenheim for the low low price of $350. Prefer to pay your rent, but love you some Geidi Primes? Hit up Music Hall of Williamsburg, where you can see her with indie pop chanteuse Nicole Dollanganger FO FREE (just be sure to RSVP). For fans of Bjork, Lorde, St. Vincent.
66 North 6th street, 8pm, free, 18+
Furnsss/ Fern Mayo/ Blue Smiley/ Derider at Aviv, Thursday, 11/19
Jangly indie punks Fern Mayo blend tight guitar riffs with the sweet, soaring, bracing vocals of singer Katie Capri. Plus, they’re named after one of the main characters in ’90’s teen classic Jawbreaker – what’s not to like about that? Catch them with crunchy, fuzz pop quartet Furnsss, Philly fuzz rockers Blue Smiley, and post punk grunge band Derider at Aviv. For fans of: Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Band Practice, Jawbreaker (the movie, not the band).
496 Morgan Ave, 8pm, $8, all ages
Owl and Wolf at Pete’s Candy Store, Friday, 11/20
“Dark folk” duo Owl and Wolf blends the folky sounds of Dani Mari with the experimental stylings of Will Hanza to create a spooky, sultry fusion. We actually interviewed Dani Mari in this piece about her organization for women in music, Female Frequency, which is currently raising funds to create an all- lady produced EP. They’re playing a free show at Williamsburg staple Pete’s Candy Store. For fans of: Nick Drake, The Civil Wars.
709 Lorimer Street, free, 9pm, 21+
Joe Jack Talcum at The Grand Victory, Friday, 11/20
Are you a fan of the Dead Milkmen? Are you at least a fan of “Punk Rock Girl“? If you are, come on out to the Grand Victory for a solo show from Dead Milkmen songwriter Joe Jack Talcum. Maybe bring him some fudge banana swirl or a Mojo Nixon record. I’m sure he’s never gotten that before. For fans of: The Dead Milkmen, The Low Budgets, Jonathan Richman.
245 Grand Street. 7pm, $10, 21+
Pizza King Records’ Freak Fest at Idio Gallery, Saturday, 11/21
Want to see ten bands for under ten bucks? Do you also like pizza? Check out King Pizza Records’ Freak Fest, an all day festival of grunge, psychedelic punk, and yes, pizza, from Brooklyn’s own Vinnie’s. Bands include Sun Voyager, Vamanos, Psychiatric Metaphors, Midriffs, The Televibes, gods, Black Beach, Thee Creeps, The Rizzos, and the Fucktons. For fans of: Fuzz, Dead Meadow, Ty Segall, Screaming Females, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, grunge, psychedelia, pizza. Idio Gallery.
976 Grand Street, Studio D. 4pm, $8, 21+
Freya Wilcox & The Howl, Sunday, 11/29
For the past several years, Australian blues punk singer Freya Wilcox has been taking over New York’s punk scene with her road rash howl and whiskey-drenched lyrics. Catch her soaring, gnarly vocals with her band, The Howl, while you get your thrift on at Rock n Shop, a flea market/ matinee rock show at Paper Box. The all day line up includes Out of System Transfer, Strange Things Done In The Midnight Sun, and Brook Pridemore. Freya plays at 5, but the music starts at 2, and they’ve got food and booze all day. For fans of: Against Me!, The Distillers, Leadbelly, flea markets, Australian people.
17 Meadow Street, , all ages