It's Friday and that means it's time for another installment of Live Catch, Beware Of The Blog's weekly guide to live music events in WFMU's New York/New Jersey broadcast area. I'd like to point out that even if you don't live nearby, you can always take advantage of these posts for the free MP3 downloads that we've been including each week.
Tonight over at the Silent Barn you can check out Clockcleaner, a terrific Philadelphia rock band that had the audacity to title its first album Nevermind. Even if you can't make it to their show, you should definitely check out the great live set they did on Brian Turner's show back in December. Here's a track from their forthcoming Load Records release Babylon Rules:
Listen: Clockcleaner - Vomiting Mirrors (Link Expired)
This month will bring a handful of final opportunities to see a show at one of the most interesting performance spaces in New York, the Issue Project Room. Currently housed in an old oil silo on the Gowanus Canal, IPR's incredible 16-channel Hemispherical Speaker System will be moving to a new location later this summer. Tonight Keith Fullerton Whitman, formerly known as Hrvatski, will be playing at the venue along with composer and former DNA drummer Ikue Mori. Here's an exclusive new recording from Keith:
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On Wednesday night, also at the Issue Project Room, minimal electronic artist James Elliott, a.k.a. Ateleia, will be opening for the great David Behrman. Ateleia's latest album Formal Sleep is out on Table Of The Elements' Xeric imprint.
Listen: Ateleia - Bridget Riley (Link Expired)
Mike Wexler was my first live guest on WFMU a couple of years back, and his first full-length album Sun Wheel will finally be released by Amish Records later this month. On Thursday night he'll be joined by P.G. Six for an album release party at Union Pool in Williamsburg. For your listening pleasure, here's a track from his new record:
Listen: Mike Wexler - Pneuma (Link Expired)
There are a lot of other interesting shows happening in town this week, most notably the free Television concert at Central Park SummerStage on Saturday afternoon. Rumor has it that Television may be pulling out of the show, so be sure to check the SummerStage website before heading over there. Also, Bruno Wizard from the legendary Homosexuals is back in town this week to practice for a fall tour with the band that currently backs him up. You can catch what's billed as a "live rehearsal" on Saturday night at the Trash Bar in Williamsburg.
For comprehensive listings, check out our continually-updated Arbitrary Guide To Pop Culture.