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Alt Citizen’s May show forecast

Artwork by Alberto Pazzi.

I don’t know what’s going on but there are a shit ton of shows going on like every night. Most of the good shows are packed into the first half of the month but there’s also stuff going on the rest of the month too. I’m not saying much but here’s what to see and where.


Tuesday May 1st

Basically this one comes down to how much money you’re willing to throw down to see a show on a Tuesday night.

Sic Tic, Mayflower Madame and Heavy Birds @ Mercury Lounge — 21+ ($10)

Dream Wife, Surfbort, Wooing @ Rough Trade — 18+ ($15)

The Breeders and Screaming Females @ Terminal 5 — all ages ($35)

Wednesday May 2nd

Kate Nash and Miya Folick @ Irving Plaza — 16+ ($27)

Friday May 4th

Blush, Double Winter, Absolutely Yours @ Alphaville — 21+ ($8)

King Krule @ Hammerstein Ballroom — all ages ($35)

I’m surprised that this isn’t sold out but maybe that’s because the show is in a hellish neighborhood in midtown Manhattan.

Flat Worms, Honey, Pale Joyride @ Union Pool — 21+ ($10)

This is a solid lineup, is more affordable and it’s not in midtown. 

Saturday May 5th

Dark Tea, Dougie Poole, Babies’ Babies, Drag Sounds @ Alphaville — 21+ ($8)

Tall Juan (residency), Animal Show, Deaf Poets @ Trans Pecos — all ages ($10)

Tall Juan is so good live and this is the first night of his May residency! 

Varsity and Poppies @ Union Pool — 21+ (12)

Tuesday May 8th

Gnarcissists, Playboy Manbaby, Smock, Ted’s Dead, Rails @ Saint Vitus Bar — 21+ ($10)

Gnarcissists is a sick band always great to see live. I haven’t heard of the other bands but Playboy Manbaby is the funniest shit I’ve heard in a while.

Wednesday May 9th

Faux Ferocious, Honduras, Big Bliss @ Elsewhere — 16+ ($10)

Friday May 11th

Adult Mom (Birthday Show!), Sammus, Long Neck, Goodie @ Market Hotel — all ages ($12)

Saturday May 12th

Margaret Glaspy, Julian Lage @ (le) Poisson Rouge — 18+ ($20)

Sunday May 13th

Omni, EZTV, RIPS @ Baby’s All Right — 21+ ($10)

Velveteen Rabbit, Altar Boys, Rose Cologne @ Elsewhere — 16+($10)

Rose Cologne is a new band should be exciting to see them make their live debut. Plus it’s Velveteen Rabbit’s Hozac 7″ release party. 

Alice Glass, Zola Jesus, Pictureplane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg — 18+ ($20)

Tuesday May 15th

Starcrawler @ Elsewhere — 16+ ($15)

Wednesday May 16th

Iceage and Empath @ The Bowery Ballroom — 18+ ($15)

Bunny Michael, L.K. Napolitano, Zoie Omega, Sateen, and Xhosa @ House of Yes — 21+ ($15)

Quiet Slang @ Rough Trade — 21+ ($15)

Thursday May 17th

Pussy Riot and Dorian Electra @ Elsewhere — 16+ ($20)

Speedy Ortiz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg — 18+ ($15)

Friday May 18th

King Tuff, Cut Worms, Sasami @ Music Hall of Williamsburg — 18+ ($18)

Saturday May 19th

Pizzafest: Sun Voyager, Narcos Family Band, The Royal They, The Unders @ The Gutter — 21+ ($20)

Thursday May 24th

GYMSHORTS, Thick, Chorizo, Lost Boy? @ Elsewhere — 16+ ($10)

Rey Pila, Promiseland, The Muckers @ Mercury Lounge — 18+ ($12)

Grim Streaker, Five Pound Slap, Kissing Is A Crime, Pondering @ Trans Pecos — all ages ($10)

Friday May 25th

Mount Kimbie and Wiki @ Brooklyn Steel — 16+ ($20)

Pill, Decor, Conduit, Full Tranq @ H0l0 — 21+ ($10)

Saturday May 26th

Alela Diane @ National Sawdust — all ages ($20)

Tuesday May 29th

Quintron’s Weather Warlock @ Our Wicked Lady — 21+ ($12)

Thursday May 31st

Michael Rault @ Our Wicked Lady — 21+($10)

The Dreebs, Sediment Club, Bambara, Blue Jazz TV @ Secret Project Robot — 21+ ($10)

The Dreebs are going to release a new record and it’s really impressive. The Sediment Club is also releasing a new LP marking their ten years of survival as a New York City band so if you know what’s good for you you’ll be at this show.

Navy Gangs, Poppies, Dan English @ Trans Pecos — all ages ($10)



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