Arlene Grocery

Beekman Beer Garden

BB Kings

Bowery Ballroom

Bowery Poetry club

The Bowery Presents

Cake Shop

The Cutting Room

Crash Mansion

Danbro Studios

The Delancey

Don Hills

Fat Baby


Highline Ballroom

Irving Plaza

Knitting Factory

LIT Lounge

Mercury Lounge

Club Midway

92 Y

Nokia Theater

Ottos Shrunken Head




Stage 48

Sullivan hall

Terminal 5

200 Orchard

Upright citizens brigade Theater


The Acheron


Factory Fresh Gallery

Galapagos Art Space


The Hook


Xpo 929 

Public assembly (old galapagos)


soundfix records lounge

Spike Hill

Tommys Tavern

The Well

The Wick


The Studio at Webster Hall

the bell house gowanus

Union Hall

Union Pool

Vaudeville Park 


CATM Gallery



Brooklyn Galleries

Full listings-Wagmag

Dumbo art walk first Thursdays




Karaoke Killed the Cat

Metropol Free Movies



Rated X

7 sperms

Tiswas 2.0


Special Parties

No Ordinary Monkey


Thompkins sq park events

Museum Mile festival

Trade School

Brooklyn Record Riot

Heeb magazine

Bust Magazine


Event Lists


Green Shoelace

Jello Wrestling

Annie Rock

New York Yak-Lectures

Nyc Underground

Ill sleep when I'm dead

Shaw Promotions

WFMUs Gig-o-rama



Lower East Side Events

 WFMUs guide to popular culture




Article Projects

Douglas Kelly list

Chelsea Art Galleries

Gallery Guide

Lower East Side Galleries

 wagmag bk art

Summer  events

Celebrate Brooklyn

Central Park Summerstage

Coney Island



Pool parties

Brooklyn Seaside Concerts


East River Music Project

Lolastar roller rink

Governors Island Concerts

Other Stuff


if you make it

Loews Jersey City

Michael Alan living art installations

Roxy Cottontail

Porkchop express

Shanghai Mermaid Parties

Taste of the Subway

The Lorimer Series
lecture series


Buy Rum

Molly Crabapple


 Annual Events

Amazing out of town stuff

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Poor Folks Specials-
Check out these sites for great free things for shows for openings not all free, but mostly for shows 

Recommended art stuff
Most, but not all galleries are closed Sunday and Monday and usually open 11-6
Check with for openings, for shows... 
“The Keeper,” the New Museum’s summer show, a four-floor exhibit that opens on Wednesday, July 20, is a museum blockbuster of a different kind.
With over 4,000 objects representing more than two dozen collectors, including contemporary artists making art conceived by collecting, Massimiliano Gioni, the museum’s artistic director, and his team of curators have mounted a remarkable series of object lessons about what it means to “keep,”
thru 9/25
May 27 through Aug. 28, 2016
MOCA Cleveland, Akron Art Museum partner to present DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh's work

MONDAY, August 22, 2016
Free Burlesque at La Flaca, Grand Street with burlesque performers new on the scene.  Happy hour drink prices all night!  Mexican Style disco fries

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Like Wow, Man!
NYCs premiere cover song DJ, DJ XEROX presents a night of Bongos, Beatniks, Vegas Grind, Go-Go, Surf, Soundtrack, Tiki and Exotica.
Free at Ottos every 4th Wednesday Starting January 2016.
also bands in the back room. Tonight
10:30 PM Basement Beat Revival
$5 Zoinks Cocktails all night.
9 PM to 4 am
Dig it every 4th Wednesday at
Ottos Shrunken Head 
538 East 14th Street at Avenue B
NY, NY 10009
L train to First Avenue

Thursday, August 25, 2016
8/25 Ex-Girlfriends (feat. Heather Penny Hardwick, Crystal Nava, Christine Mulvihill & Monika Knapl) @ Shea Stadium - FIRST SHOW for Psychiatric Metaphors's 7" release party w/ Fruit & Flowers and SUPER FM yay

VIPER Rocks the Top Gun Soundtrack, Live!
Sat, August 27, 2016
Doors: 10:30 PM
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY
This event is 21 and over

Sunday August 28, 2016
Vomitface Record Release - bbigpigg / dead tenants / *special guest* / ruby bones at Alphaville

8/30- The Yin Yangs, Video Daughters & Rathaus
Tue Aug 30 at Shea Stadium

September 2016
Roadtrip anyone?  The buffalo wing festival takes place in Buffalo ny
road trip: One stage costs money but the rest are free for this 3 day event in VA Beach VA, free shows
The  Annual Verizon Wireless American Music Festival has parts that are free and parts that are not
Gonerfest in Memphis GONERFEST 13 – – Memphis, TN
amazing garage rock festival
Sept 29 to Oct 2

Monday, September 5, 2016
Bettina May Behind the Velvet Curtain Free Burlesque at Beauty Bar. 10 pm. One Drink Mininum.

Wed Sept 7th
Thick Single Release w/ Scully, Twiga & Hiccup
shea stadium

9/9 Rosebug @ Shea Stadium--8/9- Rosebug (feat mems SHARKMUFFIN), Samantha, Fruit & Flowers, & Treads- Mike Borchardt BIRTHDAYSHOW!!

Fri Sept 10th
Lost Boy Record Release w/ Yucky Duster, Warcries & The Prits
Shea Stadium
September 10, 2016
Guitar Wolf at Babys Allright

Gorilla, Wyldlife, Cozy
SAT · SEP 17
Union Pool

Priests, Olivia Neutron-John
Sun, September 18, 2016
8:00 PM
Baby's All Right
Brooklyn, NY
This event is 21 and over
Babys allright

Fri Sept 23rd
Pylon Reenactment Society, Dressy Bessy & Patio
Shea Stadium

Sat Sept 24th
Colonel Records Going Away Party w/ Tournament, Dinos Boys, The Tough Shits & Bob Man
Shea Stadium

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages
Sun, October 2, 2016
Doors: 6:30 PM
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY
This event is 21 and over
$10.00 - $12.00

Also, Ohana By the Sea, Fort Lauderdale FL

The Gooch Palms [record release party!]
Surfbort, Fascinator
Tue, October 4, 2016
8:00 PM
Baby's All Right
Brooklyn, NY
This event is 18 and over
$8.00 - $10.00

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The Copycat Tribute to the Sonics and Misfits
Dj Xerox and super special Guest DJ MC Huge spin crazy covers and rocking remixes of all the hits (Garage, rock, soul, old wave and new)
PLUS Live bands play cover versions of their favorite songs
along with original tunes.
Tonights bands:
11 pm- The Spastiks
10- TBD
9-Little Bombs
$5 Sonic Blue Cocktails all night
Every 2nd Wednesday!
at Ottos Shrunken Head
538 East 14 Street, Near avenue B
9 pm to 4 am
L Train to First Avenue

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Copycat, a night of cover songs presents
Copycat De Lux VIII
A Loving Tribute to Lux Interior and the Cramps
Dj Xerox and special Guest DJ spin crazy covers and rocking remixes of all the songs the Cramps Dug up for us to love
PLUS Live music acts in the back room. Some
of your favorite artists play cover versions of their favorite songs.
Tonights bands
10-Snatch Attack 
9-Flesh jUNKIES
$5 Psychotic Reaction Cocktails all night!
Every 2nd Wednesday! (except for special editions)
at Ottos Shrunken Head, 538 East 14 Street, Near avenue B
9 pm to 4 am
L Train to First Avenue

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Copycat Tribute to The Velvet Underground
Bands play sets of originals and covers in the back room
DJ Xerox and his special guest DJ spin all covers up front.
Tonights Bands
11- Scavenger Association
10- Lex Loser
9-Honeychild Coleman
$5 Venus in Purrs Cocktails all night
Cat Videos played all night!
at Ottos Shrunken Head, 538 East 14 Street, Near avenue B
9 pm to 4 am
L Train to First Avenue

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Beat Anxiety! with DJ Xerox
10:00pm - 3:00am
Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E 14th St, New York, New York 10009
Its a periodic random Wednesday. Time for another Beat Anxiety! with DJ Xerox pre Turkey edition.
Filthy Devil Music for Deranged Souls.
All 45s from the filthy fifties, swinging 60s, sexy 70's and more.
DJ Xerox is the Host of Otto's long running Copycat Cover Song night every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, and the new Like Wow, Man! Beatnik/Surf party which will be every 4th Wednesday of the Month beginning January 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The Copycat Tribute to Van Halen
Dj Xerox and his special guest DJ spin Cover songs up front
Live music acts play cover versions of their favorite songs along with originals
Tonights bands
10-The Electric Mess
11-Greg Hoy & the Boys
$5 Everybody Wants Some Cocktails all night
Cat Videos Played all night long.
Every 2nd Wednesday
at Ottos Shrunken Head, 538 East 14 Street, Near avenue B
9 pm to 4 am
L Train to First Avenue

Sick Weekend - March 23-25, 2017 Columbus, OH

The dates for 2017 and beyond are: VLV20 04/13 – 04/16/17

March 2017
out of town alert, Debauch a reno, Big garage rock event!

Saturday, May 14-15, 2016
The 42th Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival.
Saturday and Sunday
may 17-18
12:00 noon - 5:00 PM
9th Avenue
42nd - 57th Streets
Rain or Shine!!
A New York City tradition
you can't miss!
Every Spring, The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival welcomes guests who gather to celebrate
New York City's properous and diverse food culture and cuisine against the picturesque backdrop of Legendary Times Square.
Experience the delightful taste of various cuisines from different countries: Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, Thailand and many others.
may 20 to 22
East 7th Street
between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
New York, NY
Delicious Ukrainian Foods
Ukrainian Dance performances
... and much, much more! 
Sponsored by St. George Church

Saturday, June 17, 2017 check dates
Mermaid Parade at Coney island

June   2017
Out of town event.  The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale Tiki Event

July 11, 2017
Free slurpee day'

Thursday, March 17, 2017?????
Out of Sight Thursdays: a Monthly soul party in the back room of Beauty Bar with a rotating cast of the finest Soul Djs in NYC. 
Tonight Featuring
will be every 3rd Thursday starting in sept
10:30 PM -3 AM
Beauty Bar Manhattan 
231 E 14th Street 
Curated by DJ Xerox (

July 2017
There are no Copycats in July

August 2017
Out of Town alert.  Tiki Oasis in San Diego
OUTTA TOWN-Tiki Oasis in San Dieg0

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9 Lives
Copycats 10th Anniversary!
A tribute to Grease, Grease 2, Rocky Horror and Shock Treatment
Tonight Dj Xerox and his Special Guest DJs spin Covers and Originals all night .
PLUS Live music acts in the back room. 
Tonights bands -
11:00 PM-  
10:00 PM-
9 PM-  
$5 Score Tonight Cocktails all night
Cat Videos played all night long!
Every 2nd Wednesday!
at Ottos Shrunken Head, 538 East 14 Street, Near avenue B
10 pm to 4 am
L Train to First Avenue

September 2017
Fuzzfest in Portugal
Southern Surf Stompfest at Little Tree studios atlanta
Hampdenfest baltimore

October 3-5, 2017 (check dates)
road trip:
Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans
Two days of garage rock history and awesomeness