This Week: Larry and His Flask, Outernational, Marnie Stern


Larry and His Flask at Riot Fest East in Philadelphia on Sept. 24.

There are some excellent gigs happening practically every night this week. We’ve got punk veterans and a ladies’ rock fest, plus a few others that you definitely won’t want to miss.

Larry and His Flask will be playing at Union Hall (702 Union Street at 5th Avenue) on Wednesday night, and their live show is not one to be missed. As we mentioned in June, when their most recent album, “All That We Know,” was released digitally, their sound is a wild blend of folk, bluegrass and punk, and they have the unique ability to turn a mohawked and be-spiked crowd into a giant hoe-down dance party. During recent festival appearances at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas and Riot Fest East in Philadelphia, plus a summer-long stint on the Warped Tour, they’ve proven themselves capable of harnessing a large outdoor crowd, so it should be fun to see how they translate their larger-than-life shows to a small club. Opening acts on Wednesday are Lionize and The High Irons. Doors are at 7:30 and it’s $10 to get in.

Call it What You Will – Larry and His Flask (Music Video) from Wes Coughlin on Vimeo.

Marnie Stern has a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North 6th St.) on Thursday night. She is a truly unique musician with a sound that’s all her own, juxtaposing grinding guitar riffs with her high-pitched singing. Her albums and her shredding abilities have landed Stern on lots of best-of lists over the course of the four years since her debut album, “In Advance of the Broken Arm,” came out. No Joy will open the 18-and-over gig on Thursday. Doors are at 8 p.m. (show starts at 9) and it’s $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Outernational recently finished recording a new album, thanks in part to their successful Kickstarter campaign, and will be performing at The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) on Friday. This New York-based band has worked with some great artists like Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith. They’re known for being passionately and unapologetically political and fusing several different genres — world music, reggae, punk — into one rock sound. Japanese band Uzuhi opens this all-ages show, which starts at 8 p.m. (doors are at 7) and costs $12.

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