This Week: Music to Drown Out the Super Bowl


Outernational opening for GBH in 2010.

Well, the Super Bowl is this Sunday, and as you may have heard, a little team called the New York Giants will be playing. So the city is likely to be awash with football fever. But maybe you don’t like to watch men in tight pants bash into each other between ridiculously expensive commercial breaks. You could watch the Puppy Bowl instead, but maybe you want to get out of the house and pretend that sports don’t exist for a few hours.

So the natural solution is to find a show to see. And luckily, there are a few of them happening on Sunday night.

Outernational rocks the Acheron (57 Waterbury Street) on Sunday, wrapping up their current tour. They’ll be playing from all of their records, including the most recent one that came about thanks to their successful Kickstarter campaign. If you’re into unapologetically political rock that pulls influence from punk, reggae and world music, check this gig out. The show is all ages, and doors are at 8pm.

Feminist group Permanent Wave keeps putting on excellent shows around Brooklyn, and this Sunday should be no exception. Head over to the Big Snow Buffalo Lodge (89 Varet Street) to hear feelings-heavy pop from Allison Weiss, some pop-punk from Traveling, lo-fi garage punk from Swearin’ and the folk-rock sounds of Early Riser. The doors for this gig are at 8pm and the music starts at 9. It’s $7 at the door.

If those two aren’t enough, you can head over to the Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Avenue) for a PopGun show. Check out Young Unknowns, who play “dance music without drum machines and use cosmic samplings of our universe to connect you with something that lies far beyond the matrix,” alongside electronic cabaret-sounding singer Jessie Kilguss, scaled-back pop act Railbird, and Brooklyn folk-rockers Noisycrane. This show is 21 and over, starts at 8:30 pm and advance tickets are available for $10.

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