The floodgates opened this week. Northside. Celebrate Brooklyn. South Street Seaport. CBGBs. All of these festivals announced varying portions of their lineups this week; and they’re pretty awesome thus far. There’s sets from everyone from indie vets like Guided By Voices and OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL (!!!) to hip hop legends like Ghostface Killah, GZA and Kool Keith (Dr. Octagon tracks please), to some of the hottest “buzzbands” like Cloud Nothings, Frankie Rose and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. I’m sure DIIV will play at least 74 times, as well.
“Festival season” is still about a month or so away, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait ‘til June to catch some “buzzworthy” shows. We’ve got you covered, and our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOW this week should get you plenty excited. Beach House is back in town to support their rapidly forthcoming (and currently streaming) 4th record, Bloom. They play the sold out Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday with Zomes.
If you missed out on your chance to see Vicki Legrande’s hair up close and personal, and still want to catch a “big one,” you could do worse than snatching up a ticket to Neon Indian’s second post-Era Extrana go-around at Terminal 5 on Saturday. There are still some tickets left, despite what represents an absurdly stocked undercard, featuring Ducktails and Lemonade. Huh. Kinda surprised Neon Indian can’t sell out a Saturday night at T5, while M83 effortlessly sold out his T5 show tonight, a weeknight. IS CHILLWAVE DEAD?