4/22 @ 12:00p: The words we’ve all been waiting to hear since the band popped up on summer fest bills across the globe have finally been uttered: Animal Collective is playing NYC. See ‘em July 12 at Prospect Park. Tickets are $40. Hits of Molly extra.
4/22 @ 12:00p: The first show announced in this summer’s recently salvaged, OSA-benefiting Williamsburg Waterfront concert series is Kid Cudi on July 6. Tickets are an exorbitant $60. All I gotta say is OSA better figure out the McCarren Park/Waterfront situation before we resort to appropriately-priced cultural activities in Red Hook or some other savage neighborhood.
4/22 @ 12:00p: Cut Copy returns (they played Terminal 5 on 4/2) to get you all dancey-sweaty in Prospect Park on August 11. Tickets are $40.
4/22: Garage rockers Bass Drum of Death headline at Glasslands the night before their Crocodiles/Fresh & Onlys show (see below). So So Glos, Xray Eyeballs and Night Manager also play. I believe the correct term for the evening is “shambling”. Tickets are $10.
4/23: Cali noise-poppers Crocodiles and Fresh & Onlys play Music Hall on Saturday with Young Prisms and Bass Drum of Death. Tickets are under $15. Killer.
4/23: Zola Jesus brings her glazed, dark pop, think Florence + the Machine with balls or Siouxsie without the hair and the sneer, to Bowery Ballroom with openers Naked on the Vague. Tickets are $16.
4/23: Breaking away from the fuzzy, nebulous mold of last year’s dream pop fad, Ducktails has kept folks interested through a second album – a veritable coup, if you ask me. He plays with Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Dolphins Into The Future and Floris Van Hoof at 285 Kent for $9.
4/23: Thurston Moore is curating a series at The Stone (the experimental music space where he played a few weeks ago) which includes Kim Gordon and guests on Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the door.
4/25: “Tame Impala make psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock music.” Whoever wrote that must really hate the band because doesn’t that just sound like the worst? But, Tame Impala is actually damn good, and other people must agree because their Monday show at Webster Hall is sold out. So I guess the joke’s on them (us?)!
4/25: Smith Westerns are all under 21, have already made two disparate but enjoyable, solid albums and have sold out their next two NYC shows. To summarize: you are old and boring. Try to snag tickets for Bowery Ballroom here.
4/26: I am listening to Emmylou Harris‘ new album, Hard Bargain, as I type. Unsurprisingly, its great and she sounds like a rock/country goddess. Ms. Harris plays a special record release show on Tuesday at Bowery. But it’s sold out.
4/26: Buzzed about industro-pop sisters Zambri play with previously buzzy Beige and Bear in Heaven at Pianos. “Buzzy” is a fun word. Tickets are $8. Buzzy.
4/28: My boyfriend’s been on a Woods kick lately, so I’ve got to shout out their show at 285 Kent on Thursday with White Fence and Spectre Folk. Maybe you can have all of At Echo Lake stuck in your head, too. Tickets are $10.
4/28: If that long-anticipated Cults debut album (out June 7) sucks, the blogosphere is going to be so bummed. See ‘em before they blow up (or before the backlash) with Oberhofer and Puro Instinct for FREE at Music Hall. RSVP here.