4/15: Soak up the feeble Spring sun and pretend you’re all smarty pants at Barnard College’s day-long “WBAR-B-Q” with free food and free tunes from Real Estate, Beige and DFA’s The Crystal Ark. More info here.
4/15: Brooklyn hipster dance pop duo MNDR kicks off Brooklyn Museum & L Magazine’s monthly Audiophile series at the museum with New Villager. Entry is free, but ya gotta RSVP. Hit up [email protected].
4/15 & 4/16: Alternately combustible and slow-burning, I’m digging on Eternal Summers’ sound. Give ‘em a listen, and check them out at Glasslands with Dream Diary on Friday for $10, and at Cake Shop on Record Store Day for free.
4/15: The shambling So So Glos shake up Shea Stadium with Balkans, Grand Rapids, Night Collectors and Flesh Lights. Pay whatever they tell you when you stumble up to the door.
4/15: Brooklyn still <3 Japan. This second fundraising installment at the Bell House has performances by Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Tim Harrington from Les Savvy Fav, Mike Doughty and more. Tickets are $15.
4/16 & 4/17: Crystal Stilts just dropped their deep-voiced and reverb-y sophomore effort, In Love With Oblivion, and are showing it off first at (le) poisson rouge and then Music Hall. With Spectrum. Tickets are $15 and $15.
4/16: Sharon Van Etten, best new raspy voiced guitar gal, plays Music Hall of Williamsburg with She Keeps Bees and Megafun. Tickets are $15.
4/16: Hippest dude on the woodwinds, Colin Stetson, is at Glasslands with Lone Wolf and Blast Off!!!. Tickets are $10.
4/19 & 4/20: PJ Harvey’s new album, Let England Shake, blew my freakin’ mind with its amazingness. If you’re not all over her shows at Terminal 5 then you be crazy. Tickets are about $50. See you there, if you’re lucky.
4/20: Two bands I recall actually enjoying at CMJ were DOM and MINKS. I guess its a little passé to reference CMJ now that SXSW has come and gone… but I didn’t go to Austin, so that’s the best you’re gonna get, jerks. They play Bowery with Fergus & Geronimo and Total Slacker. Tickets are $13.
4/20 & 4/21: Moody guitars, driving beats and black eyeliner fuel Music Hall’s mid-weeks shows with The Raveonettes and Tamaryn (who I saw at CMJ! The reference will never die!). Tickets are $22.
4/20 & 4/21 & 4/22: Seeing Kid Cudi on Wednesday just seems to make sense, ya know? I mean, there’ll probably be a Volcano on stage. But in case you zone out or have too killer of a case of munchies and miss it, he also plays Thursday and Friday, too. Tickets are about $50.
4/21: Get your surf-soaked rave on with Delorean and The Stepkids at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets are $12.
And there you have it, as far as I’m concerned. Check back tomorrow for info on Record Store Day.