Better late than never, right? Besides whatever bands were playing on Friday probably sucked anyway. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Now, without further ado, a completely biased calendar of this week’s concerts.
4/2: JEFF The Brotherhood want to shred all over you (ew) tonight at Death By Audio. Just let ‘em. With Heavy Cream (ew), Hell Beach and others. Tickets are $10 at the door.
4/2: From your busy friends at Pop Gun booking, Gold Panda (who many people seem to like for some reason) with Bikini “and more” at Glasslands tonight. Tickets are $15 and (may be) available at the door.
4/2: If you’re from the Tri-State, like me, you went through a hardcore phase. Go relive that, with half the fun, tonight at Santos when dudes from BTBAM (Thomas Giles) and Cave In (Stephen Brodsky) play. Tickets are only $12 and still avail online.
4/2: Wu Lyf, mysterious but intriguing UK band, make their US debut at Shea Stadium with Total Slacker and Wise Blood. You can RSVP here and then pay $10 at the door.
4/2 & 4/6: Cut Copy sold out Terminal 5 (Worst venue? Thoughts?). But this should help.
4/3: Dan Bejar assembled an orchestra to bring the richness of new album Kaputt to life at Webster Hall. But it’s sold out.
4/5: Quit being cheap and help out Japan already, jerk! May I suggest the two-night (Tuesday and April 15) Brooklyn <3 Japan benefit at The Bell House? For $15 you get a night of music (Ra Ra Riot, a Vampire Weekend DJ) comedy (Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry) and a nation’s gratitude. Not shabby.
4/6: Explosions In The Sky (who I completely missed the boat on) take on Radio City with Low and (a solo piano performance from) Eluvium. Tickets are still available for $52.90 here.
4/7: So indie night at Glasslands with Porcelain Raft, Oupa from the band Yuck, Young Magic and Computer Magic (it’s official: just like “crystal” did to “wolf, so “magic” has replaced references to the ocean as the go-to in band names) for $10. Tickets are here.
4/7: Are The Drums the hardest working band in show biz Brooklyn? I should really get around to seeing them, but supply is so high and my demand is so lazy. But don’t let me hold you back, hit up Mercury Lounge on Thursday.
Well, I have to get to LCD Soundsystem. Until next time, America!