Show Recs: Everything I’d See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time and Money and Hermione’s Time Turner
The Magnetic Fields at Beacon Theater in NYC - Living legends, y’all.
Poor Moon at Schubas Tavern in Chicago - Fleet Foxes more upbeat spawn
Sepalcure at Webster Hall in NYC - jangly goodness.
Magnetic Island at Big Snow in Brooklyn - one of my bestest, most favorite new bands. They should be big. Check them out now.
****Brain Cave Festival at the Bell House - If you missed SXSW, this is your salve. Shilpa Ray, Family Band, Firehorse, Natureboy, She Keeps Bees, Blast Off!!!, EULA, El Jezel, Jon Mizrachi, Magnetic Island.
Black Taxi at Rockwood2 in NYC - Indie rock with intricate guitar work and a pinch of Coldplay and punk. Supporting their new album, We Don’t Know Any Better, which sounds like the subtitle of my life.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at BAM in Brooklyn - I don’t know why, but probs worth checking out. It’s half The Black Keys, yo.
Screaming Females at Maxwell’s in New Jersey. Because no one swallows a mic or plays a guitar as well as Marissa Paternoster.
DIVE at le Poisson Rouge in NYC - pop rock that will make you ache for summer at the beach.
The Rapture at Bowery Ballroom in NYC - mind-blowing dance-punk mania.
Young Magic at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn - Their new album is impossible good.
Spirit Family Reunion at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn - If you wanna rock out with your banjo, this folk band will oblige.
*********The Brain Cave Festival at The Bell House - Day 2 of this extraordinary event. Monogold, Caged Animals, Afuche, Snowmine, Quiet Loudly, Shy Hunters, Aye Aye Rabbit, Gunfight, Lost Boy?, Conveyor, Backwords, Public Speaking, Fables, Passenger Peru, Spanish Prisoners, Clouder
XYLOS at Bowery Ballroom in NYC - cool rock and awesome shoes
Night Beats at Mercury Lounge in NYC - Saw these guys at South By and it was a tremendous motorcycle rock performance.
The Rapture at The Music Hall of Williamsburg - because one night is just not enough.