Show Recs: Everything I’d See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time and Money and Hermione’s Time Turner
Benjamin Francis Leftwich at The Belfast Limelight - Really really really good indie folk. A wallowing music go-to.
The Static Jacks at The Roadhouse in Manchester - Post-punk poppy fun.
Girl in a Coma at Bowery Ballroom - These Texas girls are Joan Jett’s babies and their motorcycle post-punk has a little hot sauce twang. Gracias.
EULA at Cameo Gallery - Post-punk in the brilliant bite-sized punch of lead vocalist Alyse Lamb.
Fort Lean at Santos Party House - Driving guitar, big rock sounds, flying hair. All good.
Young the Giant in Toronto at Sound Academy - Gum-smackin’ good!
Pat Benatar at Irving Plaza - Because love is a battlefield.
XYLOS at Mercury Lounge - Electro-pop with strong vocals. These chicks have great shoes, too!
Beach Fossils at Music Hall of Williamsburg - Beachy lo-fi pop. The funnest show you didn’t anticipate would be. These guys are great live.
You Can Be A Wesley at Pianos - Happy indie pop. A major audio memory trigger. An old friend sent me “Elephants in Rabbit Holes” and it spawned my musical enlightenment.
Tennis at Bowery Ballroom - Husband and wife duo sing catchy, dancey indie pop songs about life, and it doesn’t suck. New crush.
Black Taxi and Wicked Tomorrow at The Bowery Electric - Indie rock bands that bring it. And Black Taxi’s tshirts are really cool.
Amy Klein and the Blue Star Band at The Hive - What else needs to be said? It’s Amy Klein. More downtempo and spare than her other efforts.
Little Tybee at The Goatfarm in Atlanta - Tour kickoff.
Coldplay and Mumford and Sons at Radio City Music Hall - Just kidding.
Jane’s Addiction at The Paramount, Huntington, NY - The father of the modern music festival deserves your respect.
Fizzled out early yesterday after an early start. Easing into the day today by hitting @littband (Lost in the Trees) at Home Slice on S. Congress at 1:30 on my 2-mile walk downtown.
Then gonna spend a few blissful hours at the @lovelyheartsclub party at Uncorked to see:
6 pm @xylos
Might step away to check out the @StandardRecording Carnivale at Gypsy Lounge cuz I want to make some stuff.
@_afm_ Alcoholic Faith Mission is playing at the Hyatt at 8 but it’s a TREK from downtown so not sure will make it over there. Hoping they are playing during the day somewhere. Anybody know? Listening to their stream right now and just love love love.
@shimmeringstars and @oberhofer are both playing at 9 pm. Will thumb-wrestle myself to determine the winner.
Have heard good things about @Gayngs and they are playing at 10 pm at Lustre Pearl. Or might head straight over to Billboard Bungelow for @TheJoyFormidable at 11 and @thepainsofbeing (The Pains of Being Pure At Heart) at midnight. But @wyeOak is playing down the street at 11:45 so depending on the scene might dash out to catch a few tunes.
This schedule makes me tired. But it’s my last day in Austin so will rally. Heading to Houston tomorrow to see my daddy one last time before I return to NYC on Sunday so will miss the @papergardensrecords showcase tomorrow that includes _afm_ and @youthpicturesofflorencehenderson. Want to see Youth Pics of Florence Henderson so bad, but daddy wants to see me more. He’s got dibs.