Young Magic at Bowery Ballroom, NYC - I saw these guys last year. Brilliant psychelectronic with just a splash of My Bloody Valentine.
I’m Turning Into at Legion Bar, Brooklyn - Post-punk with a beachy vibe.
Magnetic Island at Pianos, NYC - Diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound. They are the opener, but their set will blow everyone else’s away. Just sayin’.
The Darcys at Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Dark alternative rock.
Young Prisms at Glasslands, Brooklyn - Smooth shoe gaze that makes you wanna make out.
Tennis at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn - Husband and wife pop duo. Good stuff.
Bjork at Roseland Ballroom, NYC - Because it’s Bjork, Captain Obvi. She was doing abstract weird shit before Lady Gaga was out of her grade school uniform.
The So So Glos at Mercury Lounge, NYC - Post-punk pop.
Fanfarlo and Nightlands at Webster Hall, Brooklyn - A night of brilliant indie pop composers and songwriters in the vein of Coldplay, including the orchestral flourish. Really yum.
Tim Ryans at Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn - Check him out if you wanna experience the next Dylan. He’s a Texas boy, so I’m partial …
Alyson Greenfield at Pianos, NYC - My girl AG will rock out with her glockenspiel out, and your glockenspiel will like it and then you’ll have to stand in a corner for a second until it goes down.
Quiet Loudly at Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn - One of my deepest music crushes. Indie rock with a tab of psychedelia.
Delicate Steve at Glasslands, Brooklyn - The one-man juggernaut of sound (he’ll have a backup band, but they’re there just to enable his incredible guitar-prominent vision.)
Daughter at Mercury Lounge, NYC - Brilliant folk pop.
Young the Giant at Terminal 5, NYC - The guys are amazing live. Solid pop rock.
Daughter at Glasslands, Brooklyn - In case you missed her on Friday.
They Might Be Giants at Terminal 5, NYC - Epic icons.