Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.
While Williamsburg outfit Beverly was recording its debut album Careers in 2013, the band was comprised of Frankie Rose (Vivan Girls, Crystal Stilts) and Drew Citron (Avan Lava). The album was released in early July, at which point Rose left and Citron took the reins, adding Scott Rosenthal and Jamie Ingalls. With Rose gone, the vocal harmonies are missing, but Rosenthal on bass adds a punk-rock element to Beverly’s noise-pop songs. Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg, Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m., tickets $10
You might recognize that song by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble because it showed up in The Hunger Games (it’s OK, be your bad nerd self). What’s really interesting about this eight-piece brass ensemble is that they’re all brothers—sons of jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. Hypnotic’s sound is incredibly full onstage, with hip-hop, funk and rock influences guiding this classic brass band. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Saturday, August 16 at 9 p.m., tickets free
Take a trip back to the psychedelic ’60s with 24-year-old Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner. The wunderkind made big waves in the Netherlands when he released his album Cabinet of Curiosities back in 2013. Baby’s All Right, Williamsburg, Saturday, August 16 at 8 p.m., $10
Brooklyn-based Graveyard Lovers have the band name of an emo outfit from the early ’00s, but they’re actually a duo with blues and rock influences (and yes, some grunge). They released their first LP, Dreamers, in 2013, to high praise, but somehow remain relatively unknown in mainstream rock. Support this local band and you’ll get a helluva show. Mercury Lounge, Monday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m., tickets $10
Knowing that Harper Simon‘s dad is Paul would be enough to get us to his show, but it turns out the crooner is super talented on his own merit. You’d no doubt recognize his song “Wishes and Stars” from the Girls soundtrack released in 2013. His music is bright and breezy, and it often sounds like something his dad might have written had he been born 40 years later. Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg, Tuesday, August 19 at 9 p.m., tickets $10