Ducktails
A heavy dose of Ariel Pink and a hint of bubblegum Chillwave are definitely in the mix for Ducktails. All in all Mondanile’s hazy slacker pop is very LA (um, by way of New Jersey though). Last year, Pitchfork called out Matthew Mondanile (also of the band Real Estate) for being lazy when it comes to his side project, Ducktails, after the release of The Flower Lane. The reviewer then went on to praise the album for being “beautiful,” among other things.

But Mondanile said “take that” to this man of words, and dropped another EP, Wish Hotel, later that year. It’s been about a year since, and we’ve heard zero peeps from Ducktails about a new release. But catch them this Thursday at Baby’s All Right, along with The Stevens, a pleasant pop band from Australia, and Limited, which according to the venue “plays a brand of dream pop that’s heavy on the pop.” K. Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg, Thursday September 11th @ 8:30 pm, tickets $12

And if you’re down to fight your way through a thicket of strollers to venture south this weekend, Ducktails is playing another show this Saturday at Greenwood Park in South Slope as part of Noisey’s Bonfire Sessions. That show is not only free as hell, so long as you RSVP, but it also features Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox, the dude from Deerhunter’s solo project) and Mas Ysa. Greenwood Park in South Slope, Saturday September 13th @ 5 pm, tickets free with RSVP


PC Worship Record Release for Social Rust
Droney NYC noise punk right here guys. Check them out in Bushwick this week before they blow up and get real big, after all they’re all set this fall to set off on a tour across the U.S. and Europe opening for, and playing with Parquet Courts under the name PCPC. The show is also an excuse to celebrate the release of PC Worship’s new album Social Rust. Naomi Punk punks will be in from Portland, and the nasty psych-punk dudes of Psychic Blood will be rolling in from Western Mass. Psychic Blood are also set to release a new LP soon according to this teaser vid. If you can’t catch PC Worship this week, they’ll be back on the 26th for a show at the soon to be closed venue Death By Audio. Palisades in Bushwick, Wednesday September 10th @ 8 pm, tickets $10


Shannon and the Clams
West coast garage trio led by Shannon Shaw flanked by her two clams are playing a bunch of shows this week in Brooklyn. They rarely seem to make it over here, so take advantage of your chance to see some fun time garage pop. And it sounds like they’re super excited to see you as well. Shannon and The Clams wrote on their band website that they “can’t wait to lounge around the big greasy creepy apple for a few days.” Union Pool in Williamsburg, Tuesday September 9th @ 8 pm, are sold out, but a few will be available at the door for $14. Also playing at Death By Audio in Williamsburg, Thursday September 11th @ 8pm, tickets $13.50. Catch them at Palisades in Bushwick, Friday September 12th, tickets $12 advanced, $14 at the door


Jessie Boykins III
Brooklyn-based R&B artist Jessie Boykins III has been around for a while but returned this spring with chiller electronic vibes on his new album, Love Apparatus. He calls his new approach to music “World Soul,” which he says “crosses all genres, generations, and cultures.” Both Soft Touch and Soft Glass will be joining Boykins tonight for what’s sure to be a night of gentle loving. Glasslands in Williamsburg, Tuesday September 9th @ 8:30 pm, tickets, $15


Larry and the Babes
This Friday at Shea Stadium get some serious bang for your buck and go see four whole bands for the price of a Negroni. Bushwick-based doo-wop weirdos Larry and the Babes are playing at Shea Stadium along with a few others including twangy rockers, Indian Rebound; Garage Psych space freaks, Free Clinic (hailing from North Carolina); and sugar-sweet boy trio, the Brittanys. Shea Stadium, Friday September 12th @ 7 pm, tickets $8