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Lauryn Hill Killing Us Softly With Her Ticket Prices; Can’t Fight Veruca Salt

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.


Take a trip back to the ’90s with grunge-rock babes Veruca Salt. The band has reunited to tour for the first time since 1995, but just because they’ve been off the map doesn’t mean they’re out of energy. They’re still wrecking eardrums left and right. Music Hall of Williamsburg, Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m., tickets $25
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Crocodiles, Phoxes, and How Not To Get Beat Up by Brody Dalle

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.

Southern rockers signed to Sub Pop? OK, then. Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires have straight-forward southern appeal, with lots of Skynyrd-esque guitar work and a dash of swamp blues. Will the show be good? They once got kicked out of a club for being too rowdy. In Texas. Mercury Lounge, Lower East Side, Friday, July 18 at 10:30 p.m., tickets $10
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Stay Out of the Storms By Seeing Sky and A Bolt of Light — Indoors!

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.

Fresh off a residency at Rockwood Music Hall, New York natives Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! are not, in fact, Cold War Kids, though they might as well be. These guys play indie rock that’s a little bit of everything—a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. You know the drill. Mercury Lounge, Lower East Side, Monday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m., tickets $10
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Backstage at Shea Stadium With Adam Reich of Titus Andronicus and So So Glos

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Shea Stadium, the DIY music venue in Bushwick, celebrates its fifth anniversary on July 4, thanks in large part to co-founder Adam Reich. Reich is Brooklyn born and raised, and started Shea in ’09 with childhood friends and current bandmates The So So Glos. Besides running a business and playing in the Glos, Reich is also a music producer and plays guitar in Titus Andronicus (releasing a 7″ and playing Shea Stadium July 7). Reich sat down with me on one of Shea’s signature ratty old couches and told B+B a little about himself.
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White Lung at Saint Vitus

Feminist punk is having a moment, and White Lung is right in the mix. With this show, the Canadian band releases its third album, Deep Fantasy, which has been getting lots of positive press. Lead singer Mish Way has a thing for Courtney Love, and it’s obvious that Hole is a big influence on this latest release.

Bushwick’s New Venue, Palisades: ‘It’s Everyone’s Scene’

Scherzo at Palisades. (Photo: Gustavo Ponce)

Scherzo at Palisades. (Photo: Gustavo Ponce)

As DIY spots like 285 Kent and Steel Drums continue to disappear and our old party pads become high-rise condos, where do we turn? Enter Ariel Bitran and Leeor Waisbrod. Along with partner Rose Fathers, the musicians and friends recently opened Palisades, an intimate, welcoming dive with a generous stage.
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Bernhoft at Bowery Ballroom

You might not recognize the name Bernhoft, but if you’ve been, well, almost anywhere on the Internet, you’ve probably seen his video for “Cmon Talk.” Bernhoft is a Norwegian soul musician who uses loop pedals to create a one-man band. It’s awesome to witness the way he creates the sound of an entire band with just his mouth and a guitar. This is a don’t-miss show. (Note: This show was moved from April 28 to June 24.)