Pretty light week for super attention-grabbing shows in our neighborhoods this week — seems like all the big ticket items are in one or another of our fine city’s public parks. Nevertheless, there are a wealth of quality smaller shows to choose from, starting with The Depreciation Guild‘s return(!) at Glasslands on Saturday.
The band began as a project for Kurt Feldman and Christoph Hochheim, who would later join The Pains of Being Pure at Heart as drummer and tourist guitarist, respectively. The Depreciation Guild released an EP and two full-lengths of sugary shoegaze with an 8-bit chiptune bent, before disbanding in January 2011. On Saturday, though, the band will reunite for at least one night at Glasslands to perform their excellent debut LP, In Her Gentle Jaws, in full. Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Saturday at 8:00 p.m., $10
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Glasslands is where it’s at this weekend, apparently. The night before the Depreciation Guild show, Denver’s Gauntlet Hair will play the venue, hot off the release of their sophomore record, Stills, which trades effluvial goth-pop with dance melodies for their debut’s Animal Collective-aping campfire indie rock. Get there early for this one: psych-pop tragedian Jackson Scott and local post-punk trio EULA open. Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Friday at 8:00 p.m., $12
Connecticut band Ovlov land somewhere in the 80s/90s indie rock nexus of Bands Who Could Be Your Life, but few upstart bands trafficking in that sound do it as well, or as heavily, as Ovlov. When we saw them a few weeks back at Big Snow (R.I.P.), we were duly impressed. They’re playing Shea Stadium, another all-ages venue, this weekend. Pointed Brooklyn punks Mr. Dream open. Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow Street, East Williamsburg, Sunday at 8 p.m., $7
–On Saturday, Brooklyn pigfuck noisemakers Pop. 1280 are having their record release show for Imps of Perversion, their second full-length on Sacred Bones Records. Pampers and Sunk Heaven open. Death by Audio, 49 S. 2nd St., Williamsburg, Saturday at 8 p.m., $8
–Releasing your record behind your label’s back (with a dick pic as its cover, no less) and then endlessly pontificating about how much major labels suck might have been needlessly and emptily provocative, but hey, Death Grips still put on a crazy-energetic live set. Elastic electronic musician Pictureplane, who smashes together elements of darkwave, ’90s trance and dreamy synth-pop, opens. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., East Village, Wednesday at 9 p.m., $20