Here’s what’s good in live music this week.
Sacred Bones has kind of been killing it lately, and Crystal Stilts is no exception. They’re on tour leading up to their new album to be released this September, which means it’s a pretty sure bet you’ll be hearing some new stuff. Oh goody. This is starry-eyed sway time music for sure, but at times they come through with a Doors-ish sing-along vibe which will definitely pull you out of your hazy half slumber. Bring a date and a stellar nod, you’ll need em.
Baby’s All Right. Friday, June 27, 8 p.m., $10
On their most recent albums, White Lung sound a bit like ’90s power punk. Which is fine, there’s nothing wrong with transporting your ears back to Warped Tour. Me on the other hand, I would rather not relive the experience of asking some dude from some horrible band how he got his mohawk so spiky. “Bull semen,” he replied. Right then and there I knew I’d never go to such lengths to look perfect. So I guess what I’m saying here is that White Lung has started to sound perfect in the past few years. But do us a favor and go listen to them IRL instead of on iTunes and see if they’re still rotten.
Mercury Lounge, LES, Thursday, June 26 at 8.p.m., tickets $10/$12
Rapper, fashionista, and now the proud captain of a clothing line called Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg has put out some stuff that sounds straight out of the ’90s. Ferg’s a Harlem native, so expect a show for the home crowd at this one.
Music Hall of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Friday, June 27 at 8 p.m., tickets free
If you can forgive these twee pop idols for what they did to all of us back in 2005– namely torture us with the lead singer’s post-crack addiction, Bob Dylan-esque falsetto– then by all means, give them another go. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah‘s sound has vastly improved so as to tamper that demonic moan into a less horrifying wail.
Music Hall of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Saturday, June 28 at 9 p.m., tickets $20
The singer of Bad Sports can sound a lot like Joey Ramone (RIP BB) in his best moments. Get your butt to Baby’s All Right next week for some garagey, approachable, stripped down old fashioned Rock N’ Roll. Also this will be your last day to snag those $1 frozen pink drinks guys, so giddy up.
Baby’s All Right, Williamsburg, Monday, June 30 at 8 p.m., $12
Au Revoir Simone are some seriously angel-voiced dream pop babes. They hale from Williamsburg so they have bangs and talent, duh.
Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg, Wednesday, July 2 at 8 p.m., $10
Weird experimental jazz rock for the people, by the people. No wait, this is just a band called People from the far off land of Brooklyn playing tunes for thinkin’ folks.
Death by Audio, Williamsburg, Wednesday, July 2 at 9 p.m., tickets (door) $7