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
Brooklyn soul proponents Ava Luna have been on the road pretty much non-stop since they released their latest LP, Ice Level, back in 2012. They play funky R&B with spot-on vocal harmonies. Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg, Saturday, July 19 at 9 p.m., tickets $12
We promise not to mess with you, Brody Dalle. Please don’t hurt us. Former frontwoman of the Distillers and Josh Homme’s wife, Brody Dalle is a punk chick with a rock background. She’s probably not going to beat up everyone in the crowd. No promises. Bowery Ballroom, Lower East Side, Tuesday, July 22 at 9 p.m., tickets $ 20
Wisconsin indie band Phox may be twee, but that’s all part of the fun. They debuted their first LP last month, and have since presumably been shopping for fedoras or getting temporary tattoos or whatever it is midwest hipsters do. Mercury Lounge, Lower East Side, Wednesday, July 23 at 9:30 p.m., tickets $10
Crocodiles, indie rockers from San Diego, are sometimes laid-back California lo-fi, sometimes nervous noise pop. The lead singer is married to Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls, so that explains some of it. Plus, you couldn’t ask for a better venue than DBA to catch them. Death by Audio, Williamsburg, Thursday, July 24 at 9 p.m., tickets $7