Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music. Bad Rabbits are a Boston-based rock/R&B outfit who’ve been around since ’07. The five-piece band serves up infectious, funky beats and driving vocal harmonies that manage to remain nimble. It’s impossible not to hop when Bad Rabbits play. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 8 at 8 p.m., tickets free
Rosesare a Brooklyn-based rock band with a lead singer whose voice you might recognize because he was formerly at the front of Deer Tick. They call on influences like Velvet Underground, and do a cover of “Sweet Jane” that’s lo-fi fun at its finest. They play three shows this weekend in Brooklyn. Death by Audio, Williamsburg, Friday, August 1 at 8 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
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 More →
Left to right: Carlos Salguero Jr, Joe Galarraga, Amar Lal, Brendan Finn (Courtesy of Big Ups)
“What happens when it all goes black?” Big Ups singer Joe Galarraga begs to know on the band’s breakthrough single, an anxiety-fueled romp through shrieking guitars and fierce, restless rhythms. But while “Goes Black” and other tracks off of the just released debut album, Eighteen Hours of Static, foster a dark, dangerous vibe throughout, Galarraga himself doesn’t take even his most serious subject matter all that seriously. More →
The Macy’s fireworks may have permanently decamped to the Hudson, and the city’s slowly bleeding out to the Hamptons, so it might seem that Bedford + Bowery’s neighborhoods have nothing to offer for Independence Day weekend. Au contraire! Herewith, a round-up of events and on-goings to keep you celebrating our great nation through the weekend. More →