January 1/13 Bridges and Powerlines – Union Hall in Brooklyn
I’ve never seen these guys but I’ve got a buddy in the band and he’s a nice guy so….my hopes are high. They also have the cutest website ever: http://bridgesandpowerlines.com/
Hess Is More – Mercury Lounge
“If you think of a piece of music as a rubberband – I like to try and stretch it. Let’s say melancholy in one end, and humor in the other, and see how far you can take it. Bringing oppositions together. ”
Welcome to the playful world of Mikkel Hess aka HESS IS MORE. http://www.hessismore.com/
Winter Sounds – Mercury Lounge
Sweet, sad, beautiful…Perfect for the impending snow. http://www.thewintersounds.com/
Wintersleep, Arms, Writer – Glasslands
In this line-up, Arms is my jam. He plays a ukulele, which usually isn’t my thing. But I really like this song:
Hundred in the Hands – Glasslands
I’ll miss this because I’ll be in London. But this will be a good night of dream pop.
Tall Tall Trees – Mercury Lounge
Bluegrass! Need I say more!
School of the Seven Bells – Mercury Lounge
Grimes – Mercury Lounge
Keep Shelley In Athens – Glasslands
KSIA just did a mixed tape for The 405. The finish it with the Vangelis theme from the Bounty. Now I love them even more…
Perfume Genius – Glasslands, Brooklyn
There’s another show at the Mercury Lounge on April 3rd.
War on Drugs – Music Hall of Williamsberg
Bears in Heaven – Bowery Ballroom
In other news…
Handsome Furs is currently touring the West Coast right now. I’m very excited by the possibility of them playing in NY this summer.
Midnight Magic is going to Texas and Europe.
Congrats to my girl, April at Sparkplug on the “Alchemy” exhibit which opened last night at 7Eleven Gallery, new space located at 711 Washington Street. Check it out if you can – Highlights include handmade instruments constructed from old wooded doors from the GAINES brothers and an opportunity to watch porn in public.
Plus, AIGA is currently showing winners from their “50 Books/50 Covers” competition. This website has been set-up in conjunction with the show: http://www.whatthebook.org/ Shelve your opinion as to whether or not you silently judge people by what you see on their bookshelves (I do) and define a book.