There’s something to be said for normalcy.
The last couple of weeks brought our fair city of Gotham a plethora of summer festivals and concert series that thoroughly wore us at My Social List out (in all the best ways.) There’s no big summer series this week… but that doesn’t mean there aren’t buzzworthy shows to enjoy.
THE MOST BLOGGED ABOUT show this week is a very danceable one over at 285 Kent, a venue that seems to be skewing increasingly in that direction over the past few months. Slava headlines with sets from Laurel Halo, Gatekeeper, Anenon, Wish, Brenmar and a DJ set from none other than Teengirl Fantasy, whose upcoming LP is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Laurel Halo guests on their new album, so I wouldn’t be too surprised to see them collaborate at some point in the night. Sounds like a party destined to rage on until the sunrises with a lineup that stacked.
Speaking of anticipated releases, Japandroids recently dropped their second full-length, Celebration Rock, which is already showing up on everyone’s album of the year lists; from the most obscure indie blogs to big-time mainstream magazines. And with good reason, the LP’s collection of celebratory punk party anthems is a welcome breath of fresh air in today’s electro and shoegaze-saturated market. The album doesn’t veer too far (if at all) off the path they blazed with Post Nothing, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. They’re this week’s EDITOR’S PICK, and they’ve sold out two nights this week at Bowery Presents’ mid-sized venues, Bowery Ballroom (tonight) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (tomorrow.) Cadence Weapon opens. Next stop, Terminal 5…