Now that the L train is up, my life is complete. But people in NJ and the eastern parts of NY are still struggling, so if you haven’t already, please do what you can to help.
Onward to some music…
Oh how I love St. Lucia. Although a one-man act, Jean-Philip Grobler aka St. Lucia creates rich and vibrant melodies and musical textures that never fall short. Likened to Temper Trap and Empire of the Sun, Grobler’s synth-pop beats are intoxicating. Each song is perfectly layered and thought out, which translates well live and on album. On stage, St. Lucia enlists a whole band to further flesh out the experience. Check out “We Got It Wrong” and “All Eyes On You” off of his self titled album and grab your tickets for his Music Hall of Williamsburg show on December 8th at noon today.
New York alt-rockers, Blonde Redhead, are gonna help you bring in New Years Eve at Irving Plaza this year. They haven’t released anything new since 2010, their eighth studio album Penny Sparkle is a much more reserved compilation of melodies than their wildly successful album 23, and, although heavily criticized as a sub-par album, songs like “Here Sometimes” and “Not Getting There” are nice additions to the group’s growing repertoire. Get your tickets at 10am today.
Mumford & Sons catapulted to fame with their debut album Sigh No More. It took nearly two years for Marcus Mumford and his “sons” to give us a much anticipated follow up. With Babel, the group solidified their foothold in the US (and UK for that matter) folk rock scene. Lead single “I Will Wait” is a blend of enigmatic harmonies and bold instrumentals, while songs like “Ghosts That We Knew” is a more somber tune, yet no less beautiful. Tickets are a bit on the pricey side, but I think if you have the funds you should definitely check these guys out. They’re playing two shows in February. They’ll be at Barclay’s Center on February 6th and Susquehanna Bank Center in NJ on February 16th, tickets to both shows are on sale at 10am today.
Animal Collective are headlining shows at Terminal 5 on December 4th and 5th to promote their latest release, Centipede Hz. This album goes back to the groups experimental roots, with mixes of garage rock and avant-garde sounds. Key tracks include “Moonjock” and “Today’s Supernatural“. Tickets can be yours at noon today! Get on it.
Don’t forget to get your tickets for Jihae, River City Extension, and Stuart Davis in case you missed grabbing those presale tickets mentioned in Wednesday’s post.
See ya next week.
Friday, November 9th at 11:00am
Lucinda Williams @ Beacon Theatre on 12/05 – $45 – $250
Friday, November 9th at 12:00pm
Soundgarden @ Irving Plaza on 11/13 – $59.5
Myra Flynn @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/16 – $10
Jihae @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/04 – $12
Pillow Theory @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/16 – $10
Stuart Davis @ The Mercury Lounge on 01/08 – $15
Dinner And A Suit @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/10 – $10
Mary C @ The Mercury Lounge on 01/09 – $10
St. Lucia @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/08 – $15 – $17
Hugo @ The Mercury Lounge on 02/01 – $10
Shovels and Rope @ Bowery Ballroom on 01/31 – $15
The Airborne Toxic Event @ Webster Hall on 01/16 – $30
Animal Collective @ Terminal 5 on 12/04 – $35
Animal Collective @ Terminal 5 on 12/05 – tbd
The Dardy’s @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/02 – $10
River City Extension @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/12 – $13 – $15
Boy Morgan @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/04 – $10
Kat Solar @ The Mercury Lounge on 12/03 – $10
Rick Ross @ Roseland Ballroom on 12/16 – $79.5 – $89.5
Enslaved @ Bowery Ballroom on 02/22 – $20