Daughter is at the top of my list right now for best new bands of the year. Originally started as a solo project by London based singer/songwriter Elena Tonra, the now trio released two spectacular EPs just last year. They just announced that they will be releasing their debut album If You Leave on March 18th. The album will include the singles “Smother” and, my personal favorite, “Youth“, as well as the brand new release “Still“. The group just sold out their May 1st show at Bowery Ballroom so they extended their tour and are now playing Bowery Ballroom on April 30th as well. Grab your pre-sale tickets at noon, otherwise check back here Friday for general sale info.
Jesse Ware is absolutely killing it right now. The British singer debuted her first album, Devotion, last year which was a passion-filled fusion of R&B, pop, and soul. Her latest EP If You’re Never Gonna Move is a beautiful continuation of that first album’s tenacious self-exploration. Songs like “Sweet Talk” and “Devotion” are true standouts. Ware will be at Webster Hall on April 5th, grab pre-sale at noon today.
Indie rockers Foxygen will be at The Mercury Lounge on May 15th. The duo just dropped their second LP, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, on January 22nd. This time around the boys from Cali were going for a simpler, more pop-infused vibe. Check out their latest singles, the playful “San Francisco” and the more mellow “Destruction“. Grab pre-sale at noon today.
Palma Violets are heading up two shows on May 9th at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 10th at Bowery Ballroom. I’m predicting both dates will sell out, so get your pre-sale today and check back here on Friday for general tickets.
Garage rockers The Whigs are headlining a show at Mercury Lounge on March 12th. Grab pre-sale tickets at noon today.
Wednesday, February 6th at 12:00pm
The Whigs @ The Mercury Lounge on 03/12 – $12
The Wilderness of Manitoba @ The Mercury Lounge on 03/19 – $10
Follakzoid @ The Mercury Lounge on 03/21 – $10 – $12
The 1975 @ The Mercury Lounge on 03/27 – $10 – $12
Palma Violets @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 05/09 – $15
Johnny Marr @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 05/03 – $25
Jessie Ware @ Webster Hall on 04/05 – $20
Ghost @ Webster Hall on 05/11 – $20
Daughter @ Bowery Ballroom on 04/30 – $16 – $18
Foxygen @ The Mercury Lounge on 05/15 – $12
Tyburn Saints @ The Mercury Lounge on 02/25 – $10
Meat Puppets @ The Mercury Lounge on 04/03 – $16 – $18
Meat Puppets @ The Mercury Lounge on 04/04 – $16 – $18
The Henry Millers @ The Mercury Lounge on 03/04 – $10
Pickwick @ The Mercury Lounge on 04/24 – $12
Jose James @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 03/27 – $22 – $25
Palma Violets @ Bowery Ballroom on 05/10 – $15
The Breeders @ Webster Hall on 05/06 – $30
Shout Out Louds @ Webster Hall on 05/10 – $22 – $25
Thursday, February 7th at 10:00am
Johnny Marr @ Irving Plaza on 05/02 – $25
Thursday, February 7th at 12:00pm
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on 05/04 – $15
Jaymay @ The Mercury Lounge on 05/02 – $10