Hope you had fun yesterday, because things are just beginning. Today you’ve got some woozy R&B to catch, some tough garage cracks to take and some synth-pop to dance to. And if these suggestions don’t suit you, check out what else is happening today right here.
Saint Pepsi @ Mercury Lounge
Ryan DeRobertis is the kind of guy who could probably run for president once he’s 35. And I don’t just mean that you could have a beer with him (though you could—he’s 21!), but also that his music betrays a sweet idealism merged with a sense of lonely realism. All this to say that you should go see Saint Pepsi at all costs, because he might run the country some day.
Ryn Weaver @ Bowery Ballroom
This much-buzzed synth-pop songstress is not to be missed, especially in combination with opening act Circa Waves.
Little May @ Rough Trade
Like if Haim weren’t so polished and rockin’, and a lot sadder. Lovely acoustic picking for an end of summer romance sunset.
Daniel Wilson @ Pianos
Minimalist indie rock constructed around a massively soulful voice.
White Fence @ The Knitting Factory
Ty Segall cohort Tim Presley channels a lo-fi version of early Who and Kinks on his new record for Drag City.
Courtney Bartnett @ Webster Hall
We, and many others, have lavished so much praise over this charming, twist-folk, Aussie wordsmith and her rocking (when needed) band that you can just go Google her while we wait for her next album already.
TOPS @ The Delancey
Sly, sexy, half-funky synth-poppers from Canada who leave just enough blood rushing through their icy stuff.
Girlpool @ Glasslands
Aside from a few singles, most of Girlpool’s musical output has been scrubbed from the internet because their debut LP is seeing a re-release through Witchita next month. So why not go get your monthly fill of snarky and vulnerable snot-punk in one big live dose?
JPNSGRLS @ Bowery Electric
Frantic indie rock from the next Canadian Arctic Monkeys.
Honduras @ Radio Bushwick
Brooklyn bunch who alternately slither and stomp through hazy memories of early Strokes and last night’s drunken rooftop party.