Monday, February 2, 2009

Upcoming Shows: Wavves, Shilpa Ray, The Pains + more

Thursday, February 5

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers + the Soundscapes @ Le Poisson Rouge - West Village, Manhattan - $13
Thirteen bucks is a lot, so you may want to hold out and catch these bands at a later time for less (both have more NYC shows coming up). But I thought I'd mention it because if you've got the money, this will undoubtedly be the coolest place to be this Thursday night. You can read my last review of Shilpa here and my last review of the Soundscapes here. :: Shilpa Ray MySpace :: Soundscapes MySpace

Friday, February 6

Wavves @ The Market Hotel - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WAVVES is the project of Nathan Williams, who is some kid from California who doesn't give a fuck that it's 2009. It could just as well be 1979 or 1989 or 2029, his music is timeless and it's what rock music should be. He plays something you could call noise-punk or noise-surf, massively distorted numbers with classic short pop songs buried somewhere beneath the fuzz. He also throws in some electronic-ish experimental songs to round things out. His last release made my top five records of 2008. :: MySpace

Saturday, February 7

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart + Depreciation Guild, Cause Co-Motion! and Zaza @ Mercury Lounge - LES, Manhattan - $10
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is a tweegaze band and they are putting out a record tomorrow. I already reviewed it for you here. Depreciation Guild is a wonderful shoegaze band (and cute boys to boot). My last live review of them is here. Cause Co-Motion are a somewhat overrated but still highly enjoyable noise-pop band who play a lot of songs clocking in under two minutes. Zaza is an electronic duo that sounds like Suicide. My last live review of them is here. :: The Pains MySpace :: Depreciation Guild MySpace :: CCM! MySpace :: Zaza MySpace

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