We’ve been treated to a wave of awfully good free shows lately: Malkmus at Academy Records, Girls and Twin Sister at Other Music, The Hold Steady at Beekman’s Beer Garden, DFA 1979 at that Vice thing, geez. Maybe it’s to warm up for what will hopefully be a full-blown surge come CMJ, or maybe it’s to make us realize that we got it pretty good around here year round. Either way, we’re not complaining. Today brings us two more — a set from Webster Hall-bound Laura Marling at an undisclosed location (that should be happening now, actually) and a just-announced 4pm set by Sub Pop’s Head and the Heart at The Living Room. They sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday, Bowery yesterday, play another sold-out show there tonight, and have quite a way with Dr. Doggish-type folk, so we suggest you get there early to grab a seat. Take advantage, yes? I can attest that this sort of thing does not happen in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday afternoons.
Look, I found this video on YouTube to inspire you to lie to your boss and say you’re suddenly not feeling well: