Welcome, all, to the first ever glossy edition of Hott Tickets. I’m assuming the flaming tickets that have always appeared in the header are now really flaming, but I can’t be certain because the designers won’t talk to me until I file this column. Regardless, we’re way fancier now, and so in turn, you are too! Congrats.
And now, the shows...
5/24 Bedroom Walls at the Mercury Lounge
Gorgeous, textured indie-pop from this San Francisco quartet who just released their excellent sophomore album, All Good Dreamers
5/24 Mazarin and The Walkmen at Webster Hall
This is a hell of a bill. Have I told you how good Mazarin is? Seriously, they’re very good. Like, birthday cake good.
5/24 Mark Kozelek at Bowery Ballroom
Mark Kozelek’s career has taken a turn for the weird. First he released all those AC/DC covers, then all those Modest Mouse covers, and he was also in the band in Almost Famous
. He might not even write his own songs anymore, but whatever he does, it’s always pretty.
5/27 The Diggs at the Mercury Lounge
These folks turned some heads at the KEXP in-studio performance. Straightforward indie rock, just like you listened to in the 90s. Are you noticing this? The 90s are fucking hot
5/30 Team Dresch at the Knitting Factory
See? I’m telling you: the 90s are hot
6/1–6/6 Bouncing Souls at the Knitting Factory
Rumor has it the new Bouncing Souls record is mad lame, but if you spent your teenage years in the Tri-State area, they’ll make you feel like you’re 16. Which is nice sometimes.
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