There are two great shows going on tonight and I'm gonna try super hard to hit both of them... you should too!
Last night I saw The Midwest Beat at Bruar Falls and they were incredible. Twangy sixties style pop from Milwaukee and Madison, really charming. Mmoss from
New Hampshire was also great -pure sixties psych with flawless flute and organ, but THE BEAT (Midwest, not Paul Collins) really stole the show. They play again tonight at Death By Audio with Fire Season (new band from my favorite gal pal Dani), Marisa Berquist (ex Besties, Old Books), The Marshmallows, and Roman Candles. Here are a few Midwest Beat mp3s 4 ur enjoyyyyyyment:
Midwest Beat -- Girl Gone West
Midwest Beat -- Color Radio
Also tonight is Hooray For Earth (who are playing a bunch of upcoming dates with Brooklyn's favorite PAINS) and The Futureheads (all the way from ENGLAND) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. This is a bit "bigger" than the shows I usually go to, but I gotta admit, I really like MHOW. It's my favorite of the "big" venues in NYC... it's large but never gets uncomfortably crowded and you never feel pushed around or abused. I honestly don't know either of these bands all that well, but I'm looking forward to checking it out.
Here's streaming mp3 from Hooray For Earth and here's one from The Futureheads.
I'm gonna try to swing by both shows, hope I see you out!!! xoxo!!!