Jam Out To The Roots, Beach House, And Kindness In NYC This Week
Beach House, May 15, Bowery Ballroom, $30
Over four albums and eight years, Baltimore’s Beach House has honed their gauzy dream pop into a perfect vision of nostalgia and melody. Live, lead singer Victoria Legrand has a way of elevating even their most languid tunes to stunning emotional peaks. Expect songs from their excellent new album Bloom, and classics like “Gila” and “Norway.”
Tuesday, May 15, 9 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111.
Kindness, Tezeo, May 17, (le) Poisson Rouge, $15
Kindness is UK pop chameleon Adam Bainbridge, who, on his debut record World, You Need a Change of Mind, channels R&B, disco, pop, chillwave, and more, while managing to include one of the most unlikely Replacements' covers we’ve ever come across. Thursday’s show will be Kindness' first ever appearance in NYC.
Thursday, May 17, 10 p.m., (le) Poisson Rouge,158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan streets); 212-353-3474.
The Great Googa Mooga Festival: The Roots, Holy Ghost!, James Murphy, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bear Hands, and more, May 19, Prospect Park, FREE w/ RSVP or $250 for “Extra Mooga”
Likely the best tasting music festival in the world, Brooklyn’s Great Googa Mooga brings food vendors, comedians, and musicians together for a sunny weekend in Prospect Park. Saturday focuses on the bands, with artists like The Roots, Holy Ghost!, and James Murphy soundtracking the munching of artisanal sausage and drinking of cold microbrews.
Saturday May 19, 11:15 - 9 p.m., Nethermead Meadow in Prospect Park. Click the link for more details.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Ty Segall, White Fence, The Strange Boys, The Men, and DJ Jonathan Toubin play Webster Hall. May 16.
Caveman play a FREE show at the Brooklyn Museum. May 17.
Lee “Scratch” Perry plays Gramercy Theatre. May 17.
Photo: Via Beach House; Via Kindness; Via The Roots