Star Slinger, M83, And The Beach Boys Majorly Rock NYC This Week
The Beach Boys, May 8 and 9, Beacon Theatre, $59 - $250
For their 50th anniversary tour, The Beach Boys have reunited with Brian Wilson for their most complete original lineup in decades. While legacy tours can be an excuse for expensive tickets and hokey nostalgia, all accounts have The Beach Boys playing the hits in top form. Hearing Wilson do “Good Vibrations” with the rest of the guys is worth the price of admission alone, even if you have to sit through "Kokomo."
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway (between 74th and 75th streets); 212-465-6500.
Star Slinger, The Hood Internet, Chrissy Murderbot, May 9, Radio City Music Hall, $16
Following a string of killer remixes ranging from Drake and A$AP Rocky to Deerhunter (as well as excellent original tracks), Star Slinger has quickly made a name for himself as an exciting new voice in electronic music. His cross-genre take on bass and beats is highly recommended.
Wednesday, May 9, 7 p.m., Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place (between 15th and 16th streets); 212-777-6800.
M83, I Break Horses, May 10, Terminal 5, $25
After the release of last year’s excellent Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, French shoegazers M83 have become the live band their epic records always needed. Supporting is Swedish duo I Break Horses, whose gauzy pop is a fitting heir to the sound that Gonzalez perfected.
Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street (between 11th and 12th avenues); 212-582-6600.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Florence and the Machine and Blood Orange play Radio City Music Hall. May 8.
Chairlift, Laurel Halo, and Ice Choir play Webster Hall. May 8.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero play Roseland Ballroom. May 8.
Zola Jesus plays the Guggenheim Museum. May 10.
Neon Indian plays Terminal 5. May 12.
em> Photo: Courtesy of M83; Courtesy of The Beach Boys; Courtesy of Star Slinger