Gig Guide 2/1 – 2/7: The Week’s Top Rock
Tuesday, February 1st
Who: Panic! at the Disco @: Bowery Ballroom, 7:30PM Tickets: $20 Who: Lia Ices @: Joe’s Pub, 9:30PM Tickets: $12 Details: The Brooklyn based beauty, Lia Ices, is prime for Cat Power stardom. She’s talented and beautiful, and has an inquisitive voice that envelops like a light spring rain. If you think my description is too flowery, see her live and tell me you don’t agree.
Wednesday, February 2nd
Who: Holy Ghost! @: Mercury Lounge, 6:30PM Tickets: $12
Who: The Radio Dept., Young Prisms @: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8:00PM Tickets: $20 Details: I cannot think of a more perfect venue to enjoy The Radio Dept in the middle of a blizzard.
Who: Best Coast, Wavves, No Joy @: Webster Hall, 7:00PM Tickets: $20 Details: This might as well be an Urban Outfitters mix tape—so expect a similar crowd. You really cannot go wrong with this lineup, all have experienced recent success with a devoted following. They’ll also get together at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (2/3) for the same price.
Thursday, February 3rd
Who: Joseph Arthur, Greg Laswell @: City Winery, 8:00PM Tickets: $15 Details: Joseph Arthur also plays with Jesse Malin at City Winery at 8:30 PM On Saturday (2/5). Who: White Ring, Blissed Out, Von Haze, Pictureplane (DJ Set) @: Santos Party House, 8:00PM Tickets: $10 Details: White Ring is a dark, trance-inspired duo, that’s just as blissful as it is creepy.
Who: Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Deluka, Infernal Devices @: The Bell House, 7:30PM Tickets: $15
Friday, February 4th
Who: Rhett Miller @: City Winery, 8:30PM Tickets: $18 Details: Rhett Miller, still a heartthrob; even better while gazing at him through the bottom of your wine glass. He’s got a new self-titled album, but will also be touring with the Old 97’s later this spring.
Who: Tapes ‘n Tapes, Oberhofer, Xylos @: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8:30PM Tickets: $17 Details: Indie rockers Tapes ‘n Tapes just released their third album, Outside. Listen for the gem, “The Saddest of All Keys.”
Who: Chromeo, MNDR, The Suzan @: Terminal 5, 8:00PM Tickets: $25 Details: I cannot believe this show is only $25! MNDR and The Suzan are the most talked about artists of 2011, along with veterans, Chromeo.
Saturday February 5th
Who: Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, The Royal Chains @: Cameo Gallery, 8:00PM Details: The Cameo Gallery, a “live art space,” is a great place to host the lo-fi/surf rock/dreamy Beach Fossils. Check out their gorgeous sound once described in a Youtube comment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwmmyTW06Ss&feature=relatedas “bleeding bbq sauce & rum.”
Who: The Vandelles, Mean Creek, The Party Faithful, Boom Chick @: Pianos, 8:00PM Tickets: $10 Details: The LAST FM bio reads: The Vandelles are rock n’ roll noir at its finest. Their songs are the perfect soundtrack to rain-slicked city streets at night, and the lust, betrayal and violence that filters through them. The band thrives on layers of fuzz and a wall of reverb-laden guitar noise, and they also harbor a penchant for 60s garage pop melody and surf rock riffs.
Who: Robyn @: Radio City Music Hall, 7:00PM Tickets: $39.50 Details: The woman that needs no introduction except for maybe “Show Me Love.”
Sunday, February 6th
Who: Neko Case, Lost in the Trees @: The Bell House, 8:00PM Tickets: $35 Details: Everyone’s crush plays at everyone’s favorite venue=a match made in heaven.
Monday February 7th
Who: Friendly Fires, Hundred In The Hands @: Bowery Ballroom, 8:00PM Tickets: $20 Details: Everyone has been digging Friendly Fires, but please give your attention to the talented electro-pop duo, The Hundred in the Hands, who released their first studio album on the label WARP (other artists include Vincent Gallo, Autecture, and Brian Eno). They are named after the phrase the Lakota Nation gave to the Fetterman Battle of 1866 in Wyoming (in which Crazy Horse led his warriors to a victory that resulted in the death of 100 enemies).