8:37 pm, 04/17/2012
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The Week Ahead
First of all, if you live in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, or Syracuse, you should know upfront that basically there are no good shows for you this week, nor for the foreseeable future. Like months. You should probably just start a band or learn how to make music on your computer or something like that. Don’t shoot the messenger.
As for the rest of the state, nothing very all that interesting happens until Thursday, when Lambchop, a large group of accomplished musicians and one guy who sings like a frog, bring their very beautiful music to Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan. They play again at the Bell House in Brooklyn Friday night. Google it. Here’s what you can look forward to.
The dudes in Terry Malts used to be in some crappy indie pop band that sounded like a boring version of the Smiths, but then they decided to play their songs with distortion, and that improved everything a lot. They are at Glasslands in Brooklyn on Saturday night.
This is pretty much the worst way to ride a motorcycle ever. You should always keep your eyes on the road – for starters – and sunglasses at night, despite that song, are not super practical and kind of something that people will make fun of you for in real life. Otherwise, this is a good song. You probably also know their biggest hit, “The Song from Portlandia.” Washed Out play the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan on Sunday.