New York is the best city in the world when it comes to music. Lucky for you, we’re going to tell you about five shows to fit into your schedules. You’ll thank us later.
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Tuesday, 8/25 – Music Hall of Williamsburg
If Melody’s Echo Chamber’s psychedelic tracks remind you of Tame Impala’s infectious sound, there’s a good reason why. Melody Prochet, lead of MEC became so intrigued by Tame Impala that she connected with Kevin Parker, the lead singer. Soon enough, the two were in the front man’s home studio in Perth, Australia recording an album. Fortunately, we don’t need to travel across the world to check out these tunes, just a trip across the Williamsburg Bridge.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Wednesday, 9/16 – Brooklyn Bowl
St. Paul and the Broken Bones is one of the most underrated live acts on tour at the moment. There, we said it. They absolutely deliver as a premier live band by honing their soulfulness for all of us to enjoy. Also, catching a show at the Brooklyn Bowl is a quintessential New York music experience.
Ben Howard – Monday, 9/28 – Radio City Music Hall
Ben Howard’s 2011 Every Kingdom and 2014 I Forget Where We Were gained mass acclaim throughout Europe. For good reason. These albums will make you wonder what took so long to get a hold of his music. His sound and image (the rustic foreigner musing about love and the general qualities of life) prove to be a winning combination. It’s just a matter of time before he sweeps the country by force.
Tame Impala – Tuesday, 10/6 – Radio City Music Hall
Tame Impala is the best rock band in the world. The Australian band, led by the aforementioned Kevin Parker, released the fan-favorite Lonerism in 2012. After much anticipation, Tame Impala released Currents earlier this summer. The album is full of hits and Parker puts on an absolute show. This is a concert you’ll regret missing.
Leon Bridges – Wednesday 10/21 – Webster Hall
Don’t worry, you didn’t wake up fifty years late and just discover Leon Bridges. The twenty-six-year-old, Fort Wayne, TX born, Soul-singer is a trip back to the days of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Bridges’ debut album Coming Home released earlier this summer and has been making appearances on the majority of playlists I’ve seen recently.