THURSDAY, JULY 17.
TV Girl have quietly been making some of the most charming indie pop around, and their new album French Exit is the perfect soundtrack to lazy summer afternoons. They’ll hit Seattle’s Sunset Tavern tonight. 9pm, 5433 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA.
Australian dance wunderkind Flume goes for the second of three sold-out nights at NYC’s Terminal 5. Good luck with scouring StubHub! 8pm, 610 W 56th St, New York, NY.
British synth wizard Jon Hopkins hits (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC. His album Immunity was a highlight of 2013, and it’ll be sure to rearrange your brain. 10pm, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY.
The 1.21 Gigawatts Festival kicks off in Brooklyn, showcasing local favorites like Team Spirit, Slonk Donkerson, Frankie Cosmos, and Honduras over the course of four days.
FRIDAY, JULY 18.
Pitchfork Festival gets started in Chicago, where Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Kendrick Lamar will headline over the course of three days. Other acts appearing over the weekend include FKA Twigs, St. Vincent, Cloud Nothings, and Wild Beasts. Union Park, Chicago, IL.
Between Beverly and Mexican Slang, fuzzed-out guitar pop goes for the gold at Brooklyn’s Death By Audio. 8pm, 49 S 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY.
SATURDAY, JULY 19.
Cool off with some sweet synth-pop as the Cascine & Friends tour continues onto Toronto, where the label’s signees Lemonade, Chad Valley, and Yumi Zouma will be joined by Arbutus’ Braids and Tops. 7pm, 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON.
The Viva Pomona festival takes over The Glass House for two nights, featuring acts including !!!, Puro Instinct, and Thee Oh Sees. 5pm, 200 W Second Street, Pomona, CA.
MONDAY, JULY 21.
It’s July, so Eternal Summers must be in their element. Catch them at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn with Little Racer and Seoul for a night of in-season indie rock. The Virginia-based trio released new album The Drop Beneath this spring. 8pm, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
TUESDAY, JULY 22.
Neutral Milk Hotel plays the first of two nights at Prospect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn. This needs no explanation, right? 6pm, Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY.
Pop upstart Kiesza is already a hit overseas with her song “Hideaway,” and now she’s set her sights on America–more specifically, Santos Party House in NYC. 8pm, 96 Lafayette Street, New York, NY.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23.
London indie rockers Cymbals will get San Francisco dancing as they continue their first ever North American tour. Their new album The Age Of Fracture is out now. 8pm 155 Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA.