WEDNESDAY, MAY 7.
British heavyweights Foals take on the second of two nights at New York’s Terminal 5. The art-rockers pack a mighty punch on their own, but they’ll be accompanied by Cage The Elephant and J. Roddy Walston and the Business.
7pm, 610 W 56th St, New York, NY.
Get on your dancing shoes as electro veterans Adult. take the stage at Brooklyn’s Verboten. 8pm, 54 N. 11th St, Brooklyn, NY.
For an undoubtedly charming evening, see the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart at LA’s Troubadour. The indie pop favorites are on the road armed with new album Days Of Abandon and the support of the UK’s Fear Of Men. You can also catch them for free tomorrow at Amoeba.
8pm, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
THURSDAY, MAY 8.
Do you live in southern California and like indie rock? Then We Are Scientists and PAWS provide the bill for you at the Observatory’s Constellation Room.
9pm, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA.
In another part of the Observatory, living legend/maker of wildly incendiary statements Morrissey will be appearing alongside Kristeen Young.
8pm, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA.
M.I.A. serves up double trouble on the first of two nights with A$AP Ferg at Knockdown Center. Who’s that girl called Maya? You’ll know for sure after seeing one of today’s most charismatic artists.
7pm, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Flushing, NY.
The British invasion of NYC is also going strong in Manhattan. Londoners Bombay Bicycle Club are taking over Webster Hall for two nights in a row with their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow. They’ll be accompanied by the smooth psych-rock jams of Royal Canoe. 7pm, 125 E 11th St, New York, NY.
FRIDAY, MAY 9.
SOHN lives in Austria now, but since he’s originally from England, it only makes sense that he’s playing in New York this week. The singer/producer delivers his richly textured take on R&B tonight at Bowery Ballroom and tomorrow at Rough Trade. Swedish pop darling Mr. Little Jeans will support.
8pm, 6 Delancey St, New York, NY.
In a post-feminist utopia, we wouldn’t have to celebrate ladies who rock. Since that world doesn’t exist, check out a free showing of Swedish punk film We Are The Best! at Brooklyn’s IndieScreen before heading to Death By Audio to see some non-fictional bands, including Upset and Palehound. 8pm, 49 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY.
SATURDAY, MAY 10.
The Red Bull Music Academy is going strong in New York City, and it’ll be hosting the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at Smorgasburg. Buy some vinyl from labels including DFA, Cascine, Domino, and Ghostly while enjoying DJ sets from Tanlines, Autre Ne Veut, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, and more.
1pm, 90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Black Bell Records rules Pianos for an intimate night of NYC indie rock with Honduras, Slonk Donkerson, Dances, and more.
6:30 pm, 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY.
Do you dream in funky basslines? Ava Luna do, and they headline a free show at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
7pm, 165 Banker St, Brooklyn, NY.
SUNDAY, MAY 11.
Ghostly International’s Heathered Pearls hits Glasslands for a night of digital bliss.
8:30 pm, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Will of Montreal be able to fit their inventive, theatrical live show onto the stage at (le) poisson rouge?
9pm, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY.
TUESDAY, MAY 13.
Fast-spitting rapper and fashion darling Le1f heads to Paris. The New Yorker will heat things up at La Gaîté Lyrique with hard-hitting bangers like “Boom” and “Wut.”
8pm, Rue Papin 75002.
Minnesota rockers Howler invite you into their World Of Joy at Rough Trade with Frankie Teardrop.
8:30 pm, 64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY.
Up the street, Australian soul star Chet Faker shows off his dance cred at Output.
8pm, 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY.