The Postelles, Pretty Nice, Swaai Boys: The Studio at Webster Hall, June 11, $13
The Postelles make guitar-driven New York City rock like we rarely hear these days, while opener Swaai Boys have a knack for chilled-out jams perfect for an afternoon spent sipping dark-and-stormies. Together they're a recipe for a great summer night.
Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m., The Studio at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street (between Third and Fourth avenues); 212-353-1600.
Northside Festival: Mac Demarco, Iceage, Solange, Petite Noir, Twin Sister, Sinkane, Chrome Canyon, The Walkmen, Bleached, Sonny and the Sunsets, Light Asylum, Why?, Black Flag, The Men, Helado Negro, and many more: various venues, June 13 through 20, $80
The Northside Festival continues to expand with its biggest and best lineup yet. This year, the fest features a week of showcases, panels, and films with some awesome free shows along the way (Solange, we're looking at you). You can get tickets for virtually all of the concerts individually or buy $80 passes for the whole shebang — a steal considering the number of quality acts this year.
June 13 through 20, Various Venues in Brooklyn.
The Postal Service, Ra Ra Riot, Mates of State: Barclays Center, June 14 and 15, $30
If you can't make it to the Postal Service's many festival appearances this summer, fear not: All of the heartwarming nostalgia of 2003 is coming right to you when Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis arrive in Brooklyn, June 14 and 15. Prepare to get emotional.
Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 7 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (at Flatbush Avenue); Brooklyn; 212-359-6387.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
June 10: Paul McCartney plays Barclays Center.
June 10: The Drums play Webster Hall.
June 11: The Antlers play (le) Poisson Rouge.
June 11: Joey Bada$$, Pro Era play 285 Kent.
June 12: Loke Rahbek (Lust For Youth, Var, Posh Isolation) plays Home Sweet Home.
June 12: Radiation City plays Mercury Lounge.
June 12: David Byrne and St. Vincent play the Wellmont Theatre.
June 15: Kingdom plays the Brooklyn Knitting Factory.
June 15: Baths plays Webster Hall.
June 16: Christopher Owens plays the Slipper Room.
Photos: Via The Bowery Presents