The Rapture, The Magnetic Fields, & More Chances To Rock Out This Week


Keep Shelly In Athens, Jonquil, New Moods, Behavior (DJ Set), April 2, Glasslands, $15

Greek duo Keep Shelly In Athens play Mediterranean-inspired pop that recalls moonlit beaches and shadowy cabana lounges. Opening is Jonquil, an Oxford, England-based quartet, whose breezy sounds take similar inspiration from the warmth of the tropics. Both bands will make you long for summer.

Monday, April 2, 8:30 p.m., Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave (between South 1st and South 2nd streets), Brooklyn, New York 11211; 718-599-1450.


The Magnetic Fields, Devotchka (acoustic), Beacon Theatre, April 3 and 4, $35
Stephin Merrit’s band is many things -- funny, morose, catchy, and wise. While best known for their magnum opus "69 Love Songs," The Magnetic Fields have more than two decades worth of material, and a live show that spans it all. While Wednesday’s concert is sold out, there are still tickets available for Tuesday— grab them while you can.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3 and 4, 7 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway (between 74th and 75th); 212-465-6500.

The Rapture, April 6, Bowery Ballroom, $20
Can you believe it’s been a decade since The Rapture released “House of Jealous Lovers”? Multiple albums and line-up changes later, the dance-punk OGs are still one of best live bands around, and their rawkus disco resonates as much now as ever. Resist the urge to ask for more cowbell.

Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.,Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111

Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Friends play a FREE show at Le Baron, just RSVP here. April 2.
SBTRKT plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg with Sepalcure. April 2.
Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars play Bowery Ballroom. April 3.
Perfume Genius and Parenthetical Girls play Mercury Lounge. April 3.
Screaming Females play The Bell House. April 6.
The War on Drugs play Bowery Ballroom. April 8.

Photo: Via Keep Shelly In Athens, The Rapture, The Magnetic Fields

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