School of Seven Bells, Exitmusic, Mercury Lounge, $15
While School of Seven Bells have recently shifted lineups, their hypbrid of shoegaze and pop remains as infectious as ever. Benjamin Curtis and Alejandra Deheza will soon releasing their third album, "Ghostory," but their maximal sound is best experienced live.
Tuesday, February 28, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street (between Essex and Ludlow streets); 212-260-4700
Matthew Dear, Blondes, Helado Negro, Bowery Ballroom, $15
Friday’s lineup at the Bowery Ballroom sees three exciting producers tackle different areas of the electronic music spectrum. Blondes layer analog loops to form warped house, while Helado Negro makes chilled-out Latin American pop. Matthew Dear’s identity is harder to pin down as he traverses warped electro-funk and dark pop. All three acts are must-sees.
Friday, March 2, 8:30 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111
Korallreven, Lemonade, Young Magic, Bowery Ballroom, $15
Korallreven made waves last year with their expressive take on Balearic pop, following in the footseps of fellow Swedes jj, ceo, and Studio. Sunday’s show at Bowery Ballroom is the perfect way to usher in the warming weather, with a duo whose music skips Spring entirely and lands us sweltering in Summer heat.
Sunday, March 4, 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111