“When it rains, it pours.” Shows, shows galore this week. Some of them are sold (The XX, Local Natives, Mumford & Sons), but not all of them (Born Ruffians, LCD Soundsystem). Some of the shows you might even surprise you, or well, I was surprised (50 Cent @ The Warfield). So get hip and take a look before you’re too late, we all know the bell curve theory–where do you want to end?
Mumford & Sons @ Slim’s, June 2rd, 8pm ($16) The members of Mumford & Sons came together in 2007, and since have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters, without taking themselves too seriously. The four young men from West have fire in their bellies, romance in their hearts, and rapture in their masterful voices. They are staunch friends – Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane – who bring their music to us with the passion and pride of an old-fashioned, much-cherished, family business.
Local Natives @ Rickshaw Stop, June 2nd, 9pm ($12) A few tickets are available on the day of the show, just get there early is you REALLY want to see them–words of advice. Local Natives were recently featured on SFCritic, and are one 2010’s newest indie rise to fame. With an emphasis on vocal harmonies, and gritty indie rock–the group is a like a maturing Grizzly Bear riding waves, soon to catch the big one! Watch. Listen. HANG TEN!
LCD Soundsystem @ The Fillmore, June 3rd ($35) The group’s style is a mix of dance music and punk, along with elements of disco, experimental rock, and other styles. They have released three critically acclaimed albums, with 2010’s This Is Happening also charting in the Billboard Top 10.
Japanther @ The Great American Music Hall, June 6th, 9pm ($14) “The band’s knack for whipping a roomful of young hipsters into a frenzy is awesome to behold. This is punk as performance art, and no one in town does it better.” TIME OUT NEW YORK
Holy Fuck @ The Independent, June 8th, 9pm ($15) If opposites really do attract, it makes perfect sense that Holy Fuck would chose a barn in rural Ontario to record a series of dynamic electro-noise pop that compose their latest full-length release, titled Latin. Where Holy Fuck in the past were a rotating cast of musicians, Latin showcases for the first time their consistent touring line up. Drummer Matt Schulz and bass player Matt McQuaid provide a complex rhythm foundation that at times feels like an invisible hand leading you through a dark hedge maze.