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Escape the heat by checking out one of these great gigs happening this week:
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Lost Dog, Frankie Valet, Sailor Boyfriend, toobin at The Footlight, 8 p.m.
If you’re interested in a lineup of diverse sounding groups with power pop influences, then stop by Ridgewood’s The Footlight (support the venue, while they struggle with landlord’s negligence) on Wednesday night.
Boston’s Lost Dog are kicking off a week-long tour in support of their stellar new EP, Don’t Feel That, and they’re taking fellow fuzz-infused indie-poppers, Frankie Valet, along for the ride. Jersey City’s Sailor Boyfriend add a touch of new-wave, danceable pop to this lineup, and Ridgewood, Queen’s own Toobin, an electronic experimental project that features personal, intimate lyrics, will wrap up the evening.
Thursday, Aug. 8
Safer, Gesserit, Super City, Francie Moon at Rose Gold, 7 p.m.
Safer, the brand new project of former The Rapture bassist Mattie Safer, has been churning out great single after single, the most recent being the danceable “Sleepless Nights.” Although Safer has been gigging around the neighborhood quite frequently this summer, Thursday night will be your last chance to see them for a little while, as Matt will be heading out on tour with the band Poolside.
Expect a great set and some new tunes from Gesserit, who just finished mixing her next record, and a new single from Baltimore’s Super City, who are releasing their latest tune, “Too Right,” on Friday. New Jersey’s Francie Moon will kick things off with some songs from their excellent new EP, New Morning Light.
Friday, Aug. 9
Whiner, Grey Watson, Fanclub at Gold Sounds Bar, 8 p.m.
Goth punks Whiner are headlining a stacked triple bill that also features the sounds of folk singer-songwriter Grey Watson, who recently relocated to Brooklyn from South Korea. Watson will be performing under his latest musical iteration, Grey Watson’s Endless Hourglass Of Infinite Time, which recently shared a brand new, psych-influenced single called “Spinning Wheel.”
Back in April, Whiner released their first EP in several years, the dark and moody You Never Have To Feel This Way Ever Again, and have plans to follow that up with their debut full-length in the near future. One of Austin’s finest shoegaze trios, Fanclub, are also on the bill. Check out their stunning debut EP All The Same and show up early so you don’t miss their set!
Saturday, Aug. 10
Cullen Omori, Cindy Cane, Dougie Poole at Sunnyvale, 8 p.m.
Former Smith Westerns member Cullen Omori released his luminous second album, The Diet, late last year. It’s a nice collection of shimmering and propulsive pop songs that’ll perfectly soundtrack the early days of August. You can catch him on Saturday night for a rare New York City performance, along with one of the most talked-about local acts, Cindy Cane.
The vampire and spaghetti western-obsessed experimental pop group draws influence from dark pop and country music, most prevalent in their latest release, a teaser of a future single “calgary cavalier ∆ intro.” The similarly country-influenced synth-pop artist, Dougie Pool, plays first.
Cover image courtesy of Whiner.
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