This week, some shows you'll want to check out are Black Moth Super Rainbow (dates in Manhattan and Brooklyn) and a very cool night of Royal Trux. BMSR is touring behind their recently released album Cobra Juicy and will be playing tonight at the Bowery Ballroom [6 Delancey Street] and tomorrow at Music Hall of Williamsburg [66 North 6th]. Tickets are $15 and available via the links to each show. I really like their single "Gangs in the Garden," a glitchy danceable number. Also, be sure to get their early for opening act the Casket Girls, I can't get enough of their album Sleepwalking.
My introduction to Royal Trux came via Pavement's ode track "Heaven is a Truck" on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. The original lineup disbanded more than ten years ago, but a cool event is happening on Saturday at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint (just went there for the first time this past weekend, it's a sweet venue). As selected and conducted by founding member Neil Hagerty, a group of musicians will gather for a conceptual performance of the band's Twin Infinitives. Sort of makes me think about the Dirty Projectors Rise Above interpretation. You can get tickets for $20 here. Here's the opening passage of track one from the album, "Solid Gold Tooth."