As we noted in our last round of picks, although a number of great shows are sold out at this point, Noise Pop badges remain on sale until Friday at noon. With a badge, you’re guaranteed entry to any Noise Pop show within the first hour after doors open.
That The Fresh & Onlys have a new record coming out probably won’t shock anyone, but the band’s continued evolution and remarkable consistency make every new release something to get excited about. For Noise Pop, the band co-headlines a Sunday afternoon matinee at Bottom of the Hill (1pm, $12) with The Growlers. I’d get there on time to see local garage poppers The Wrong Words kick things off.
Best Coast and Wavves are the co-headliners of Saturday night’s Regency Ballroom show (8pm, Sold Out), but this is one of those bills that’s quality top-to-bottom. Hunx and His Punx played our Happy Hour last year; now they’re on track to make a big splash with the upcoming Too Young To Be In Love, out later this year. Local band Royal Baths opens the show.
Noise Pop’s two-day Culture Club this weekend at Public Works is a pretty remarkable undertaking: part interactive DIY workshop series, part art installation, part craft fair, part musical performance series. Seriously, take a look at the calendar; where else are you going to find Nick Zinner, Kid Koala, No Age, Ben Templesmith and more under one roof?
How to Dress Well tops a bill of fractured pop sounds at Cafe Du Nord on Saturday night (8pm, Sold Out). Dominant Legs‘ art-pop shares some of HTDW’s fragility, while opener Chelsea Wolfe‘s gothic sounds employ noise and a heavy sense of atmosphere.