Guess & Check is a Brooklyn-based band expert at blending lots of catchy into their rock stew. Their first album Entanglement came out in January. It combines layers of guitar and keyboard with a solid rhythm section and a very strong voice coming from Maya Klein (she does take turns with Jay Klein, who’s no slouch). They play at Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) on Wednesday 3/12 with Sunflower Bean, The Meaning of Life, and another Greenpointers favorite Shy Hunters. Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00. It’s either $10 in advance or $12 day of show. Tickets here. Check out single “Changeling.”
Wythe Hotel Cinema (80 Wythe Ave) will host the NY premiere of the film Good Vibrations on Friday 3/14. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this film “tells the story of Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer), a radical, rebel and music lover in war-torn 1970s Belfast.” Terri decides to open a record store, which connects him to the resistance and the underground punk scene. Doors are at 7:00, film at 8:00. It costs $10. Tickets here. Here’s the trailer.
Keep the party rolling Saturday night with the raucous Brooklyn band Finks. They have sent us a batch of songs that I’m really digging. They have a fuzzed out “surf punk dance” thing going on, a captivating mixture of fast and loose garage tuneage that should make for a great live show. Finks will be at Gutter (200 North 14th St) on 3/15 along with EndAnd, Ravenous, and the Pierres. They doors are at 8:45, music starts at 9:15 and it costs $5. Here’s the FB event page. Oh, and that music I mentioned? You can get it by signing up for the band’s mailing list.
Finally, I want to share a tune from The Library Is On Fire. The song is called “Red Flags” and it will be found on the forthcoming LP Halcyon and Surrounding Areas due 4/15. It’s big beautiful noise, with guitars cranked and drums pounding, though it does make sure to quiet down to let us breathe occasionally. Should be a cool album.