Guess & Check // Finks // The Library Is On Fire – Music Shows This Week (3/12-15)

Spring is fighting to emerge. Maybe you are too after a tough winter. If you are looking to bust out, here are a few shows and events this week that should be a good time.

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.

About Stephen F

Stephen does economic development for North Brooklyn businesses and writes about music at the online site Those Who Dig. He's only ever lived in Greenpoint while in NYC and he hopes it stays that way.

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