Abby Hollander plays Skinny Dennis Sunday night

There is a spirit of cautious optimism in our neighborhood this week. Ice has disappeared from the sidewalks. There are fewer sightings of G train commuters cobbling together bus and Uber rides after unannounced service delays. In fact, some have even suggested that the G is a more reliable train than the neighboring line to our south. It’s a great time to celebrate with some notable live music.

We recommend starting your Friday night with the jubilant club sound of Bright Light Bright Light. They play Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.) at 9 pm. Here is a sample:

Maybe you need to release some pent-up anger after the long winter. Metal and pop punk fans will both find something to like when Everyone Dies in Utah and One Year Later play Saturday at Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave.). For a more conventional headbanger catharsis, try Cancer Bats and White Widows Pact Band at St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) on Saturday at 8 pm. Here is a preview of Cancer Bats:

Now that you have worked out your anger issues, celebrate the arrival of spring with some jazzy bluegrass Sunday afternoon at Skinny Dennis (152 Metropolitan Ave.). The Third Wheel Band starts at 4 pm. It might be too early to be dreaming about sipping iced tea on a front porch, but the band will do their best to take you there:

If you want to keep your weekend rolling into Sunday night, Abby Hollander performs some fine bluegrass at that same location Sunday at 9 pm.

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