Without large audiences and crowded band lineups around town these days, it’s a chance for introspective music to have its moment.
It’s a good time to hear bands live that unravel themselves slowly, and open your mind to a broad landscape.
Even our punk pick this week is more suited to chill California than the inside of a dark New York bar.
They even named their album Have A Great Summer. That’s pretty polite for a Brooklyn-based band.
If you’re in the mood for something even more mellow, Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band are playing Saturday night at Trans-Pecos in Bushwick.
Doors open at 8, and you can buy $12 tickets in advance here to avoid trekking down to Trans-Pecos and facing a sellout. (You take the L to the Halsey stop. Is that like a real place? OK enough teasing our Bushwick/Ridgewood friends, it’s only 5 minutes further than East Willy on the train).
Here’s a typical example of Forsyth’s long, winding, but pleasing work on the electric guitar.
Finally, on Sunday (3/20), you have the chance to catch probably the best metal band in Brooklyn these days, Sannhet. They usually play St. Vitus — they’re signed to the club’s label — but those shows often sell out. Sunday they will be at Union Pool instead, as the last act performing. It’s a benefit for the PS 34 PTA, and it’s only 10 bucks.
Here‘s a link to their atmospheric, muscular songs, but let’s dwell for a moment on how sweet it is that the local Parent-Teacher Association holds a benefit featuring a metal band. It’s a nice reminder of why we choose to live in Greenpoint.
It’s moms with tattoos. GP, please never change.