Posted in To Do | music on October 22, 2009

by Bill Pearis

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JEFF The Brotherhood in Nashville (more by Paul Birman)
JEFF The Brotherhood


Today's the free Brooklyn Vegan party at Pianos (158 Ludlow Street, NY, NY). Downstairs I've dubbed the "TWII Stage" as every band playing has been written about on This Week in Indie at some point over the last year, even the just-announced Sky Larkin. I'm super excited that the day starts with Moonbabies' first U.S. show in eight years. We've also got Italy's A Classic Education, who are a more orchestral take on '90s indie rock and are pretty great live. Then there's the wild, in-your-face triple threat of the UK's Lovvers, Montreal's Duchess Says and Nashville's JEFF the Brotherhood which might leave Pianos in shambles. And then of course Surfer Blood who are playing a total of 12 shows this week. Insane. Buy some throat coat tea, guys. Upstairs is a little more civilized but no less awesome, including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Alec Ounsworth, Freelance Whales, Peggy Sue, former Jealous Girlfriends singer Holly Miranda who is now on XL, her Saddle Creek-signed friend Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and more. Full lineup with set times below.

Not that you'd really have any reason to leave our party at all, but Aquariam Drunkard is throwing a very good party too over at Fontana's. Playing are The Love Language (who play the BV loft party tomorrow night), neo trip hoppers Phantogram, Local Natives (who also play the loft party and the BV/Bowery Presents day party on Saturday), The Happy Hollows, The Roadside Graves, Joshua James, and Blair.


If you can't make it in time for Moonbabies noon set time at Pianos, they're playing tonight as part of an all-Swedish event at the Norwood Club in the Meatpacking District featuring bands and DJs. Along with Moonbabies, performers include the smoky jazz pop of Francis, singer-songwriters Sofia Talvik and Jaw Lesson. Also, for those curious types, Norwood is a chi chi private club, so here's your chance to see how the other half parties.


There's a good lineup at The Rose in Williamsburg which is usually a jazz club but tonight plays host to four electronic-leaning bands. The one I really want to see is FOUND who are an artist collective/band from Edinburgh, Scotland whose sound ranges from celtic to glitchy funk. They are a little odd, in a good way, and I hear are worth seeing live. You candownload their Fidelities EP here. Also on the bill: Gainsville, FL's Oh Fortunamake infectious synth-pop; Detroit's Computer Perfection who are an offshoot of Pas/Cal and make highly orchestrated '60s psych pop; and Brooklyn's interestingly-named Binary Marketing Show.

And at Music Hall of Williamsburg is an almost entirely UK line-up, the kind that would probably have editors at Q and Uncut salivating. And the one band that's not British, Australia's The Temper Trap, pretty much sound like they're from the UK (I'm thinking the U2s, Travises and Keenes of the Brit scene). More interesting to me are openers The Golden Silvers, who seem to pull influence from equal parts ELO and ABC. It is at times so sugary your teeth hurt, but they know their way around a good hook. Also playing are Mumford & Sons who are the most celtic-leaning of the London folk scene that gave us Laura Marling and Noah & the Whale. They are impressive live, really nailing those lush harmonies. I don't know a lot about Goldhawks but their reach-for-the-stars brand of Brit Indie will probably sound even bigger with MHoW's kick-ass soundsystem. The Music Hall show is now sold out, but you can still get in with a badge.

Our hip hop recommendations (including the BV-sponsored show at Southpaw tonight) HERE. The xx (who played to an overpacked Mercury Lounge last night) is at the Apple Store at 7, and then they play the NME party at the Delancey tonight with The Antlers who played an in-store at Sound Fix yesterday where Cymbals Eat Guitars DON'T (CANCELLED) play today before heading to Public Assembly for the late night Vice party with Ume who play our day show at Fontana's on Friday with Crystal Antlers who played the Vice late night party last night with Grooms who replaced Cold Cave who cancelled.. Deer Tick headline Bowery Ballroom tonight. Chris Denny, who also plays the BV day party today, is one of the openers on that show. Fliers, a Golden Silvers video and day party set times after the jump...

Golden Silvers - "Arrows of Eros"

BV party

12:00 Moonbabies
12:45 A Classic Education
01:30 Sky Larkin
02:15 Surfer Blood
03:00 Lovvers
03:45 Duchess Says
04:30 JEFF the Brotherhood

01:00 Freelance Whales
01:45 Rebecca Schiffman
02:30 Peggy Sue
03:15 Chris Denny
04:00 Holly Miranda
04:45 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
05:30 Alec Ounsworth (CYHSY)

Aquarium Drunkard
Aquarium Drunkard/Intelligent Noise Showcase
12:00pm Blair
12:45pm The Love Language
1:30pm The Roadside Graves
2:15pm Phantogram
3:00pm Joshua James
3:45pm The Happy Hollows
4:30pm Local Natives

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Comments (20)

DFA at brooklyn bowl should be on point.

Posted by sam | October 22, 2009 9:43 AM

That Cymbals Eat Guitars in-store has been canceled according to the Soundfix website.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 10:00 AM

how come jeff the brotherhood is on the flyer and not Rebecca schiffman????!!!!! GAAAAHHHHRRR!!

Posted by brent skipple | October 22, 2009 10:02 AM

im already in line for the BV party, free adderall in the mens bathroom wearing red converse

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 10:15 AM

The line at Mercury Lounge was lame as shit last night. It was 1 in, 1 out by the time doors opened @ 9:30.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 10:23 AM

"The line at Mercury Lounge was lame as shit last night. It was 1 in, 1 out by the time doors opened @ 9:30."

You mean for the second show? It didn't seem that busy. The room was pretty empty by the time Screaming Females came on.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 10:32 AM

im seeing the screaming females with the beatles, i mean arctic monkeys

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 10:39 AM

"You mean for the second show? It didn't seem that busy. The room was pretty empty by the time Screaming Females came on."

Yep. I think there was a crowd for Mumford & Sons or something.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 11:01 AM

also tonight:




Thursday October 22nd @ MARKET HOTEL


|| Gary War
|||| Eric Copeland
|||||| Amen Dunes
|||||||| Expo ‘70
|||||||||| Fluffy Lumbers

|| djs Mike McGill & Mr. A*Ok

1142 Myrtle Ave @ Bdwy | Bushwick, Bklyn
JMZ-Myrtle, L-Jefferson, G-Myrtle/Willoughby | 8pm | all ages | $5

| curated by WNYU, organized by Ric Leichtung |

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 22, 2009 11:21 AM

Does anyone have a lineup for the Death By Audio showcase in the afternoon on Saturday? I can't find it anywhere. Sisters are playing at 3pm according to their MySpace, but with who?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 11:32 AM

its Golden Silvers not THE Golden Silvers

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 11:57 AM

Also tonight @ 107 Suffolk St. 10PM FREE

10 Surfer Blood
10:45 Air Waves
11:30 Surf City
12 Violens
1 Lemonade

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 12:10 PM

How do the Vice parties work? You just email an RSVP or do you have to also go to American Apparel to pick up a ticket?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 1:00 PM

Interview with Edinburgh's FOUND about CMJ on 'Dear Scotland' last week, including video.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 1:35 PM

Whichever one that is pictured from JEFF the brotherhood, his outstanding looks just made me cancel my first show of the night to see them instead. I'm seeing enough acts for me to be shallow here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 1:57 PM

he's really good sucking at cock

Posted by hope u r a dude | October 22, 2009 5:18 PM

UME last night
UME tonight
UME Tomorrow night
Taste it!

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2009 7:27 PM

he is quite dreamy

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2009 8:44 AM

DBA Saturday Showcase cancelled due to lack of public interest.

Posted by Jimi Henderson | October 23, 2009 9:41 AM

he DOES have nice lips

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 12:47 AM

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