Magnetic Field in Brooklyn is not only a good venue that's easy to get to, they're booking great shows. The next one is free, outdoors, and part of this Sunday's Atlantic Antic Festival...

SUN 9/25: 11AM - 6PM / FREE
Widmer Bros. Brewery & Sixpoint Craft Ales Presents
Performing live'n'loud on the outdoor MF stage: THE SOUL SHAKERS (4:40PM), THE PONYS (3:20PM), THE HONG KONG (2:10PM), DETACHMENT KIT (1:15PM), THE DANSETTES (12:20PM), and MIGHTY FINE (11:30AM)! Then at 6PM - "LES SANS CULOTTES, plus boss DJ action, and delicious Smirnoff drinks all night!" in the bar.

Then Thursday they give you another reason to go to Brooklyn Heights...

THU 9/29: 8:00PM / $10
Sparkle Motion Presents
Spawned from the illustrious Field Mice, Bobby Wratten's heartfelt ensemble are playing their last ever live shows as Trembling Blue Stars. =Over the course of five subsequent albums – including Broken By Whispers (2000) and Alive To Every Smile (2001) on Sub Pop, Trembling Blue Stars have become as beloved as Belle & Sebatian or The Clientele, indie-pop darlings and legends.
In the style of Burt Bacharach, Stephen Merritt and Belle & Sebastian, The Sharp Things continues their journey of orchestral pop with Foxes & Hounds. Perry Serpa leads the 10 plus member band as singer-songwriter and pianist to boot. His voice is unabashedly susceptible. Serpa's lyrics are filled with a bit of darkness and self-destruction.
Annie Hayden used to be in a band called Spent. They made quiet, jangly indie-pop for Merge Records from 1995 through 1997 then broke up in 1998 in unhappy acceptance of their own commercial inviability. A small tragedy because they were among the finest bands in their particular little genre, forming a sort of stylistic bridge between labelmates the Magnetic Fields and Superchunk. Annie's new solo record is out on Merge in September 2005.
Equally at home on shelves containing Ladytron and Belle & Sebastian records, Kawaii, a cute duo from Norway, make lo-fi electro-pop with a shiny veneer for the IKEA generation. Bouncing their way through 13 smart pop songs on their debut CD (Shelflife), they merge charming male and female vocals over crisp electro-beats, toy keyboards, organs and jazzy guitars that will keep you dancing all night long.

Check the full Magnetic Field Schedule.
Check the full Atlantic Antic schedule.

I saw Voxtrot at Magnetic Field