Smith Westerns at Bowery Ballroom
If there is such a thing as bashful swagger, the Smith Westerns have it. Churning out simple, pop songs doused lightly in low-fi fuzz and a few awesome guitar solos, this Chicago band has been charming crowds since last year’s South By Southwest. The group’s show at Bowery Ballroom last Monday was sold out, stuffed to the gills with hipsters swaying and singing along when catchy songs like...
YACHT plays Webster Hall
Decked out in a white body suit with alien faces pasted on the chest, YACHT singer Claire Evans asked “How are your lives, everybody? How are your beings?” If anyone’s answer was less than enthusiastic, it had changed by the end of last night’s show at Webster Hall. YACHT produced hypnotic dance music, a mix of electronic beats and synth sung with Talking Heads like frankness. The band played a...