We’re halfway through the week and it’s an Alt-J kind of day! Their show at the Masquerade is sold out tonight, but have no fear, Criminal Records is hosting Alt-J for a special acoustic set at 6PM. Free tickets are limited. Click here for details on how to secure yours!
If you’re looking for other show options, there is plenty going on tonight:
Body Language w/ Vacationer at Drunken Unicorn
And like any decent textbook, Body Language have a lot of history behind them, starting with the weekly parties Matt and Grant (band members) used to throw at a dive bar in Connecticut. The residency led to their love of dance music and a need for homemade club edits of everything from Billy Ocean to Don Henley. Not only that; the pair also started to tackle their own tracks, with Angelica eventually rounding out their ever-evolving sound and Ian stepping into his rhythm section role on the eve of a Bowery Ballroom show with Passion Pit. That billing wasn’t an isolated incident, either. As it turns out, Body Language lent their programming skills to several tracks on Passion Pit’s breakthrough album. They’ve also worked with such wildly different artists as Theophilus London, Machinedrum, and Fur.
Lily & the Tigers w/ Fourteen Hundred Miles at The Earl
Inspired by the soul of the South and the spirit of gypsies, Lily and the Tigers play what they call gothic Americana music. The band first formed in 2009 through the words, voice, and guitar of Casey Hood and the restless beats of upright bassist Adam Mincey. After completing their first album and a national tour, they have since blossomed into a full sound including bass clarinetist Mikhail Ally, lead guitarist Jared Pepper, drummer Peter Webb and fiddler Ryan Gregory. Together these six summon a fiery energy that requires no amplification to be heard and taken to heart. In June 2012 they finished their first album as a full band titled Hiding ‘til Dawn. The result is an engaging album of haunted Appalachia soul that weaves listeners through a journey of joys and sorrows.
The Rocketboys at Vinyl
From band breakups to rebuilding, The Rocketboys have been on one hell of a ride. TheBuild Anyway album chronicles the emotions through the brokenness in abandonment to the search for peace and closure, both personally and musically.