Just after the first of the year has proven to be a choice time for live music in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It seems there is a can’t miss show nearly every night, and say what you want – you won’t change my mind – NYC’s music scene is, without a doubt, the cream. Here’s a few Brooklyn based bands on the rise, or rising …
Formed in Austin the winter of 2010, Cool Serbia recently relocated to Brooklyn with their gloomy yet peppy shoegaze sound (feels something like a sock hop in an abandon warehouse). Their first EP out this year, see them at Shea Stadium February 2nd with Punks on Mars andDinowalrus.
Originally Beach Fossils guitarist Zachary Cole Smith’s side-project, dreamy surf pop-rock band, DIIV, started out in 2011 as a band called Dive, playing shows at local DIY venues around Brooklyn. Since, they’ve undergone a name change, released an album on Captured Tracks and toured with Japandroids and now The Vaccines. It’s hard for a week to go by and not hear that they are playing or DJing some show in Brooklyn. Nation: you can see them this year at Coachella.
The punchy Brooklyn noise rockers, who toured last year with A Place to Bury Strangers, are currently reording a full-length with ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha producing. Catch their Valentines Day show at Studio @ Webster Hall or see them in Austin for SXSW.