BAM’s Sounds Like Brooklyn music festival – which in past years introduced homegrown bands like Beirut and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to the populace – kicks off January 29, hosting more than 60 shows over two weekends at 15 Brooklyn venues (BAM itself, but also favorite joints like Bushwick's Goodbye Blue Monday and Clinton Hill's Le Grand Dakar), taking the pulse of the local music scene. Tickets are available for all shows through the BAM website (as of this writing, you can still snag orchestra seats for Les Savy Fav). Shows we're excited about:
- Indie rockers Les Savy Fav with opening act the Vivian Girls (lo-fi post-punk!) @ Howard Gilman Opera House on 1/29 at 8PM. Tickets: $20, 25.
- Rain Machine (bluesy side project of Kyp “Mad Falsetto” Malone, guitarist-singer for art-rockers TV On The Radio with opening act alt.hip-hoppers Anti-Pop Consortium @ Howard Gilman Opera House on 1/30 at 8PM. Tickets: $20, 25.
- The Sweet Divines, bringing their tight, throwbacky girl-group harmonies to the BAMcafé on 2/6 at 8PM for a free show.
- Baroque popsters Ra Ra Riot with Peter Silberman’s folky Antlers opening @ Howard Gilman Opera House on 2/5 at 8PM. Tickets: $20, 25.
Head to BAM's Sounds Like Brooklyn program page for the full lineup and tickets.