Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Brooklyn’s Scott Oberhofer took his time building up to a full-length release, a plan that paid off two years later with Time Capsules II, the finely polished debut produced by the masterful Steve Lillywhite. Oberhofer and his eponymous quintet take to the road in support of their new five-song EP, Notalgia [sic], which dropped at the end of April. Sonic relatives of Surfer Blood and Brooklyn School of Indie Rock alumni Grizzly Bear, the group tends toward propulsive, jagged-edged indie rock with big Beach Boys-inspired harmonies and traditional youth themes: Romance, lust, and independence figure prominently in the catalog. Their repertoire even includes a car song, a relative rarity in these times of environmental insecurity, called “Cruisin’ FDR.” Celestial Shore, a trio that’s also from Brooklyn, starts at the same corner of rock nostalgia and danceability, but heads off for experimental territory, braiding disparate textures and song forms into a curious tapestry of pop music.

—Stephen Trageser

Tue, May 7 | 9:00 PM (8:00 Door)
The High Watt
Presale ($8.00) & Day of show ($10.00)
18 and over
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New York NY  |  Alternative

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