Downtown Music Festival. Montreal duo Purity Ring can lay claim to one of last year's strongest debuts with Shrines, an original brand of future-pop that weds sugar-sweet melodies and butchered samples with evocative, deeply creepy lyrics. Live, Megan James and Corin Roddick are a revelation: Roddick’s setup features homemade lanterns, which he hits with drumsticks to trigger sounds, while James is the shrouded, drum-bashing mistress of ceremonies.
|Venue name:||Bowery Ballroom||Contact:|
6 Delancey St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Chrystie St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Cover: $10–$25. Average drink: $4|