Purity Ring

Photograph: Sebastian Mlynarski
Purity Ring
Bowery Ballroom, Lower East Side Saturday May 11 2013 19:30
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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:
Address: 6 Delancey St
New York

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: single show $25, one-day pass $45, two-day pass $79, VIP $150