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.
Purity Ring + Young Magic
|Venue name:||Webster Hall||Contact:|
125 E 11th St
|Cross street:||between Third and Fourth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Thu–Sat 10pm–5am|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Cover: $20–$25. Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V|