The Vaccines

Photograph: Christaan Felber
The Vaccines
The U.K.'s Vaccines play much-buzzed-about retro garage rock; they recently made headlines by proclaiming that Rihanna "isn't an artist." Hmm. Along with this tough attitude comes tougher riffs on their sophomore effort, The Vaccines Come of Age, which they celebrate this week with a pair of gigs.
Event phone: 212-533-2111
Event website: http://boweryballroom.com