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Time Out says
Thu Mar 29 2012
Though Williamsburg's Glasslands Gallery is situated in what was once a rather industrial area of Brooklyn, the perpetual gentrification of that particular neighborhood has established Glasslands as an important venue for the heat-seeking hipster set. Capacity's low (about 275) and the sound sucks, but if you're searching out the buzziest bands on Brooklyn's uniquely prolific scene, odds are you'll make a stop there quite soon.
What's on at Glasslands Gallery
Riding a wave north from Hollywood, FL, two-girls-and-a-guy trio Beach Day hits NYC with surfy, organ-slathered retro-pop goodness. (Sample lyric: "All I want is boys/All I need is boys.") Tonight the band toasts the release of its debut album, Trip Trap...
The Canon Logic plays 1960s-style pop fused with latter-day production sensibilities.
- Critics' pick
Famous Friends' Faso and Free Magic bring their night devoted to top-tier house, disco and techno to Glasslands for a back-to-basics kind of bash—no big guest stars, just the residents themselves doin' it and doin' it and doin' it well.
The psychedelic creations of all-gal Brooklyn four-piece Heliotropes will surely appeal to those who grew up on a diet of dissonant early-'90s grunge (also, to people who like weed). Tonight the ladies celebrate a new album, A Constant Sea.
Indie rock, Rock & roll
Hess Is More is the brainy pop vehicle of the Danish musician Mikkel Hess, whose tunes abound with juicy melodies and electronic beats. They're also unabashedly funny, with Hess assuming vocal guises, from goofball to lothario. Oh, and his band's a blast...
Light Heat is a stylish, twang-driven, new indie-rock quartet, headed by Quentin Stoltzfus, formerly of psych-pop crew Mazarin.