White Denim + Calvin Love + Jonathan Rado + Zig Zags + Catton Jones + Jacco Gardner + Courtney Barnett

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Photograph: Michael Hammett and Bobby Weiss
White Denim
CMJ. Austin's White Denim offers its uncommonly ambitious blend of laid-back folk-pop and feverishly intricate art rock—insular stuff, yet super inviting all the same. Get your CMJ bones warmed up to the sound of the band's new album, Corsicana Lemonade, at this LES show. Dutch 25-year-old Jacco Gardner weaves heady, paisley-soaked psychedelia on his debut LP, Cabinet of Curiosities, which arrived via Chicago garage-pop label Trouble in Mind earlier this year. Gardner hasn’t come stateside much—this CMJ appearance will be only his second NYC visit—so cherish a rare look at the budding craftsman.
Event phone: 212-260-4700
Event website: http://mercuryloungenyc.com