Monday's must-see concerts
Mon Jul 11 2011
Photograph: Will Govus
Washed Out at Bowery Ballroom
And you thought chillwave was just a fad. Ernest Greene's first release as Washed Out, the Life of Leisure EP, caught the ears of producer Ben Allen, who teamed up with Greene for his breezy Sub Pop debut LP, Within and Without. Check out our interview with Greene here.
Bill Callahan at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Indie vet Bill Callahan—the artist formerly known as Smog—plays behind a new album, Apocalypse, which is typically lovely, unsettling and subtly funny.
Yes + Styx at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Earlier this year, Yes cut the impressive Fly from Here, with former vocalist Trevor Horn producing and Geoff Downes reclaiming the keys. Don't expect to hear much beyond the staple hits in this coheadlining summer shed gig with fellow classic-rock mainstay Styx.
Pat Benatar at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Rock fans, don your old sweatbands (leotards optional) and ready your best air guitar for raspy-voiced '80s hitmaker Benatar.
Ari Hoenig Group at Smalls
Along with his superb band, postbop daredevil Ari Hoenig turns small-group jazz into a thrilling high-wire act.