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Von Haze celebrate CD release party at Union Pool, 06.17

Made up of Travis Caine (guitar) and Katherine Kin (synth), Brooklyn duo Von Haze is out to hypnotize. Their brooding, psychedelic songs are doused with dark, trippy beats and whirring, droning vocals. Tracks like the 7-minute trancelike "Sooner or Later" or the echoey "Sad Girls" elicit a strange sense of intimacy — as if our hand rested on their thumping hearts, or our ears were pressed up against their mouthing lips. Much like The xx, Von Haze pull us in real close to tell us something we don't quite understand, but somehow still find sexy. In the past, Von Haze has opened up for The Big Pink and Crystal Antlers, but you can get up close and personal with them on June 17 at their EP release party at Union Pool. - Michelle Gelsani


Best of NYC #34: The Courtesy Tier, live on Bedford Ave, 06.21

We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record store personnel and DJs).

The powerful sound and bluesy harmonies that lace each track on The Courtesy Tier’s latest EP, “Map and Marker,” simply attest the to the fact that when it comes to music, less really can be more. The Brooklyn-based duo consisting of Omer on guitar and vocals, and Layton on drums and vocals, channels the raw, magnetic vibe of Jimmy Hendrix capped off with bluesy confidence and an electric energy that feels contagious at first listen. Uncontrived lyrics blend with catchy rhythms, giving listeners just enough rock to stimulate the body and words that will speak to an assortment of ages and tastes. It’s no surprise the satisfying melodies of The Courtesy Tier has them climbing quickly and seamlessly to the top of the Brooklyn music food chain. The Courtesy Tier will play Make Music New York on Bedford Ave (Williamsburg) on Monday June 21. – CM


Memory Tapes release Video + Play Music Hall on June 25

Since Memory Tapes was born, New Yorkers can't really say that New Jersey is uncool anymore. The (one man) band will take a break from work the second, as yet untitled, album to play some headline dates and festivals this summer, including Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 25 and a series of dates in Europe. Meanwhile, Jamie Harley has made a video for Seek Magic's standout track, 'Bicycle.'


Katie Mullins plays residency at Pete's Candy Store in July

Light and airy, with a soft acoustic guitar giving way to soothing, rich vocals, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Katie Mullins is sure to capture the attention of those who love the simplicity of chick indie rock with her latest album, Pastoral. At first listen the lyrics seem to be basic storytelling, offering anecdotes that remind you of easier, younger days, but Mullins has a way of catching your ear with a line that speaks straight to the heart. Her diverse background, spanning from acting to opera, is apparent in her experimental style, which comes across as strong as it is subtle. With a month-long residency quickly approaching at Pete’s Candy Store this July, Katie Mullins has seamlessly weaved her way through music, lyrics, and the Brooklyn indie scene. Katie's next show will be at cozy Northeast Kingdom on June 27. – CM


North Highlands plays Rooftop Films on June 19

We somehow missed this gorgeous video by North Highlands, an unpretentious Brooklyn band that sounds way more original than many other pretentious ones. In one word, this stuff sounds "FA-RESH"!!! Don't miss their en plain air show at Rooftop Films on June 19 at the New Design High School (350 Grand St. @ Essex).


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