It's time for a Monday morning pact. This week, what say we pull together and conjure some spring weather into existence? It will be like The Secret except instead of asking the universe for money or fame, we'll make a polite request for a few more open roof bars. Deal? Terrific. In between our bouts of positive patio-drinking visualization, here's where you'll find us this week:
WE DON’T WANT TO MISS:
RADIO NOUVELLE VAGUE
Tuesday, April 12, 8 p.m.
Trust us: your weeknight ennui is no match for bizarro French pop from the 1980s (pictured). DJs Frankie Teardrop and Andoilette will be busting out the nation's finest new wave experiments (the weirder, the better); if Les Rita Mitsouko and Partenair Particulier could cure Parisian teenage malaise, yours doesn't stand a chance.
ALSO WORTH CHECKING OUT:
DRINK N' DRAW AT THIRD WARD
Wednesday, April 13, 8 p.m.
When you need a little lubrication to get your midweek creative flow going, 3rd Ward has your back (and your booze). They supply the model and the Colt 45, you bring the pencils, pads, and sense of artistic adventure.
WYE OAK AT BOWERY BALLROOM
Thursday, April 14, 9 p.m.
Jenn Wasner & Andy Stack infuse their indie folk with a shot of shoegaze, underlining deep-dream vocals with subtly distorted soundscapes. If you love Yo La Tengo (or have a soft spot for songs with titles like "I Hope You Die"), you've just found your new favorite duo.