Jesus and Mary Chain with Black Ryder
As if you needed another reason to see one of the most notorious post-punk bands of the ’80s, the Jesus and Mary Chain are celebrating the 30-year anniversary of 1985 debut album, Psychocandy. Brothers Jim and William Reid will perform the game-changing, reverb-soaked record in its entirety, a defining album that went on to influence ’90s indie giants like My Bloody Valentine. It should be a must-see on every music fan’s list. August 16, 8 p.m., $30-$35, Brooklyn Bowl.
The Drums with Froth
The second show of the Bunkhouse Series features Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham, who took over indie-rock playlists with their self-titled debut and sophomore follow-up Portamento. The group’s latest effort, 2014’s Encylopedia, marked its first album recorded entirely as a duo, plus a surprising turn into more experimental territory. August 18, 9 p.m., $16.50, Sayers Club at SLS.
Of Monsters and Men
It’s been four years since “Little Talks” hit airwaves, and now the folk-pop group is back with its sophomore LP, Beneath the Skin. The Game of Thrones-ish video for lead single “Crystals” is a magical visual experience backed by galloping drums and cinematic production. Singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir enchants throughout the video with her sorceress-inspired costumes and icy-smooth vocals—if that track is any indication, the group’s live show should be nothing short of a kaleidoscopic spectacle. August 13, 8 p.m., $35, Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan.