Saturday, September 22nd

Atone, Suckas! It’s Yom Kippur, a.k.a. the most important Jewish holiday of the year (some people get a fat man and a glittery tree, others get starvation and a day of prayer, whee!). But at least we can count on the trussed-up Lower East Side hipsters in plastic glasses not to give a hoot: New York City band Les Savy Fav, whose name sort of bugs us, is performing. The band describes their sound as “idiosyncratic indie rock” (oh, boy); its members met one another while attending RISD (which should tell you something, though what, we’re not quite sure); and their lyrics make such academic references to Stockholm syndrome, the architects of Carthage, and—very Gore Vidal—palimpsest. We get it, you smaaaaaaaaaht! And you know what? A full day’s fast is beginning to sound not so bad. …

[Les Savy Fav, the Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, www.boweryballroom.com]

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 22nd