Hot Tickets: Destroyer, Boris, the Vines, Chris Rock


People just loooove indie musicians who bill themselves under catchy band-name monikers: Cat Power, Bright Eyes, Beirut, etc. And Vancouver’s Destroyer (nee Dan Bejar, of the New Pornographers) is no exception. The Merge Records artist will bring his glam- and folk-infused lo-fi pop to the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 22 and to the Bowery Ballroom on April 23. [On Sale: Feb. 2 at noon]

There are various reasons why all the cool kids love the sludgy and psychadelic drone-punk trio Boris. They got their name from a Melvins song. They have a solid back catalogue of hard to find records under their belts. They’re from Japan. See for yourself what all the fuss is all about on March 4 when they play the Knitting Factory. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.]

Rogue Wave. They may have been better off when they were opening for Feist, but being a headliner at Irving Plaza isn’t so bad either. Show: April 12. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.]

In the event that there are any Observer readers in the 18-and-under set, Panic! At the Disco is playing Roseland on May 17. [On Sale: Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.]

There once was a band called the Vines who had a semi-hit that everyone said sounded like Nirvana and other popular alternative bands from the ‘90s. Surprise! They’re still around, and playing the Bowery Ballroom on March 17. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 1 at noon.]


Speaking of the 90s, Chris Rock comes to the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 2. [On Sale: Monday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.]

Hot Tickets: Destroyer, Boris, the Vines, Chris Rock