Concerts You Should March to This Month

Word on the streets of Washington D.C (not confirmed) is that President Trump’s latest executive order could ban all concerts in NYC after March. Go to these shows before live music becomes illegal!

Jens Lekman

Who he is: Swedish Indie Pop Singer

Where: Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade

When: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, March 18, 19, 20

Tickets: $25

Opener(s): Lisa/Liza or Sorcha Richardson

Why You Should Go: Jens is a quirky, bald Swedish man who plays delightfully clever pop music. Jens and his band utilize a tasty array of horns, strings and generally un-american sounding instruments. Jens is a lyrical master and drops lines like, “Rain falls hard on the city on every homeless kitty,” and “I had a good time at the party when everyone had left, I flirted with a girl in sign language ‘cause she was deaf.” Jens Lekman makes a convincing argument that Swedish pop is far superior to American pop.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Who they are is: Pop Punk from Australia

Where: Baby’s All Right

When: Thursday, March 23rd

Tickets: $12

Why You Should Go: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever describes themselves as either tough pop and soft punk. So, if you like pop or you like punk, these guys are for you! These cool Australian dudes borrow all the best elements from pop and punk and add a bit of a beachy vibe to produce a kick butt band. They don’t really have any quality live videos, so check out the music video for their recent single “French Press” that’s snagging lots of attention.

Hippo Campus

Who they are: Indie Rockers from Minnesota

Where: Irving Plaza

When: Friday, March 31. Doors @ 7, show @ 8

Tickets: $16

Opener(s): Magic City Hippies

Why You Should Go: Odds are if you picked 4 guys at random from Minnesota, they’d be lumberjacks, not a really jamming band! Hippo Campus are a really jamming band, that sound kind of like a smooth combination of Vampire Weekend and Bombay Bicycle Club. Frontman Jake Luppen has a unique achy voice, and this remarkable affordable show at the intimate Irving Plaza is bound to be really jammy.

Caleb Trouwborst