A Cashmere Cat and Japanese Houses: November's Unmissable Concerts
With more variety than your Thanksgiving table, this November's slate of concerts is one for indulging. Check out these shows, featuring artists from chill indie pop to hype rap. Louis the Child
Who they are: DJ duo from Chicago
Where: Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg
When: Wednesday and Thursday, November 9th and 10th
Opener(s): Quinn XCII, Pham
Why You Should Go: Louis the Child are not necessarily creative musical masterminds but that is okay. They also spend more time jumping around stage and waving their arms around than playing music. They are are gallons of fun, sound a lot like the Chainsmokers, and accurately self describe their musical genre as “happy.” Having been to a Louis the Child show over this past summer, I can confirm that you also will be happy. They play pop remixes and crowd-pleasers so an intimate show with Louis the Child at either of these venues is bound to be popping.
Who they are: Indie Pop from Virginia
When: Monday, November 14th
Opener(s): Small Black
Why You Should Go: Although Wild Nothing is headlining, you should be just as excited to see the openers, Small Black. Both bands play similar blends of groovy, melancholic indie pop, but Small Black might even be groovier. The bands’ records are based off tranquil synths that find the perfect balance of being calming and danceable at the same time. Check out a video of Small Black performing “Breathless” below.
Who he is: Norwegian electronic producer
Where: Terminal 5
When: Saturday, November 19th
Why You Should Go: Cashmere Cat is Magnus August Høiberg, a Norwegian electronic producer who’s produced bangers for the likes of Kanye West, Kid Ink, Ariana Grande, Usher, Juicy J, and Ludacris. Magnus’ own tracks have an abstract and captivating sound, and although some feature pop stars like Ariane Grande, Selena Gomez, and Tory Lanez, sound nothing like more mainstream electronic hits. My only criticism of Magnus’ work is that he does not bring cats on stage with him: massive opportunity wasted. The sound on his performance of “With Me” below is a little muffled, but is a good example of the fun, funky electronic tunes Magnus spins.
Who they are: Dreamy indie pop from Buckinghamshire, England
Where: Baby’s All Right
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 22nd and 23rd
Tickets: Shows are sold out. Currently roughly $25 through resale sites
Opener(s): The Big Moon
Why You Should Go: Japanese House is the project of Amber Bain. Bain has beautifully anguished, slightly warped vocals and is backed by silky synths and glossy guitar riffs. The show is sold out, but resale tickets aren’t outrageously priced, and the show will be worth the extra hassle tracking down tickets.
Who he is: Rapper from Harlem
Where: Webster Hall
When: Friday, November 25th
Opener(s): Playboi Carti, Rob $tone
Why You Should Go: A$AP Ferg is one of the premier members of the famed A$AP mob and humble would probably not be an adjective to describe him. One of his hits “New Level” tells us, “I'm on a new level, I'm on a new level. Bought me a new shovel, put these n****s in the dirt.” If you like hype rap, A$AP Ferg is your guy. You won’t really understand any lyrics, but Ferg will capture you with his ultra swaggering demeanor. Expect mosh pits and a raucous time.
(lots of explicit language)