Every big musician hits up New York on their tour, but sometimes it's the smaller bands worth seeking out, not the headliners. There's something special about trolling gritty bars, hoping to find an on-the-rise band you can claim as one of your own and turn others on to. But because so many bands are hit or miss, we rounded up three here you that are absolutely worth checking out.
LA-based psych alt-rock band Young Creatures is treating NYC to a show to promote their debut LP, "Fear All The Things." The four-person band has a similar sound to Death Cab For Cutie, with moody, yet upbeat tracks, which helped land their music on the ABC Family show "Stitchers." The simplistic rock tunes with catchy hooks will really draw you in. If you want to discover some pure West Coast indie rock, you won't want to miss this one. And if you can't make the Piano's show, Young Creatures is playing again Saturday, October 10 at Rockwood Music Hall.