We're all about getting your "Hotline Bling" on or having a quiet night in listening to some Adele. But this weekend, let things get loud. Hey, there's a reason why it's warm enough to wear your leather jacket and not a heavy winter coat. Here, we round up three concerts you can't miss.
Who: The Figgs with Doug Gillard
When: Tonight, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bowery Electric (327 Bowery St.)
Price: $13 in advance; $17 at the door
The Figgs have been around for a long time — since 1987 to be exact — and while their music has mellowed over the years, their sweet harmonies and Kinks-inspired guitar riffs are still there. The band is currently out promoting their album "Other Planes of Here," stopping at Bowery Ballroom. Let your inner punk free.
When: Dec. 13, 9 p.m.
Where: Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn)
Price: $12 in advance; $13 day of show
Head to Rough Trade NYC for an energized set from Chicago native, Birthmark (Nate Kinsella). Birthmark goes heavy on the horns, and also infuses keyboards, drums, bass, guitar and piano into his sound, which together forms feel-good tracks that will keep you smiling.
Who: Bronze Radio Return
When: Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St.)
Six-piece band Bronze Radio Return is bringing their upbeat indie rock to Bowery Ballroom this Sunday night. The band blends rock with electronica, folk, and pop resulting in some infectious happy sing-alongs.
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