Tonight’s Concert Picks: Caveman at Johnny Brenda’s, Bonobo at The TLA, Young Man at North Star Bar, Tylan at World Cafe Live


CavemanCaveman headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight in support of their self-titled sophomore effort.  The Brooklyn band turned heads with their 2011’s CoCo Beware debut, an album that displayed an affinity for theatrical synths and instrumental phrases threaded and revisited throughout the tracks.  The four-piece employs that cohesiveness again on the new LP, with guitar riffs in lead single “In the City” being reprised in “Over My Head” and even echoing hooks from CoCo Beware standout “Old Friend.”  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Son Step and Pure Bathing Culture can be found here.  Stream “In the City” below.

Electronic composer and DJ Bonobo plays The TLA tonight.  The downtempo producer released his latest full length The North Borders in March and told NPR’s All Things Considered that the album was inspired by his frequent flights between New York and London.  The transcontinental nature of Bonobo’s career plays out in other ways on the album as well, with the DJ recording various instruments and found-sounds he encounters while traveling, giving The North Borders a world music aesthetic within the context of electronica.  Tickets and information for tonight’s show with Shigeto can be found here.  Below, watch the video for “Cirrus.”

Chicago multi-instrumentalist Young Man brings his full band tour to North Star Bar tonight.  Colin Caulfield has been recording under the moniker for four releases, but with this week’s Beyond Was All Around Me he closes that chapter of his life.  Beyond comes as the final installment of a trilogy Caulfield began two years ago, opening with Ideas of Distance and continuing with Vol. 1.  As evidenced by the album titles and Beyond single “In a Sense,” Young Man worked within the boundaries of reflection and self-evaluation, walking the fault lines of singer-songwriter and dream pop with ease.  Tickets and information for tonight’s show with Peace Arrow,Gemini Wolf and Mike Bruno + the Black Magic Family Band can be found here.  Watch the brand new video for “In a Sense” below and read what Caulfield has to say about the song on MTV Hive.

Tylan will perform upstairs at World Cafe Live tonight.  Founding member of folk pop quartet Girlyman, Tylan struck out on her own last summer to record a debut solo album called One True Thing.  The effort was funded by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, meeting the campaign goal of $20,000 in just one day.  As her bandmates in Girlyman turned their focus towards children’s music with their new project D is for Django, Tylan recorded previously unreleased tracks written for the band and wrote some brand new songs for One True Thing.  Tickets and information for tonight’s show can be found here.  Below, watch Tylan perform “Fool Me Again” during a show at World Cafe Live last year.

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