Tuesday, October 23

JENS LEKMAN @ Webster Hall - Sat. 10/27

Jens Lekman hails from Sweden, bringing with him a really very jazzy, laid back, and swinging assortment of indie music. He has garnered a bit of attention from his Secretly Canadian releases in the past few years, but this year’s Night Falls Over Koertedala may very well be his best effort to date. His music is pleasant enough for pretty much anyone, from checkerboard-chuck hipsters, to their parents and everyone in between. Lekman doesn’t do anything pretentious, just look forward to a night of simple, sweet upbeat tunes.

RIYL: Richard Hawley, Lee Hazelwood, Rufus Wainwright, Todd Rundgren

Monday, October 1

MAN MAN @ Webster Hall – 10/02/07

This Tuesday, Webster Hall will host Philadelphia/New York’s own Man Man. First noticed by after a South by Southwest show, Man Man combines waltzy timing, a circus-like stage show, experimental indie rock attitude, and lots and lots of shouting. The stage show is out of the ordinary, as the band faces each other and not the crowd for the majority of the time. And it gets much weirder after that. This show will not be for everyone as it gets a little insane at times, but if you’re feeling a change of pace and want to see a real spectacle, give this a shot.

RIYL: Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, O’Death