Conversion Party at The Rock Shop in Park Slope. According to Pop Matters, the band borrows a little from "some rather unexplosive indie acts (Big Star, Teenage Fan Club, early-era Spoon) to mold a healthy dose of genuine and sobering pop songs, each one bearing its own unique share of big hooks, vocal harmonies and adorably catchy lyrics." There are also sharp hints of The Replacements, Oasis, and Modest Mouse, but this outfit is anything but shallowly eclectic; the sound is thoroughly integrated and customized, and plain inspired. [And our pal Matt Clark plays keyboards.] See you there.
The Rock Shop, 249 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 230-5740 Transit: 4th Avenue-9th Street, F, G
Photo by Will Welch