’s Concert Picks for the Week of 11/15


Who: The Joy Formidable w/ Grouplove and The Dig
Where: The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
When: Tuesday, November 16th at 8 p.m.
Cost: $13 Adv, $15 Day of
Age Restrictions: 18+



Picked By: Sherene Hilal
Who: La Roux
Where: Terminal 5 in New York, NY
When: Wednesday, November 17th at 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 Adv, $30 Day of
Age Restrictions: None



Picked By: Cervante Pope
Where: El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, Ca
When: Wednesday, November 17th at 8 p.m.
Cost: $15
Age Restrictions: None

I was first exposed to Fitz and the Tantrums during my first set of interviews, at the Toms Give Event few months ago. I was pleasantly surprised by the Tantrums playing style, their stage presence and the love the crowd had for the band. Check out my interview with Fitz here.



Who: Bear in Heaven with Twin Shadow and Sun Airway
Where: The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY
When: Friday, November 19th. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 Adv
Age Restrictions: 18+



Picked By: Kelly Montgomery, Monica Christoffels, Liz Livengood and Cervante Pope
Where: Roseland Theater in Portland, Or
When: Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m.
Cost: $22
Age Restrictions: All Ages



Picked By: Laurel Johnston

This Saturday, November 20th, Scottsdale Arizona will be home to a musical meeting of minds unlike any other before it. Red Bull will be hosting Soundclash, a live collaboration with legendary outside-the-box hip hop/jazz/funk group The Roots and indie rock band Miniature Tigers(check out BnB’s exclusive interview with lead singer Charlie here). What a brilliant idea, to pit two separate but brilliant entities against one another for the crowd’s affections. And the two could not be more different: The Roots just put out their 11th studio album How I Got Over as well as an album with John Legend entitled Wake Up!. Miniature Tigers collaborated with Neon Indian on their latest hit “Goldskull” off of their sophomore album Fortress released this past July. Again, the differences between the two are vast and striking. But I think that the combination of the two groups’ unique appeal and abilities will only enhance one another’s musical prowess. An interview with either group after the fact would be insightful to say the least, and I can’t wait to hear the outcome of the show. If you’re in or around Scottsdale next weekend, don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Soundclash unlike ever before.

The doors open at 8:00pm, and the event is 18 and up. Tickets are only $10, and they are now available on Silver American Junkie is located at 4363 N. 75th St. in Scottsdale Arizona.



Where: McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Or
When: Saturday, November 20th at 8 p.m.
Cost: $22 Adv, $25 Day of
Age Restrictions: All Ages