BRIGHT FUTURES

A night with three of Brooklyn’s finest

Three Brooklyn bands slated to break nationally start by taking Manhattan. Even if The Antlers don’t break big, they still dream big—their recently released second album Hospice is a dreamy Antony-meets-Arcade-Fire song suite that is framed in the widescreen ideals of post-rock bands such as Explosions in the Sky. Its focus on weighty issues—love, cancer, death—never makes their gut-punching sonics seem overwrought. Fellow Brooklynites Uninhabitable Mansions have cred on their side: two of their members are in mid-’00s-feted crew Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, others come from Au Revoir Simone and Dirty on Purpose, and they even boast a fine artist in their ranks. But their glocksing-songy mega-pop probably would do just fine on its own. Finally, opener Sharon Van Etten brings post-Vashti “freak-folk” from its flowery mid-’90s period fully into its dark and brooding post-’00s period with a perfect shudder.
Tue., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., 2009

 
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