For months, the Voice has waxed rhapsodic over the Yeezy-quoting, "Cokc Dokc"-collaborating, eerily-narcoticized lo-fi bedroom r&b of Koln-via-Brooklyn solo artist How to Dress Well. Nee Tom Krell, tonight's appearance at Glasslands Gallery marks his New York debut and your first chance to drown yourself in the ethereal sorrows of "Crazy in Love"-indebted track "Can't See My Own Face," the loopy "Suicide Dream 2" and the Motown-inspired "These Visions" (Debussy and Blackstreet samples included). Blessed with a gift for pastiche and a princely falsetto, for HTDW, The-Dream is real. With the Golden Filter and Glasser.
Fri., Aug. 13, 9 p.m., 2010