Named for the great Dinosaur Jr. jam, Nat Hawks' Little Fury Things has been been one of the nicer homespun psychedelic noise dispatchers of recent years. A showcase at Public Assembly—consider it their anti-South by Southwest—will bring some of their acts to New York for the first time. Maryland's SpermWhales are dreamy and droney (example song title: "Slow Wave Sleep"), while Northampton's ColorRabbit are even gentler (see: "Falling Into Snow"). Boston's Birthdays, meanwhile, trade in gently tumbling pop deconstruction. Hawks (who plays in Christian Science Minotaur) debuts a new project, too, Hwi Noree. With Island's Eyelids, ZK,... More >>>