photo of High Places by Hisham Bharoocha
Brooklyn art-rockers High Places have yet to release a full-length album, but they’re already among the most beloved bands in their borough. The duo’s fragile, oddball instrumentation—bassoon, breathy vocals, laptop—belies a towering melodic savvy; at half the volume, the band puts its more strident peers to shame. — ZACH BARON
6 p.m., free. Stuyvesant Oval, Second Ave. & 15th St.
Mike Powell on High Places