Since the Strokes, LES cool has often been bought but never authenticated. Ryan McGinley muse/ambisexual art student Lissy Trullie is the latest sanguine singer to emulate the Bowery on her EP Self Taught Learner—and tonight’s showcase is the best opportunity to perfect her haughty demeanor, scored to a lounge kiss cover of Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor.” Praised by Courtney Love on MySpace and captured on video by Richard Kern, who cares if Trullie only has five songs? Forget your aesthetic theory and let the music be your guide—sometimes style is substance. With Mike Bones and Xylos.
Mon., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., 2009