After the boat shoes, Afro-pop identity crisis, premature magazine cover, blog band backlash, “whitest band” coronation, auto-tune side project, and inevitable acclaim (feels so unnatural, Peter Gabriel, too)—who gives a fuck about Vampire Weekend? Apparently you do, as Columbia’s preppiest indie rockers return to play the sumptuous digs of Harlem’s United Palace Theatre, united again on the “Upper West Side Soweto” to perform their yacht-core follow up, Contra. Raise a glass of “Horchata”—they’re all ours tonight, New York. With Titus Andronicus.
Sun., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., 2010