The perfect opener for Vampire Weekend, thanks to their Ivy League namesake and violin-tinged pop ditties, L.A.’s Princeton definitely broke out at the right time. They’re still charting their own course. Though new fare hasn’t emerged since 2009’s single “Shout It Out,” the band’s vibe could be an elective called “Yacht Rock 3.0.” Fronted by identical towheaded twins with lilting voices, watch Princeton turn this early-bird showcase at the Mercury Lounge into Margaritaville. With the Front Bottoms.
Thu., Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., 2011