The Drums


The Drums are a Brooklyn band that sound like a paint-by-numbers adaptation of glossy, mournful Britpop: Adroit at imitation, this year’s Portamento delights in smirking love songs (“I want to buy you something, but I don’t have any money,” repeats the chorus of their biggest hit “Money”) with pinball synths and frenetic Cure-melodrama. Live, frontman Jonathan Pierce attempts every move in the indie rocker playbook, from Morrissey grandstanding to Jonathan Richman’s salsa stumbling. With Brooklyn post-punk trio Regal Degal.

Wed., Nov. 2, 9 p.m.; Mon., Nov. 7, 9 p.m., 2011