Mac DeMarco


A few days before eclectic rock firecracker Mac DeMarco lights up the Captured Tracks label’s CT5 Festival this weekend, he’s playing a special free set tonight at East River Park, and seeing him live is always a treat. Although the two critically acclaimed records he released last year ooze shambolic moodiness, his live shows are just shambolic, full of funny in-jokes that he actually lets the audience in on, impromptu jams and covers (at Bonnaroo he had the gall to break into the Beatles’ “Blackbird” a day after Paul McCartney played the song) and carefree, spur-of-the-moment dance numbers. The only cliché thing about DeMarco is that his audience should expected the unexpected.

Wed., Aug. 28, 7 p.m., 2013