NY1 VIDEO: Some of the best bands in indie rock will be hitting the city for this weekend's Popfest, and DJ Eric Holland WFUV shares which acts to look out for.
Happening this Thursday through Sunday, the seventh annual Popfest is put together by curators who have shown excellent taste that leans to the jangly.
England's knowing The Monochrome Set will play Friday night at the Knitting Factory. Last year, The Monochrome Set released their first album since 1995, "Platinum Coils," and this is their first appearance in the city in 30 years.
On Saturday night, a half-dozen bands are lined up at the Bell House with veteran Kiwi quartet The Bats headlining. The Bats still boast the original four members that formed in 1982 and are touring behind their latest disc, "Free All The Monsters," which was short-listed for the Best Album of the Year prize in New Zealand last year
Popfest is also taking over the Public Assembly on Saturday night, with Ringo Deathstar from Austin leading the charge.
Popfest features a number of quality New York City bands as well, including the hooky quartet Ski Lodge and Jedediah Smith's My Teenage Stride. Both bands will appear on Sunday at Littlefield.