Thursday, March 13, 2008

MGMT To Play Slim's

It's getting to be that time of year in San Francisco where a huge number of bands book shows either just before, or just after, their appearance at Coachella. If you're to believe the hype, one of those bands that is "must see" is Brooklyn's MGMT. The band will be stopping by Slim's on April 24th, along with opener Howlin Rain.

To our ears, MGMT has a pretty strong Robert Plant vibe on the vocals, but manages to go into other, less Zeppelin-y, territories with the rest of their sound. There is a fair amount of sonic experimentation, and a degree of psychedelica that reminds us more than a little bit of the Flaming Lips. To mention the band in the same sentence as Evangelicals would not be a misstep either.

Tickets are on sale now.

mp3: MGMT - Time To Pretend