Formed in Southeast England in 2004, You Me at Six—Josh Franceschi (vocals), Max Helyer (guitar), Chris Miller (guitar), Matt Barnes (bass) and Dan Flint (drums)—broke into the mainstream with the release of their first full-length, Take Off Your Colours (stream it below), four years later. The Guardian compared them to Fall Out Boy, adding, “The world may be ever-changing, but teenage angst is common to every generation. Surrey emo kids You Me At Six wear theirs with pride.” Earlier this year, the band (above, performing “Swear” for BBC Radio 1) put out their fifth studio album, Night People (stream it below), which finds them in darker, heavier territory. “Perhaps Night People isn’t the album we were expecting from YMAS, but it is the one they wanted (and arguably needed) to make right now. Crammed with skyscraping melodies and moments of spine-tingling poignancy, it stands them in the best possible stead for packing out stadiums and headlining festivals in the near future,” said Rock Sound. “They’ve fulfilled their side of the bargain with these 10 songs. Your move, world.” Touring America in support of their new music, You Me at Six play The Bowery Ballroom on Monday night. And the Score open the show.
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She burst onto the scene—alongside Wyclef and Pras—in 1996 as one-third of the Fugees, thanks to the trio’s highly acclaimed second album, The Score. With their winning mix of hip-hop, reggae and soul, the Fugees were absolutely huge. But when Ms. Lauryn Hill went solo with the release of the groundbreaking, Grammy-winning The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill two years later, she instantly became one of the biggest names in music all across the globe. Her face was plastered on magazines everywhere, and songs like “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Everything Is Everything” were in constant rotation on the radio. Ms. Lauryn Hill, above, doing “Doo Wop (That Thing)” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, recently released “Neurotic Society,” her first new single since Miseducation. And last week, she tweeted: “Hi! Decided to do a last minute show next week in Brooklyn @MusicHallofWB. Wanted to play NS live! –MLH.” In other words, you can see one of the most talented musicians of the past two decades tomorrow night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.