Local psychedelic rockers MGMT have been away for a while, since the release of their previous album, Congratulations, in 2010. But, fortunately, they returned to the studio to record their third full-length, MGMT (stream it below), which came out a few months back. In a glowing review, NME calls it “a transcendental [journey] you’ve never been on before.” And while MGMT (above, performing “Introspection,” “Your Life Is a Lie” and “Mystery Disease”) haven’t played a New York City show in three years, they head to Brooklyn tomorrow night to play Barclays Center.
But a big show calls for something different, and so MGMT will be joined by the massively influential alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. and Hank Sullivant’s quartet, Kuroma. And while Kuroma are up-and-comers not to miss, it’s worth mentioning that although Dinosaur Jr. have been around a while, the distortion-loving band remains as vital as ever, releasing the acclaimed I Bet on Sky (stream it below) last year. Paste called it “a jangly rock throw-down with a nostalgic center and a confident drive that ends up capturing everything that’s great about the band.” This will be one not to miss.