Showbox Sodo Sodo
May 11–13, 9 pm All Ages
Recommended by Andrew Gospe
Mac DeMarco has become one of the most recognizable figures in modern indie rock, and his ascendance says a lot about where the music is headed. In terms of sound (laid-back, tuneful, retro) and personality (nonchalant, candid, goofy), DeMarco is the antithesis of the buttoned-up Ben Gibbard types who typified indie in the previous decade. One need only delve into the fine print on festival bills—or read the local music listings—to find young bands that cop DeMarco’s style. Few, though, can match his ear for songwriting.
Tickets for both shows go on sale 1/18 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the May 12 show can be purchased here.