Mister Heavenly, Mr. Dream, Camera 17+ Early Warnings (Music) Recommended Soundboard

When: Sun., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. 2011

Bands with rock critics in them have historically been pretty terrible endeavors—aside from early-90s girl-punk group the Wahinis (whose lineup briefly included Jim DeRogatis on drums) and any band I've been in, naturally. We can now add Brooklyn postpunks Mr. Dream to the list of exceptions—infamous rock scribe and comedy writer Nick Sylvester is the trio's drummer. They sound like should be opening a tour for midperiod Mission of Burma or Die Kruezen, all taut and terse and manly. Now that every other band is busy humping the corpse of grunge or new-wave echo disco, Mr. Dream's unaffected blasts of mid-80s math punk are a real freshmaker. —Jessica Hopper Mister Heavenly headlines; Mr. Dream and Camera open.

Price: $14, $12 in advance

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