A Place to Bury Strangers comes to Mohawk Place on June 19.
A Place to Bury Strangers comes to Mohawk Place on June 19.

10 Indoor Concerts For When You Need Some Damn A/C

by / May. 19, 2015 11pm EST

10 acts to check out this summer if you just need some damn air conditioning in your life:

 Tyler, The Creator 

Tyler, The Creator, the outrageous and controversial Odd Future leader, returned this year with Cherry Bomb, a pretty aggressive alt hip hop record full of some pretty major guest appearances including Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Pharrell Williams. Tyler, The Creator will return to the Town Ballroom on June 14.

 Blonde Redhead 

New York, New York experimental shoegaze band Blonde Redhead makes a special appearance at the Waiting Room on June 16.

 A Place to Bury Strangers 

A Place to Bury Strangers didn’t invent noise-pop but they’ve damn near perfected it. They’ll come to Mohawk Place on June 19.

 Real Estate 

Instrumental indie rock band Real Estate seem to get better and better with each album. Their latest, Atlas, is a moody, yet catchy jangle pop masterpiece. Catch Real Estate at the Tralf Music Hall on June 20.

 The Kooks 

Despite their airy, lighthearted approach, British rock band the Kooks have steadily gotten more serious about their subject matter since their formation in 2004. Their latest record, Listen, delves into police brutality, death, and destruction through the lens of pop-rock. See if they can truly pull it off when the Kooks come to the Rapids Theatre on June 23.

 Tallest Man on Earth 

Kristian Matsson is not actually the Tallest Man on Earth (that’s eight-foot-three Sultan Kösen of Turkey)—it’s just a stage name. The combined height of the Tallest Man on Earth has actually increased, though, since Matsson went from one man band to full indie-folk ensemble for his latest tour, which’ll pass through Asbury Hall on July 22.

 Metz and Viet Cong 

The combination of art-punk band Viet Cong and noise-rock band will be sure to shake the foundation of Mohawk Place just a little bit when this stellar tour comes through on July 23.

 Father John Misty 

Former Fleet Foxes member turned solo indie-folk juggarnaut comes to the Town Ballroom on August 1.


Nineteen records, 12 members, and 31 years since their formation, industrial rock band KMFDM is still kicking ass. Catch them at Buffalo Iron Works on August 6.

 Mac DeMarco 

Canadian indie rock star Mac DeMarco is a goofball, but he’s a talented goofball. His weirdo personality is on full display on his 2014 “slacker rock” record Salad Days. And from the sound of his latest single, “The Way You’d Love Her,” from his upcoming mini album, Another One, he has perfected his eccentric style of jangle pop music. Mac DeMarco comes to the Tralf Music Hall on August 16.