Braeves and Salt Cathedral headline Rough Trade on 04.04

It's nice to see two talented emerging NYC bands scheduled to headline a biggish venue like Rough Trade on a Saturday night (April 4th). Originally from Columbia, avant-pop duo Salt Cathedral has been on our radar for quite a while (we booked them a few CMJs ago when they went under the name of "Il Albanico"); they are one of those rare bands that seem able to keep improving year after year. Long Island's Braeves (pictured) and their nostalgic, well crafted indie pop came to our attention more recently through our Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists (of which they won the readers' poll in the pop category). The band has been building some buzz recently, in particular after selling out Pianos in January - FYI for the other bands out there: that's how you get called by Bowery to play Rough Trade on a Saturday.