NYC Artists on the rise: Late Guest at The Party live at Pianos on 03.23

Let's not forget why we go to shows in the first place.... we are hoping to witness an event! Late Guest at the Party are exactly that. Their music is catchy, unadorned... it's britpop sent back to us from wherever it's been hiding for all this time - and it's been gone way too long. Listen to the floor-shaking bounce of 'Icebergs' (streaming below) or to the clave-happy rhythms of 'Electric Bongos' (bizarre video here). The band has distilled the pop formula to a confectionary sweetness: this is music that does exactly what it's supposed to, it delivers the show. Don't be late at their Pianos' party on march 23. - Mike Levine @goldnuggets