When: Sun., Oct. 18, 9 p.m. 2015
It has always seemed like Brooklyn’s Small Black — which early on in the late-2000s chillwave surge was mixing acoustic and synthetic instrumentation into a delightful, aqueous murk — was way better than most of the acts out of that micro-genre. This show at 502 Bar, just two days after the slated release of the group’s exquisite third LP Best Blues, provides a great opportunity to look at what the act has done and where it is now. However, fans can expect no major departures here. Small Black just keeps getting more fluent in its own electro-emotive parlance, and churning out rad, synth-driven dream-pop.