When: Mon., March 31, 8 p.m. 2014
Since forming in 2011, the California-based urban-rock band the Neighbourhood has put a black-and-white stamp on everything it does. For one, the quintet wears monochromatic clothing on stage. Then there are the music videos for “Female Robbery,” “Sweater Weather” and “Afraid” from 2013’s I Love You., which play like old movies. Its performances on the Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live! were broadcast in black and white at the band’s request. The group has even named its upcoming release #000000 & #FFFFFF, the HTML codes for its preferred color scheme. With this aesthetic, the Neighbourhood has set the mood to match the hazy nature of its music, a mix of light and dark that’s both refreshingly modern and somewhat familiar.