Stardeath And White Dwarfs: Keep It In The Family

Experimental pop band Stardeath and White Dwarfs is currently on tour with The Flaming Lips, and besides sharing the road, the bands also have DNA in common: Stardeath’s Dennis Coyne is the nephew of Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne. Dennis’ band sounds strikingly similar to his uncle’s, but who can complain about more bizarre acid-fried pop bliss? Stardeath and White Dwarfs will be playing two headlining shows in the NYC area—Mercury Lounge on Monday, Aug. 31 (doors at 7 p.m., tix $10, 21-plus) and Maxwell’s in Hoboken on Tuesday, Sept. 1 (doors at 9 p.m., tix $10, all ages). For more information visit