FRIDAY, APRIL 10
That little festival called Coachella starts its first weekend today. Whether or not you’re headed to Indio, you can still enjoy these playlists of artists that will be lighting up the desert.
Radiohead’s Philip Selway released his second solo album Weatherhouse last year. He’s finally bringing it live to American shores, and he’ll appear at (Le) Poisson Rouge tonight before heading to the West Coast for Coachella. 7:30pm, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY.
Get a blast of the LA rock scene in Brooklyn tonight, as Upset and Colleen Green bring their tour to Shea Stadium. The former just released the ’76 EP, while the latter’s put out one of the year’s most engaging, relatable records with I Want To Grow Up. They’ll be joined by local favorites Charly Bliss. 9pm, 20 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY.
Brooklyn rock scene stalwarts Dances just announced their debut album Keep Talking for this summer. First taste “Suzy Lee” might be one of the most invigorating tracks of the year so far, and you can check it out and more at Palisades tonight. 7:30pm, 906 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Genre-hopping enigma Sufjan Stevens brings his new album Carrie & Lowell to the famed Beacon Theater in NYC tonight. 8pm, 2124 Broadway, New York, NY.
90s-loving British trio Happyness kick off two nights in New York tonight at Baby’s All Right. Their album Weird Little Birthday just saw its stateside release, and their slyly hilarious lyrics will show you they’re no slackers. You can also catch them tomorrow at Cake Shop. 8pm, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
Indie rock veterans the Mountain Goats just released their latest album Beat The Champ. Tonight, you can catch the last of their three NYC shows at City Winery if you didn’t get around to it earlier. 8pm, 155 Varick St, New York, NY.
MONDAY, APRIL 13
French party-starters Yelle aren’t about to take the week between Coachellas off. Head to the Observatory tonight and get ready to shake what votre maman gave you. They’re also opening for francophone superstar Stromae at Club Nokia tomorrow. 8pm, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA.
Father John Misty has released one of the most celebrated albums of the year so far with I Love You, Honeybear. He hits the Glass House tonight with raucous garage rocker King Tuff. 8pm, 200 W Second Street, Pomona, CA.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
While FKA twigs’ forthcoming nuptials to past BlackBook cover boy Robert Pattinson might be the celebrity wedding of the century, let’s not forget that she’s earned her place in the spotlight. The charismatic musician and dancer brings her sultry tunes to the Belasco tonight. 8pm, 1050 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA.
Two generations of British buzzbands head to the Santa Barbara Bowl tonight, in the form of Alt-J and Jungle. Alt-J recently headlined Madison Square Garden after releasing second album This Is All Yours last year. 7pm, 1122 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Australian dance-pop star Chet Faker takes his tour with XXYYXX to Club Nokia tonight. His moody debut album Built On Glass came out last year. 9pm, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA.
Over the past year, Alex G has gone from an unassuming Temple University student to Domino Records’ latest signing. At Baby’s All Right, get to know his vision of gentle, moving guitar pop that’s more striking than it immediately lets on. LVL UP and Brandon Can’t Dance open up the evening. 8pm, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.