LMB NYC: This Week’s Concert Calendar

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This week’s NYC-area concert calendar is bumpin’! The Allmans Brothers are back at the Beacon, Elvis Costello’s at the Count Basie Theatre, They Might Be Giants play the Williamsburg Waterfront, we’ve got two shows by reunited 90s alt-rock titans (Bush and STP), and this oddball lineup of Weezer, The Flaming Lips and Yeasayer are all at Jones Beach.

But, as usual, it’s the smaller club shows — and, in this case, the boat cruises — that interest me most. For something a bit more rock-based and singer-songwriter-y, check out The Barr Brothers and/or American Babies at the intimate Rockwood Music Hall. Or, get a little edgier with Sonny & The Sunsets et al over at the Glasslands Gallery in Williamsburg. But if you can only choose one, I highly recommend the Budos Band on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise for some groove-laden horn funk by the dudes laying down instrumentals for the majority of Daptone Records releases. Can’t be beat.

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

TUESDAY, JULY 26
Billy Bragg at City Winery
Elvis Costello at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank, NJ) – LMB rec
Stone Temple Pilots with Jetstream at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Allman Brothers Band at Beacon Theatre LMB rec
John Butler Trio with Brave and Bird at Terminal 5

THURSDAY, JULY 28
The Barr Brothers @ Rockwood Music HallLMB rec
Billy Bragg at City Winery
Budos Band at ROCKS OFF Concert Cruise SeriesLMB rec
Bush at The Bowery Ballroom
Dr. John & The Lower 911 with Sugar Blue, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys, and more at Highline Ballroom
John Butler Trio with Mama Kin at Terminal 5

FRIDAY, JULY 29:
American Babies @ Rockwood Music HallLMB rec
Billy Bragg at City Winery
Black Lips and Night Beats at The Bowery Ballroom
Eels at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
The Pietasters with Rose Hill Drive at ROCKS OFF Concert Cruise Series
Mike Clarke Indigo Blues with Christian McBride, Antonio Faraò, Wallace Roney, and more at Iridium Jazz Club
They Might Be Giants at Williamsburg Waterfront (Brooklyn) – LMB rec
Weezer and The Flaming Lips with Yeasayer at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, NY)

SATURDAY, JULY 30
Eels at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
Mike Clarke Indigo Blues with Christian McBride, Antonio Faraò, Wallace Roney, and more… at Iridium Jazz Club
Sonny & The Sunsets with The Sandwitches, Friends, and Carnivores at Glasslands Gallery (Brooklyn) – LMB rec

So, we miss anything good? What are you hitting this week?