LMB NYC: This Week’s Concert Calendar – Sept 19-25

Wilco @ Jazz Fest 2011 - photo by Justin Ward

As fall comes into full swing this week, we’re getting a really nice mix of interesting shows in NYC with some especially noteworthy bands in the indie rock and folk realms. Starting with the more eccentric artists, there’s tUnE-YaRds @ Le Poisson Rouge (tonight), Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Wed), the triumphant return of the Rapture @ Webster Hall (Thurs), and Superhuman Happiness doing two nights at Zebulon in Williamsburg (Fri-Sat). For something eclectic but a bit more folk-oriented, there’s lots to choose from, including Beirut @ T5 (Thurs), Wilco @ Central Park (Thurs-Fri), Fleet Foxes @ the Williamsburg Waterfront (Sat), and Megafaun @ Mercury Lounge (Sat-Sun). If the Indie Folk thing’s not your bag, there’s also plenty of dance-oriented jams with Lotus playing T5 and the return of Particle at Brooklyn Bowl (both Saturday).

I’ve got a pair of tix for Wilco’s second night in Central Park, so here’s hoping the weather clears up for a nice fall night at Rumsey Playfield. Either way, I’m stoked to hear some tunes from their new album in the live setting, which really sounded great on first pass over at NPR yesterday. Check it out.

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
The Bad Plus @ City Winery
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah w/ Polica @ The Bowery Ballroom
Deerhoof w/ White Suns @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
Steely Dan with Royal Scam @ Beacon Theatre
tUnE-YaRds @ Le Poisson Rouge

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Beirut with Laetitia Sadier @ Terminal 5
Cymbals Eat Guitars w/ Beige and Hooray For Earth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Beirut w/ Laetitia Sadier @ Terminal 5
Girls @ The Bowery Ballroom
Steely Dan w/ Request Night @ Beacon Theatre
Wilco w/ Nick Lowe @ Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
The Rapture @ Webster Hall
Superhuman Happiness @ Zebulon (Brooklyn, NY)
Steely Dan with Request Night @ Beacon Theatre
Wilco w/ Nick Lowe @ Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. w/ Jump Into the Gospel @ The Bowery Ballroom
Fleet Foxes w/ The Walkmen @ Williamsburg Waterfront (Brooklyn, NY)
Grace Potter and The Nocturnals @ Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Lotus w/ NiT GriT and Mux Mool @ Terminal 5
Megafaun w/ Doug Paisley @ Mercury Lounge
Particle @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Superhuman Happiness @ Zebulon (Brooklyn, NY)
Wavves w/ Fucked Up and Ked Up @ Webster Hall

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Megafaun w/ Doug Paisley @ Mercury Lounge
McCoy Tyner Trio @ Blue Note Jazz Club
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks w/ Holy Sons @ Webster Hall