LMB NYC: This Week’s Concert Calendar – Oct 31 – Nov 6

Battles @ Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 7/15/11

We just got hit with the first snowfall of the season here in NYC. Even though the weather’s starting to chill out, the live shows are keeping up the heat. Check out my preview of the week’s shows with some videos of my top picks, including Ween, Battles, and Steve Kimock & Friends.

Monday’s all about a Happy HalloWEEN, with Ween bringing their classic goof-rock stylings to the Hammerstein.

But if you want something with a bit more of a hip-hop and dance groove, then I’d recommend checking out SBTRKT with Araabmuzik at the Bowery Ballroom.

Tuesday, LMB fav Battles will be dropping their glitchy, shape-shifting instrumentals at Webster Hall. So unique…always love these dudes.

For Wednesday night, I’m really digging these options: Charlie Hunter at the Sycamore, the Drums at Bowery Ballroom, or Yellowbirds at Union Hall (technically an opening slot). Take your pick…

Thursday, I’m tempted to check out St. Vincent at Webster Hall…Annie Clark not only has an amazing voice, but she can rip on guitar. But I’m also tempted to dig into the deep, horn-laden 70s funk of Orgone, who will be at Sullivan Hall that same night. That one’s sure to be a blast, but it’s bound to get a little steamy.

If you’re looking for something a bit more mellow and melodic, I suggest checking out Blind Pilot for some singer-songwriter-y goodness. They’re doing a two-night stand at the Bowery Ballroom.

But for the weekend nights, I think I’m most excited about Steve Kimock bringing his friends — Bobby Vega, Wally Ingram and Bernie Worrell — with him to Brooklyn Bowl for a two-night stand. I already hyped this one up a bit when it was announced, but I think it’s definitely worth mentioning again. Here’s a little sample of the Bobby Vega funk throwdown that will inevitably ensue:

As always, there’s plenty more to choose from, so read on for more deets on these shows above or check out some other solid options…

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

Monday, October 31
SBTRKT with Araabmuzik @ The Bowery Ballroom
Ween @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Tuesday, November 1
Battles with Nisennenmondai @ Webster Hall
Feist @ Howard Gilman Opera House (Brooklyn, NY)
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience @ Best Buy Theater
SBTRKT with Cubic Zirconia @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 2
Andy McKee w/ Stephen Bennett, Antoine Dufour, and more @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Caithlin De Marrais w/ Yellowbirds and Lindsay Sullivan @ Union Hall
Charlie Hunter @ The Sycamore (Ditmas Park, Brooklyn)
The Drums w/ Patrick Cleandenim @ The Bowery Ballroom
Neon Indian @ Hofstra Usa (Hempstead, NY)

Thursday, November 3
The Drums w/ Patrick Cleandenim and Regal Degal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Headhunters w/ Killah Priest, Masta Killa, Mike Clark’s Headhunters All Stars, and more @ Iridium Jazz Club
Julianna Barwick with Laurel Halo and Man Forever @ Public Assembly
Orgone w/ Ikebe Shakedown @ Sullivan Hall
St. Vincent w/ Cate Le Bon and DJ Webstars Celebrity Bday Bash @ Webster Hall

Friday, November 4
Blind Pilot w/ Gregory Alan Isakov @ The Bowery Ballroom
Chromeo w/ Mayer Hawthorne and BreakBot @ Terminal 5
Meat Puppets w/ Dex Romweber Duo @ Le Poisson Rouge
Steve Kimock & Friends Featuring Bobby Vega, Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram and special guests @ Brooklyn Bowl

Saturday, November 5
Blind Pilot w/ Aunt Martha @ The Bowery Ballroom
Chromeo w/ Mayer Hawthorne and The County, BreakBot, and Plastic Plates @ Terminal 5
The Headhunters w/ Killah Priest, Masta Killa, Mike Clark’s Headhunters All Stars, and more @ Iridium Jazz Club
Steve Kimock & Friends featuring Bobby Vega, Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram and special guests @ Brooklyn Bowl
Union Street Preservation Society w/ The Third Wheel Band, The Whistling Wolves, and more @ Union Hall

Sunday, November 6
Crosby, Stills & Nash @ The Beacon Theatre