LMB NYC: This Week’s Concert Calendar (Jan. 30 – Feb 5)

Tom Hamilton & American Babies | photo by WHITperson

Just another week of live music in New York City…meaning lots of great options for the concert-going public. This week, we’ve got plenty of solid rock shows (including Smith Westerns and American Babies), some buzz-worthy electronic acts (like Tycho and Skrillex), and a few artists that fall somewhere in between (Bjork, Eclectic Method). Read on for the highlights and linkage.

2011′s young indie sensations, Smith Westerns, are still going strong in 2012. They’re at Webster Hall on Tuesday with Porcelain Raft and Bleached.

Smith Westerns

Porcelain Raft

Bleached

On a short break from Brothers Past frontman duties, Tommy Hamilton is back in NYC with his American Babies, hitting the intimate Rockwood Music Hall for some Americana-based Rock’n’Roll.

I feel like I keep hearing the name “Leroy Justice” without having much a clue who they are. Well, it turns out they’re a great blues-based rock band that’s headlining Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. Check it:

Ok, so much for all that “rock” stuff…time to head into darker, weirder, more electronic territory…

Björk is bringing her Biophilia Live show to the New York Hall of Science, which should be epic-ly out there.

At the end of 2011, Tycho put out one of my favorite electronic albums (which I briefly touched on over at WP.com). Though I wouldn’t expect much of a live show from these guys, it’s still got to be cool to hear those tracks opened up for a room like the Music Hall of W’burg. Oneohtrix Point Never — the opener — has a decidedly more psychedelic, noise-based electronic vibe.

Tycho

Oneohtrix Point Never

For something a bit more beat-centric, I’m liking Break Science at Bk Bowl on Thursday. Adam Deitch is a beast on the drum kit.

The oddball audio/video mash-up crew known as Eclectic Method will bring their frenetic A/V assault to Cameo Gallery on Friday. I’ve always thought of these guys almost as “Girl Talk with video,” and if you let them, they may just blow your mind.

And finally, how could I forget Justin’s latest dubstep obsession and this “week of Skrillex” here in NYC? The new poster-boy of heavy dubstep will basically be here all week dropping bass bombs in some very decent-sized NYC venues. Definitely a hot (and tough) ticket.

Skrillex

Per the norm, read on for all the details and a few other interesting shows going on this week in NYC…

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

MONDAY, JANUARY 30
Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, The Mastersons @ City Winery

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
Smith Westerns w/ Porcelain Raft, Bleached @ Webster Hall

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Bill Frisell @ World Financial Center Winter Garden
Joe Henry, Marc Ribot @ City Winery
Skrillex w/ Sazon Booya and Zedd @ Pacha NYC

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Break Science w/ Nerve @ Brooklyn Bowl
Thurston Moore @ The Allen Room at Lincoln Center
Woodsman w/ Hubble and Man Forever @ Death by Audio

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Björk Biophilia Live @ New York Hall of Science (Queens)
Eclectic Method @ Cameo Gallery
Skrillex w/ Spank Rock and Zane Lowe @ Roseland Ballroom

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
American Babies @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Leroy Justice @ Brooklyn Bowl
Skrillex w/ Skream & Benga, Koan Sound, Tokimonsta @ Terminal 5
Super Diamond w/ Booga Sugar @ Highline Ballroom
Tycho, w/ Oneohtrix Point Never and Beacon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALLLLL!?!?