Tom Hamilton & American Babies | photo by WHITperson

This week in NYC Live Music is an interesting one, with a couple notable heavy-hitters and a few solid small-club shows…

After their Saturday night slot as the musical guest on SNL, Radiohead decided to stick around town for two, now-sold-out shows at the Roseland Ballroom; definitely a tough ticket due to the venue size, so here’s hoping you were one of the lucky NYers who scored tickets. If not, there are plenty of other great options this week, including the All Tomorrow’s Parties “I’ll be Your Mirror” event in Asbury Park, which is being curated by Portishead & ATP and features sets by Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel), Portishead, and a number of other buzzy bands like Battles and Cults.

I’ve also got my eye on a number of weekend shows, including Primus (at Roseland on Friday), Panda Bear (at Webster Hall on Saturday), American Babies (at Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday) and Elvis Costello, who’s bringing his Spectacular Spinning Songbook back to NYC with a show uptown at the United Palace on Saturday. If all this is a little tame and you need something a bit more danceable, then Conspirator’s Sunday night slot at Brooklyn Bowl is a solid bet.

As always, there’s plenty of other good stuff, so read on for all the highlights and some videos…

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

Ray LaMontagne @ Rumsey Playfield
Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks @ Terminal 5

Foster the People w/ Reptar, Cults, and Ace Enders and A Million Different People @ Terminal 5
The Head and the Heart w/ Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ The Bowery Ballroom

The Album Leaf w/ Sister Crayon, Movus, and Sister Crayon Movus @ Le Poisson Rouge
Foster the People w/ Reptar and Cults @ Terminal 5
The Head and the Heart w/ These United States, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, and J. Tom Hnatow @ The Bowery Ballroom
Radiohead w/ Four Tet and Rocketnumbernine @ Roseland Ballroom

Radiohead w/ Four Tet and Rocknumbernine @ Roseland Ballroom
Ty Segall w/ Human Eye and Mikal Cronin @ The Bowery Ballroom

ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror 2011 in Asbury Park, NJ, curated by ATP, including sets by: Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Shellac, Chavez, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, The Album Leaf, Cults, Edan (The Deejay), Awesome Tapes from Africa (DJ Set), Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel
Bruce Hornsby w/ American Babies @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ)
Primus @ Roseland Ballroom

ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror 2011 in Asbury Park, NJ, curated by Portishead, including sets by: Portishead, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Battles, Swans, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, The Horrors, The Pop Group
Ben Harper w/ Grace Woodroofe @ Terminal 5
Elvis Costello @ United Palace Theatre
Panda Bear @ Webster Hall

Conspirator with Beem & Deem, Horizon Wireless, and Alpha Data @ Brooklyn Bowl
Panda Bear @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple Brooklyn, NY

American Babies:

Elvis Costello & the Imposters:


Panda Bear: