In any given week there’s always a ton of NYC-area shows spanning across multiple genres and styles, but it seems like this week’s concert calendar is even more sonically random than normal. Here are the highlights as I see ’em…

Early in the week, we’ve got Explosions in the Sky with the Antlers at the beautiful Wellmont Theatre (in Montclair, NJ). Elvis Costello — who I mentioned last week — continues to bring his “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” to the area, with a show at the Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank, NJ) and a two-night stand at the aforementioned Wellmont. And Portishead – fresh off their weekend duties at the ATP festival this week – is also sticking around town, with two nights at the Hammerstein.

For some reason, the early part of the week seems to have a lot of the big highlights, with an especially bumpin’ Wednesday night that includes the following: Black Star, Mos Def & Talib Kweli @ Irving Plaza, Deadmau5 @ Roseland Ballroom, James Blake and Chairlift @ Webster Hall, Ted Leo at Knitting Factory, and the aforementioned Portishead show @ the Hammerstein. But personally I think I’m most interested in Wednesday night’s lineup at Le Poisson Rouge where Toubab Krewe’s sharing a bill with Zongo Junction and Superhuman Happiness. Long-time readers already know how much I love me some Toubab, but I’m also digging what I’m hearing from Zongo Junction and Superhuman Happiness. Another interesting Wednesday-night option is Fang Island at Glasslands, which is perfect if you’re more in the mood for some triumphant dual-guitar pyrotechnics.

Thursday, I’ve got my money on Ducktails at Glasslands, which I’d recommend for those who dig the droney, woozy psych-rock of bands like Real Estate, The War on Drugs, and Woods. But for something even more out there, I’d jump to Saturday night, when Anamanaguchi plays the Museum Of The Moving Images in Astoria. These dudes do an interesting form of 8-bit punk rock (no, seriously, they hacked some old NES gaming systems to make some rockin’ live video game music…surprisingly good times).

As always, there’s a whole lot more going on this week, so dig on in…

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank, NJ)
Explosions in the Sky w/ The Antlers @ The Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ)
The London Souls @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
The Psychedelic Furs w/ Tom Tom Club and Maniac @ Irving Plaza

The Indobox w/ Yamn and Kung Fu @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
Portishead @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Black Star, Mos Def & Talib Kweli @ Irving Plaza
Deadmau5 @ Roseland Ballroom
Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ The Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ)
Fang Island @ Glasslands (Brooklyn)
James Blake and Chairlift @ Webster Hall
Portishead @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ted Leo at Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Toubab Krewe w/ Zongo Junction and Superhuman Happiness @ Le Poisson Rouge

Ducktails w/ Slowdance @ Glasslands Gallery (Brooklyn)
Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ The Wellmont Theatre (Montclair, NJ)
Grayson Capps @ Sullivan Hall
James Blake w/ Austra @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
Petty Fest 2011 and Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons w/ Norah Jones, Nicole Atkins, and 10 more… @ The Bowery Ballroom

Melvin Seals & JGB @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
Paul Oakenfold @ Glo Nightclub (Westbury, NY)
Twin Shadow and Mickey Avalon w/ Diamond Rings and Roxy Cottontail @ Webster Hall

The Aggrolites w/ Roots of Creation @ Highline Ballroom
Anamanaguchi @ Museum Of The Moving Image (Astoria)
Melvin Seals & JGB, Moonalice, Gordon Voidwell, and Yeasayer DJ Set @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
O’Death w/ Woes, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, and The Woes and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper @ The Bell House (Brooklyn)
The Rural Alberta Advantage and Hospitality @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

Beats Antique and Filastine @ Irving Plaza
Deadmau5 w/ Excision and Feed Me @ Roseland Ballroom
YACHT w/ Monogold and Trouble Andrew @ Dekalb Market (Brooklyn)