Music To Your Ears: Bands To See This Week

by Mara Siegler · February 22, 2011

Feeling bad you weren't quick enough to get LCD Soundsystem tickets before his four shows sold out in forty-five minutes this morning? No worries, there are plenty of great bands and artists playing this week from a pantsless pop star to a sad white boy at a piano to indie rockers. Take a look at our recommendations for this week.

Tuesday, February 22

Lady Gaga @ MSG Miss Lady Gaga last night? She's at Madison Square Garden again this evening. Tickets are sold out but are going for skyrocket prices on Craigslist. If you're not prepared to drop $500 and some dollars on a ticket, no worries. The show will air on HBO in March. [Via]

Other Picks:

Trey Anastasio @ Terminal 5

Air Waves, Amy Klein (from Titus Andronicus), Soft Landing, Inoculist @ Glasslands

Broken Records, U.S. Royalty @ Mercury Lounge {Be sure to check out our Daily Style Phile on the men of U.S. Royalty. They make the kind of American rock 'n' roll you sing along to in a crowded bar or on a long, lonely highway, plus they dress the part.)

Wednesday, February 23

David Gray @ Beacon Theater In a message on his website, Gray says he’s shooting for a true listening experience, something a little more hushed and intimate. Think acoustic. Bring Kleenex. [Via]

Other Picks:

The White Rabbits @ Maxwell's

ARMS @ Pianos (It's the final night of their February residency)

Beach House @ Webster Hall

Max Tundra @ Glasslands

Thursday, February 24

Wanda Jackson @ Bowery Ballroom The Queen of Rockabilly,  inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, will be playing songs from her new Jack White-produced album The Party Ain't Over, featuring tunes originally recorded by everyone from Bob Dylan to Amy Winehouse. [Via]

Other Picks:

Girl Talk @ Terminal 5

Brahms, Acrylics, New Moods, Tanlines (DJ Set) @ Glasslands

Princeton, The Front Bottoms @ Mercury Lounge

Radical Dads @ Silent Barn

Yellow Ostrich @ Pianos

Friday, February 25

Beach House @ Webster Hall It's the weekend. De-stress and chill with the down-tempo electronics of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand.

Other Picks:

Black Angels @ Desmond's Tavern

Shilpa Ray @ Pianos

Lower Dens, Ducktails @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Saturday, February 26

Computer Magic @ The Gutter Check out the solo project of 21-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle (Danz). She plays soft, yet danceable electronic pop. If you hate her sound,  just bowl instead. [Via]

Other Picks:

Turkuaz, Hollis Brown and special guest DMC (of Run DMC) @ Brooklyn Bowl

White Rabbits, ARMS @ Bowery Ballroom

Gregory & The Hawk, Cat Martino @ Littlefield

The Loom @ The Rock Shop

Bushwick's Goodbye Blue Monday kicks off their Midnight series. It will be an ongoing event on Fridays and Saturdays, featuring different bands. Kicking things off are The Denzels (formerly The Goods) and AIMES (Aman Ellis).

Sunday, February 27

Bear Hands @ Brooklyn Bowl