What’s going on Monday? (John Grant, Jagwar Ma, Mutual Benefit, Small Reactions, Radiolab Live & more)
John Grant @ LPR, April 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows. Here are some highlights…
John Grant @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With his second album reeling in the year-end accolades, John Grant plays his biggest NYC show yet. This is a special, stripped-down show but his powerful pipes and stage presence will probably make up for anything missing in the arrangements. If you can’t make tonight’s shows, he’s also playing Tuesday at Rough Trade, free entry with purchase of his new CD.
Jagwar Ma @ Rough Trade
With a debut album that owes more than a little to the early-’90s Madchester rave scene, Jagwar Ma will be twistin’ your mellon (man) with sunshine vibes to spare.
Small Reactions, Medals, Nicole Mercedes & The Affair, Coastgaard @ Pianos
Atlanta’s Small Reactions make noisy, heart-on-sleeve indiepop a la The Wedding Present or Orange Juice — check out their swell 2011 single “Nerve Pop” below.
Mutual Benefit @ Other Music
Mutual Benefit combine Sufjan style chamber pop with Antlers-style vocals and a bit of Microphones-y noise. Their debut album, initially self-released, gets wider distribution through Other Music Recording Co. this week. Tonight they celebrate on Other Music’s home turf. Free.
Los Lobos @ City Winery
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Mexican-American rock vets Los Lobos just released a live album, Deconstructed in New York, which was recorded at City Winery last year. Tonight’s the last of three sold-out shows at City Winery.
Radiolab Live @ Beacon Theatre
Once again, WNYC/NPR show Radiolab has taken its show on the road, this time with an event they’re calling “Apocalyptical.” In addition to hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, they’ve brought along musicians Noveller and On Filmore, plus comedian Ophira Eisenberg for their patented blend of science, music and humor.
Night Train with Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Get on board Wyatt Cenac’s weekly Night Train comedy show, this week with Seaton Smith, Courtney Fearrington, Ayanna Dookie, Stavros Halkias and more.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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