This Week's Best Shows and a Spotify Playlist of the Bands

By Daniel Jumpertz on July 23, 2014 8:06pm 

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 Nick Cave, The Kooks and Conor Oberst are all playing New York this week.
Gigs of the week Thursday, July 24
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Thursday, July 24
Young British psych-rockers The Wytches are in town for two shows. Find them tonight at Mercury Lounge and tomorrow at Glasslands. They’ve supported The Cribs, METZ and Japandroids at home, and have been signed by Partisan Records here in the USA, who’ll be releasing their ToeRag Studios debut “Annabel Dream Reader.” 9:30 p.m., Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St. $12.

Friday, July 25
The Seaport Music Festival, a free weekly summer festival continues this evening with Torres, the project of young Nashville singer Mackenzie Scott. Her recent debut album “Torres” has been described by Pitchfork as “an overwhelming rush of feeling, and it connects with throat-seizing immediacy.” They perform with the electronic pop soundscapes of High Highs in support. Seaport Music Festival, every Friday 7 p.m., through Aug. 29 at South Street Seaport. Free.

Saturday, July 26
Australia’s Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds formed in 1983 and have 15 acclaimed albums under their belt. The most recent, 2013’s “Push The Sky Away,” is the band's first album to feature founding member Barry Adamson since “Your Funeral... My Trial” in 1986. The band performs with Devendra Banhart and Nicole Atkins. From 7 p.m. Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell. $71.90 or $199 for VIP packages.

Brasil Summerfest hits Joe’s Pub tonight (9 p.m.) with BaianaSystem. BaianaSystem explores new sound possibilities for the “guitara baiana” — a mini electric guitar that grooves with the syncopations of Afro beat and the psychedelica of dub and electronica. 425 Lafayette St., Greenwich Village. $15. Later tonight the Brazilian vibes continue at Glasslands for a Baile Funk Party featuring DJ Sany Pitbull, MC Junior, MC Leonardo and Zuzuka Poderosa with Nego Mozambique. 289 Kent Ave., Williamsburg. $10/$15.

Sunday, July 27
Tuff Sunshine’s glam meets wiry post-punk sound is set to rock Glasslands tonight. Their second EP, 2013’s “Kids Know,” was recorded and mixed by famed no-wave pioneer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Brian Eno). Check them out at 8:30 p.m. at Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave., Williamsburg. $10.

Monday, July 28
Young UK pop band The Kooks named themselves after a track on David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” album. Their first album since 2011, “Listen,” is due in September this year and has been preceded by the single “Around Town.” They play Webster Hall at 7 p.m., 125 East 11th St., East Village. $35.60.

Tuesday, July 29
Nebraskan singer-songwriter Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) has a new album out, “Upside Down Mountain,” which he’ll be featuring tonight at Central Park’s Summerstage. Special guests are roots rockers Dawes. 6 p.m., 69th Street at Fifth Avenue entrance, Rumsey Field, Central Park. $39.50.

Wednesday, July 30
Australian duo Jagwar Ma fuse dance pop and Beach Boys influenced dreamy psychedelia. From 7:30 p.m., Webster Hall 125 East 11th St., East Village. $20.

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