By Daniel Jumpertz
Special to DNAinfo
Wednesday March 28
Influential instrumental hip-hop producer and superstar behind the decks DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) bring the hits and an awesome visual spectacular to Irving Plaza. Since his groundbreaking debut "Endtroducing…." which was released in 1996, DJ Shadow has put out three albums, the most recent being 2011's "The Less You Know, the Better".
Thursday March 29
Metronomy formed in Devon in the south of England in 1999 and pursue an '80s retro sound that is an electronic and indie hybrid. Their 2011 album "The English Riviera" was nominated for a Mercury Prize, the annual UK award for best album of the year. Metronomy are also supporting Coldplay on their April USA tour. They're playing tonight at Irving Plaza.
Also tonight: New Orleans blues and jazz legend Dr John leads a Louis Armstrong tribute at BAM's Howard Gilerman Opera House (Also March 30, 31).
Friday March 30
Of Montreal play at Webster Hall. Throughout its existence, Of Montreal's musical style has evolved from vaudeville and Beatles-influenced psychedelic twee pop to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music, influenced by Prince and David Bowie. Check out a recent live video performance recorded for Rolling Stone here. The band's most recent album is "Paralytic Stalks."
Saturday March 31
Sunday April 1
Cool all-girl indie rockers Wild Flag play Webster Hall. Featuring Carrie Brownstein — best known these days for her spot-on hipster parodies on TV's "Portlandia," alongside Fred Armisen. Of course she was also in '90s indie rock band, Sleater-Kinney.
Monday April 2
Virginian singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata has released three albums since her debut solo album in 2004. But prior to that she spent six years as the singer for Chicago band Bumpus. She has collaborated with Jason Mraz, Ryan Adams, Toots and the Maytals and Ray Lamontagne. At Highline Ballroom.
Tuesday April 3
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