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DJ Shadow, Rachael Yamagata and Dr John Play New York

By DNAinfo Staff on March 28, 2012 7:27am

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". 

Also tonight: The Temper Trap at The Bowery Ballroom (also March 29 & 30 at Music Hall of Williamsburg), and Youth Lagoon at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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

Home-schooled Alabaman siblings The Pierces (Catherine and Allison Pierce) are touring to support their fourth album "You & I". At The Bowery Ballroom.

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."

Also tonight: Influential English singers Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople) and Graham Parker (The Rumour) join forces for a night of revelry at The Bell House

Saturday March 31

Brooklyn-born experimental vocalist Shelley Hirsch celebrates the release of her latest album "Where Were You Then?" at Roulette with a bunch of talented and sympathetic musical friends. 

Also tonight: UK band Swervedriver at Bowery Ballroom.

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

Soulful singer Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius)  will be performing tracks from his gentle chamber pop classic-to-be "Put Your Back N 2 It" at the Mercury Lounge.

Also tonight: The Magnetic Fields is essentially a vehicle for talented (and prolific) singer songwriter Stephin Merritt. His latest album is "Love At The Bottom Of The Sea". At The Beacon Theater

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