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

By Daniel Jumpertz | March 13, 2014 7:50am
 The essential concert experiences in New York City between March 13 and March 19.
Gigs of the Week, Thursday, March. 13
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Thursday, March 13
Multitasker par excellence Questlove (aka Ahmir Thompson of The Roots) hits Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg for his Thursday night DJ residency “Bowl Train.” With a huge archive of eclectic vinyl in his personal cache, expect an idiosyncratic mix of hip-hop, house, '80s, rare grooves and other surprises. Doors 10:30 p.m. $5/$8.

Friday, March 14
The Allman Brothers Band continue their final residency this week at their home-away-from-home, the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side. Until March 29, sold out.

Saturday, March 15
Com Truise is futuristic synth-projector New Jersey producer and designer Seth Haley. Signed to innovative label Ghostly International, he creates an experimental, bottom-heavy style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk.” At the Bowery Ballroom, doors 8 p.m. $18.

Sunday, March 16
Looking for an alternative intro to St Patrick’s day celebrations? Check out Irish band Dott. They combine '60s girl group harmonies with the crunch of '90s garage punk. In support, tuneful guitar fuzz from Brooklyn’s Rad Dreams. At the Lower East Side’s Cake Shop from 8 p.m.

Monday, March 17
Foster the People burst on to the indie pop scene in 2011 with the anthemic “Pumped Up Kicks” from their debut album “Torches,” selling more than 3 million copies and attracting a Grammy nomination. Their follow-up album, “Supermodel,” is out this week. To promote the record, frontman Mark Foster and label Columbia Records commissioned a 130-foot mural in Los Angeles. The mural by the LA-based Dutch music and art project Young & Sick, serves as a backdrop to the first single from the album “Coming Of Age.” At the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tuesday, March 18
London-based Melt Yourself Down were formed by saxophonist Pete Wareham in an attempt to create “Nubian-inspired party punk music.” Their debut self-titled album has been described as “insanely full of energy and ideas — a tumultuous barrage of snaky, infectious hooks and punishingly addictive grooves,” (Quietus). At Baby's All Right, Williamsburg.

After leaving his isolated childhood home in the North Atlantic’s Faroe Islands in his teens to pursue his musical dreams, singer songwriter Teitur has come full circle. With his sixth album, “Story Music,” Teitur returned to his home to record in a new studio, built inside a 130-year-old former ice factory. He performs at SubCulture, 45 Bleecker St, NoHo. $15, doors 6:45 p.m.

Rosanne Cash’s new album “The River & The Thread” draws from country, blues, gospel and rock and reflects the soulful mix of music that traces its history to the American South. Town Hall, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19
Minimalist English three-piece The XX kick off their exclusive run of shows at the Park Avenue Armory. Each night until March 29 the band is performing two to three shows a night for audiences of 40, in the cavernous expanse of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Sold out. Sign up for the waitlist here.