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

By Daniel Jumpertz | August 13, 2014 7:30pm
 Echo & the Bunnymen and Thievery Corporation are playing New York this week.
Gigs of the week Thursday, August 14
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Thursday, August 14
Young NYC band Frankie Cosmos headlines this evening’s edition of MoMA Nights. Fronted by teenage singer songwriter Greta Kline (the daughter of actors Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline), the band released their infectious debut album “Zentropy” earlier this year. Get set for sweet girly vocals and succinct indie power pop. From 5:30 p.m. at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Midtown. Regular Museum admission applies, $25 adults, students $14.

Friday, August 15
Psychedelic Brazilian pop duo Boogarins join Dutch baroque-pop multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner at the Seaport Music Festival. 7 p.m. at South Street Seaport, Fulton St. & Water St. Free.

Downtempo Washington, D.C. based production collective Thievery Corporation take the stage at JBL Live at Pier 97 tonight, with Lee Fields & the Expressions in support. Hudson River Park, West 58th St. Hells Kitchen. 6 p.m., $58.

Saturday, August 16
NYC-based producer and songwriter Devonté Hynes, who performs under the name Blood Orange, creates music that straddles 80’s pop, indie and auto-tuned R&B on his second album “Cupid Deluxe.” Catch him alongside soul-infused-folk singer Moses Sumney and Canadian balladeer Sean Nicholas Savage at SummerStage from 7 p.m. Central Park, at 69th St. Free.

Sunday, August 17
Liverpool’s Echo & the Bunnymen formed in 1978 as punk petered and new wave was gathering momentum. With the addition of drummer Pete de Freitas in 1980 and the release of debut album “Crocodiles”, UK success came quickly and was sustained throughout the decade, aided by a string of powerful singles including "The Cutter” (1983), “The Killing Moon” (1984) and “Bring on the Dancing Horses" (1985). Singer Ian McCulloch quit for a solo career in 1988, rejoining in 1997. 7 p.m. at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, East Village. $52. Saturday’s show is sold out.

Soulful singer Musiq Soulchild headlines NYC radio station WBLS’s annual R&B fest tonight at SummerStage from 7 p.m. Central Park, at 69th St. Free.

Monday, August 18
Singer songwriter Jill Sobule is joined by friends (including the string quartet Ethel) for the recording of a live album tonight. Doors 6 p.m., at City Winery. 155 Varick St, TriBeca. $18.

Tuesday, August 19
Norwegian electronic music duo, Röyksopp, who recently released a mini album in collaboration with Robyn, hit Output for a late DJ set. 10 p.m., 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. $15/$30.

Wednesday, August 20
Rootsy, hardworking Michigan five piece Frontier Ruckus play Rough Trade NYC tonight at 8 p.m., 64 North 9th Street, Williamsburg. $12