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

By Daniel Jumpertz | September 3, 2014 7:44pm
 Tom Petty and many other bands are playing live in New York City this week.
This Week's Best Shows and a Spotify Playlist of the Bands
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Thursday, September 4
Master production and DJ duo DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist hit Irving Plaza Thursday and Friday as part of their Renegades of Rhythm Tour. DJ Shadow is currently streaming his new record, The Liquid Amber EP and has just launched a new record label, also titled Liquid Amber. 8 p.m., 17 Irving Pl., Union Square. $47

Friday, September 5
Powerhouse poet, actor and MC Saul Williams headlines an eclectic bill at Le Poisson Rouge Friday night featuring the indie-meets-afro-pop sounds of Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Patrice, and Koku Gonza. 6 p.m. at 158 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village. $20.

Saturday, September 6
Hardcore Canadian punks F**ked Up and alt-rock-inspired Speedy Ortiz line up together for a night of intelligent hard rocking grooves at Irving Plaza. F**ked Up’s fourth album “Glass Boys” finds the band taking “another evolutionary leap without leaving anyone pining for the past,” according to the A.V Club.  7 p.m., 17 Irving Pl., Union Square. $25

Sunday, September 7
Bon Iver percussionist S. Carey and the ambient folk and blues-infused Califone come together for a complimentary double-bill at Le Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village. $17

Monday, September 8
South African hardcore industrial trio Die Antwoord are in town for two shows, Monday at Irving Plaza and Tuesday at Terminal 5 (sold out, but tickets are still available on StubHub). 7 p.m., 17 Irving Pl, Union Square. $42

Tuesday, September 9
Master composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass take the stage together Tuesday (also Wednesday and Thursday) for the first time in more than 30 years to celebrate the 50th anniversary of groundbreaking label Nonesuch Records. Through September 28, BAM is highlighting artists drawn from the label's back catalogs, including Senegalese singer-songwriter Youssou N’Dour (September 12 & 13), Jeff Tweedy (September 23), Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters (September 27 & 28). 7:30 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Tickets start at $30.

Montreal psych-rockers Elephant Stone lace glam with subtle Indian influences. They’re in town to celebrate the launch of their third album, “The Three Poisons” at the Mercury Lounge Tuesday night and Brooklyn’s Rock Shop on Thursday September 11. Doors are at 6:30 p.m., Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St. Lower East Side. $10/$12.

Wednesday, September 10
Australian foursome The Stevens bring guitar pop to the Cake Shop tonight. Recorded by Eddy Current Supression Ring guitarist Mikey Young, their debut album “A History Of Hygiene” is a heady 24 song, 44 minute rush. From 8 p.m., 152 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side. $8

Austin, Texas’s White Denim play intricate, riffing rock. Their most recent album, 2013’s “Corsicana Lemonade” was produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. On Wednesday, they kick off a run of three shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. $25. 66 North 6th St., Williamsburg.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, currently enjoying the succcess of having their first number one record, "Hypnotic Eye," since forming in 1976, play Madison Square Garden, with '80s solo star and founding member of Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, Steve Winwood in support. 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Midtown. 7:30 p.m. $56 - $137.