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

By Daniel Jumpertz | September 10, 2014 7:56pm
 Lorde, Ty Segall and Bob Mould are playing New York this week.
This Week's Best Shows and a Spotify Playlist of the Bands
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Thursday, September 11
Ducktails is the scruffy solo project of Matthew Mondanile from New Jersey’s tuneful indie pop combo Real Estate. Ducktails' 2013 album “The Flower Lane” was described by BBC Music as “predominantly gentle, its music full, sunny and generally unabrasive.” Supporting are scratchy Australian pop foursome The Stevens, in town for a string of shows including an appearance Sunday at the soon-to-close Death By Audio in Williamsburg. Catch their video for their new single “Thirsty Eye” here. Baby's All Right, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg. $12.00

Friday, September 12
If you missed out on tickets to sold out shows by Darkside (Brooklyn Masonic Temple) and Chromeo (Rumsey Playfield, Central Park) consider a night with innovative Brooklyn bands Mother Feather and Wolvves, who perform at Radio Bushwick Friday night. The glam-rockers of Mother Feather rule the stage with glitter, sweat and soul while Wolvves' Nine Inch Nails-inspired electronic goth hypnotizes with the help of lead singer Elizabeth Valleau's creepy, whispered raps and lots of smoke machines. At Radio Bushwick, 22 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick. Tickets are $10.

Saturday, September 13
Former Hüsker Dü founder and solo grunge rocker Bob Mould plays tonight with Staten Island’s high energy rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars in support. Both are touring with great new albums in tow. Mould’s “Beauty & Ruin” is his 11th solo album, “Lose” is Cymbals Eat Guitars' third. At Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St. Williamsburg. Tickets are $29.55.

Sunday, September 14
New Zealand’s sassy pop sensation Lorde kicks off a run of three highly anticipated shows tonight at JBL Live at Pier 97 at Hudson River Park, with Monday and Tuesday’s shows in Uptown Manhattan at the United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway, Washington Heights. With Majical Cloudz in support. Tickets from $66.

Monday, September 15
Musician and activist Toshi Reagon, the daughter of the Freedom Singers co-founders and goddaughter of Pete Seeger, is in her fourth year of curating the eight-day WORD*ROCK*&SWORD Festival. The festival includes dozens of performances as well as film screenings and discussions celebrating women's lives. Tonight’s event, Uprising of Love, is a fundraiser for Fueling the Frontlines, a three-year, $20 million campaign for global LGBTI rights. The night features performances from Patti LuPone and Sting. 8 p.m., Gershwin Theater, 222 West 51st Street, Midtown. Tickets from $55.

Tuesday, September 16
Actor Jeff Goldblum brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, to The Café Carlyle for their New York City debut, kicking off the Carlyle’s fall season with five nights of consecutive shows. 35 East 76th St., Upper East Side. From $75.

Wednesday, September 17
Prolific San Franciscan Ty Segall has delivered his unique take on fuzzy, psychedelic, garage rock 'n' roll over seven succinct albums. The most recent, this year’s “Manipulator,” retains the retro touchstones and manic energy of his previous work while presenting a more layered and polished collection of longer songs. Also Thursday at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St, Union Square. $25.30