Thursday, September 18
It's been over a quarter century since Billy Bragg took the stage for his first solo gig at North London Polytechnic. This evening Bragg returns to New York's City Winery where he'll perform a varied selection from his storied folk, socially-aware career. 155 Varick St. TriBeca. $65. Friday’s show is sold out.
Friday, September 19
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood joins the 50 members of the Wordless Music Orchestra for two presentations of “There Will Be Blood Live,” a live performance of the score and full screening of the epic 2007 film, which will be projected at the historic uptown United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway (at 175th Street), Washington Heights. $59/$99
Saturday, September 20
Catch the lo-fi pop of Long Beach, California’s Avi Buffalo this afternoon at Rough Trade NYC. Signed to the Sub Pop record label in 2009, Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg’s band released their self-titled debut album in 2009, with the follow-up “At Cuckold” earlier this year. 64 North 9th St, Williamsburg. All ages and free, from 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 21
Originating in Melbourne, Australia but currently Brooklyn-based, Scott & Charlene's Wedding play nasally, lo-fi rock 'n' roll reminiscent of fellow countrymen (and occasional bandmates) Twerps and Go-Betweens. Catch them alongside Cassie Ramone, Free Time and Liam Betson at Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave., Williamsburg.
Singer and guitarist Marnie Stern plays at solo set at Brooklyn Flea this afternoon, kicking off three Sundays of live music at the popular Williamsburg market. From 3 p.m., at 50 Kent, corner of Kent Ave. and North 12th Street, Williamsburg.
Monday, September 22
Baltimore expat and Animal Collective member Panda Bear is previewing songs from his forthcoming album “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper” tonight and tomorrow at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., Union Square. $38.
Tuesday, September 23
Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) joins his teenage son Spencer for a performance of their debut collaborative album “Sukierae,” under the simple, but logical moniker, Tweedy. This is part of the ongoing Nonesuch Records 50th anniversary celebrations at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn. $35.
The Black Keys are in town in support of the release of their Danger Mouse-produced album “Turn Blue.” Album number eight sees Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney “pushing their blues-based songs into grander, more expansive territory” according to exclaim.ca. With Cage The Elephant at Barclays Center. From $43.50. Also Wednesday (sold out). 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn.
Wednesday, September 24
Reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry revolutionized sound and music culture. He recorded Bob Marley's earliest records and was hugely influential in the creation of dub — particularly from his Jamaican studio Black Ark. He has recorded more than fifty of his own albums. Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg. 8 p.m. $20.