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7 Shows You Need To See This Week

By Daniel Jumpertz | September 24, 2014 8:20pm
 Catch all the fall music action this week in New York City.
7 Shows You Need To See This Week
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Thursday, September 25
My Brightest Diamond is the eight-year-old project of Detroit-born opera-trained singer Shara Worden. Her latest album, the self-produced “This Is My Hand,” recalls the smart, soulful sounds of The Eurythmics and Antony and the Johnsons. At the Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., Lower East Side. 8 p.m. $22.

Friday, September 26
Indie rockers Beach Fossils began in 2009 as the solo project of Dustin Payseur. Previous band members include Cole Smith (DIIV) and John Peña (Heavenly Beat, who are supporting this evening). Both had departed from the band prior to the recording sessions for the album “Clash The Truth.” With Heavenly Beat and Axxa/Abraxas at Baby's All Right 8 p.m. (also Saturday), 146 Broadway, Williamsburg. $20.

Saturday, September 27
The Rentals were formed by Weezer co-founder Matt Sharp in 1994, and after early success with the single “Friends With P,” the band split in 1999. In 2005, The Rentals reformed and this year they released a well-received album, “Lost In Alphaville.” Paste Magazine described the sound of it as “delightfully crusty bass grooves that zoom over surfy rhythms and a zippy synthesizer loop-de-looping melodies like wind-caught kite strings.” From 8 p.m., with Mates of State at Irving Plaza, $35.

Sunday, September 28
Robert Plant's Sensational Space Shifters is the latest chapter in the former Led Zeppelin frontman's long and fruitful career. Expect tracks from their Grammy-nominated albums “Dreamland” and “Mighty Rearranger.” At Brooklyn Academy Of Music as part of Nonesuch Records 50th anniversary celebrations. $35 and up. Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn.

Monday, September 29
Jim Campilongo continues his bluesy Monday night ritual at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 1 alongside his acclaimed trio (Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion), who also appear on his most recent album “Dream Dictionary.” Get there early for The Tony Scherr Trio at 9 p.m. with Campilongo’s set commencing at 10 p.m. 196 Allen St, Lower East Side.

Tuesday, September 30
Atlanta's favorite flower punks Black Lips rip into “Underneath the Rainbow” tonight and Wednesday, their first new album in three years. 7 p.m. at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl, Union Square.

Wednesday, October 1
Although no member hails from Brazil, and there’s only one girl in the band — the enigmatic Paris-based singer Sabina Sciubba — Brazilian Girls have a hard-earned reputation as one of New York City’s best party bands with their amalgam of electronic dance, chanson, house, reggae and lounge. With Nickodemus at Brooklyn Bowl (also Tuesday). 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg. $22/25 From 8 p.m.

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