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8 Shows You Need To See This Week

By Daniel Jumpertz | October 8, 2014 8:23pm
 Great bands are performing all over the city this week.
8 Shows You Need To See This Week
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Thursday, October 9
Foxygen are in town to celebrate this week's release of their third album “…And Star Power” at Webster Hall. The album is preceded by a slice of freaky fuzzed-out psychedelia, the single “Cosmic Vibrations.” Juan Wauters (The Beets) performs in support. 25 East 11th St., Union Square. $20.

Xylouris White is the collaboration of Cretian singer and lute player George Xylouris and Brooklyn-based Australian drummer Jim White, best known for his work with The Dirty Three. They’ve just begun an October residency at the Union Pool, and have their debut album out this week on New York label (and record store) Other Music. 9 p.m., 484 Union Ave. Brooklyn. $10.

Friday, October 10
Rüfüs du Sol’s live techno and Hermitude’s slick electro hip hop beats come together tonight from 11 p.m. at Verboten, 54 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, $20/$30.

Saturday, October 11
Escape Music Festival is keeping the flickering flame of summer alight with this two-day music fest at Governor’s Island Beach Club. Catch live sets by the master of the mash-up, Girl Talk along with UK’s gothic indie rockers Placebo and Brooklyn’s sonic shape shifters, Yeasayer. Moby and STRFKR and others will be on hand for DJ sets. From 1 p.m. until midnight on Saturday and Sunday on Governors Island. Day passes $65, 2 day passes $109. Tickets include ferry transportation.

Sunday, October 12
Expect Times Square to be even crazier than normal on Sunday. From 11 a.m. CBGB Music and Film Festival sets up on Broadway between 47th Street and 53rd Street. Bands will perform throughout the day, including We Are Scientists (12:30 p.m.), Surfer Blood (1:15 p.m.) and legendary bands Devo (4:30 p.m.) and Jane's Addiction (6:25 p.m.) and distractions like extreme sports demonstrations and graffiti walls. Free, VIP packages are available also.

Monday, October 13
JEFF the Brotherhood and Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet play Santos Party House. JEFF the Brotherhood’s latest record, “Dig The Classics” covers Pixies and My Bloody Valentine and The Wipers tunes. $15. 96 Lafayette St., Chinatown. $15.

Tuesday, October 14
Catch the spacious sound of L.A. band Warpaint Tuesday night at Webster Hall. Their self-titled second album — produced by Flood (New Order, U2) and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead) — sees the band pushing a more minimalist sound than their 2010 debut “The Fool.” Doors 7 p.m., 125 East 11th Street, Union Square. $25. 

Wednesday, October 15
Molly Ringwald recorded her first jazz album “Except Sometimes” in 2013, following in the footsteps of her father, pianist Bob Ringwald. She’s midway through a residency at the Café Carlyle (through October 18th). Carlyle Hotel, Madison Ave. at 76th St., Upper East Side. From $65.