Thursday, November 20
Delicate Steve, the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter Steve Marion, creates an African-influenced percussive guitar pop sound reminiscent of Vampire Weekend, laced with keyboards and breezy slide guitar. At Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St., Lower East Side. From 9:30 p.m. $12.
Friday, November 21
Big, dirty riffs are on the menu Friday night as Thee Oh Sees explore their 2014 album “Drop” at Warsaw. Formed by Providence born, but Californian-based guitarist John Dwyer in the late '90s, Thee Oh Sees are supported by opening acts Jack Name and Ice Balloons. 9 p.m., 261 Driggs Ave., Williamsburg. $20.
Saturday, November 22
All week, Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory has been celebrating 5 years in Brooklyn with KNIT BALL, an eclectic music festival which so far has included Mobb Deep (Nov 19) and Phosphorescent (Nov 20 - sold out). Late Saturday night, party king and agony uncle Andrew W.K plays a solo show alongside Xenia Rubinos and The Skins. $17. 361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg.
Sunday, November 23
Rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams plays tracks from his acclaimed self-titled and produced new album at Hammerstein Ballroom. 311 W. 34th St., Midtown. $62.15
Monday, November 24
Interpol’s new album “El Pintor," the first release in four years for the New York rock band has also been their most acclaimed record since their 2004 breakthrough album “Antics.” Monday night Interpol kicks off three consecutive sold-out nights at Terminal 5, though good tickets are available on Stubhub for tonight’s show starting at about $35. 610 W. 56th St., Hell’s Kitchen.
Tuesday, November 25
Strokes singer Julian Casablancas unveils his new band The Voidz at Hammerstein Ballroom, hot on the release of their challenging debut album “Tyranny,” which is described by UK music magazine Uncut as, “A triumphant, ridiculous mess.” With Shabazz Palaces and Blood Orange at Hammerstein Ballroom. 311 West 34th Street, Midtown. $35 - $40
Wednesday, November 26
Long running NYC band Blonde Redhead have just released “Barragán,” their first album since 2010. The band formed in 1993 when two Japanese art students, Kazu Makino and Maki Takahashi, teamed up with Italian twins Amedeo and Simone Pace. The band has evolved from their dense noise rock roots to a more light, minimalistic sound on the new album. The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., Lower East Side. $25 - $30.