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7 Shows You Need To See This Week

By Daniel Jumpertz | November 27, 2014 8:45am
 Bob Dylan makes his home at Beacon Theatre this week.
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Thursday, November 27
While many music venues take a pause on Thanksgiving, iconic jazz venue Birdland keeps the music flowing Thursday with two performances by a rising star on the New York City jazz vocalist scene, Cyrille Aimee. Catch her sets at 8:30 p.m. or 11 p.m. 315 W. 44th St., Midtown. $40.

Friday, November 28
Hard-rocking Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 (Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler) reformed in 2011 after a five year break and released their second album this year. The album, “The Physical World” was described by music magazine Kerrang! as “a perfect storm of groovy punk.” From 8 p.m. at Terminal 5, 610 West 56th St, Hell’s Kitchen. $38.

Saturday, November 29
Punk pioneer and author Lenny Kaye (The Patti Smith Group) and cabaret chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite team up with the swinging rockabilly outfit, The Lonesome Prairie Dogs to perform the country classics of Loretta Lynn at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St, NoHo. From 7:30 p.m. $15.

Sunday, November 30
Young Canadian DJ A-Trak leads a team of party-loving techno heads including EDM producer Dirty South and Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand for a special World Aids Day event, “Music Fights AIDS.” At PachaNYC, 618 W. 46 St., Hell's Kitchen. From 4 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Monday, December 1
Living legend Bob Dylan is midway through a run of shows at the Beacon Theatre — from Friday, Nov. 28 through Weds., Dec. 3. The concerts are sold out, but plenty of seats are available on Stubhub. Dylan’s been in the news for the recent release of “The Basement Tapes Complete,” an acclaimed collection of Woodstock home recordings from 1967 made with a group of musicians that would become The Band. Dylan’s next album of new material “Shadows In The Night,” is due next year. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, Upper West Side.

Tuesday, December 2
Though they’re Brooklyn-based, Folding Legs members hail from New York City, Vienna and Stockholm. Their most recent EP, “Glorious” hints at anthemic indie pop with 80’s influences. At Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St, Williamsburg. $10.

Wednesday, December 3
Beloved veteran New Jersey indie rockers Yo La Tengo play Town Hall. Their most recent album, 2013’s “Fade,” marked the band's all-time chart peak as well as the first time a Yo La Tengo record has entered the top 40. Their label Matador has just re-released their 1993 album “Painful” with over a dozen new bonus tracks. Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley formed the band as a husband/wife duo in 1984. 123 West 43rd St, Midtown. 8 p.m. $42.50.