Fleetwood Mac: Madison Square Garden, April 8, $49.50
While the countless roster changes over the years are almost impossible to count, the current core group of John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood is as close to a perfect lineup as we'll ever get. A classic band and a classic arena makes for a can't-miss show.
Monday, April 8, 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-465-6741.
AraabMuzik, Nick Catchdubs: Output, April 10, $15+
Electronic music producer and professional MPC destroyer AraabMuzik is usually seen playing to audiences of thousands, eyes shaded by his trademark New Era. This Wednesday, though, he'll be testing out the sound system of Williamsburg's newly minted club Output. It's an awesome chance to hear AraabMuzik's beats the way they were meant to be heard: on a real dance floor.
Wednesday, April 10, 10 p.m., Output, 74 Wythe Avenue (between North 11th and North 12 avenues); Brooklyn; No phone.
Marnie Stern, Talk Normal, Speedy Ortiz: April 11, $12
There are few guitarists who can match the velocity, dexterity, or sonic fireworks that so often blast from Marnie Stern's Fender Jazzmaster. Yet the finger-tapping rocker is also capable of surprising emotionality, especially on her excellently titled new LP The Chronicles of Marnia. Come for the ear-shattering math-punk, stay for the pathos.
Thursday, April 11, 8 p.m. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street (between Kent and Wythe avenues); Brooklyn; 718-486-5400.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
April 8: Okkervil River play a FREE show at Grand Central Terminal.
April 9: Kurt Vile plays a FREE show at the Soho Apple Store.
April 9: Jamie Lidell plays Glasslands.
April 9: Hot Chip, Tanlines, The Crystal Ark (DJ Set) play Roseland Ballroom.
April 9: Young Magic plays Mercury Lounge.
April 10: Alice Smith plays Bowery Ballroom.
April 10: Caveman, Lucius, Pure Bathing Culture play Webster Hall.
April 10: Austra (DJ sets by Maya Postepski & Katie Stelmanis) plays Le Baron.
April 11: Delorean, Mas Ysa, Van Rivers, True Panther Sound System play 285 Kent.
April 11: Wavves, FIDLAR, Cheatahs play Glasslands.
April 11: Skaters plays Mercury Lounge.
April 11: DJ Shadow, Falty DL play Output.
April 12: Chad Valley, Rush Midnight, SZA, Letting Up Despite Great Faults (DJ Set) play Glasslands.
April 12: Wavves, FIDLAR, Cheatahs play Shea Stadium.
April 13: Doldrums, Friends, Sean Nicholas Savage play 285 Kent.
April 13: King Khan & BBQ Show play Glasslands.
April 13: Jamie Lidell, Empress Of, Ludwig Persik play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
April 13: The Sonics play The Bell House.
April 13: Chad Valley, Selebrities play Mercury Lounge.
Photos: Via The Bowery Presents