Elliott Smith Tribute: Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith (DIIV), Sky Ferreira, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), The Low Anthem, Luke Temple, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Adam Schatz, The Perennials, Tereu Tereu: Glasslands, October 21, $50
Ten years after his death, Elliott Smith remains one of the most missed voices in music. Tonight's show at Glasslands will pay tribute to the incomparable songwriter with a headlining appearance from none other than Cat Power. Supporting players include indie rocker Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV, pop chanteuse Sky Ferreira, and wiley wordsmith Yoni Wolf. This is a can't miss event for fans of Smith.
Monday, October 21, 8:30 p.m., Glasslands, 289 Kent Avenue (between South 1st and South 2nd Streets); Brooklyn; 718-599-1450.
Kurt Vile & the Violators, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Beach Fossils: Terminal 5, October 25, $27.50
Kurt Vile continues to establish himself as one of the great guitar dudes making music today. Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Brooklyn's Beach Fossils round out the bill, ensuring that this show will make any indie rock fan very happy, indeed.
Friday, October 25, 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues.); 212-582-6600.
Electronium: The Future Was Then with Questlove, Dan Deacon, Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon: BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music, October 25 and 26, $25
Questlove celebrates the history of electronic music with a roster of special guests including Baltimore experimentalist Dan Deacon, Jeremy Ellis, and alt R&B crooner How to Dress Well. There are two nights of music giving you plenty of opportunity check out this special event.
Friday and Saturday, October 25, and 26, 8 p.m., BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Peter Jay Sharp Building BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue (between Ashland Place and St Felix Street); Brooklyn; 718-636-4100.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
October 21: Foxygen plays Bowery Ballroom.
October 21: Man Man plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
October 21: Skaters play The Studio At Webster Hall.
October 21 and 22: Fiona Apple & Blake Mills play The Beacon Theatre.
October 22: Foxygen play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
October 22: Man Man play Bowery Ballroom.
October 22: Franz Ferdinand and Frankie Rose play Hammerstein Ballroom.
October 23: Little Dragon and SZA play Bowery Ballroom.
October 23: Toro y Moi and The Sea and Cake play Terminal 5.
October 24: Little Dragon and SZA play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
October 24: Boys Noize plays Output.
October 24 and 25: Frightened Rabbit plays Webster Hall.
October 26 and 27: Hercules and Love Affair play Gramercy Theatre.
October 27: Thee Oh Sees, The Blind Shake, and OBN IIIs play 285 Kent.