Beyoncé, The Breeders, & More Shows To Catch This Week

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Phosphorescent: Music Hall of Williamsburg, December 18, 19, 20, and 21, $20
Singer/songwriter Matthew Houck's Phosphorescent project has only gotten better over the years, and his latest LP, Muchacho, is a career highlight. This week, Houck will play four consecutive shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (the first acoustic, the rest with a full band.) We highly recommend you catch one (or all) of them.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 18, 19, 20, and 21, 9 p.m. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street (between Kent and Wythe Avenues); Brooklyn; 718-486-5400.
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Beyoncé: Barclays Center, December 19 and 22, $49.50
Just a week after shocking the universe with her new, straight-to-iTunes album, Beyoncé will try out her new material for two huge Brooklyn audiences. To say we're excited about this is a vast understatement. Christmas really did come early this year.
Thursday, December 19, and Sunday, December 22, 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (at Flatbush Avenue); Brooklyn; 212-359-6387.
The Breeders, Speedy Ortiz: Webster Hall, December 19 and 20, $30
While the Pixies push on without her, Kim Deal's other legendary group is still fully intact and ready to rock. This week, The Breeders are playing alt-rock classics Last Splash and Pod in their fuzzed-out entireties. Also not-to-be-missed is opener Speedy Ortiz, whose Massachusetts-bred sound should perfectly complement the Deal sisters.
Thursday and Friday, December 19 and 20, 7 p.m., Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues); 212-353-1600.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
December 16: Yo La Tengo play The Bell House.
December 16: Blondes and Mas Ysa play Baby's All Right.
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December 17: Stars of the Lid play Basilica Of Our Lady Perpetual Help.
December 17: Har Mar Superstar plays Bowery Ballroom.
December 19: Philippines Benefit Concert for Typhoon Yolanda with Philip Glass, Tyondai Braxton and Ben Vida, Prefuse 73, Satomi Matsuzaki (of Deerhoof), Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor), and DJ Jon Santos play (Le) Poisson Rouge.
December 19: Saves The Day plays Bowery Ballroom.
December 20: Light Asylum plays Glasslands.
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December 21: The So So Glos, California X, Palehound, and Darlings play Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
December 22: Eternal Summers, Splashh, and Little Big League play Glasslands.

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