Jay Z: Barclays Center, January 13, $32.50
If you've slept on Jay Z's recent NYC dates for the Magna Carta World tour, this is your last chance to see him (if you don't want to trek to Nassau Coliseum or the Prudential Center, that is). His current career-spanning set has been a massive crowd-pleaser, and if you're lucky he may even ask you on stage to rap a few bars.
Monday, January 13, 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (at Flatbush Avenue); 212-359-6387.
Disclosure: Terminal 5, January 17, 18 and 19, $32
To put it simply, Disclosure has one of the most purely fun live shows in music — electronic or otherwise. And, with three appearances at Terminal 5 this week, you have no excuse to miss out. What's more, if you can't make it to the live shows, the brothers Lawrence are stopping by Williamsburg's Output Club for a more intimate late-night DJ set on Saturday.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 17, 18 and 19, 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues); 212-582-6600.
F*cked Up, DIIV, White Lung, Guardian Alien, LODRO, and Special Guest : 285 Kent, January 19, $20
Our favorite Williamsburg DIY venue is closing its doors, and this Sunday marks the last in a series of farewell shows. Though the show is apparently sold out, the venue occasionally releases a limited number of tickets at the door. There's also a show Saturday, headlined by Wolf Eyes, with a few tickets still available. Goodbye, 285. It was fun while it lasted.
Sunday, January 19, 8 p.m., 285 Kent, 285 Kent Avenue (between South 1st and South 2nd Streets); 718-599-1450.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
January 14: Neutral Milk Hotel and Elf Power play Loew's Jersey Theatre.
January 14: Parquet Courts, Amanda X, and Household play The Acheron.
January 15: Q-Tip plays Output.
January 15: London Grammar plays Baby's All Right.
January 16: Cloud Nothings plays Baby's All Right.
January 16: The Hood Internet, Pictureplane, and Bearstronaut play a FREE show at Glasslands.
January 16: St. Lucia plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
January 17: Dan Deacon, Dj Dog Dick, DUST, Ava Luna, Tonstartsbandht, Uumans, and Special Guests play 285 Kent.
January 17: MNDR plays Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
January 18: Sinkane plays Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
January 18: Drenge and Heliotropes play Glasslands.
January 18: Jessy Lanza and The-Drum play Mercury Lounge.
January 18: Matthew Dear plays The Paper Box.
January 18 and 19: St. Lucia plays Bowery Ballroom.
January 19: Pixies plays The Capitol Theatre.