Solange, KELELA: Bowery Ballroom, December 11, $22
Four years after her last record, Beyoncé's younger sister has teamed up with producer Dev Hynes (Test Icicles, Blood Orange) and released one of our favorite little records of the year. The first single, "Losing You," has reached unlikely anthem status, and the rest of the EP is equally replayable. It should be a real pleasure to see her do it live.
Tuesday, December 11, 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Black Marble, Habibi, Heaven's Gate: Brooklyn Night Bazaar, December 14, FREE
We've told you about the Brooklyn Night Bazaar before, but Friday's lineup is especially great. Headlined by indie-pop mainstays The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and with support from Habibi, Black Marble, and Heaven's Gate, this event is all about gorgeous garage pop.
Friday, December 14, 6 p.m. to Midnight, 149 Kent Avenue (at North 5th Street); Brooklyn; no phone.
Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers, Cults: Terminal 5, December 14, $40
It's been truly heartening to see the countless bands playing Superstorm Sandy benefits this fall, from indie rockers, like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to heavyweights, including Duran Duran, the Rolling Stones, and Alicia Keys. Of all the relief events, though, Friday's show at Terminal 5 might be the best we've seen. With four of Refinery29's favorite acts, it's an all-star lineup for a great cause. Do your part; see some music.
Friday, December 14, 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street (between 11th and 12th avenues); 212-582-6600.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
December 10-15: Yo La Tengo plays its annual Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's.
December 10: Andrew Bird: Gezelligheid plays The Riverside Church.
December 11: DJ Shadow plays Brooklyn Bowl.
December 11: Band of Horses, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) play Hammerstein Ballroom.
December 11: Band of Horses (acoustic) plays the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center.
December 11: James Blake, Falty DL play the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
December 12: James Blake, Falty DL play Bowery Ballroom.
December 11: Rewards, Diane Birch, and more play The Bowery Electric.
December 13: Alex Clare plays Irving Plaza.
December 13: !!! and Sinkane play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
December 15: Haim play Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 15: Black Dice, Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Forest Fire play Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
December 15: Lemonade and Rush Midnight play Glasslands.
Photos: Courtesy of The Bowery Presents