Christopher Owens (from Girls), Melted Toys: Bowery Ballroom, January 21 and 22, $20
Christopher Owens' first solo album, Lysandre, is as delicate and personal as you'd expect from the ex-Girls lead singer. While his puppy-eyed delivery may not have changed, don't expect to hear "Hellhole Ratrace" again anytime soon.
Monday and Tuesday, January 21 and 22, 8 p.m. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Street); 212-533-2111.
Ellie Goulding, St. Lucia: Terminal 5, January 21 and 22, $35
If you're feeling more like dancing than moping, check out British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding tonight and tomorrow. The genre-chameleon will be playing two huge shows at Terminal 5 spanning all her hits from "Lights" to "Halcyon." Update: Both shows are sold out, so you may want to resort to StubHub or Craigslist.
Monday and Tuesday, July 21 and 22, 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street (between 11th and 12th avenues); 212-582-6600.
Chelsea Wolfe, King Dude, Starred: Music Hall of Williamsburg, January 26 and 27, $15
This weekend at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, black is the new black with a stacked lineup of goth-y folk. The bill includes L.A. songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, Seattle doom folk artist King Dude, and the shoegaze-y, ethereal duo Starred. All acts come highly recommended.
Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, 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:
January 21: Todd Barry, Nick Turner play Union Hall.
January 22: Ex Cops, Hunters, Gambles play Glasslands.
January 22: Widowspeak plays Mercury Lounge.
January 22: Ra Ra Riot play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
January 23: Majical Cloudz, Tempers, Kuhrye-oo play Death by Audio.
January 24: Eddi Front plays The Slipper Room.
January 25: Iceage, Nomad, Rasberry Bulbs play 285 Kent.
January 25: Austra, Beacon, and Heathered Pearls DJ at Glasslands.
January 25: The xx and Austra play Hammerstein Ballroom.
January 26: Nima Yamini, Mess Kid, IMANOS, ILLE play The Aksel Loft.
January 27: Caveman play Brooklyn Bowl.
Photos: Via The Bowery Presents