Kendrick Lamar: Roseland Ballroom, February 26 (6 and 9:30 p.m.), $72+
After releasing last year's superb insta-classic good kid, m.A.A.d city, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar is taking the record on tour. Tuesday's NYC stop has K.Dot playing not once, but TWICE tomorrow night at the Roseland Ballroom. It's a must-see event for any fan of contemporary hip-hop, with double the convenience.
Tuesday, February 26, 6 and 9:30 p.m., Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52 Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue); 212-257-0200.
Autre Ne Veut, Majical Cloudz: February 27, Santos Party House, $12
R&B crooner Autre Ne Veut (Brooklyn's Arthur Ashin) has a fantastic new record coming out titled Anxiety (don't worry, it's actually a pretty calming listen). To celebrate the release he'll be headlining Santos Party House along with emotionally charged Canadian pop dude Majical Cloudz.
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street (between Walker and White streets); 212-584-5492.
Daedelus, Salva, Ryan Hemsworth, Samo Sound Boy: March 2, (le) Poisson Rouge, $15
It's a fantastic lineup of electronic music Saturday night at LPR with some of the best new producers in the business. Leading up to Dublab founder Daedelus is Salva, whose music runs the gamut from trap-leaning club tracks to '90s jungle homages. Also on the bill is Ryan Hemsworth, whose recent remixes of Rhye and Mikky Ekko approach pop perfection.
Saturday, March 2, 11 p.m., (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan streets); 212-353-3474.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
February 25: Solange plays Webster Hall.
February 26: Desaparecidos (feat: Conor Oberst), Joyce Manor, States and Kingdoms plays Webster Hall.
February 28: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Swearin', Waxahatchee, Weed Hounds, Potty Mouth play 285 Kent for Indie Pop Prom.
February 28: Selebrities, Rush Midnight, Bowmont, Wildarms (DJ Set) play Glasslands.
February 28: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Wampire play Bowery Ballroom.
February 28: Man Man plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
March 1: Mac DeMarco, Naomi Punk, Calvin Love, Tonstartsbandht play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
March 2: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Grooms, Pretty & Nice, Maquina Supervium play Shea Stadium.
March 3: Beach Fossils play 285 Kent.
Photos: Via The Bowery Presents