Lana Del Rey, The Walkmen, And More Not-To-Miss NYC Concerts

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The Walkmen, June 6, Bowery Ballroom, $25
With their new record Heaven, The Walkmen have grown up, started families, and made peace with themselves. Yet, while they may have achieve domestic tranquility, their live show displays the full breadth of the New York band’s career, splitting the difference between youthful energy and the staid beauty of their recent output.
Wednesday, June 6, 8:30 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111.
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2:54, Widowspeak, Spanish Prisoners, June 9, The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, $13
In our recent interview, we talked with 2:54 about how they get pumped up before a show, and this Saturday in Williamsburg you’ll get to see them deliver. Supporting are the lackadaisical Spanish Prisoners and Mazzy Starr acolytes Widowspeak.
Saturday, June 9, 8 pm, The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue (between Havemeyer and Marcy avenues), Brooklyn; 347-529-6696.
Lana Del Rey, June 7, 8, 10, Irving Plaza, $29
For three nights this week, Lana Del Rey will return to New York, bringing her 21st century torch songs to Irving Plaza. Expect flower-bedecked audiences singing to “Blue Jeans” and “Videogames” with rapt attention.
Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, June 7, 8, and 10, 8 p.m., Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place (between 15th and 16th streets); 212-777-6800.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Emeli Sande plays The Bowery Ballroom. June 4.
Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal play a FREE show at the Central Park Summerstage. June 7.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra plays Mercury Lounge. June 7.
DIIV (formerly Dive), play 285 Kent. June 8.
Photos Via: Lana Del Rey, The Walkmen, Spanish Prisoners