Darkly romantic threesome, The xx will hit the stage at Radio City accompanied by the similarly sexy sounds of Poliça. Hearing the British band's cavernous sound echo through the storied venue should be an enchanting experience.
Tuesday, September 23 and 24, 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue (between 50th and 51st streets); 212-247-4777.
Atoms For Peace: Barclays Center, September 27, $49.50
Even a Thom Yorke side project merits a gigantic show, as is apparent from Atoms For Peace's upcoming gig at Barclays. While Atoms is a different beast from Radiohead, the act's intricately produced future-pop should make Yorke fans very happy nonetheless.
Friday, September 27, 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (at Flatbush Avenue); Brooklyn; 212-359-6387.
Massive Attack and Adam Curtis: Park Avenue Armory, September 28, 29, and 30, $60
Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja teams up with filmmaker Adam Curtis for a massive art-meets-music spectacle at the Park Avenue Armory. The piece puts the audience amidst imagery of global conflict over the last 30 years as Massive Attack soundtracks the visual journey. Sounds intense.
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 28, 29, and 30, 8 p.m., Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (between 66th and 67th streets); 212-616-3930.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
September 23: Frankie Rose, Tamaryn, and Weeknight play Bowery Ballroom.
September 24: Julia Holter plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
September 24 and 25: Local Natives and Wild Nothing play Terminal 5.
September 24: MS MR, Wildcat! Wildcat!, and Wet play Webster Hall.
September 26: Saves The Day plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
September 26: Neko Case plays Radio City Music Hall.
September 26: Okkervil River plays Terminal 5.
September 27: Black Dice and Teengirl Fantasy play 285 Kent.
September 27 and 28: Superchunk plays Bowery Ballroom.
September 27: LE1F, Antwon, and Lakutis play Santos Party House.
September 27: Portugal. The Man plays Terminal 5. September 28: Fucked Up plays (le) Poisson Rouge.
September 28: Jonathan Toubin (Soul Clap & Dance-Off) plays Brooklyn Bowl. September 28: Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer play Central Park Great Lawn. September 29: John Zorn Plays (le) Poisson Rouge.
September 29: The Dodos play Music Hall of Williamsburg.