Neil Young: Carnegie Hall, January 6, 7, 9, and 10, $50
After more than forty years, Neil Young remains one of the world's greatest songwriters and performers. This week, he'll play four nights at Carnegie Hall's inimitable Isaac Stern Auditorium. Whether this is your first or your hundredth time seeing Young live, you owe it to yourself to seek out one (or more) of these sets.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, January 6, 7, 9 and 10, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium, 881 7th Ave, New York (between 56th and 57th Streets); 212-247-7800.
Sepalcure, Alex Burkat, and Aquarian: Cameo Gallery, January 10, $20
Sepalcure is the collaborative project between Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma — two of electronic music's most exciting producers. Though it could likely fill a much larger venue, the duo's intricately programmed bass music should sound fantastic in Cameo Gallery's intimate back-room lair.
Friday, January 10, 11:59 p.m., Cameo Gallery, 93 N. 6th Street (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue); Brooklyn; 718-302-1180.
Mac DeMarco, Delicate Steve, and Hunters: Brooklyn Night Bazaar, January 10, FREE
We love Brooklyn Night Bazaar for its food and shopping as much as its excellently curated live performances. This week's event is headlined by Canadian indie-slacker Mac DeMarco with some help from the genre-bending Delicate Steve and R29 faves Hunters. Put simply, we couldn't think of a better lineup to soundtrack your Rosamunde munching or sweater shopping.
Friday, January 10, 6 p.m., Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street (at Norman Avenue); Brooklyn; no phone.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
January 7: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks play Generation Records.
January 8: Lucius plays City Winery.
January 9: Yuna, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rebel Tumbao play Highline Ballroom.
January 10: Action Bronson plays Irving Plaza.
January 10: The Middle Eight and Bear Ceuse play Knitting Factory Brooklyn.
January 10: Holy Ghost! (DJ Set), Alex English, rekLES play Webster Hall.
January 11: Omar S, FIT, DKDS play 88 Palace.
January 11: Dillinger Escape Plan play Converse Rubber Tracks.
January 11: Action Bronson plays Irving Plaza.
January 12: Jay Z plays Barclays Center.
January 12: EL-P and Nick Hook play Converse Rubber Tracks.