Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Tenement, Aye Nako: Bowery Ballroom, September 16, $35
Tonight, an awesome lineup of badass female musicians in the form of Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, and Aye Nako take over Bowery Ballroom. (Yes, there are some dudes sprinkled in the mix as well.) If fuzzed-out guitars make you tingle, this bill is can't-miss.
Monday, September 16, 7 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie); 212-533-2111
Vampire Weekend, Solange, and Sky Ferreira: Barclays Center, September 20, $35
Headliners Vampire Weekend just released what may well be its best album yet with Modern Vampires of the City. Then there's Solange, whose last EP we still have on repeat, and Sky Ferreira's Night Time, My Time is at the top of our most-anticipated list. These are three buoyant pop acts of the highest order.
Friday, September 20, 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (at Flatbush Avenue); Brooklyn; 212-359-6387.
CHVRCHES, XXYYXX: Terminal 5, September 22, $20
With a questionably-punctuated assault on New York, Scottish electro-pop band CHVRCHES takes on Terminal 5 with producer XXYYXX (a.k.a. Marcel Everett) in tow. Expect soaring choruses and synth-soaked ballads.
Sunday, September 22, 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street (between 11th and 12th aves.); 212-582-6600.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
September 16: Elvis Costello and The Roots play Brooklyn Bowl.
September 16: Clinic and Grooms play Glasslands.
September 16: Crystal Stilts play Other Music.
September 16: Arctic Monkeys and Drowners play Webster Hall.
September 17: Pixies play Bowery Ballroom.
September 17: Deerhunter plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
September 17: Oneohtrix Point Never plays Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral.
September 18: Washed Out plays Terminal 5.
September 18: Willie Nelson plays Capitol Theatre.
September 18: Deerhunter and Crystal Stilts play Webster Hall.
September 19: Youth Lagoon and Pure X play (le) Poisson Rouge.
September 19: Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Har Mar Superstar play Barclays Center.
September 19: Pixies play Music Hall of Williamsburg.
September 20: Patti Smith plays the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
September 20: Oh Land plays Music Hall of Williamsburg.
September 20: Icona Pop plays Webster Hall.
September 21: DIIV, Guards, and Fletcher C. Johnson play Havemeyer Park.
September 22: Austra plays Webster Hall.