Blondie, Lissy Trullie, September 12 & 13, The Highline Ballroom, $65
The ageless, indomitable Debbie Harry will take the stage with Blondie, preforming at the Highline Ballroom two nights in a row this week (tonight and tomorrow). Expect all the hits, along with songs from Blondie’s latest record Panic of Girls, which features their surprising reggae-inflected take on Beirut’s Sunday Smile.
Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13 at 9 p.m. The Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street (between 9th and 10th avenues); 212-414-5994.
The Prom You Were Promised: A Benefit for 816NYC, hosted by SNL’s Jason Sukeikis, featuring DJ Sets By Yeasayer, BAIO (Vampire Weekend), Neon Indian and CANT, September 13, Music Hall of Williamsburg, $25
I don’t know about your prom, but ours didn’t quite live up to expectations. Fortunately 816NYC, a non-profit writing center for NYC students, is giving you the chance for a redo. The event will feature all the formal wear you remember, plus a fantastic lineup of DJs. The best part: you won’t have to smuggle your spiced rum in via water bottle this time (although I guess you still could), and it’s all for a great cause.
Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY, 11211; 718-486-5400.
Frankie Rose, Dirty Beaches, Lantern, Glasslands Gallery, $12
It seems like no one can mention Frankie Rose without referring to her status as a one-time member of Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls. Yet Frankie Rose has long proven herself a powerful front-woman in her own right, and she’ll bring her fuzzed-out girl-group sensibilities to Glasslands this Saturday. Supporting is Alex Zhang Hungtai (aka Dirty Beaches), whose Suicide-meets-Roy Orbison lo-fi is a sonic tour de force.
Saturday, September 17 at 9 p.m. Glasslands 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211; (718) 599-1450
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