3 Shows To Catch This Week: Blondie, Yeasayer, And Frankie Rose


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

Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:

Peter Bjorn and John play Brooklyn Bowl with Memoryhouse, September 12.
Youth Lagoon brings his wistfully gorgeous arrangements to the Mercury Lounge, September 12.
Das Racist, who we recently tried to talk to about fashion, headline Bowery Ballroom, September 12.
The super-stacked lineup of Man/Miracle, Blouse, Woven Bones, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra play Glasslands, September 15.
Thursday, Vice will hold its first annual Upfront Extravaganza in celebration Vice.com’s launch. Artists performing at the beautiful Skylight One Hanson include A-Trak, The Black Lips, Tanlines, and (the apparently very busy) Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The Weeknd may have canceled, but we’ve heard rumors about the replacement(s) and let’s just say you won’t be disappointed, September 15.

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