The Shins, Chairlift, Terminal 5, April 30, $39.50
Ten years after The Shins changed your life, they’ve also changed lineups, gone on hiatus, and returned with an improbably good fourth album, Port of Tomorrow. Tonight’s show has James Mercer wincing the night away at Terminal 5, supported by the always-fantastic Chairlift.
Monday, April 30, 7 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street (between 11th and 12th avenues); 212-582-6600.
BAM: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, The Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, St. Vincent, The Antlers, Beirut, Oneohtrix Point Never, Atlas Sound, Caveman, and More Various Venues, May 27, Webster Hall, $45 per day
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has done a great job arranging a relatively low-key festival with a top-notch roster. Curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, the festival begins Thursday with acts playing the Howard Gilman Opera House, Bamcafé, and Bam Rose Cinemas. Single-day tickets can be purchased, but we recommend you hit up all three nights.
Thursday-Saturday, May 3-5, 5 p.m., Various Venues, Click for Tickets and Info
Feist, Timbre Timbre, May 5, Radio City Music Hall, $40
With her 2011 album Metals, Leslie Feist reached toward darker, more intense material, and succeeded in creating some of her best music to date. Saturday’s show at Radio City sees Feist playing a venue equal to her voice.
Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue (between 50th and 51st streets); 22-247-4777
Photo: Via BAM; Terminal 5; Radio City Music Hall