Real Estate, King Krule, Girls, And More Awesome Shows This Week

A Benefit for Jonathan Toubin: Chain and the Gang, 5 Dollar Priest, Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces), Nicole Atkins, and more, January 12, Music Hall of Williamsburg, $20
Jonathan Toubin, DJ and New York Night Train founder, was recently injured when he was tragically hit by a car in Portland. This benefit features a fantastic line-up raising money for Toubin, who is still in critical condition. If you are planning on seeing a concert this week, this is $20 well spent.
Thursday, January 12, 6:30 p.m., Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2, 66 North 6th Street (between Kent and Wythe); Brooklyn; 718-486-5400.
Lee Ranaldo, Kaki King, Buke and Gase, Twi The Humble Feather, January 12, Merkin Concert Hall, $25
The recent separation of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore may have marked the end of an era for Sonic Youth fans, but that doesn’t mean the band members are sitting idle. Case in point: Lee Ranaldo will be performing his own score to Buster Keaton’s silent 1922 classic Cops at the Merkin Concert Hall. You had 27 years to see Sonic Youth, now’s your chance see one of the world’s greatest guitarists doing something truly different.
Thursday, January 12, 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 6 Delancey Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Street); 212-533-2111.
Girls, Real Estate, King Krule, January 14, Terminal 5, $25
Saturday's lineup at Terminal 5 features three big names in indie playing one stellar show: seventeen year old British wunderkind King Krule, New Jersey four-piece Real Estate, and San Francisco garage rockers Girls. And for a taste of just how good Girls are live, check out the awesome video we premiered for “Love Like A River.”
Saturday, January 14, 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 to catch this week:
Keepaway record release at Glasslands. January 10.
King Krule plays twice more, at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands. January 11 and 13 respectively.
Dinowalrus, Fergus & Geronimo, Total Slacker, and Weird Rivers play 285 Kent. January 13.
The Stepkids and Cuckoo Chaos play the Knitting Factory. January 15.
Pink Mountaintops play the Rock Shop. January 14.
Photos Via: Eleanor Friedburger, Girls, Sonic Youth

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