FKA twigs + Boots: Nov 10 at Warsaw
When considering London singer-songwriter FKA twigs (real name: Tahlia Barnett), one word immediately comes to mind: spellbinding. Whether it’s her creeping, sensual songs, the subtly discomfiting visuals accompanying them, or her languid, undulating motion onstage, the alt-R&B songstress is difficult to ignore. Witness her magic for yourself next month. Tickets are on sale Friday, Oct 17 at noon through Ticketweb.
Nick Lowe: Dec 14 at Bowery Ballroom; Dec 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dedicated Nick Lowe fans may recall that last year, the cult icon released a holiday-themed record, Quality Street—a seemingly odd choice for the Stiff Records vet. Well, it turns out that Lowe is once again feeling the spirit of the season and returning to treat NYC audiences to his smart, timeless brand of songcraft in the context of a Holiday Revue. Tickets are on sale Friday, Oct 17 at noon through Ticketmaster.
Future Islands + Operators + Wing Dam: Jan 9 at Terminal 5
This past March, Future Islands ascended from best-kept-secret status to near-viral ubiquitousness with a stunning Letterman performance of new single "Seasons." Fortunately, the eccentric Baltimore synth-pop crew—whose athletic, disarmingly emotive vocalist, Samuel T. Herring, is one of the most transfixing performers on the planet—was well prepared for the spotlight. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct 17 at noon through Ticketmaster.
They Might Be Giants: Jan 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Coming off last year's expectedly quirky–yet–charming Nanobots, the weird-rock masters are back in NYC. Whether you know the duo's entire eccentric catalogue or just the TV theme songs, TMBG puts on a fun, slightly wacky show that tends to convert the skeptics. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
The Who: May 20 at Nassau Coliseum; May 25 at Prudential Center; May 26 at Barclays Center; May 27 at Madison Square Garden; May 30 at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
What's there to say about the Who that you don't already know? Roger Daltrey describes this tour as "the beginning of the long goodbye," but it's far from the first farewell tour the monumental group has mounted. Still, we don't know how much longer the band (or what's left of it) will be around, and come on... it's the freaking Who! Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct 17 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.