Tuesday's must-see concerts
Tue Sep 20 2011
Deerhoof + Mick Barr + White Suns at Music Hall of Williamsburg
There are so many indie-rock bands with the word deer in their name that it's become a trope, but with its signature blend of folk, electro-pop and strangled, startling noise, Deerhoof (pictured) might be the best of the bunch. Come early, as openers Mick Barr and White Suns are no slouches when it comes to bringing the noise themselves.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark at Irving Plaza
The '80s heroes return for another crack at new-wave glory. Judging by their recent effort, History of Modern, we think they've got a pretty good shot.
Antifolk Festival at Sidewalk Cafe
Check out the outsider haven that spawned Beck during its annual festival, which packs more weird into a week than most showgoers experience in a year.
Ravi Coltrane Quintet at Village Vanguard
The son of jazz greats John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi's worked hard to prove he's more than just a legacy. His combo excels at both upbeat grooves and searching, free-associative ballads.