Makers of one of last year’s best records should make for one of the best shows of this spring. The most memorable Liars' performances can make even the most sterile club environment feel like there's some sort of secret sinister ritual going down. This not-quite-dingy locale should up the intensity to a fevered height. $25
Chicago songwriter Angel Olsen is in town supporting Kurt Vile at his Bowery appearance, but that show’s very sold out status shouldn’t keep you from catching her in play. Half Way Home, released last year, drew understandable comparisons to Sharon Van Etten for the way it told devastating, human-scale stories in a spellbinding hush. “Sweet Dreams,” from a 7" released this year, is even better for finding the surprisingly natural middle ground between a PJ Harvey growl and a Patsy Cline swoon. $12
Dan Neustadt, keyboard player for Northern Bells and The Hold Steady, plays a classic album front to back every week. Past selections have included Beck's "Mutations" and Weezer's "Blue Album"
Joe McGinty, formerly of the Psychedelic Furs, plays piano. You sing.