- 1. Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra
April 22 at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., between 4th St. and Astor Pl.; 212-539-8777
The venue-packing eighteen-piece ensemble (with horn and rhythm sections as well as vocals) performs jazzy reworkings of songs from the entire catalog of the Icelandic pop star.
- 2. Nouvelle Vague
April 21 at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., at 15th St.; 212-777-6800
The name's French for new wave and Portuguese for bossa nova, which perfectly explicates this French band's mission: Its members perform favorites by New Order, Joy Division, and the like-as Brazilian bossa nova covers.