Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The Bell House; 2/3 at 7:30 p.m.; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
They open for Linkin Park the next day at MSG, but this is a chance to catch the Brit five-piece’s strident electronica in an intimate space more suited to chaos. You may want to invest in elbow pads.
Irving Plaza; 2/3 at 7 p.m.; 17 Irving Pl., at 15th St.; 212-777-6800
Party time is whenever these globally influenced funk masters show up—they’ve even been known to form a conga line going out the door.
Terminal 5; 2/4 at 8 p.m.; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212–260–4700
The electro-funk princes refuse to let the eighties die (even putting a Robert Palmer–inspired girl on the cover of their latest, Business Casual), but they make for a hell of a party. With MNDR and the Suzan.
Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History; 2/4 at 9 p.m.; Central Park West, at 79th St.; 212-769-5200
Their lyrics say they "don't feel like dancin'," but the beat tells a different story. A D.J. set as part of the museum's One Step Beyond dance series, with Lauren Flax and Activaire D.J.'s supporting.
Brooklyn Bowl; 2/5 at 11:30 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369
Electronica and soul intermingle on hip-hop experimentalist Tom Shimura’s latest, As U Were—which features collaborations with Lateef, Francis and the Lights, and the Gift of Gab, among others—because, as he makes clear on the album, “Champagne for one just doesn’t taste right.”
Radio City Music Hall; 2/5 at 8 p.m.; 1260 Sixth Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-247-4777
The Swedish pop machine—whose sound can be found everywhere from Gossip Girl to the Nobel Peace Prize concert—swings back into town in support of last year’s excellent Body Talk trilogy. With Diamond Rings and Natalia Kills.