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.