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Glasslands Gallery; 10/4 at 8 p.m.; 289 Kent Ave., nr. S. 1st St., Williamsburg, 718-599-1450
The thick, psych-rock noise-rippers have now been around sixteen years. This is currently their only show scheduled. With Dump (James McNew from Yo La Tengo).

Fountains of Wayne
Webster Hall; 10/5 at 6 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
One of the great pop bands of the past fifteen years, Fountains of Wayne is an indelibly witty and tuneful chronicler of bridge-and-tunnel folkways. In a just world, the band would be headlining the Garden—or at least the Nassau Coliseum.

Steely Dan
The Beacon Theater; Through 10/8 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
The jazzy rockers with more than three decades of hit-making under their belts show the kids how it’s done with a seven-night residency uptown.

Barclays Center; 10/5 at 8 p.m.; 620 Atlantic Ave., nr. Flatbush Ave., Downtown Brooklyn; 917-618-6700
Proving that D.J.’s are the new arena rock stars, Chicago-based producer and Om records A&R man Ryan Raddon spins his dreamy techno in Brooklyn’s newest stadium. With Just Late Night Alumni and Amtrac.

Bill Callahan
Webster Hall; 10/6 at 7 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
In his latest solo effort, Dream River, the Smog singer’s storytelling stresses isolation amid imagery of eagles and water. Try not to float away on his baritone.

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band
Union Pool; Sundays through 10/27 at 9 p.m.; 484 Union Ave., at Skillman Ave., Williamsburg; 718-609-0484
It’s Tunde Adebimpe’s (TV on the Radio) dark and expansive project with Ryan Sawyer (Lone Wolf and Cub), guitarist Alex Holden (Big Numbers), and bassist Josh Werner (Lee “Scratch” Perry, CocoRosie). The first of a Sunday night residency in October.