My Bloody Valentine
Hammerstein Ballroom; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 311 W. 34th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-279-7740
Earlier this year the woozy shoegazers released mbv, their first album in over 21 years. They play two dates which are sold out, but hey, who knows when you’ll get another opportunity to hear them?
Brooklyn Masonic Temple ; 11/14 at 6 p.m.; 317 Clermont Ave.,at Lafayette Ave., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn; 718-638-1256
The Brooklyn Masonic temple provides perfect acoustics for this richly emotional singer-songwriter.
Terminal 5; 11/14 at 8 p.m.; 239 W. 52nd St., nr. Broadway; 212-247-0200
When they go walking, the punk vets strut their stuff… for their second NYC show since 2004. (Their first one earlier this year in Central Park was abruptly ended due to flash flooding).
Tribeca Performing Arts Center ; 11/15 at 8 p.m.; 199 Chambers St., nr. West Side Hwy.; 212-220-1460
The velvet-voiced R&B soul star has four platinum albums under his belt, with his newest My True Story celebrating New Orleans doo-wop. He takes the stage with a five-piece band, which includes his brother Charles on sax.
Webster Hall; 11/16 at 7 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St.,nr. Third Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The guitarist and Smiths co-founder was 23 when the band broke up. Almost 50 years later he released The Messenger, his solo debut.
The Beacon Theater; 11/16 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
You don’t have to be a lady who grew up in the nineties to appreciate this. But if you are, you are very likely to.
The Paramount ; 11/16 at 8 p.m.; 370 New York Ave., nr. Gaines St.; 631-673-7300
There’s a bit more gray in the beards—which are longer than ever, boggling the imagination. But ZZ Top, now in their fifth decade, can still out-boogie any blues-rock band on the planet, and they’re still excellent at writing songs.
Terminal 5; 11/20 at 7 p.m.; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212–260–4700
Indie fans rejoiced when the dream poppers—whose “Fade Into You” is ubiquitous in movies and television, so you might not have noticed they were gone—announced this year’s tour, in support of their first album since 1996.