NYC Clippings: This Week’s Live Shows Include He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, brown bird … and a Ton More

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Saturday: brown bird Takes the Stage at Le Poisson Rouge

It may be so cold outside in NYC of late that your skin is slowly beginning to resemble that of an extinct, ghostly reptile … but if this week’s list of shows doesn’t pull you limb-by-limb out from under your down comforter, I don’t know what will.

First up, I was introduced to He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister a few years back when they opened for the band formerly known as The Rosewood Thieves at a warehouse party in Los Angeles. This guy and gal and their staple tap-dance-sideshow blew me away. This Thursday, they’re bringing their fun, folky whimsy to Mercury Lounge. You really should not miss it — sleet be damned. Check out the video below:

And of course, there’s brown bird, playing this go ’round with Brooklyn-based O’Death at Le Poisson Rouge. I can’t get enough of this duo, and LPR will be an awesome venue to see them do their thang.

Last, you may not yet have heard The Whiskey Collection, but I strongly suggest familiarizing yourself with this band. I saw this group of deft 20-somethings play Rockwood Music Hall a month back, and from their amazing fiddler to the content of their songs, I was more than impressed. Get in on a good thing early, friends.

There’s a ton more, including The Deep Dark Woods, Howard Fishman, and Justin Keller’s Land of Leland, so check out my full round-up below. And, let me know if there’s any I missed!

Tuesday, January 17
Portugal. The Man – 7 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom (Presented by Pandora – limited entry. FREE Show!)

Sharon Van Etten — 2 p.m. at The Greene Space (WNYC’s Soundcheck)

Wednesday, January 18
The Deep Dark Woods — 8 p.m. at Irving Plaza

Madi Diaz, Lucy Schwartz — 6:30 p.m. at Mercury Lounge

Jonatha Brooke, Dar Williams (Celebrates Woody Guthrie at 100 – American Songbook Series) — 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room

Land of Leland, Sarah Gregory — 8 p.m. at Union Hall

Spirit Family Reunion — 10 p.m. at Living Room

Peter Bradley Adams — 10 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1

Thursday, January 19
Jeff Mangum — 8 p.m. at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Califone, Howard Fishman (NY Guitar Festival – Silent Films / Live Guitars) — 7:30 p.m. Merkin Concert Hall

He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister; Henry Wolfe — 9:30 p.m. at Mercury Lounge

Friday, January 20
Portugal. The Man — 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Bowl

Jeff Mangum — 8 p.m. at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Califone — 8 p.m. at Littlefield

Portlandia, The Tour — 8 p.m. at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Saturday, January 21
O’Death, Brown Bird — 6:30 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge

Portlandia, The Tour — 8 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom

Jeff Mangum — 8 p.m. at Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Whiskey Collection — 11 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1