This Week’s Top 10 NYC Shows

Seattle’s Fences plays NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall this Wednesday, October 10.

Nothing feels better than coming out of a “new music” drought only to be bombarded with artists who blow your socks off. If your Spotify has been similarly neglected this summer, give it some TLC and add a few bands … in particular, Fences, Cuddle Magic and Lord Huron. Once you do, you’re in luck — there are a couple chances each to see these folks live in the immediate future.

Lord Huron will play the Big Apple twice this week, and both Fences and Cuddle Magic will play Rockwood Music Hall before returning to the area next week for the CMJ festival (don’t worry – we’ll give you a schedule of what to hit up during the CMJ bonanza). PS — ladies (and gents), don’t let Fences front man Chris Mansfield’s tatted, skinny-and-surly exterior fool you. His music is haunting, tender, and uncomfortably-comfortable. And if that last one wasn’t a thing before, it is now.

Here’s the full list of the Top 10 must-sees:

Monday, October 8
Cuddle Magic — 8:30 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs — 9:30 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

Tuesday, October 9
Lord Huron — 9:30 p.m. at Mercury Lounge

Wednesday, October 10
Fences — 9:30 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
David Moss — 10 p.m. at ZirZamin

Friday, October 12
Seth Glier w/ Anthony da Costa — 7:00 p.m. at Rockwood Stage 2
Lord Huron / Night Moves — 8:30 p.m. at Glasslands

Saturday, October 13
Calexico / The Dodos — 6:30 p.m. at Webster Hall
The Mountain Goats / Matthew E. White — 8 p.m. at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sunday, October 14
Annie and the Beekeepers — 10 p.m. at The Living Room