This Week’s Top 10-ish NYC Shows

Kate Davis
Bassist, singer, songwriter and student Kate Davis plays Hill Country on Friday, October 26.

UPDATE: Another show addition — John McCauley performs at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 27 … along with bandmates and friends Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs, Jason Isbell, Mark Sultan, Langhorne Slim and Adam Clayton-Holland. Don’t ask me how we missed it – I don’t have an answer. BUT – better late than too late. Tickets are still available, so go get ’em.

A big week this week, y’all. A big, busy week. Personally, I think it would be judicious to see every act on this lineup … but as that is within the realm of impossibility, here are some notables.

Two opportunities this week to see Father John Misty aka J Tillman — once at Music Hall of Williamsburg, another at Bowery Ballroom. Seize it (and below, watch his video for “That Go,” starring Parks and Rec’s Aubrey Plaza). Also, the stars have aligned and allowed another chance for all swooning ladies (and gents?) to corner Langhorne Slim in a dark alley of Brooklyn Bowl. Oh, yeah, and check out his tunes, too. Yeah, right, totally, duh (swoon).

If you haven’t heard the beautiful voice and songs of local cutie patootie Kate Davis (see photo above — am I right, or am I right?), you really should. She’s a unique take off of other young up-and-comers (think: Sarah Jarosz meets Town Hall), and she’s playing Hill Country on Friday.

And one more double opp — Brandi Carlile and Blitzen Trapper, two nights at Beacon Theatre. Might as well, right?

More dates below:

That Go | Father John Misty from FRIEND on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 23
7:00 p.m. — Angel Snow at The Living Room
8:00 p.m. — Father John Misty at Music Hall of Williamsburg
9:30 p.m. — Damien Jurado / Psychic Twin at Mercury Lounge
10:00 p.m. — Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps (Caroline Smith solo) at Rockwood Music Hall

Wednesday, October 24
7:30 p.m. — He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister at Mercury Lounge
8:00 p.m. — Milo Greene / Kat Edmondson at Housing Works
9:00 p.m. — Father John Misty at Bowery Ballroom

Thursday, October 25
8:00 p.m. — Langhorne Slim and The Law at Brooklyn Bowl
9:00 p.m. — Milo Greene at Bowery Ballroom

Friday, October 26
9:30 p.m. — Kate Davis at Hill Country

Saturday, October 27
8:00 p.m. — Swear and Shake / Town Hall / Jus Post Bellum at The Rock Shop

Sunday, October 28
8:00 p.m. — Brandi Carlile and Blitzen Trapper at Beacon Theatre

Monday, October 29
8:00 p.m. — Brandi Carlile and Blitsen Trapper at Beacon Theatre