12 Must-See Shows This Week

Field Report
Founder and frontman Chris Porterfield takes the stage twice this week in NYC with Field Report.

To a lot of New Yorkers (and beyond), the past week of Sandy and post-Sandy chaos has meant a lot of frayed nerves, cold bodies, dark streets and – not shockingly – canceled shows. But where live music is concerned – fear no longer. This week, Manhattan venues are predominately back and ready to rock.

There’s a pile of good stuff to see this week, but my two top picks are Thursday’s Field Report / Plume Giant show at Mercury Lounge, and Saturday’s lineup at The Rock Shop featuring the incomparable Margaret Glaspy. Do what’s right – vote yes to checking these folks out (I allot myself one pun per day).

Below, check out the video for what’s turning into one of my new obsessions, “I Am Not Waiting Anymore” by Field Report. Also, Margaret Glaspy’s Bandcamp is HERE and has a ton of awesome tuneness.

Tuesday, November 6
8:00 p.m. – Gary Clark Jr. Benefit for Superstorm Sandy Victims at Brooklyn Bowl
8:00 p.m. – Anthony Da Costa at Rockwood Music Hall
11:30 p.m. – Dill Dotson & The Chupacabra Kings Present: Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” at Rockwood Music Hall

Wednesday, November 7
7:00 p.m. – Freelance Whales at Webster Hall
7:30 p.m. – Gary Clark Jr. / Kat Edmonson at Bowery Ballroom
9:30 p.m. – Nels Andrews at ZirZamin

Thursday, November 8
6:30 p.m. – Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group at The Capitol Theatre
6:30 p.m. – Cold Specks / Doe Paoro at Mercury Lounge
9:30 p.m. – Field Report / Plume Giant at Mercury Lounge

Saturday, November 10
8:00 p.m. – Justin Townes Earle / Tift Merritt at The Capitol Theatre
7:30 p.m. — Railbird / Cuddle Magic / The Daredevil Christopher Wright / Margaret Glaspy at The Rock Shop
10:00 p.m. – Field Report / St. Claire at Union Hall