This Week’s Must-See Shows in NYC

The Milk Carton Kids play the Bowery Ballroom on Sunday, May 19. (Photo: Brendan Pattengale)
The Milk Carton Kids play the Bowery Ballroom on Sunday, May 19. (Photo: Brendan Pattengale)

Right. So, for any ladies out there doubting that it’s completely possible to fall in love more than thrice in the span of a week … you’re about to be proved wrong, times six (or times some other number … this isn’t real math).

Allow me to explain: Sam Amidon, Father John Misty, Josh Ritter, any of the Felice Brothers, both of the Milk Carton Kids, and Father John Misty. Oh, and any of the guys in Seryn. And Father John Misty.

Possibly the cuddliest and funniest of them all (read as: Father John Misty isn’t exactly cuddly, am I right?) are the fellas who make up MCK. Oh and it gets better, it gets better. If you’ve never heard their sound, you CAN on Sunday at the Bowery Ballroom. Come check ’em out in a space well-suited for their harmonies … and I’ll provide the drool rags. Take a look-see at their recent appearance on Conan, below:

More must-see shows:

Thursday, May 16
8:00 p.m. — Sam Amidon at le poisson rouge
9:30 p.m. — Kopecky Family Band / Matrimony at Mercury Lounge

Friday, May 17
8:00 p.m. — Father John Misty / Jessica Pratt at Maxwell’s

Saturday, May 18
All Day — Matt & Kim (Nethermead Stage), Jovanotti (Nethermead Stage), Father John Misty (Nethermead Stage), Sharon Van Etten (Nethermead Stage), Lee Fields & The Expressions (Nethermead Stage), Red Baraat (Joe’s Pub Stage), Pearl & The Beard (Joe’s Pub Stage), Jonathan Batiste (Joe’s Pub Stage), Banda De Los Muertos (Joe’s Pub Stage), Lady Rizo (Joe’s Pub Stage) at Prospect Park for Googa Mooga
7:00 p.m. — Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band / The Felice Brothers at Terminal 5

Sunday, May 19
7:00 p.m. — Seryn at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
8:00 p.m. — The Milk Carton Kids / The Barefoot Movement at Bowery Ballroom