This Week’s Must-See Shows in NYC

Joy Kills Sorrow - Photo by Shervin Lainez
Joy Kills Sorrow – Photo by Shervin Lainez

For any of us still getting over festival fever, Lincoln Center classes up the genre this weekend with the last shows of their Out of Doors festival.  Newport alums Hurray for the Riff Raff and Jason Isbell are in the queue to perform on Saturday, as well as rock vet and all-around badass Nick Lowe (who, by the way, recently released a lovable rockabilly-infused holiday album).

And we’d be remiss to not give a gentle push (over the edge) to those debating about whether or not to attend one or both Joy Kills Sorrow shows this week, at The Rock Shop and Rockwood Music Hall respectively. Two is better than one, and they’re promising paper dolls to anyone who’s that committed to the cause.

Paper dolls, y’all.

Watch JKS’s ‘Wouldn’t Have Noticed’ below:

Wednesday, August 7

7:30 p.m. — Joy Kills Sorrow / Leif Vollebekk / Angie Atkinson at The Rock Shop

Thursday, August 8
8:30 p.m. — Joy Kills Sorrow at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
9:00 p.m. — Tall Tall Trees at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
9:00 p.m. — Thomas Bryan Eaton and Hobson’s Choice at Skinny Dennis

Saturday, August 10
1:30 p.m. — Hurray for the Riff Raff / Martha Redbone Roots Project / Trixie Whitley at Hearst Plaza
6:00 p.m. — Nick Lowe / The Crickets / Jason Isbell / Rockin’ Rockabilly Revue with James Burton, Charlie Gracie, Sleepy LaBeef, Johnny Powers, and Gene Summers at Damrosch Bandshell
8:00 p.m. — An Elliot Smith Tribute (hosted by Rhett Miller) at Bowery Ballroom

Sunday, August 11
12:30 p.m. — Roots Symposium at David Rubenstein Atrium