This Week’s Must-See Shows in NYC

First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit

It’s been two years since First Aid Kit blew us away at Newport Folk Festival, still relatively new to the scene and bent on wooing the crowd. Their follow-up album was released today, and the duo is taking to the evolving stage at Rough Trade tonight to kick off their American tour. If you can’t get to the ‘burg tonight, catch them at Webster Hall tomorrow.

Check out their new single, Silver Lining, below.

I would be remiss to not urge y’all to check out a fellow University of Miami grad, Gabe Dixon, who’s opening for Delta Rae this coming Monday (There are few times on a bluegrass blog that Miami pride can legitimately be discussed). See below for details.

Editorial note: for those interested in folk and beyond, don’t forget that the youthful and SXSW-esque Northside Fest is happening Thursday through Sunday in Williamsburg.

A full lineup of shows you shouldn’t miss:
Tuesday, June 10
6:00 p.m. — First Aid Kit at Rough Trade

Wednesday, June 11
7:00 p.m. — Dawn Landes at The Standard
7:30 p.m. — First Aid Kit / Willy Mason at Webster Hall

Thursday, June 12
7:00 p.m. — Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires / Mac DeMarco / Benjamin Booker at House of Vans

Friday, June 13
7:00 p.m. — Songs of the South Slope at Union Hall

Sunday, June 15
7:00 p.m. — The Barr Brothers at Rough Trade

Monday, June 16
8:00 p.m. — Delta Rae / Gabe Dixon at Music Hall of Williamsburg
8:00 p.m. — Haley Bonar at Rough Trade