This Week’s Must-See Shows in NYC

Shovels and Rope play Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday, June 27 with Valerie June and Shakey Graves.
Shovels and Rope play Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday, June 27 with Valerie June and Shakey Graves.

Some of this week’s top picks may require some imagination to squeeze them under the folk umbrella, but we know y’all are an imaginative bunch. Two shows of note are back-to-back Beck dates, with the superior being next Tuesday’s Central Park Summerstage set.

This coming Friday should be a fun night in Prospect Park, with husband-and-wife duo Shovels and Rope headlining an awesome lineup that includes Shakey Graves and new folk darling, Valerie June. [Check out ‘Twined and Twisted’ below]

More must-sees:
Tuesday, June 24
7:00 p.m. — Big City Folk Tuesday Night Song Club: Hosted by Niall Connolly, feat. Chris Mills, Adnan Sabir, Kesang Marstrand, & Don Paris Schlotman at Rockwood Stage 3
7:30 p.m. — Jolie Holland / Shy Hunters at Music Hall of Williamsburg
10:00 p.m. — Michael Daves at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
11:00 p.m. — Thomas Bryan Eaton at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1

Wednesday, June 25
8:00 p.m. — Shakey Graves / Wild Child at Bowery Ballroom

Friday, June 27
4:00 p.m. — Drive-By Truckers / The Hold Steady at Stone Pony Summerstage
7:00 p.m. — Shovels and Rope / Valerie June / Shakey Graves at Prospect Park Bandshell
8:00 p.m. — Joe Purdy / Brian Wright at NYU Skirball Center
9:30 p.m. — Runaway Dorothy / The Woes / Heeyoung Kang at Industry City Distillery

Saturday, June 28
8:00 p.m. — Drive-By Truckers / The Hold Steady at The Paramount

Sunday, June 29
6:00 p.m. — Patti Smith at Fort Tilden Beach for Rockaway Arts Festival
7:00 p.m. — Christopher Paul Stelling / Jonah Tolchin at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
9:30 p.m. — Anthony da Costa at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

Monday, June 30
7:00 p.m. — Beck at Hammerstein Ballroom

Tuesday, July 1
7:30 p.m. — Beck at Central Park Summerstage