Welcome to Good Shows. Here’s what’s good in live music this week.
When you think of Kelis, chances are “Milkshake” (the video for which was shot at Relish diner — now La Esquina — in Williamsburg) is the first thing that comes to mind. (You’re welcome. That’ll be stuck in your head for weeks.) What you might not know is that the R&B singer’s latest album, Food, is straight up tasty-ass funk.
Webster Hall, East Village, Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m., tickets $25
Best known as the guitarist and singer for Grizzly Bear, Daniel Rossen goes solo for this tour. His songs are emotional and heartfelt, but have more depth than Grizzly Bear’s. He puts meat on the bones and helps you get close to the music.
Knitting Factory, Williamsburg, Saturday, June 14 at 9 p.m., tickets $23 Update: the show has been canceled. Thanks to commenter Cassandra for the heads up.
Baths, aka Will Wiesenfeld, is a prolific L.A.-based electronic artist. He messes around with sound bites and ambient beats, and he’s been compared to Toro Y Moi. It kind of sounds like if Passion Pit had shower sex with Bjork.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m., tickets $10-$15
Grrrl Fest is an 11-hour (!) benefit celebrating women in the arts. 28 grrrl bands have come together to perform at Silent Barn for the event, which also features zine workshops, glitter tattoos, and, of course (?), a silent auction for a portrait of Keith Haring. The bands are punk-rock riot grrrl noise, featuring Potty Mouth, Fleabite, and Bad Behavior.
The Silent Barn, Bushwick, Saturday, June 14 at 12 p.m., tickets $10
An electronic duo hailing from upstate New York, Phantogram makes electro music that isn’t just hitting keys on a synth board. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter both lend vocals, guitar, and keys to bass-heavy beats with buoyancy.
Terminal 5, Midtown, Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m., tickets $30
Have we time-traveled to the ’90s? Nope, it’s just the Summerland Tour with Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog. Gather your friends (er, Beanie Babies), your worst overalls and stained flannel, and hit this show for a dose of nostalgia. The people-watching alone should make the ticket worth it.
Irving Plaza, Union Square, Tuesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m., tickets $35
Biz Markie’s got what we need. That is, a very special DJ set at the Bowl. Seriously, hip-hop fans look no further—the clown prince himself hits the tables tonight for a show you won’t forget.
Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg, Thursday, June 19 at 11 p.m., tickets $8