Tonight! Regina Spektor, Loudon Wainwright III, Tinted Windows, and Raekwon
Next week, Regina Spektor will release her first new album in three years. What we've heard of Far is more cinematic than her often bare 2006 breakthrough, Begin to Hope, which may or may not be a good thing. Take a peek at the Beacon tonight.
Loudon Wainwright III, patriarch of the venerated Wainwright clan, has been covered by Earl Scruggs and Johnny Cash, and his novelty songs charted on Billboard in the 1970's. He kicks off the Oval Lawn series at Madison Square Park with sister Sloan and daughter Lucy.
Turns out this sick joke was no joke at all: the Frankenstein supergroup Tinted Windows--which combines the talents of dudes from Fountains of Wayne, Cheap Trick, Smashing Pumpkins, and, er, Hanson, performs at Highline Ballroom.
Raekwon and Naughty by Nature emcee Funkmaster Flex's second edition of the Hip Hop Legends series at BB King's.