Tonight! Theo Parrish, Mark Eitzel, and "Pussified Arena Rock"
As a DJ and producer, Theo Parrish is a staple of Detroit's house scene. His jazzy, downtempo "sound sculptures" are ideal for a Monday night: deep, vibey, and sexy as hell. He mixes techno with classic soul and r&b tracks at Cielo.
Pianist Jenny Lin's recent recording of Shostakovich's 24 preludes and fugues is credible for two reasons; Both piece and performer have streamlined contemporary music into the classical idiom with intricacy and reserve, and the cycle was orginally composed for a young, female virtuoso. She plays excerpts at (le) poisson rouge.
Mark Eitzel, who's honed his sadcore face fronting the American Music Club since 1982, does a solo set at Maxwell's.
Fans of "pussified arena rock" (e.g. Coldplay or Keane) have a new champion in Your Vegas, who play a free Webster Hall show tonight.