Tonight! The xx, Ghostface Killah, Sharon Van Etten, And A Coupla Those Nice Travis Boys
Oooh, lookit, it's the XX, fresh from beguiling long lines of CMJ patrons and subsequently canceling shows due to exhaustion. That's all sorted out, apparently, and thus will pleasantly gloomy goth-pop elegies fill the air at Bowery Ballroom tonight. We're still all into this band, right, Internet? Yes? OK, good.
Elsewhere, Bushwick indie-folk beguiler Sharon Van Etten heads to Zebulon, Fran Healy and another dude from meek Britpop luminaries Travis hit Joe's Pub (request "The Fear"), and Ghostface Killah takes over B.B. King's. (Don't request "Stapleton Sex.") Finally, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs are at City Winery, though the odds of your hearing "Girlfriend" or "Manic Monday" are pretty slim. Too bad. And nice stache, Matt.