Tonight! Jay-Z, Little Boots, Body Language, Rogue Wave, Avi Buffalo, and ODDSAC
Jay-Z, reigning singles champ of the Voice's own Pazz & Jop poll, makes his triumphant return to Madison Square Garden tonight. But for those of who have yet to accept him as the new Frank Sinatra, you and our beloved contest winners can head to the Highline Ballroom for some glossy synth-pop crafted on Little Boots' newfangled Tenori-on gadget. (Our interview with the budding nerd-diva is here.) Joining her are openers Body Language, who actually made a song about sandwiches sexy. The other option is to watch Rogue Wave (with Avi Buffalo) air out their new album, the acoustically sobered Permalight, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg; alternately, you can relinquish your last bits of sanity and attempt to comprehend the Animal Collective "visual album," ODDSAC, at the School of Visual Arts Theater.