The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 4/12/13

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Paul Rudd is probably behind this Graham Parker and the Rumour show on Sunday at Gramercy.

Graham Parker and the Rumour
The Gramercy Theatre
Sunday, 7pm, $29.50-$39.50
As his turn in This Is 40 demonstrated, Graham Parker may not have the album sales he used to--his album in the movie sold 612 copies--but those few fans who do follow the British rocker's career are dedicated and hungry. Tonight, he appears with his classic backing group, the Rumour, celebrating the release of their most recent real-life album, Three Chords Good, and to show his good nature about having his cards on the table, the DVD release of This Is 40. If it's anything like the movie, look for Billie Joe Armstrong in the back. -- By Kory Grow

Cameo Gallery
Friday, 11:59pm, $7/$10
The clicks and yips of Canadian-born producer Egyptrixx's past releases fit right in the lucid-dreaming mutability of UK label Night Slugs, which has enjoyed a recently raised profile in New York due to their monthly label showcases. Egyptrixx isn't as much of a low-end obsessive as the various beat scientists that make up the rest of Night Slugs nascent roster, but the man born David Psutka has mastered a particular strand of gaseous melodicism that plays like radio hits on Tattoine's podracing circuit. Evan Michael supports at this monthly presented by Brooklyn Bass, which has lately scored some choice bookings -- By Aaron Gonsher

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra
Saturday, 9pm, $15/$18
Free improvisation, game strategies, and the tonal delights of Ellington, Monk, and Nichols synergize merrily in the daring alchemy of this ten-piece group founded in 1967 by drummer Hans Bennink, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and the late saxophonist Willem Breuker. The ICP's entire output recently became available as a 52-CD box set, which you will surely be tempted to possess having sampled their wares at this rare and arguably essential local appearance. -- By Richard Gehr

Bonobo + Shigeto + Nickodemus
Webster Hall
Friday, 7pm, $20
Ever since his wonderful debut, Animal Magic, DJ and producer Simon Green has been one of Britain's foremost publishers of mesmerizingly twinkling electronics, effortlessly whisking together drums and keyboards to create a seemingly endless instrumental swirl that occasionally becomes a home for some lucky guest vocalist. His new album, The Northern Borders is more of the same, thankfully, filled with clever little dioramas built atop the bones of trip-hop, from riffs so natural you're almost surprised he didn't come up with them years ago. -- By Vijith Assar

Big Tree
Union Hall
Saturday, 10:30pm, $10
Big Tree hail from the Bay Area, but their sound holds remnants of the blossoming folk-pop movement from every landscape. With an emphasis on soaring harmonies and dynamic multi-instrumentation, the art rock collective caught the attention of tUnE-yArDs, gaining some exposure by touring with her in 2011. Their music woozy guitars evoke open skies and road trip freedom, expect to keen for childhood summertime and lost innocence--but without any regret. -- By Caitlin White

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