Lana Del Rey’s meteoric rise from indie unknown to global bestseller can be charted by the shows she played on her way to a top far higher than anyone would have predicted even in late September. First, there was a secret show at the GlassLands, where the city’s tastemakers got their initial glimpse of the 25-year-old singer-songwriter. Then there was the sold-out and cancelled gig at Soho’s the Box, and then the October 11 TV debut on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland. And now this, a New York homecoming show at Bowery Ballroom, where she’ll play “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans,” the only two songs she has actually released, alongside a handful of newer tunes.
Mon., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., 2011
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