Tonight They’re Gonna Rock You Tonight: Art Brut, Lykke Li, and of Course, Dave Matthews


Here’s Monday night’s finest NYC shows.

Holding tickets to the sold-out Dave Matthews gig at the Beacon this evening? Well, here’s the most responsible financial advice you’ve gotten all year: SELL SELL SELL. Watch the thing on Hulu instead, and you’ll make enough of a profit for round-trip fare to Johannesburg.

Ohio teen Jessica Lea Mayfield, who spent her childhood singing for the family bluegrass band, plunges Bowery Ballroom into Rust Belt lethargy. Her glimmering songwriting has turned all sorts of heads, including that of Black Keys guitarist/producer Dan Auerbach.

Art Brut, the gimmicky Brits noted for succinct lyrics and a rollicking live act, begin their five-night residency at Mercury Lounge.

Lykke Li, Sweden’s latest pop construction, follows up her recent SOTC interview with three nights of NYC shows. Tonight she’s at the Highline Ballroom.

The folk enclave Death Vessel, fronted by androgynous-voiced singer Joel Thibodeau, reemerges at the Bell House.