This Weekend! Monsters of Folk, Girls, Basement Jaxx, And Wolfmother If You’re Nasty


It seems that even people you’d think would hate that Monsters of Folk record warmed to it — more monster, less folk, I guess. The M. Ward/Conor Oberst/Jim James/less famous dude partnership hits United Palace Theatre tonight and the Beacon Theatre Sunday.

As for tonight, if you can’t get into Girls at Bowery Ballroom, opt instead for Vivian Girls at Market Hotel; cuter musicians and less cult-like behavior.

Saturday, Crystal Stilts play Brooklyn Museum to celebrate their new photo exhibit Who Shot Rock & Roll; for dance-music types, Basement Jaxx is DJ’ing at Santos’ Party House. Our chat with one of those dudes is here.

Sunday night it’s either Wolfmother at Terminal 5 or No Neck Blues Band at the Knitting Factory. Dilemmas.