Cranky Chicago agit-rock homebodies Shellac have been making regular New York stops for the past three years, thanks to the annual All Tomorrow’s Parties festival upstate. Vigilant in moving at their own pace, they haven’t released an album since 2007’s excellent Excellent Italian Greyhound, itself a follow-up to 1000 Hurts, released in 2000(!), but their live shows haven’t suffered thanks to some showbiz savoir faire. Vocalist-guitarist Steve Albini (who attaches his instrument to his belt) and bassist Bob Weston (who uses a strap) like to field questions from the audience between songs, so get your baseball trivia ready. With heavy-metal cellist Helen Money.
Tue., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., 2010