By Danny Jumpertz
Special to DNAinfo
Wednesday April 25
A double bill featuring Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik at the Highline Ballroom. Vega was at the vanguard of the early 1980s new folk movement, scoring a string of critically acclaimed albums and hits, ranging from her million-selling self-titled debut to the international hits "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" (both from 1987's "Solitude Standing.") Duncan Sheik broke through in the late 1990s with his Top 20 single "Barely Breathing." Last year, he released "Duncan Sheik Covers '80s" — featuring his highly personalized takes on classics of the synth-pop era, including tracks by The Cure, New Order, Tears for Fears and The Smiths.
Also tonight: Toronto's The Weeknd play Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Nick Lowe plays Town Hall. Lowe — who had a big hit in the late 1970s with the incredibly catchy "Cruel To Be Kind" — toured last year with Wilco.