Boston trio Buffalo Tom — old-school alt-rockers, podcasters, bandmates for nearly a quarter century — don’t play New York City that often, but tonight they’ll be at Bowery Ballroom (with Madison Square Gardens and Mean Creek opening) before heading off on a mini-U.S. tour. It’s all in support of their new album Skins, which is getting some nice critical lauding. (You can also head to their site to download their free four-song EP Bones, which includes “Arise, Watch” (off Skins) and a cover of New Order’s “Age of Consent.” Hear their live rendition of "Guilty Girls," off the new album, below.
Buffalo Tom, Thursday April 28 at Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St.; (212) 533-2111. 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $20, tickets here.