One of the more intriguing collaborations in recent memory has to be Lonely Avenue: for the project, High Fidelity scribe Nick Hornby provided the words, while Ben Folds enveloped them in melody. The pair will perform tracks from the 11-song disc and chat about their creative process with Spin mag’s dep. Ed. Steve Kandell at the Housing Works Bookstore Café. Liner Notes with Ben Folds and Nick Hornby is at 7PM.
Philly rock outfit Marah may be the only band we know of to have released their most recent album, the folky Life is a Problem, on cassette tape. But then, they’re old school like that. Catch them in an intimate set at Maxwell’s, 9PM.
For (Peter) Kruder & (Richard) Dorfmeister’s first live show in NYC in nine years, expect bells and whistles galore: crazypants LED projections by artist Fritz Fitzke, a DJ set by Nickodemus and more. The Viennese ambient kings are celebrating the release of the compilation Sixteen F***ing Years of G-Stone Recordings. Best Buy Theatre, 8PM.