· Melbourne-born, London-based atmospheric-pop-rock outfit The Temper Trap—yep, they of Sweet Disposition, which we still can’t get out of our brains since it was used in the (500) Days of Summer trailer, more than a year ago—comes to Terminal 5. If you don’t have a ticket, you’re out of luck, but there’s room left at their Wellmont Theatre gig on 10/29 at this writing. 9PM.
· When you grow up as the only offspring of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, a couple of things happen: 1) You can’t help but be musical to the core, and 2) Most of your childhood milestones happen on a tour bus. So it is with Shooter Jennings, who brings his stripped-down, rough-and-tumble approach to neo-country to the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. 9PM.
· The idea of shorts is usually reserved for film, comedy, or, you know, actual shorts (as in cutoff pants), so we love the concept behind the second installment of Opera Shorts, from the Remarkable Theater Brigade. It’s an evening of operas of all different stripes by a handful of composers (including RTB founder Christian McLeer) and all of which run about 10 minutes along. Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, 8PM.