GREAT SCOT: KT Tunstall’s songs tend to be of the wall-of-sound variety, but the talented pop-rock Scot will drop the pop in favor of the rock in an acoustic set at Hiro Ballroom. What with her excellent songsmithery and gravelly vocals, we can’t wait. .
XX FACTOR: If Jennifer Weiner is the mother of the chick-lit genre--nearly 10 years after publication, her debut Good in Bed still regularly flies off shelves at airport bookshops, and she’s gone on to write more than half a dozen other bestsellers—her work is far smarter and wittier than 99% of the genre’s spawn. See for yourself: She brings her latest, a mother-daughter relationship study called Fly Away Home, to the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble at .
TEMPTING: Welcome to the ’70s, kids: In a heart-stoppingly awesome double bill, Squeeze (catchy pop songs, brilliant dude harmonies) and Cheap Trick (progenitors of power pop) take on Radio City Music Hall. ’Nuff said. .
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