Hot Tickets: Hemingway, Colin Meloy, Nick Cave, Feist

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Ernest Hemmingway only wrote one play during this literary career: The Fifth Column, a Spanish Civil War-era drama of espionage and romace that he penned while covering the war in Madrid. The off-Broadway Mint Theater will be presenting the play starting Feb. 26, marking the production’s first faithful performance on the stage. [On Sale Now!]


If Colin Meloy‘s forthcoming EP of Sam Cooke covers is anywhere near as good as the EP of Morrissey covers he did a few years back, then you won’t want to miss the Decemberists front man’s April 16 and 17 shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The EP will only be available on Mr. Meloy’s spring tour, and like his Moz disc, it will probably sell out like hot cakes. [On Sale: Saturday, Feb. 9 at 12 p.m.]

Philly hip-hop favorites the Roots are scheduled to play two shows in one night at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater on Feb. 22, and Ticketmaster’s official sale just started Wednesday. So there’s still time to grab tickets, which start at $31.50 a pop, a pretty good deal considering all seats at the Apollo are pretty decent. [On Sale Now!]

Australia’s Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are making their long-awaited return to the U.S. on March 6 to headline the Plug Independent Music Awards at Terminal 5. The sinister Mr. Cave is this year’s Plug Impact Award honoree. Comedian Patton Oswalt is hosting the show, which will also feature performances by Dizzee Rascal (crazy British rapper) and Jose Gonzales (Swedish guy who covered that song by the Knife). And tickets are only $10, which means going to this show will cost you less than a mixed drink in Manhattan. The presale started a few days ago, but the regular sale is just about to begin. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 8 at noon]

The Beastie Boys are back (one of them even just launched his own independent film company), albeit a bit on the gray side, and they’re scheduled to play Terminal 5 on March 4. It’s a benefit show, though surprisingly, not for Tibet. Instead, proceeds will go towards the Insitute for Music and Neurological Function. Moby will be there too. [On Sale: Friday, Feb. 8 at noon]

Finally, Former Red House Painter Mark Kozelek comes to the Highline Ballroom on June 13 [On Sale Today], and indie rock’s very own "It" girl, Feist, is playing the Hammerstein Ballroom on April 29. [On Sale: Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m.]

Hot Tickets: Hemingway, Colin Meloy, Nick Cave, Feist