TONY picks PT Walkley as this week’s top live show.

“The trouble with the bands today,” PT Walkley sings in “Mediocre,” from his forthcoming album Mr. Macy Wakes Alone, “is they’re all better than me.” The self-effacing singer goes on to extol the virtues of the Shins (for their carefully crafted melodies) and the Strokes (who “wrote a decent love song”), before voicing a sentiment that must fester in the minds of many underappreciated musicians: “Unless I die before my time, these songs of mine will go unheard—don’t they deserve better?” Wishing a premature death upon Walkley seems tacky, but he makes a valid point: His songs do beg for an audience… The album is not due in stores until January—but tonight, armed with horns and a string quartet, Walkley performs Mr. Macy in its entirety, right in its characters’ backyard.

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