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Random Live Music in New York City This Week - September 6-September 13

September 6, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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City Guide's complete music listings also have miscellaneous New York calendar items covering other genres of musical performances. Here you can find world music, global beats, DJ and electronic music shows, choirs and choruses, and even more concerts at top venues from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Queens and beyond.

John Owen-Jones - 54 Below
September 06, 2017 - New York

"A truly astonishing achievement that must be one of the greatest stage performances of all time." –Manchester Evening News John Owen-Jones makes his solo debut in New York City, performing hit songs from the musicals which have made his career, such as "Bring Him Home," "Anthem," and "Thunderball". John is a record-breaking West End and Broadway actor and singer and best known for his critically acclaimed and award-winning performances as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. In the UK, John has performed extensively in theatre, appeared on television and radio, and performed in concert around the world. John remains the youngest actor in West End history to have played Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (a role he also played on Broadway) and has performed as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera nearly 2000 times – more than any actor in the show's entire West End run.

Live Acoustic: Grace Galu at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
September 06, 2017 - New York

Enjoy live acoustic guitar and vocals by the talented local artists. Catch the performance every Thursday at BARlo cocktail lounge.

The Harvard – Yale Cantata - 54 Below
September 07, 2017 - New York

Join us for a very unique evening at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Harvard grads performing songs written by Harvard grads in fierce competition with Yale grads performing songs written by Yalies! For the third year in a row, Harvard and Yale grads will perform in a light-hearted competition that we all take deadly seriously. Yale squeaked by with a one-point win last year, which means it could have gone either way. And it means it was a great show with songs and performances that challenged the judges mightily. This year, producer Tom Toce (Yale '78) and his team intend to expand the pool and involve talented graduates from other schools! Stay tuned for casting updates.

Goldie Awards 1st Annual Dj & Beat Battle - Brooklyn Steel
September 07, 2017 - New York

"Nowadays DJs and producers are bigger than ever. But there's no championship that celebrates how important and relevant they've become. That's why I created Goldie Awards: a DJ and beat battle adapted to what these art forms represent today." - A-Trak Forever celebrating the cultures of DJing and producing, A-Trak, Fool's Gold, TMWRK, THUMP and Noisey (VICE's music channels) have teamed up to present Goldie Awards: a brand new DJ and beat-making competition designed to reflect the genreless, borderless, and limitless nature of music today. Starting today, applicants can submit videos online, on Instagram and YouTube with the hashtag #GOLDIEAWARDS to be considered for either the Beat Battle or DJ Battle. After these social media-driven preliminaries, six DJs and six producers will be chosen for the final showdown. The twelve contestants will get their chance to be discovered at the first ever Goldie Awards show on September 7th at Brooklyn Steel in NYC, hosted by Dave East. They will be judged on technical skill and creativity by a panel of modern DJ legends Diplo, Mannie Fresh, Mija, Just Blaze, Craze, Destructo and The Whooligan. Open to the public, Goldie Awards will ... (read more)

Moscot Music Presents: Great Good Fine OK - MOSCOT - Lower East Side
September 07, 2017 - New York

MOSCOT Music Presents GGFO Join us for a FREE, up close and personal, live music performance with Great Good Fine Ok! RSVP required. First come, first serve based on capacity. Complimentary wine and beer for guests 21 and older. #MOSCOTMusic

Eric Clapton @ Msg Tailgate Party Feat. the Bell Bottom Blues Performing the Music of Eric Clapton - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 08, 2017 - New York

The New Jersey-based Bell Bottom Blues is an dynamic musical act paying tribute to the music of the legendary Eric Clapton. During a typical show, the band performs Clapton's work from such legendary bands as Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, Delaney & Bonnie, and The Beatles. Of course, Clapton's solo work from the '70's to the present day is also well represented. Bell Bottom Blues's repertoire includes some of Clapton's best-known work, including tracks like "After Midnight," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Cocaine," "Have You Ever Loved a Woman," "Lay Down Sally," "Layla," "Tears in Heaven," "Sunshine of Your Love," "Wonderful Tonight," and of course, "Bell Bottom Blues." Because of the passion and talent each musician brings to the band, they are able to capture the vocal and instrumental genius that is the essence of a Clapton performance. This group's goal is to provide the audience with the ultimate Clapton experience at each and every show. The Bell Bottom Blues >> The Bell Bottom Blues @ Facebook >> The Bell Bottom Blues @ Myspace >>

Paa Kow at Club Bonafide - Club Bonafide
September 08, 2017 - New York

2 Sets 7:30 pm AND 9:30 pm;Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drum set player, bandleader, composer, and producer. Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow began to play music and tour with his family's concert band at a very early age. He has since grown to be widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America. Paa Kow's deep groove and prodigious talent reveal a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums, inspiring a profound spiritual conversation. His songs are captivating and danceable and incorporate lyrics in his native language, Fante, as well as English. Paa Kow's vision is to spread the music and culture of his homeland by touring the world with his Afro-Fusion orchestra. Notable musicians he has shared the stage with include African greats: Amakye Dede, George Darko, Kojo Antwi, Nat Brew, Hugh Masekela, and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as American greats Victor Wooten, Brad Goode, John Gunther, Michael Kang, and many more. "Ghana's most artistic drummer." – Modern Ghana "Paa Kow has taken the world music of his native Ghana, and tossed it into a... (read more)

Free Music Fridays - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 08, 2017 - New York

Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free. Hosted by Lara Ewen.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 09, 2017 - New York

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be. BRUNCH BUFFET MENU Scrambled Eggs Smoked Bacon & Sausage Cinnamon Brown Sugar French Toast Aged Cheddar Baked Macaroni & Cheese Baked Beans & Smoked Bacon Sliced Baked Yams w/ Pecans & Maple Syrup South Carolina Grits Classic Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons & Shaved Parmesan Vegetarian Pasta Salad w/ Basil & Olive Oil Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish w/ Tartar Sauce Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Mild Chicken Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dressing BBQ Chicken w/ Memphis-Style Sauce Fresh Fruit Salad Mini Bagels w/ Cream Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits Fruit Cobbler w/ Pastry Crust Brownies & Chocolate Chip Cookies Orange, Cranberr... (read more)

SOFAR Sounds - SoHo Neighborhood
September 09, 2017 - New York

Amazing artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences. Please, arrive on time, stay to the end. Sit down, settle in and just listen. You’re gonna love it.

At the Rialto: The Last Songs of Kander and Ebb - 54 Below
Through September 09, 2017 - New York

Come hear the music play… the wit and emotion of the legendary Broadway team of John Kander and Fred Ebb in a collection of (mostly!) unheard songs. These once in a lifetime concert performances will feature a plethora of today's top theater artists giving life to some of the last songs Kander and Ebb ever wrote together. The songs in this program were written for an unfinished project and it's time for them to be heard! John Kander and Fred Ebb have been called one of the most legendary writing teams in Broadway history. Their musicals include Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and many more. During their 4-decade long collaboration they won Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, Kennedy Center Honors, and became two of the most beloved artists of the theatre. Music Directed by Patrick Vaccariello Produced by Van Dean

Statik Selektah & Friends w/ Live Band - Late Night Weekend Takeover - Blue Note
Through September 09, 2017 - New York

"With an unblemished resume that includes Eminem, Nas, Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, Selektah is quickly becoming hip-hop's secret weapon." - BILLBOARD Establishing his own spot amongst the ranks of East Coast hip-hop's seminal figures, DJ/producer Statik Selektah utilized his turntabling skills and ingenuity in PR and promotions to break some of the region's most promising artists, bearing his own influence on the national mixtape circuit. Born January 23, 1982 in Lawrence, MA, Patrick Baril was exposed to production equipment at a very early age, tinkering with his parents' eight-track machine, cassette recorders, and turntable. By middle school, he was already DJing school functions, but he was inspired to be a true wheels-of-steel artiste after hearing DJ Premier scratch and mix records on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show. Soon after, at 14 years old, he purchased his first turntables and mixer. Calling himself DJ Statik (the "Selektah" surname came later), he started to work clubs and private parties up and down the New England coast. In 2000, after living in New Hampshire, he moved back down to Massachusetts to enroll in the audio production program at Bosto... (read more)

Statik Selektah & Friends W/ Live Band - Late Night Weekend Takeover - Blue Note
Through September 09, 2017 - New York

"With an unblemished resume that includes Eminem, Nas, Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$, Selektah is quickly becoming hip-hop's secret weapon." - BILLBOARD Establishing his own spot amongst the ranks of East Coast hip-hop's seminal figures, DJ/producer Statik Selektah utilized his turntabling skills and ingenuity in PR and promotions to break some of the region's most promising artists, bearing his own influence on the national mixtape circuit. Born January 23, 1982 in Lawrence, MA, Patrick Baril was exposed to production equipment at a very early age, tinkering with his parents' eight-track machine, cassette recorders, and turntable. By middle school, he was already DJing school functions, but he was inspired to be a true wheels-of-steel artiste after hearing DJ Premier scratch and mix records on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show. Soon after, at 14 years old, he purchased his first turntables and mixer. Calling himself DJ Statik (the "Selektah" surname came later), he started to work clubs and private parties up and down the New England coast. In 2000, after living in New Hampshire, he moved back down to Massachusetts to enroll in the audio production program at Bosto... (read more)

Vinyl Hour at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
September 10, 2017 - New York

Whether you’re a music guru or you can’t tell the difference between Madonna and Prince, come join us in sifting through our massive collection of vinyl records every Sunday in The Library. Sit back and listen or take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on our turntable. Enjoy complimentary rosé while we take you back in time, reminding you of that time you made out with your high school crush in your mom’s minivan…or maybe you don’t want to remember that. Regardless, our collection appeals to everyone.

Don Scardino with John Miller - 54 Below
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

"" –BroadwayWorld "" – From 30 Rock with Tina Fey to Godspell with Victor Garber, two time Emmy Award Winner Don Scardino brings a light-hearted look at his career on and off-stage in Don Scardino: Nothing To Hide, with John Miller. Don will be singing songs and sharing musical memories from his award winning television, film, and theatrical career (including his original songs and surprise musical guests), all accompanied by Mozart In The Jungle's John Miller. Don will look back at his days on Broadway, where he appeared in such musicals as Godspell and King of Hearts, as well as directing the original productions of A Few Good Men and Lennon. Plus, Don will share what it was like directing such comedy classics as 30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The West Wing, and Tracey Takes On. Featuring Special Guests to be announced!

Jon Paris - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 11, 2017 - New York

Jon Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. Paris has headlined in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. He's opened concerts for Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Dick Dale, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Joan Jett, Southside Johnny, Jonny Lang, and more. His recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ron Wood, and John Hiatt. For years, he was also an often-featured guest with Les Paul, the electric guitar legend, at Les's regular Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. His latest album, Blue Planet (2004), features many of his blues-drenched original rockers and his unique versions of some great blues classics.... (read more)

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 12, 2017 - New York

The Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks. Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. A fateful walk through Washington Square Park found him being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. Jerry spent the next thirteen years learning to play Bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams. There Jerry Shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more Blues Artists. His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York's Blues Hall of Fame. Jerry's band "The Dugger Brothers" are a staple on the New York City Blues scene. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, Junior Mack deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples an... (read more)

Manhattan Cabaret Arts - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

Manhattan Cabaret Arts Singers Directed by Collette Black Musical Direction by Bobby Peaco

Sammy Trombone - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Seth's Talent Show - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

Singers with Seth Bisen-Hersh at the piano

Bitch Party Variety Show - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Quiet Clubbing Weekly Vip Rooftop Party - Stage 48
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

We've got another big night going down at the Cantina Rooftop at Stage 48! Rain or shine, this amazing venue, will give you an incredible scenic view of the city. Our Stage 48 party series is known to get wild, with people dancing harder than anything we've ever seen, so we're really excited to see what this wonderful night on the rooftop will bring.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Yes, it really is that good. A show about young rebels grabbing and shaping the future of an unformed country, "Hamilton" is making its own resonant history by changing the language of musicals Where do you start with Hamilton? The hit hip-hop infused musical drama about the 10 Dollar Founding Father Without A Father from Lin-Manuel Miranda has all but taken over the world since its first sold-out run the at Off-Broadway Public Theatre in 2015. Now housed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the foreseeable future, the rollicking historical epic is a true arbiter of our times, with its message of inclusivity, passion, diversity and resistance from oppression as relevant now as it ever was. Tracing the life of Alexander Hamilton, a figure largely overlooked by history (except for his very dramatic death at the hands of Aaron Burr) Lin-Manuel's opus first came to him whilst on vacation when he happened to pick up Ron Chernow's lauded biography. Taken by the largely unknown story of America's first United States Secretary of The Treasury, he immediately began to sketch the outline of the musical. Citing Alexander's non-stop attitude to his life and work, Miranda felt that the scor... (read more)

The Greatest Songs of the Great American Songbook - 54 Below
Through October 17, 2017 - New York

The Great American Songbook, the treasure trove of popular music written by American composers from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood, Vaudeville, Radio and Recordings, includes all of America's great songs of the 20th Century. Our show will present the very best, most enduring, most beloved of these songs. Where else can you hear iconic numbers like "Somewhere Over the Radio" (movies) "Stardust" (radio/recording), "Moon River" (movies),"Can't Help Lovin' that Man" (theater), "Cry Me a River" (pop song) in the same show, performed by a glittering cast of New York City's greatest entertainers? One hit after another, one classic song after the other, one great performance – one after the other -brought to you by Broadway and nightclub stars of the very first rank. The most popular music of our time can all be found in The Greatest Songs of The Great American Songbook. This is a Feinstein's/54 Below concert event exclusively created for the club by Scott Siegel, the creator of more than 300 major concerts and nightclub acts that have been produced all over the world. He has produced/written/directed concerts for Michael Feinstein but he is perhaps most well-known as the creator/... (read more)

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland
Through October 30, 2017 - New York

Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. Caruso and Stritch have also taken the show on the road, and celebrated talent in London... (read more)

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through November 25, 2017 - New York

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be. BRUNCH BUFFET MENU Scrambled Eggs Smoked Bacon & Sausage Cinnamon Brown Sugar French Toast Aged Cheddar Baked Macaroni & Cheese Baked Beans & Smoked Bacon Sliced Baked Yams w/ Pecans & Maple Syrup South Carolina Grits Classic Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons & Shaved Parmesan Vegetarian Pasta Salad w/ Basil & Olive Oil Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish w/ Tartar Sauce Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Mild Chicken Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dressing BBQ Chicken w/ Memphis-Style Sauce Fresh Fruit Salad Mini Bagels w/ Cream Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits Fruit Cobbler w/ Pastry Crust Brownies & Chocolate Chip Cookies Orange, Cranberr... (read more)

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through November 25, 2017 - New York

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be. BRUNCH BUFFET MENU Scrambled Eggs Smoked Bacon & Sausage Cinnamon Brown Sugar French Toast Aged Cheddar Baked Macaroni & Cheese Baked Beans & Smoked Bacon Sliced Baked Yams w/ Pecans & Maple Syrup South Carolina Grits Classic Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons & Shaved Parmesan Vegetarian Pasta Salad w/ Basil & Olive Oil Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish w/ Tartar Sauce Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Mild Chicken Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dressing BBQ Chicken w/ Memphis-Style Sauce Fresh Fruit Salad Mini Bagels w/ Cream Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits Fruit Cobbler w/ Pastry Crust Brownies & Chocolate Chip Cookies Orange, Cranberr... (read more)

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