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Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.

Musical Performance: Javier Ruibal - Alwan for the Arts
June 01, 2013 - New York

Javier Ruibal, considered one of Spain's national music treasures, performs at Alwan in an enchanting concert of original songs reflecting the many diverse influences of his native Andalusia. An iconic singer, composer and guitarist, his music is distinguished by an innovative style that combines the rhythms and cultures of flamenco, the Maghreb, Sephardic music, jazz and the Caribbean.

(*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket)

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About Javier Ruibal - Born in Cadiz, Andalusia, the heterodox and self-trained Javier Ruibal began his career in 1987 and since then has given numerous concerts in and outside Spain, both solo and with such music greats as Pablo Milanes, Joaquin Sabina, Carmen París and Carlos Cano.

His songs reference Spanish poetry, especially the poets of the Generation of 27, such as Rafael Alberti and Federico Garcia Lorca. He has also composed for other artists, including Ana Belén, Martirio, Javier Krahe, Pasión Vega and Mónica Molina, and has created music for film and for different audiovisual productions. His contribution to the arts earned him the prestigious Medal of Arts from the Andalusian Regional Government.

"Ruibal sings, above all, to carnal love, but like a modern King Midas, everything he touches turns to beauty." - El Païs

"Singing songwriting's best-kept secret. Genuine, popular, intelligent and seductive." - La Razón

"To call his songs love songs is to deny their originality." - The Independent

"Javier Ruibal possesses an exquisite and rigorous desire to integrate with the social history alongside which he lives. His songs are at once beautiful and responsible, intimate and participatory, personal and universal. I believe that his enduring power of conviction depends, above all, on this dual sensibility, human and artistic, which is, in the end, an unforgettable lesson." - José Manuel Caballero Bonald, Spanish novelist, lecturer and poet ***

Alan Gilbert, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - New York Philharmonic
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

The Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert and JALC perform Marsalis's Swing Symphony, as well as Stravinsky's Ragtime, Shostakovich's Tahiti Trot, and Copland's Clarinet Concerto.

Tommy Tune in "Steps in Time" - The Town Hall
June 01, 2013 - New York

Broadway's legendary song-and-dance man hits the stage high-stepping through his 9-time Tony Award winning career celebrating 50 years on the Great White Way. He sings, dances, and laughs his way through those glorious musical moments that made him a theatre legend. Backed up by the multi-talented Manhattan Rhythm Kings.

The Chelsea Symphony featuring Mark O'Connor - Symphony Space
June 01, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed violinist and composer Mark O'Connor joins The Chelsea Symphony for a rousing all-American program. The performance will feature Leonard Bernstein's Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, O'Connor's Americana Symphony, and the New York premiere of O'Connor's Improvised Violin Concerto.

Jonathan Tunick & The Broadway Moonlighters with special guest Doc Severinsen - 54 Below
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

For ten special performances only, join the multiple award-winning former bandleader of The Tonight Show and Broadway's premier orchestrator, the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy & Tony Award winner behind some of Broadway's most enduring scores, for an evening of tunes ranging from unique interpretations of the Great American Songbook to some of the most memorable tunes of the Great White Way. Joining the festivities is special guest vocalist Rebecca Faulkenberry, taking a break from her onstage duties at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Severinsen (making his first NYC club appearance in more than 50 years) on trumpet, fourteen of Broadway's world-class musicians, and Tunick with clarinet at the ready and baton in hand - what could be more thrilling?

LEZ ZEPPELIN, Unplugged - Highline Ballroom
June 01, 2013 - Manhattan

Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion, and gender-bending audacity it brings to the music of Led Zeppelin.

The Dan Band - Highline Ballroom
June 01, 2013 - New York

Dan Finnerty caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film OLD SCHOOL, performing his now-infamous foul-mouthed rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", as well as his other appearances in Todd Phillips movies, STARSKY & HUTCH and THE HANGOVER. Their TV concert special "The Dan Band: I Am Woman" aired on Bravo and was directed by McG and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. They've appeared on numerous TV shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Ellen, Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards and The Tonight Show, where Finnerty has been featured as a regular correspondent. THE DAN BAND plays to sold out crowds across the country and has released two CDs: "THE DAN BAND LIVE" followed by "HO - A DAN BAND X-MAS" and is currently working on a third with Comedy Central Records called "THE WEDDING ALBUM".

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Carnegie Hall
June 01, 2013 - New York

Haydn's admiration of the young Mozart adds an extra dimension to this concert by the Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Both composers were titans of the Classical symphony, Mozart's Symphony No. 29 and Haydn's Symphony No. 99 being shining examples of their mastery. Steven Isserlis joins the orchestra for Haydn's richly melodic Cello Concerto in D Major, and Mozart's elegant Chaconne from Idomeneo rounds out the program.

NYC Popfest 2013 - Bell House
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn

Approaching a quarter century of recording and performing, Christchurch, New Zealand's The Bats have survived seven albums and five world tours with the original line-up of Kaye Woodward, Malcolm Grant, Paul Kean and Robert Scott intact. With a sound at the jangle/indie end of the pop spectrum, the band made significant headway in the States in the 80s alongside Flying Nun label-mates The Chills and The Clean. The 90s saw tours of the US and Europe, supporting the likes of Radiohead, Belly, and R. E.M.. Paul, Kaye, and Malcolm form side-project Minisnap; Bob has released solo work and can also be found in The Clean and The Magick Heads. TIGERCATS Tigercats are a band from East London who make pop music with guitars, keyboards and drums. Tigercats' singer Duncan played in Esiotrot until suddenly he didn't, and after a respectful interval of ambling around for 18 months he asked his brother Giles to join on bass in a new band. The name Tigercats appeared out of the air and was soon followed by Jonny on drums, Stefan on guitar and Laura on keyboard. FLOWERS Despite only having formed in April/May last year, Flowers have already toured Europe with The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart and recorded with Stuart Moxham of Young Marble Giants, whom they have now just supported at a sold out Dingwalls! Fittingly, Flowers draw a line between the joyous fuzzpop of the Pains and the minimalist brilliance of Young Marble Giants - with screaming distortion calming down to singer Rachel playing solo on a one-stringed bass. The trio create a wall of sound larger than the sum of their parts - catchy pop songs hidden in noise. Flowers' self-titled EP is now out on Cloudberry Records, and a single on Odd Box Records is due in the next month... Cloudberry says they may never have sold so many pre-orders before for any band or any record ever. The band have also just signed to Fortuna POP!, so a single and album are on their way from this label too. The band are playing several festivals this year, and spending the summer playing shows and recording with Connor Hanwick (The Drums, TPOBPAH) in New York.

THE HOBBES FANCLUB The Hobbes Fanclub make their 7" vinyl debut with Your Doubting Heart out August 7th on Shelflife. The band hails from Bradford, England and was started in 2008 by singer/guitarist Leon Carroll. After releasing two split cdr singles on Cloudberry and Dufflecoat Records, Leon was joined by Louise and Adam to fill in the rhythm section on bass and drums respectively. Together they share their love for distortion pedals and reverb and play energetic pure pop songs. There is a bit of an early 90s attitude about them that feels so needed right now in 2012. Fans of Boyracer and The Ropers should take note. The Hobbes Fanclub will make their North American debut at NYC Popfest. THE PROCTORS The Proctors were formed by Gavin Priest in 1993 following the demise of The Cudgels in which Gavin had been lead guitarist. The group recorded a well received demo tape which led to Albert of Sunday Records (USA) offering to release a 7" single by the band. The present line up of Gavin Priest, Adrian 'Josef' Jones, Margaret Calleja and Thomas Aherne are busy working on material for their forthcoming album to be released on Shelflife. The band have recently performed at Indietracks, London Popfest and Madrid Popfest. AZURE BLUE Azure Blue is the new project from Tobias Isaksson, a talented songwriter and colorful profile on the Swedish pop scene. His former bands Irene and Laurel Music were signed to respected Swedish label Labrador Records and attracted worldwide recognition. Winner of the Swedish Independent Grammy Awards - Manifest 2012 (Previous winners in this category: The Knife, Jens Lekman, The Embassy, The Honeydrips, El Perro Del Mar), Azure Blue will make their US debut at NYC Popfest.

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The Rotaries Live - The Bowery Electric
June 01, 2013 - New York

Come see the New York based trio, The Rotaries, perform tracks off their debut record, Before Leaving. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle describes the album as "a quintessential indie pop-rock record, influenced by contemporaries such as The Walkmen, The Strokes and Dawes, as well as the classic sounds of the 60's and 70's like The Velvet Underground and The Beatles. They will be performing at The Bowery Electric on June 1st at 7:30 PM.

Bill Charlap Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring Ron Carter & Kenny Washington.

Live Music featuring Ghaleb - Bice Ristorante
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

In 2007 singer/guitarist/composer Ghaleb competed on TV's "American Idol." Out of more than 140,000 auditions, he won a golden ticket to Hollywood, where he finished at the top 50. On Thursdays through Sundays from May 16 to June 9, he will be performing at NYC's Bice Ristorante, one of Manhattan's finest Italian restaurants.

Broadway Musicals of 1988 - The Town Hall
June 03, 2013 - New York

Author/critic Scott Siegeltakes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. Featuring songs from: The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Charles Hart), Chess (Tim Rice, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus), Carrie (Dean Pitchford/Michael Gore), Legs Diamond (Peter Allen), Romance Romance (Barry Harman & Keith Harman), and more.

Morgan James - 54 Below
June 03, 2013 - New York

Currently starring in Broadway's Motown: The Musical as Teena Marie, Doris Day, and others, Morgan James brings her smoky and soulful renditions of songs from her debut CD to 54 Below, as well as a sampling of tunes you've not yet heard from her. Her debut recording on Epic Records, Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone, offers up a selection of songs that show off her extraordinary voice and exquisite gift for merging soul, jazz, and R&B in a fresh and thrilling new way. She's fast becoming one of the most sought-after multi-genre vocalists in the country. Morgan was recently seen in the Broadway revival of Godspell (who could forget her sultry rendition of Turn Back, O Man?). Come see what led Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal to declare Morgan "the most promising young vocalist to come along so far this century."

The Stranglers - Highline Ballroom
June 03, 2013 - New York

The Stranglers are a rock music group, formed on September 11, 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were originally called The Guildford Stranglers and operated from an off-licence in the town. They also based themselves in the nearby village of Chiddingfold for a while.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - City Winery
Through June 03, 2013 - New York

Utter the phrase "young blues guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n' roll.

Lang Lang and Friends in Concert - Carnegie Hall
June 03, 2013 - New York

International megastar pianist Lang Lang will give a special one-night-only concert, hosted by Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning entertainer Alec Baldwin. Lang Lang and Friends in Concert, rescheduled from its original date because of Hurricane Sandy, will benefit The Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Presented by CAMI Music, the event will feature Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, Grammy Award-winning soprano Renee Fleming, nine-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend, and Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land in special guest appearances.

Those Lost Boys: Ten Year Reunion - Ars Nova Theater
June 03, 2013 - New York

In 2001, Those Lost Boys skyrocketed to global rockstardom. In 2003, they split. Ten years later, they’ve reunited for a one night only storytellers’ concert. Songs will be sung, hazy memories will be rediscovered and early-aughts tunes will rock Ars Nova. This performance comes to you as part of ANT Fest, Ars Nova's month-long Festival of All New Talent!

Blue Note Jazz Festival: Joshua Redman Quartet - The Town Hall
June 04, 2013 - New York

With Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Brian Blade & Orchestra. Playing selections from the new album "Walking Shadows."

Mint Condition - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 04, 2013 - New York

Once upon a time there were great funk and R&B bands like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, Kool & The Gang, Slave, and numerous others who constantly broke down musical barriers. The musicality of these units was superior - they could rock or funk out as easily as they could move the crowd with a soulful tenor ballad. In the '90s, a dynamic young new band emerged to continue this tradition: Mint Condition, now the greatest self-contained R&B band of our time. Mint Condition does it all - delivering hard-bitten funk with a hip-hop edge, rocking out with screaming lead guitar, and crooning lush, "baby-making" soul ballads. The much sought-after band, which last year marked its 20th anniversary, has amassed a string of hits and performs hundreds of live shows each year.

The members of Mint Condition all grew up in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The band's first single "Are You Free" generated some buzz, but it wasn't until Washington D.C.'s WHUR-FM broke the follow-up ballad, 1991's "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)," that the band experienced its first runaway smash. "Breakin'" peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's R&B chart and No. 6 in Pop's Top 10, remaining on the charts for 34 weeks. After that, two other stellar albums - From the Mint Factory (1993) and Definition of a Band (1996) - and a chain of hit singles followed, including "Forever in Your Eyes," "U Send Me Swingin'," "Someone to Love," So Fine," "You Don't Have to Hurt No More" and "What Kind of Man Would I Be." Even when the Perspective label folded and the band moved to Elektra, its fourth CD, Life's Aquarium (1999), spawned the Billboard R&B Top 5 hit, "If You Love Me." The band released its fifth CD, Livin' the Luxury Brown, under its own Cagedbird Regords imprint in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. The band's follow-up release, E-Life (2008), garnered critical acclaim as well, featuring the hit "Nothing Left to Say."

In 2011, Mint Condition marked the 20th anniversary of its first chart hit with 7..., the group's seventh studio album released in April on Shanachie Entertainment/Caged Bird. The album sounds unlike anything else in the R&B world - or any other world - today, once again demonstrating that Mint Condition is one of those rare groups on the scene with its own unique sound. Boasting tracks like "Unsung," "Not My Daddy," "Walk On," and the hit single "Caught My Eye," the disc has already ascended to classic status - a fitting commemoration of two decades of music from this game-changing outfit.

An Evening with Paulo Szot - New York Philharmonic
June 04, 2013 - New York

In a one-night-only performance with the New York Philharmonic under Tony Award-winning conductor Ted Sperling, Tony Award winner and Metropolitan Opera artist Paulo Szot traverses the art of song from Brazil, the opera stage, the concert repertoire, and Broadway. With songs by Ravel and Cole Porter and selections from shows such as Gigi and Man of La Mancha, this concert celebrates the versatility of one of New York's favorite performers.

The National - Barclays Center
June 05, 2013 -

The National will play in their first show in Brooklyn since performing in July 2010 in Prospect Park. Youth Lagoon is set to open the show.

Gary US Bonds Annual Birthday Bash with Special Guests - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 05, 2013 - New York

His breakthrough was at the age of 19 with the release of New Orleans. The follow-up was the now-legendary party record Quarter To Three a number one hit with a spirit and energy that would eventually inspire and influence a generation.

Over the next three years, Bonds co-wrote and recorded hit after good time hit: School is Out, School is In, Dear Lady Twist, Twist, Twist Senora, Seven Day Weekend and others. He performed throughout the world, rising to a status so high that on a 1963 tour of Europe, he headlined above a group of relative newcomers... The Beatles.

A rare distinction for Gary is that he managed to transcend the decades with hits and in the eighties. His new friendship with longtime fans, Bruce Springsteen and Miami Steve Van Zandt led to a musical collaboration that resulted in Bond's Dedication and On The Line albums with singles: This Little Girl, Out Of Work, Jole Blon and Daddy's Come Home.. Billboard declared: "... his gritty and powerful vocals...even better than before...."

Like clockwork, twenty years later, Gary arrived with a new CD of contemporary blues Back In 20 ...and the buzz was on again. It earned him "Comeback album of the year" from the Blues foundation. With the release of his newest CD, Let Them Talk, his 2012 Christmas CD, Christmas Is On and the forthcoming biography, That's My Story And I'm Sticking To It, Gary continues bringing his never-ending tour to rapturous audiences

Songwriter, singer, music legend, Gary U.S. Bonds & his RoadHouse Rockers dishing out hearty, historical rock, roll and rhythm & blues.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
June 05, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the June 12 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on June 19. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Celebrate Brooklyn: Patty Griffin - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

The redheaded alt/country singer/guitarist performs.

B-52s - Capitol Theatre
June 06, 2013 - Port Chester

Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at noon.

Music on Park Avenue - Evenings with Pianist Per Tengstrand -A Swedish Summer Night - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
June 06, 2013 - New York

Swedish pianist and Music on Park Avenue artist director Per Tengstrand embarks on a journey of Swedish music, with stories about great composers and their relationship to Sweden, and classical piano music with no relation to Sweden at all! Featuring music by Wilhelm Stenhammar, Ludwig van Beethoven, and more.

Bob James & David Sanborn - The Town Hall
June 06, 2013 - New York

27 years after the release of their million selling Grammy Award-winning collaboration Double Vision, David Sanborn and Bob James, are collaborating again. On the heels of their second album to be released in May, these two influential and timeless artists share the stage in what will surely be an amazing night of jazz at its very best.

The Azure Ensemble - Symphony Space
June 06, 2013 - New York

The Azure Ensemble performs exciting and beautiful works by living women composers. The program includes compositions by Augusta Read Thomas, Wang Jie, Melinda Wagner, and Anna Weesner.

The Gong Show Live Off Broadway - The Cutting Room
June 06, 2013 - New York

The authorized stage production of the iconic TV show.

The Gong Show Live returns after its SMASH debut, doing monthly performances at The Cutting Room in NYC.

The Gong Show was a cultural touchstone, a pioneering TV show and the godfather of every awkwardly great reality TV moment that has happened in history. We present the theatrical recreation of The Gong Show in a modern-day stage production. If you liked it on TV, you will love it right in front of your face. Critically hailed as "Jaw droppingly hilarious" and "Fast, fresh and fun" this uproarious, deranged, completely entertaining show has audiences laughing into the next day.

Featuring modern-day performers from America's Got Talent, Conan, Letterman, 30 Rock and So You Think You Can Dance, you will be thoroughly entertained, fascinated, horrified and delighted. Starring comedians Ray Ellin, Chuck Nice, Dan Naturman, Ken Dashow, the Gong Show 10 Live Band, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, and the Unknown Convict.

Appropriate for the whole family. This is a professionally cast and produced off-broadway production.

Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Prokofiev, and Il Prigioniero - New York Philharmonic
June 06, 2013 - New York

Performing works by Prokofiev and Dallapiccola.

The Gong Show Live - The Cutting Room
June 06, 2013 - New York

Executive Produced by LESLIE GOLD (The Award-Winning Radiochick) and produced by Emmy-Nominated Peppy Castro and Broadway's Kenn Lubin, THE GONG SHOW LIVE is an even better idea than The Gong Show on TV. It's LIVE. In a theatre. Where most of the 1970s American population wanted to be. Right there and up close with the lunacy.

Lora-Faye - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 06, 2013 - New York

Join Brooklyn native Lora-Faye for a night of idiosyncratic American folk and rock. The singer and multi-instrumentalist draws from such disparate sources as Blind Willie Johnson and Andy Warhol.

Happy Lives - Bowery Electric
June 06, 2013 - New York

Happy Lives will be performing live at Bowery Electric 7:30PM with Brad Byrd. 21+ show. Admission is $8. Using DJ software to play rock music, Happy Lives combines live instrumentation and pre-recorded samples triggered by Julian Beel to achieve a full sound with minimal performers and equipment

One Step Beyond - Q-Tip, Nickodemus, and DJ Eleven - American Museum of Natural History
June 07, 2013 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond party series concludes its sixth season with DJ sets by headliner Q-Tip, Nickodemus, and DJ Eleven, in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, June 7.

Music Cafe: Jessica Betts - Apollo Theater
June 07, 2013 - New York

Soulful. Raw. Emotional and thrilling R&B describe the passionate crooning of Chicago native Jessica Betts.

Music of Jazz Legends - Symphony Space
June 07, 2013 - New York

World Music, Latin Music, Jazz & Classical concert performed by bass violins. Special guest pianists are integrated into the melodious blend of the bassists.

Lucien Ban + Mat Maneri - Rubin Museum of Art
June 07, 2013 - New York

CD Release Concert for Transylvanian Concert, marking an ECM debut for Romanian pianist-composer Lucian Ban and a welcome return for US violist Mat Maneri in his 9th appearance for the label.

Jay And The Americans - Lorenzo's at Hilton Garden Inn
June 07, 2013 - Staten Island

One of the greatest rock'n'roll groups of '60s and '70s performs tunes such as its 12 Top 10 hits, including 'This Magic Moment,' 'Only In America,' 'Cara Mia' and 'Come A Little Bit Closer.' The group features three original members Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, the magnificent voice of Jay Reinecke and the great USA Band. Tickets are on sale now. Come early for a wonderful dinner.

Seaport Music Festival - South Street Seaport
June 07, 2013 - New York

6/7 Oblivions w/Ex -Cult 6/14 TBA 6/21 Fear of Men 6/28 Unknown Mortal Orchestra

TRAPPED in STATIC - Knitting Factory
June 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Named the hottest breakthrough band out of New York, Trapped In Static will be performing again live at ‘The Knitting Factory’ on Friday, June 7th, 2013. The band will debut their new single “In City Of Bright Lights” from their upcoming album, name TBA. We look forward to seeing you at the show. The band has performed previously at venues such as the Bitter End, Pianos, Bowery Electric and Arlene’ Grocery and is playing live at The Knitting Factory for the second time. You may have seen Trapped In Static on the cable TV show “Minding Your Business” on Time Warner Cable, RCN & Verizon. Trapped In Static has also appeared live on Ellas TV, Nexus Productions Radio, and Hellas FM radio among many others.

Advance Tickets are available at the following locations / Websites: The Knitting Factory: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/?id=3613614 Price: US $8 Trapped In Static Website: http://www.trappedinstatic.com/2013/05/26/knitting-factory-on-060713/ Tickets purchased through the Trapped In Static Website are discounted at US $6

Norbert Leo Butz : Memory & Mayhem - 54 Below
June 07, 2013 - New York

Back by popular demand! 54 Below is delighted to re-welcome two-time Tony winner, Norbert Leo Butz. The star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Catch Me if You Can and the forthcoming Big Fish, Norbert reprises his dazzling cabaret debut (which went on to be the critically-lauded CD), in an evening featuring re-imagined arrangements from many of his Broadway musicals, as well as contemporary songs that were an intimate part of Norbert's life growing up in rural Missouri, ranging from country and blues to rock 'n roll!

Erykah Badu & Brooklyn Philharmonic: You're Causing Quite A Disturbance - Brooklyn Academy of Music
June 08, 2013 - Brooklyn

Four-time Grammy Award winner and "First Lady of Neo-Soul" Erykah Badu comes home to Brooklyn for a groundbreaking concert that redefines the scope and depth of hip-hop-orchestral fusion.Pairing Badu with Brooklyn composer Ted Hearne, the Brooklyn Philharmonic will perform an evening of seamlessly integrated new music featuring collaborative arrangements of songs from Badu's 2008 album New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, along with new music by Hearne featuring perspectives from prominent contemporary African-American thinkers on New Amerykah's ideas about identity, hip-hop, and community.

This performance also features Bed-Stuy native and Brooklyn Philharmonic 2011-2012 Artist-in-Residence Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), performing a reprise of selected works from Brooklyn Phil's critically acclaimed performance Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Lena Horne and the Bed-Stuy Tradition.

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 08, 2013 - New York

"There's one thing I've always wanted to do," Southside Johnny confesses, "and that is to sing." And he has been doing just that for over a third of a century. In a business where success is defined as getting a second single and longevity measured in nano-seconds, just surviving for more than 30 years is a rare accomplishment. But Johnny and the Jukes have not just survived - they have flourished. They've produced over thirty albums, several EPs and a box set. They've given thousands of live performances around the globe. They boast a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans, dozens of classic songs, and a record, Hearts of Stone (1978), that Rolling Stone named one of the Top 100 Albums of the '70s and '80s. In short, they have it all.

Music Cafe: The Rebel Ship - Apollo Theater
June 08, 2013 - New York

Led by charismatic bandleader, Jean Shepherd, the band's music is known for their powerful electro-Latin funk sound... Once they play the first chord, you're in for an amazing, unforgettable time.

Lea Salonga - Back to Before - Cafe Carlyle
Through June 08, 2013 - New York

The Tony winner presents a nostalgic repertoire in which she revisits her life as a New Yorker and pays tribute to her favorite ladies -- most notably Ella Fitzgerald and her idol, Barbra Streisand.

Judy Collins - The Town Hall
June 08, 2013 - New York

Audiences worldwide have been thrilled for more than 50 years by her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes.

Faith Prince - 54 Below
Through June 08, 2013 - New York

Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles in her latest musical outing. Self-described as a "smorgasbord" of Faith Prince, this new show covers her past, present, and future with her trademark humor and powerhouse vocals. From her memorable Broadway triumphs to tales and songs from early off-Broadway gems as well as her latest Broadway roles, Faith relives a brilliant career as one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies. As Hostess of the evening, Faith Prince guarantees that the best is yet to come! No show June 4.

Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Prokofiev, and Il Prigioniero - New York Philharmonic
June 08, 2013 - New York

Performing works by Prokofiev and Dallapiccola.

Paul McCartney - Barclays Center
June 08, 2013 - Brooklyn

Norbert Leo Butz : Memory & Mayhem - 54 Below
June 08, 2013 - New York

Back by popular demand! 54 Below is delighted to re-welcome two-time Tony winner, Norbert Leo Butz. The star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Catch Me if You Can and the forthcoming Big Fish, Norbert reprises his dazzling cabaret debut (which went on to be the critically-lauded CD), in an evening featuring re-imagined arrangements from many of his Broadway musicals, as well as contemporary songs that were an intimate part of Norbert's life growing up in rural Missouri, ranging from country and blues to rock 'n roll!

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 08, 2013 - Brooklyn

Wynton Marsalis brings "the greatest large jazz ensemble working today" (Chicago Tribune) to the Bandshell with a very special kid-friendly repertoire for the Festival's annual Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert, a celebration of the groundbreaking children's author (and notable Brooklynite). As always, Keats stories will be read during the break—this time, by Mr. Marsalis himself. Stroller parking will be available on site.

Governors Ball 2013 - Randall's Island
Through June 09, 2013 - Manhattan

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Enemies: A Love Story - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Israel's acclaimed Gesher Theatre returns to New York after sensational multiple appearances at the Lincoln Center Festival with the U.S. Premiere of Enemies, A Love Story, based on a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author, Isaac Bashevis Singer. Enemies, a dark comedy enriched with despair. Almost before he knows it, Holocaust survivor Herman Broder has three wives: Yadwiga, a gentile who hid Broder from the Nazis; Masha, his beautiful, neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously back from the dead. Resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a Yiddish New York with a sense of impending doom.

The Joe Locke Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

With Joe Locke, Vibraphone; Robert Rodriguez, Piano; Clarence Penn, Drums; George Mraz, Bass; Kenny Washington, Vocals.

Governors Ball 2013 Afterparties - Brooklyn Bowl
Through June 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

6/7 Polica 6/8 Haim 6/9 Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

Live Music featuring Ghaleb - Bice Ristorante
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

In 2007 singer/guitarist/composer Ghaleb competed on TV's "American Idol." Out of more than 140,000 auditions, he won a golden ticket to Hollywood, where he finished at the top 50. On Thursdays through Sundays from May 16 to June 9, he will be performing at NYC's Bice Ristorante, one of Manhattan's finest Italian restaurants.


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