Things to do this week in NYC Nov 24-Dec 1: MusicNovember 24, 2012 - by CG Directory Editor
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.
SEBASTIAN BACH - BB King Blues Club
Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Since departing the band, Bach has produced chart topping records and performed with Poison and Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses in addition to touring as a solo act. Sebastian Bach's most recent billboard chart topping solo album, Kicking and Screaming, was met with universal acclaim and praise. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW's hit series "Gilmore Girls", starring roles on Broadway ("Jekyll & Hyde", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") and national touring companies ("Jesus Chris Superstar"), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1. Sweet Fix opens.
ERIC PRYDZ | Saturday November 24 @ Roseland Ballroom NYC (2nd show added!) - Roseland Ballroom
Saturday November 24 RPM & Livenation present... ERIC PRYDZ 2nd show just added! Tickets for Eric Prydz’s Thanksgiving Eve show at Roseland sold out in just a number of minutes. Therefore, Eric has added a second show on Saturday Nov 24th, with tickets going on sale now. As Eric told Elektro Daily, “Everyone who missed out when we did it at Beekman can get a second chance to see me play, and I can get a second chance to play for them.” GET TICKETS http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000494C7DA44938 watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/pVa_3qM48NM Doors 9PM ages 18+ Roseland Ballroom 239 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
ANTHONY RAPP - 54 Below
Come celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with special late shows from one of Broadway's most celebrated rock and rollers. Anthony Rapp (Broadway's Six Degrees of Separation, Rent, You' re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, etc.) debuts his new Unplugged evening of stories and songs at 54 Below, with musical director Dan Weiss. Unplugged audiences can expect to hear some of the great songs that have inspired Anthony: Elvis Costello's "Allison," "Creep," "Losing My Religion," and many others. And what evening with Anthony Rapp would be complete without hearing some iconic songs from Rent and Hedwig & The Angry Inch?
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY - 54 Below
Back by popular demand, the gifted Ann Hampton Callaway makes her triumphant return to 54 Below, this time in an evening featuring her very own musical compositions! Make your holiday weekend even more festive & spend the night with this acclaimed songstress, backed by the fabulous Ted Rosenthal Trio.
Aunt Ange - Pete's Candy Shop
Art rockers Aunt Ange will be playing Pete's Candy Store on November 24th in support of their upcoming album "Olga Walks Away" available December 4th. Come enjoy an amazing night of music and theatrics.
Messiah...Refreshed! - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
MESSIAH…REFRESHED! “A radical rescoring!” - The New York Times Thomas Beecham/Eugene Goossens’ 1959 Re-Orchestration for Full Symphony Orchestra Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Handel: Messiah, Eugene Goossens' expanded orchestration Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra International and Distinguished Concert Singers International Tickets: $20 - $100 On Sale Now! Call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or visit www.lincolncenter.org. For more information on group sales and ticket packages, please contact BoxOffice@DCINY.org.
ROZ RYAN - 54 Below
Broadway's own Roz Ryan makes her triumphant return to the cabaret stage in what she calls "a one night stand of eternal love." Broadway audiences remember Roz from her starring roles in Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, Chicago, One Mo' Time, The Pajama Game and the forthcoming Scandalous. Television audiences will remember her from her five season run on NBC's Amen. Accompanied by Shelton Becton at the piano.
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED - 54 Below
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BRUNCH - Lucille's
One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant works as a soloist, in duet and trio settings, and as a part of larger bands and orchestras, including the Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Harlem Blues Jazz Band. In addition, he has performed with jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. His Louis Armstrong interpretations, both playing and singing, are extraordinary. Ticket price does not include food. There is a $25 Pre-fixe brunch menu.
GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Again at 10:30pm.
JIMI HENDRIX 70th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE - BB Kings Blues Club and Grill
Jimi Hendrix documentary filmmaker and promoter David Kramer returns to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill to present his seventh annual Jimi Hendrix Birthday Tribute Concert. It's hard to believe Jimi Hendrix would have been 70 years old this year! This year's lineup of performers includes: Randy Hansen - Without a doubt one of the premiere Hendrix afficionados on the planet, Randy Hansen has been paying homage to Jimi Hendrix for over 30 years. Leon Hendrix - Brings the VooDoo to the table! "I never stood in Jimi's shadow, Jimi kept me in the shade," says Jimi's brother Leon. Gil Parris - Grammy Nominated Guitar Virtuoso has backed people like Joe Cocker, Dr. John, Bobby Caldwell, and Diane Schur just to name a few. Ducks Can Groove - Direct from Sweden, this band always does justice to the Hendrix catalogue. Lead guitarist Stefan Edfeldt's Hendrix drenched solos lean toward the direction Hendrix was headed in 1970 with a funky jazz fusion as exemplified in their last two CD's of original material. Andre Lassalle - The musical Director for the evening has recorded with Miles Davis, performed with members of P-Funk, Vernon Reid, Bobby Womack, Don Covay, the Ghetto Fighters, Buddy Miles, Frank Marino, etc. He presently tours with Burnt Sugar. Patrick Stanfield Jones - From Teaneck, NJ, growing up neighbors with the Isley Brothers, Patrick has played guitar with the Isley Bros. and Buddy Miles, as did Hendrix himself.
MACHINE ELVES - Highline Ballroom
Described by fans as ?eclectic, quirky, and always entertaining, the Brooklyn band has a sound that transcends categorization. From the circus-like feel of Machine Elves, to the soft and heartfelt In My Mind, to the full-on ballsy hard rock of Stripper, one would find it very difficult to tie Machine Elves down to a particular genre. Incorporating the use of various mind-bending effects, solid rhythms, wacky lead guitar lines, and even a Megaphone, Machine Elves keeps it interesting while staying true to their rock roots.
SCOTT WEILAND - Highline Ballroom
Rocketing to the forefront of the music world in 1992, Scott Weiland has become one of music's most highly-respected and prolific artists. As the front man for Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland has remained a dominant force in rock music since the group's inception. Now, with his sophomore solo release, Weiland proves that his music and song-writing is as potent and powerful as ever. Happy In Galoshes, produced by Scott Weiland and Doug Grean (Velvet Revolver, Sheryl Crow, Crystal Method), with selected tracks recorded by Steve Albini, features a collection of songs that bring a revitalizing sound to Weiland's highly praised and unique musical style.
LEN CARIOU - 54 Below
For three very special performances only, 54 Below is delighted to welcome a gentleman who can only be described as Broadway royalty. New York knows him not only for his Tony winning role as the original Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd), but from his memorable performances in Applause, A Little Night Music and Dance a Little Closer among others. Film and television audiences have embraced him in dozens of roles, ranging from The Four Seasons, About Schmidt, Into the Storm, Damages and his current role as Henry Reagan in Blue Bloods.
Juilliard String Quartet in Recital - Alice Tully Hall
Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violins Samuel Rhodes, viola Joel Krosnick, cello BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 Founded in 1946, Juilliard's resident string quartet is widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet," with their technically-superior and musically-inspiring interpretations of chamber strings repertoire from classic masterworks to contemporary compositions Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series FREE tickets available 11/12
Juilliard Composition Concert - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
Concert featuring new works by Juilliard student composers FREE; no tickets required
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Madison Square Garden
Neil Young & Crazy Horse head to Madison Square Garden on November 27 at 8PM.
Dane Johansen, Cello (Weill Recital Hall Debut) - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Joseph Lin, violin Adam Golka, piano CARTER Cello Sonata (1948) RAVEL Sonata for violin and cello in C Major (1920-22) DUTILLEUX Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher for solo cello (1976-82) BROWN Five A.M. after Allen Ginsberg (2009) POULENC Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 143 (1940-48) "At Juilliard, the young cellist Dane Johansen played the Cello Concerto [of Elliott Carter] with staggering aplomb, digging into its grand declamatory line before breaking off in hurried sprints all over the fingerboard." New York Magazine Mr. Johansen is Winner of the Leo Ruiz Memorial Recital Award and this concert is made possible by the Artists International L. Ruiz Recital Memorial Fund Very limited FREE tickets available the day of the concert beginning at 7:00 PM. Standby admission is not available for this concert.
Rock Impresario & Music Manager Mike Madrigal Presents The Electro Masquerade ball. A Night of Live Music, Video Art, Burlesque Performances, & Art Installations set against 1950s and 60's sci-fi cinema projections throughout the venue. Official Dangerous Muse "Red - EP" release party. Performances by Dangerous Muse, Eva & Her Virgins, Zander Bleck, Sandflower, Huff This, Oeste, Liquid Blonde, OXZANA ,Shadow Lover ZAS Masks given at The Door DANGEROUS MUSE is an electronic rock project based in New York City, led by songwriter and vocalist, MIKE FUREY.
Legend of Zelda - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Featuring dynamic and compelling video accompanied by a live symphony orchestra, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses brings the world's most popular video game series to life! Enjoy original music spanning 25 years of adventure from the celebrated Zelda franchise, uniting music and visuals in a way never before realized.
Justin Bieber - Madison Square Garden
Don't miss Justin Bieber when he stops by Madison Square Garden for two shows on November 28 and 29 at 7PM. Bieber Fever is taking the world by storm yet again! As millions of fans count down the days until the June 19 release of his fourth studio album, BELIEVE, platinum- selling pop singing sensation Justin Bieber announces a headlining tour of North America. The "Believe" Tour, presented by AEG Live and featuring Carly Rae Jepsen as special guest through January, will begin September 29th in Glendale, Arizona at the Jobing.com Arena and blaze a trail through more than 45 cities before wrapping up in Miami, Florida on January 26, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena.
Soprano Jennifer Zetlan in Recital - Alice Tully Hall
Winner of the 2012 Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital Award Jennifer Zetlan, soprano David Shimoni, piano HANDEL O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me? GRIEG Lauf der Welt, Verschwiegene Nachtigall, Ein Traum BRAHMS Von ewiger Liebe STRAUSS Die Nacht DEBUSSY Apparition NICO MUHLY Far Away Songs * WOLF Nixe Binsefuss, Elfenlied, Die Geister am Mummelsee BARBER A Green Lowland of Pianos GRANADOS La maja y el ruisenor RIMSKY-KORSAKOV K Moje Pesne, Po debu polunochi, Son v'letnuyu noch' SHOSTAKOVICH Son (Barcarola) from Spanish Songs RACHMANINOFF Son * World premiere, Juilliard commission Juilliard presents soprano Jennifer Zetlan, an alumna of Juilliard, in her Alice Tully Hall recital debut as the recipient of the unique Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital Award, which provides an important public performance for singers on the threshold of their professional careers. The program features the world premiere of a Juilliard-commissioned work by fellow Juilliard alumnus, composer Nico Muhly. The annual award is endowed by the Alice Tully Foundation Tickets $30 and $15 available 11/1 at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors, TDF accepted at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office only
Sonatenabend - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform sonata repertoire in collaboration with student instrumentalists FREE; no tickets required
LAURA OSNES - 54 Below
B.B. King - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. Don't look for him in some kind of semi-retirement; look for him out on the road, playing for people, popping up in a myriad of T.V. commercials, or laying down tracks for his next album. B.B. King is as alive as the music he plays, and a grateful world can't get enough of him.
The Music of Dinos Constantinides - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
An intimate evening of festive, original music, DCINY will present The Music of Dinos Constantinides on Friday, November 30 at 8:00pm at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. Described by the New York Times as a composer whose: “music speaks simply, often combining Greek modes ... with an attractive quality of ritual mystery,” Constantinides has written over 250 compositions, several of which have been recorded for Centaur records and performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia.
Juilliard Percussion Ensemble - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
. . .and bells remembered. . . Daniel Druckman, director JOHN LUTHER ADAMS . . .and bells remembered. . . (2005) GUO WENJING Parade (2003) STEVE REICH Mallet Quartet (2010) ELLIOT COLE Three Postludes for bowed vibraphone (2012) CHARLES WUORINEN Ringing Changes (1970) With programming thoughtfully themed and innovative, Juilliard Percussion's annual performances enliven the season FREE tickets available 11/16
This imaginative & tight quintet celebrates the melodic & rhythmic commonalities among Jazz, Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian musical cultures with its unique brand of entrancing world music & infectious danceable rhythms. Special guest, virtuoso jazz guitarist Rory Stuart’s innovative style and strong fluent solos complement The Ensemble’s eclectic cross-cultural sound that's sure to deliver a powerful performance. This ensemble of first-rate musicians includes: Award-winning bandleader/keyboardist Eugene Marlow, five-time Grammy nominee drummer Bobby Sanabria, the melodically expressive saxophonist Michael Hashim, virtuoso percussionist Oba Allende, and electrifying bassist Frank Wagner. More @ www.eugenemarlow.com Cost $15, $7 students with school ID
LAURA OSNES - 54 Below
FUTURE & ACE HOOD - Highline Ballroom
Busting out of Atlanta in 2011 with his hit street track "Tony Montana," rapper Future grew up in Atlanta's Zone 6 section. Born Nayvadius Cash, hip-hop was in his family, as his cousin was producer Rico Wade. It was his local crew who gave him his moniker, dubbing him "The Future of Rap," something the nation got to experience in 2010 when he partnered with Gucci Mane for the mixtape Free Bricks. Ace Hood's hot new single "Cash Flow" featuring T-Pain and Rick Ross is currently blazing the radio waves everywhere.
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
"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.
LAURA OSNES - 54 Below
FREE; no tickets required
CHRISTINA FONTANELLI: 9th Annual Christmas in Italy - Symphony Space
Join Cristina Fontanelli, award-winning singer and PBS host for Andrea Bocelli and Il Volo, on a Holiday vocal journey through Italy's best-loved folk songs, arias, Neapolitan songs, and Christmas classics accompanied by the strains of the mandolin, piano, guitar and accordion, plus University choir! Come see the adorable "bambini" from the Coro d'Italia sing and dance with Cristina and see why this wonderful, popular show is running 9 years in a row!
The Jazz Noir Orchestra Debut - Brooklyn Music School Playhouse
THE DEBUT PERFORMANCE OF THE JAZZ NOIR ORCHESTRA WILL BE A JAZZ SOIREE IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN FEATURING THE FINEST JAZZ ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS IN NYC AND THE HOTTEST VOCAL JAZZ SENSATION BROOKLYN NATIVE DONEE MIDDLETON-JAZZ NOIR. STRAIGHT AHEAD AND BOSSA NOVA INSPIRED SELECTIONS, WE WILL TAKE YOU BACK IN TIME WHEN JAZZ WAS GLORIOUS AND GRAND AND PERFORMED ALL NIGHT LONG UPTOWN NYC. COME CELEBRATE OUR FIRST OF MANY PERFORMANCES IN NYC. THIS EVENT PROVIDES A FREE LITE BUFFET AT INTERMISSION!
Code Blue - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").