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No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - January 6-January 13

January 6, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Say no to cover charges the next time you're in New York City and looking for live music. From bars to clubs to museum shows, you can catch all kinds of great music without having to pay for a ticket. City Guide's calendar has all the no cover live music in NYC this week rounded up below.

Ruben Sings Luther (Ruben Studdard Sings Luther Vandross) - The Suffolk Theater
January 06, 2019 - Riverhead

American Idol, 3X Platinum Selling, and Grammy Nominated R&B, Gospel & Pop singer RUBEN STUDDARD pays homage to his musical hero LUTHER VANDROSS! ALWAYS AND FOREVER* NEVER TOO MUCH * A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME* POWER OF LOVE* Many many more... "We are not only recreating the beautiful production elements, musicians, background singers, wardrobe and lighting that were ever present when Luther took the stage, but my heart and soul will be in every note I sing as I honor one of the greatest vocalists we've ever had." A beautiful salute from one musical great to another... Ticket options for this event includes, row seating, and cabaret seating. Doors, Bar & Restaurant open for drinks and dining at 6:00. Show begins at 7:30pm. A La Carte Menu & Price Fixe Menus available for additional purchase. Food and Beverage available for purchase at bar for patrons with row seating.

Ensiferum - Irving Plaza
January 06, 2019 - New York

You can't talk about the true greats of folk metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet's most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. "When we made One Man Army (2015) we wanted it to sound more like a live album than a traditional studio album. With Two Paths we took that to the next level with analog recording, cutting down tracks and even recording songs without a click, and because of that there is a totally different kind of groove compared to most modern metal albums," states bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. While their ideas are huge and they consistently prove they have the talent to back them up, the band maintain the grounded MO that has served them so well over the years, with the results speaking for themselves. "It all comes down to writing music that sounds good to us and is fun to play live, and I would say with Two Paths we've done everything better than we ever have before." As is typicall... (read more)

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
January 06, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Jade Synstalien's Fatcat Bigband - Fat Cat
January 06, 2019 - New York

Jade Synstalien's Fatcat Bigband

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
January 06, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
January 06, 2019 - Brooklyn

weekly jazz jam hosted by Michael Vitali

The Black Soul Experience - The Groove
January 06, 2019 - New York

Welcome to The Black Soul Experience, a high-powered, intense live show. R&B, funk, soul, soca, hip-hop, reggae, and house will keep you dancing in the aisles all night long! Featuring your host, bandleader, and veteran musician at the Groove, Antwon Robinso, alongside Tracey Nicole. Backed by the finest musicians in NYC.

Jazz Brunch: Live Jazz Trio - Fine & Rare
January 06, 2019 - New York

Enjoy our new brunch menu, an array of crafted cocktails & spirits and a live jazz performance.

The Kat Vokes Trio - Fine & Rare
January 06, 2019 - New York

Live performance by The Kat Vokes Trio

Hope Debates & North Forty - Skinny Dennis Bar
January 06, 2019 - Brooklyn

Hope Debates & North Forty

Afton Shows Presents - Blackthorn 51
January 06, 2019 - Elmhurst

Afton produces concerts and provides online resources to help artists succeed. We do this because we are artists and we were forced to provide these solutions for ourselves. Our company was founded in 2004 to book shows for bands that our staff members were playing in at the time.

Mingus Big Band: Celebrating 10 Years at Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
January 07, 2019 - New York

Our perennially popular "Mingus Monday" series continues tonight with two fiery sets by the GRAMMY Award–winning Mingus Big Band, celebrating the life and music of Charles Mingus (1922–1979). "Among the giants of jazz, composer, bandleader, and string bass player Charles Mingus ranged the fur­thest stylistically. While focusing on bop, especially hard bop, his performances explored all of the other main currents in jazz – the New Orleans style, swing, free jazz, and fusion – and other genres as well – blues, rhythm & blues, boogie woogie, and gospel music." – From The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz, edited by Barry Kernfeld (1992)

Evan Shinners - Fat Cat
January 07, 2019 - New York

Evan Shinners

Behn Gillece Band - Fat Cat
January 07, 2019 - New York

Behn Gillece Band

Beat Girl! Featuring Bettina May! - Sid Gold's Request Room
January 08, 2019 - New York

Glittery Gals! Sparkling Drinks! And One Glamorous Songbird!

Homeboy Steve - Bar Chord
January 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Good Times

Saul Rubin Zebtet - Fat Cat
January 08, 2019 - New York

Saul Rubin Zebtet

Rafael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
January 09, 2019 - New York

Rafael D'lugoff Trio +1

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