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Pop and Rock Shows in New York City This Week - July 8-July 15

July 8, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Pop and Rock Shows in New York City This Week Photo: Flickr/Sean Benham 

From big arena shows to small venues, New York has an incredible array of pop and rock music performances. From intimate spaces like Rockwood Music Hall through The Bell House and the Music Hall of Williamsburg onto Madison Square Garden, you can find indie rock, classic rock, alt, country, singer-songwriters, and everything in between on City Guide's activities listings.

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era Present: 4th Annual STEEZ DAY! with Flatbush ZOMBiES, The Underachievers and more - SummerStage in Central Park
July 08, 2018 - New York

Marty Schwartz - Iridium
July 08, 2018 - New York

If you are one the tens of millions who have picked up a guitar in the last decade, you have most likely come across Marty Schwartz. With over a billion views on Youtube, Marty is the highest viewed guitar teacher on the internet and has helped six stringers all over the world to learn to play through his channel "MartyMusic"! In celebrating "MartyMusic" anniversary, Marty has handselected his own band and is ready to step out from behind your screen and perform a mix of rock, blues and soul on July 9th at the world famous Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. There will be a guitar giveaway and many special guests! If you can't make it to New York City, the event will be live streamed around the world. See you July 9th!

Beat Music Series - Showcase - Jazz / Soul / R&B / Folk - Silvana
July 10, 2018 - New York

This two-hour set promises to feature an eclectic mix of hip hop, jazz, soul, poetry, folk, and spoken word artists. The event is hosted by composer/producer Eric Joseph Meyer and poet/emcee Melissa Czarnik.

Barry Manilow - Mohegan Sun Arena
July 10, 2018 - Uncasville

GRAMMY®, TONY® and EMMY® Award-winning Pop superstar Barry Manilow will take the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday, July 10th starting at 7:30pm. Manilow will perform his greatest hits such as "Copacabana," "Weekend In New England" and "Mandy" plus many more! Tickets are $125.00, $59.50 and $39.50 and go on sale Friday, May 11th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to or call Ticketmaster's national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, May 12th, subject to availability. About Barry Manilow: Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every area of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. With worldwide record sales exceeding 85 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with over 50 Top 40 hits. For more information on Barry Manilow please visit:, and Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consis... (read more)

2018 XXL Freshman Class Live - Terminal 5
July 11, 2018 - New York

with Ski Mask The Slump God, Smokepurpp, J.I.D, Stefflon Don, BlocBoy JB, YBN Nahmir, Wifisfuneral, Trippie Redd

30 Rock Bingo - Videology Bar & Cinema
July 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

There are only two things we love in this world: everybody and BINGO. We're introducing a NEW bingo that features your favorite nerds in the TGS writers room and a certain actress that lives theatrically in normal life. Every Wednesday we'll be watching 30 Rock and playing BINGO. Watch for things like celebrity cameos, TGS sketches, and Dr. Leo Spaceman. Listen for things like "page", "blerg", and crying. Get a BINGO and you'll win a free drink!

EVEN Popup Store - EVEN Popup Store
Through July 11, 2018 - New York

EVEN is bringing personalized sound to New York City with an immersive Pop Up experience, located in SoHo. At this unique event, visitors can hear what they’ve been missing by creating their own EVEN EarPrintTM and listening to their favorite songs tailored to the way they hear, in each ear. EVEN’s Pop Up is an edgy and intimate venue where an array of live performances and events will be hosted throughout June. The store will feature performances by upcoming and established artists, record release parties, round table discussions with industry leaders, and more. Please check out all of the events below. To register and for more info please visit WHERE: 130 Greene Street (SOHO) LIVE PERFORMANCES/EVENTS: Wed. 6/13: Performance by the Suenos Jazz Quintet - Jazz & Latin Infused with a Hip Hop feel Mon. 6/18: Performance by LA Recording Artists "Bay Ledges" Tues. 6/19: Mouthmedia Live Podcast (featuring Keith Shoklee of Public Enemy, and others) Thu. 6/21: Special "Secret" performance! Mon. 6/25: "Think Olio" listening session followed by a discussion of David Bowie album "Low" Fri. 6/29: Jazz with The Noam Tanzer Trio About EVE... (read more)

Backstreet Boys on GMA 2018 Summer Concert Series - Rumsey Playfield
July 13, 2018 - New York

Backstreet Boys will be taking over Central Park on July 13th with a free performance as part of this year's Summer Concert Series. All other concerts are free and open to the public and will take place on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m. when the park opens to the public. The Summer Concert Series returns for the eighth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of City Parks Foundation's SummerStage Festival.

Radney Foster - Opry City Stage
July 14, 2018 - New York

As a young musician straight out of Texas, Radney Foster spent the lengthy drives in between tour stops reading the likes of John Steinbeck, Larry McMurtry, and Harper Lee. Over 30 years of artist cuts later, there is no question that he himself is an established storyteller. Whether it's navigating the ever-changing music industry or battling a sudden, terrifying illness – Foster definitely has a story to tell. In late Fall 2015, the legendary songwriter got the diagnosis every musician fears– a severe case of pneumonia and laryngitis. However, for someone who's been producing songs for almost 40 years, the desire to write doesn't fade along with the voice. During a grueling six week period of vocal constraint, Foster's creative side emerged in the form of a short story inspired by the song, titled "Sycamore Creek," and the idea for Foster's newest endeavor was born.

Heart of Gold Gala - Private Residence
July 14, 2018 - Water Mill

The Bridge School, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to educating children with severe speech and physical impairments, will host an intimate, fundraising event called the Heart of Gold Gala at a private estate in Watermill, New York on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Music legend Neil Young will take to the stage for a special live performance to raise awareness and funds for The Bridge School, which he co-founded and has supported for over 30 years. The Bridge School was started by Pegi Young, Jim Forderer, and speech and language pathologist, Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. Pegi Young and Neil Young were inspired to start the school after they were unable to find a suitable school placement for their non-verbal son, Ben Young, who has cerebral palsy. Since its inception, The Bridge School has been a leader in ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments are able to achieve full participation in their communities through augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology. “In addition to being a music icon,” said Dr. Vicki Casella, executi... (read more)

Shania Twain - Barclays Center
July 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Global superstar Shania Twain is coming to Brooklyn on Saturday, July 14 in support of her new album, NOW. These dates mark Shania's first tour since "Rock This Country" back in 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 25 at 10AM and can be purchased at or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office on Saturday, August 26 at noon (if tickets are still available). Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Shania's albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, Shania Twain; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, The Woman in Me; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania's third consecutive Diamond-selling album release. For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promot... (read more)

Shania Twain - Madison Square Garden
July 14, 2018 - New York

Erasure - World Be Gone Tour - Beacon Theatre
Through July 15, 2018 - New York

ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have announced a collaboration with Echo Collective, the Brussels-based collective of post-classical musicians best known for their ongoing collaborative work with A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Johann Johannsson, Dustin O'Halloran and Stars of the Lid. Erasure, with special guests Reed & Caroline, bring their World Be Gone Tour to the Beacon Theatre on July 13 – 15! The collaboration sees the entirety of Erasure's latest album, World Be Gone, given a post-classical rework. World Beyond was recorded over ten days by Andy Bell and seven performers from Echo Collective: Margaret Hermant (violin, harp), Neil Leiter (viola), Thomas Engelen (cello), Jaroslaw Mroz (double bass), Gary De Cart (piano) and Antoine Dandoy (vibraphone, glockenspiel). The album was produced by Echo Collective, mixed by Gareth Jones and arranged by Echo Collective's Gary De Cart, Margaret Hermant and Neil Leiter. Neil Leiter from Echo Collective explains, "The process of this project was really deconstruction and re-purposing. We started by listening to each track layer by layer, and then, using the layers that inspired us or we found essential, we reconstructed the... (read more)

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