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May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

Spring Music Fest - Tompkins Square Park
May 13, 2018 - NYC

I’m writing about a free music show I’m putting on in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village called the “Spring Music Fest.” It will be on Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day), from 1:30 pm till 5:00 pm. The exact location will be at the south end of the park, right near East 7 Street, between Avenues A and B. This will be a celebration of some excellent local New York City music. The bill is as follows: Stevie 6Sstring The Hell Yeah Babies GIFTSHOP The Sloe Guns I.T. and the Jays (a tentative name for a new band I've put together) It's mainly all rock bands, with a blues artist opening the show. (The rock bands are what I would describe as basically rock and roll and punk bands. Not at all hard rock or heavy metal.) They’re very good bands, you can check out their YouTubes, websites, Facebook pages, etc. Here are a few links you can check out: GIFTSHOP doing a cover of the Motels’ “Only the Lonely”: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/s/only_the_lonely And most of their recorded music: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/ The Hell Yeah Babies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DabyavRFMdw ANY kind of help, or listing, or anything you could do ... (read more)

Home Again: Mother's Day Tribute to the Music of Carole King - City Winery
May 13, 2018 - New York

HOME AGAIN leaves no stone unturned, covering the entire repertoire of the multi-award winning singer/songwriter Carole King. Included on the list are songs Carole wrote & recorded on her own as well as songs she wrote that were recorded by other musicians. She made her mark with 'Tapestry' in 1971 but was already a well established songwriter for over a decade starting with her first hit in 1960 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" recorded by the Shirelles. Other well-known hits from Carole include "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees, "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee, "Up on the Roof" by The Drifters & many more old favorites. We will take you on a musical journey spanning decades of amazing music! HOME AGAIN, comprised of professional musicians who have been working together for over 30 years, is dedicated to preserving Carole's legacy. The band includes - Deb De Lucca (Carole): Piano & lead vocals, Keith Droz: Drums & vox, Bobby Sproviero: Bass & vox, Rich Weiner: Acoustic & Electric guitar, John McDonough: keyboards & vox, Stantawn Kendrick: Sax & flute. HOME AGAIN pays tribute to the singer/songwriter while also adding our own musicianship, interpreting her songs ... (read more)

Spring Music Fest - Tompkins Square Park
May 13, 2018 - NYC

I’m writing about a free music show I’m putting on in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village called the “Spring Music Fest.” It will be on Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day), from 1:30 pm till 5:00 pm. The exact location will be at the south end of the park, right near East 7 Street, between Avenues A and B. This will be a celebration of some excellent local New York City music. The bill is as follows: Stevie 6Sstring The Hell Yeah Babies GIFTSHOP The Sloe Guns I.T. and the Jays (a tentative name for a new band I've put together) It's mainly all rock bands, with a blues artist opening the show. (The rock bands are what I would describe as basically rock and roll and punk bands. Not at all hard rock or heavy metal.) They’re very good bands, you can check out their YouTubes, websites, Facebook pages, etc. Here are a few links you can check out: GIFTSHOP doing a cover of the Motels’ “Only the Lonely”: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/s/only_the_lonely And most of their recorded music: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/ The Hell Yeah Babies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DabyavRFMdw ANY kind of help, or listing, or anything you could do ... (read more)

Meg Flather: Back When We Were Beautiful - Don't Tell Mama
May 13, 2018 - New York

Enrique Bunbury - Terminal 5
May 13, 2018 - New York

Enrique Ortiz de Landázuri Izardui (a.k.a. Enrique Bunbury), born August 11, 1967 is a Spanish rock singer-songwriter [1] . Bunbury was born in Zaragoza, Spain. He got involved in music in the early 1980s, making his debut in a high school band called Apocalipsis, and later played along with Proceso Entrópico. In 1984, Bunbury joined a group called Zumo de Vidrio, debuting as a lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play The Importance of Being Earnest, the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Latin rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997 with a electro-rock album, Radical Sonora with his new band: Copi (piano), Del Moran (bass), Ramon Gacias (drums) and former Héroes del Silencio guitarist Alan Boguslavsky. Recognized by his wish to always reinvent himself, Bunbury released in 1999 the album "Pequeño", which sounded very different from anything he did before. His band also suffered changes, Boguslavsky was replaced by Rafa Dominguez, and the new faces, Ana Belén Estaje (violin), Luis Miguel Romero (percussion), Javier Iñigo, Javier Garcia Veg... (read more)

Blues Brunch: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers - Daryl's House Club
May 13, 2018 - Pawling

Charismatic singer and guitarist Erin Harpe, along with her band The Delta Swingers, have become favorites around New England, with a growing fan base around the world. Their unique brand of dance music is rooted in vintage 1930's Mississippi delta blues, then shaken and stirred with other genres like soul, funk, and reggae, evoking a wild southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody's dancing!

Spring Must Fest - Tompkins Square Park
May 13, 2018 - New York

I’m contacting you about a free music show I’m putting on in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village called the “Spring Music Fest.” It will be on Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day), from 1:30 pm till 5:00 pm. The exact location will be at the south end of the park, right near East 7 Street, between Avenues A and B. This will be a celebration of some excellent local New York City music. The bill is as follows: Stevie 6Sstring The Hell Yeah Babies GIFTSHOP The Sloe Guns I.T. and the Jays (a tentative name for a new band I've put together) It's mainly all rock bands, with a blues artist opening the show. (The rock bands are what I would describe as basically rock and roll and punk bands. Not at all hard rock or heavy metal.) They’re very good bands, you can check out their YouTubes, websites, Facebook pages, etc. Here are a few links you can check out: GIFTSHOP doing a cover of the Motels’ “Only the Lonely”: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/s/only_the_lonely And most of their recorded music: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/ The Hell Yeah Babies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DabyavRFMdw ANY kind of help, or listing, or anything you co... (read more)

Spring Music Fest - Tompkins Square Park
May 13, 2018 - NYC

I’m writing about a free music show I’m putting on in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village called the “Spring Music Fest.” It will be on Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day), from 1:30 pm till 5:00 pm. The exact location will be at the south end of the park, right near East 7 Street, between Avenues A and B. This will be a celebration of some excellent local New York City music. The bill is as follows: Stevie 6Sstring The Hell Yeah Babies GIFTSHOP The Sloe Guns I.T. and the Jays (a tentative name for a new band I've put together) It's mainly all rock bands, with a blues artist opening the show. (The rock bands are what I would describe as basically rock and roll and punk bands. Not at all hard rock or heavy metal.) They’re very good bands, you can check out their YouTubes, websites, Facebook pages, etc. Here are a few links you can check out: GIFTSHOP doing a cover of the Motels’ “Only the Lonely”: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/s/only_the_lonely And most of their recorded music: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/ The Hell Yeah Babies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DabyavRFMdw ANY kind of help, or listing, or anything you could do ... (read more)

Spring Music Fest - Tompkins Square Park
May 13, 2018 - NYC

I’m writing about a free music show I’m putting on in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village called the “Spring Music Fest.” It will be on Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day), from 1:30 pm till 5:00 pm. The exact location will be at the south end of the park, right near East 7 Street, between Avenues A and B. This will be a celebration of some excellent local New York City music. The bill is as follows: Stevie 6Sstring The Hell Yeah Babies GIFTSHOP The Sloe Guns I.T. and the Jays (a tentative name for a new band I've put together) It's mainly all rock bands, with a blues artist opening the show. (The rock bands are what I would describe as basically rock and roll and punk bands. Not at all hard rock or heavy metal.) They’re very good bands, you can check out their YouTubes, websites, Facebook pages, etc. Here are a few links you can check out: GIFTSHOP doing a cover of the Motels’ “Only the Lonely”: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/s/only_the_lonely And most of their recorded music: http://giftshoptheband.com/music/ The Hell Yeah Babies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DabyavRFMdw ANY kind of help, or listing, or anything you could do ... (read more)

The Cafe Wha? House Band - Cafe Wha?
Through May 13, 2018 - New York

We now sell premium drink and food packages for VIP tables! Please contact us on our groups form for options to get the best out of your night at Cafe Wha?! PLEASE NOTE: there will be a $10 cover charge on Wednesdays. The World Famous Cafe Wha? House Band is truly a powerhouse of talent. Featuring a full 9-piece band, this world renowned house band has been in existence in some form or another since 1988. The Cafe Wha? House Band performs the biggest musical hits of the last 50 years every Wednesday through Sunday right here at Cafe Wha? You never know which famous musician might be sitting in with the Cafe Wha? Band any night, and you could be privy to a once-in-a-lifetime, up close and personal performance! Young or old, the Cafe Wha? House Band will surely entertain any music fan all night long. Come on down and hear "The Best Damn Band in New York City!" Show Times and Cover Charges: Doors open and seating starts every night at 8:00pm. For 9:00 pm shows, ALL members of your party must arrive by 8:30 to be guaranteed seating. Your reservation is not guaranteed if you show up after 8:30 pm (even if you come with your entire group). For 11:15 shows we suggest yo... (read more)

Jam & Sip- R&B Jam - Silvana
May 14, 2018 - New York

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS & ARTISTS Bring and share your talent in an explosion of cultural collaboration. Great drinks, fun, & music!

Shaina Taub - Joe's Pub at The Public
May 15, 2018 - New York

"The singer and songwriter Shaina Taub belongs to a breed of performers who, apart from being artists, are gravitation forces around whom others cluster like filings to a magnet." - The New York Times Songwriter/performer Shaina Taub sets up camp this year at Joe's Pub with a monthly concert residency. Each show will be a creative laboratory as she and her band debut new songs. You can also expect lots of selections from Old Hats and Visitors as well as special guests joining along the way.

Nancy and Beth (Feat. Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) - The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Through May 15, 2018 - New York

Blake Morgan Residency - Season Finale - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
May 16, 2018 - New York

Blake Morgan's two-year sold-out run at New York City's Rockwood Music Hall continues with Season Three of his ongoing artist-in-residence concert series. This third season features Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning special guests Jesse Harris, Tracy Bonham, Michael Leonhart, and Chris Barron, each of whom perform alongside Morgan, continuing the tradition of unique on-stage collaborations that the residency's audience has come to love. Morgan's sold-out run in New York has also fueled an extraordinary string of recent headlining performances for the artist around the globe: over 100 concerts across 50,000 miles of touring on both sides of the Atlantic this past year alone. Morgan has recently headlined his first large-scale solo tours of Germany and The United Kingdom, along with three extensive tours of the West Coast of the United States. There's no sign of slowing down for the artist––in October of 2017 Morgan co-headlined with acclaimed singer-songwriter David Poe for a 1,500-mile West Coast tour, and December will find Morgan back in the U.K. for his second major tour of Britain in a year. The Washington Post writes, "He's got killer pop-rock instincts, something t... (read more)

Drone-Duos - The Stone
May 16, 2018 - New York

David Behrman (live electronics) John King (live electronics)

The Fratellis - Brooklyn Steel
May 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Glasgow based The Fratellis released their first album 'Costello Music' in 2006 which charted at #2 in the UK Album Chart with over 1million sales and received much critical acclaim, with the band winning the 'Best British Breakthrough Act' award at the 2007 BRIT Awards. They followed this with the release of their second album 'Here We Stand' in 2008 which won them 'Best British Band' at the 33rd Silver Clef Awards that year. The Fratellis third album 'We Need Medicine', recorded in Glasgow's West End and produced by Jon Fratelli and Stuart McCredie, who also mixed the record, is an 11-track record of bluesy rock anthems.

Micro-Operas, ping, WHAT IS THE WORD (texts by Samuel Beckett) and A-R-S (text by Thomas Aquinas) - The Stone
May 17, 2018 - New York

Joan La Barbara and Gelsey Bell (voices) John King (viola, live electronics)

CEG Presents Delta Rae - Gramercy Theatre
May 18, 2018 - New York

The landscape of America is sprawling and vast, reflecting a storied past and a looming sense of possibility for the future. That topography and what it can represent is the basis for Delta Rae's second album, After It All, a collection of songs that looks to the folklore and romance of the American frontier as a means of understanding our angst about what is yet to come. It began as a concept album, a story of young lovers who fall on hard times during the recent recession, but throughout the writing and recording process it became clear that Delta Rae's music had to tell stories as the band was personally experiencing them. "Our goals for the record were to make something cinematic, romantic and American," Eric says. "And to make music that we love, which is an ever-changing goal, but something we strive toward." Brittany adds, "We kept coming back to ourselves as we were writing. These songs were integral to our own stories in our own lives. It had to be an honest reflection of what we were feeling instead of being projected onto characters we created.

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana - Rocks Off
May 18, 2018 - New York

ELVANA - THE WORLD'S FINEST ELVIS FRONTED TRIBUTE TO NIRVANA! From the bowels of Disgraceland, Rock & Roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead! Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it's been missing since '94. Elvana tear through Nirvana's catalogue whilst splicing in grunged up sections of the king of rock & rolls finest moments, culminating in a whopper mash up of overdrive & old school Rockabilly. It smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit, daddy-o!

Shane (iamnotshane) - Mercury Lounge
May 18, 2018 - New York

SHANE is a new young artist who smashes through the stereotypes that tend to define pop artists while providing the distinct possibility that his initial notoriety is only the start of a spectacular career. That promise is manifest in the remarkable video he created for "Insecure," which has garnered critical acclaim and a remarkable 11 million views across social media since its release, surpassing 4.4 million streams on Spotify. The song is taken from Sad, self-released debut EP. "Insecure" effectively encapsulates that feeling everyone has at one time or another, that sense of sadness that suggests we're somehow unworthy, all but ignored and simply damn near unappreciated. It is, in effect, a tale of triumph over doubt, victory over distant odds, and a lesson in getting the attention that's deserved when it's needed the most. "I'm interested in pop music with an unpopular message, theme or idea," the Los Angeles native explains. "I like taking an unusual message and presenting it in a popular way. Pop culture right now is all about being self-absorbed, people walk around and act like they are some kind of a god to mask their insecurity. So instead, I tried to make a song about... (read more)

Nolatet Brian Haas, Mike Dillon, James Singleton, Johnny Vidacovich - Brooklyn Bowl
May 18, 2018 - New York

Jackson Browne - Beacon Theatre
Through May 18, 2018 - Upper West Side

Yanni 25 - Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour - Radio City Music Hall
May 19, 2018 - Manhattan

The Hook Club - Club Groove NYC
May 19, 2018 - New York

Using engaging musical arrangements and a wide range of instruments and music technology, The Hook Club stretches the boundaries of live music into experiences that delight crowds for hours on end. Made up of some of the top young musicians in NYC, our unique approach to party music creates a sound unlike anything you've heard before. Visit our site www.thehookclub.band to watch our videos, and make sure to come out and dance with us!

The Last Night Show - The PIT
May 20, 2018 - New York

A late night talk show formerly known as Sunday Night Live. The hosts, Nicole Delsack and Jordan Bialik, perform mini sketches, play games with and interview guests, take calls from viewers watching via Facebook Live Video, and much more. The night will also include performances from musical guest(s). The show will conclude with a group game including audience volunteers and guests from the show.

Oboe Fusion - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
May 20, 2018 - New York

Oboe Fusion – performing on oboes, vocals and keyboard, this group has a spontaneous performance style and a musical profile like no other! The band has their own renditions of music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Gilbert and Sullivan, a special arrangement of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," music from the Golden Age of television, classical works by Beethoven and Mozart, Handel's Water Music and more! They have appeared in New York City at Lincoln Center, at Town Hall, and at the Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club. The individual members of the band have appeared with major orchestras across the country and performed for many Broadway productions. The band features Blair Tindall, author of "Mozart and the Jungle," noted oboe soloist Tom Gallant, and vocalist and English Hornist Marilyn Coyne. $25 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* $30 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* *Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.

Rock The House! A Party For The Park! - The Old Stone House
Through June 02, 2018 - Park Slope

SAVE THE — DATE ­ OSH'S ANNUAL PARK PARTY IS SATURDAY, JUNE 2 @ 7PM Drinks, Dinner and Dancing to Support Gardens and Playspaces!

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