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Pop and Rock Shows in New York City This Weekend - January 12-January 14

January 8, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Pop and Rock Shows in New York City This Weekend Photo: Mike Cicchetti/Flickr 

All of musical greats make their way through the Big Apple at one point or another, making NYC one of the best locations for catching pop and rock shows. Whether you like the big names or go more for the rising talent of the music industry, be sure to snag tickets to these weekend New York City pop and rock shows compiled by City Guide.

Deni Bonet - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
January 12, 2018 - New York

Deni Bonet is a New York City-based pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist. Deni began her career as a featured performer on the National Public Radio show, Mountain Stage; singing and performing in her own right and accompanying guests on the show. Deni left the show to pursue a solo career, with a mission to prove that there is more to the violin than concertos and hoedowns. She has recorded & performed with Cyndi Lauper, REM, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Warren Zevon, and many others, as well as performing her own music around the world. Deni Bonet has a reputation for high-energy performances and particularly for her dynamic violin playing. Performance highlights include a recent sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, the Great Wall of China, and the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President Biden. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as like "Sheryl Crow meets the B-52's".

Francis Aud, Evangelia, Magdalena - Bowery Electric
January 12, 2018 - New York

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Brother Jerome with The Foxfires and The Dayz - Arlene's Grocery
January 12, 2018 - New York

The Foxfires combine elements from modern indie bands such as Of Monsters & Men and Two Door Cinema Club together with 90s Alternative rock bands such as Ride and Wilco. With the release of their debut EP "Seasons" through Manic Kat Records, the band has toured the tri-state area extensively and even opened for acts such as Rookie of the Year, Sparks the Rescue, This Good Robot, Pentimento and Have Mercy. The Dayz is a New York based collective of musicians dedicated to writing, recording and performing powerful, evocative music.

Everything Turned to Color - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
January 12, 2018 - New York

"It's like She and Him have found a seriousness that is often missing in most pop music." - Audio Fuzz Everything Turned To Color is the unlikely but serendipitous musical partnership between veteran songwriters Bryan and Kyle Weber and Neha Jiwrajka. It was in the lobby of their Brooklyn apartment building that Bryan first met Neha, the new neighbor that apparently didn't mind his kids running, screaming, and climbing all over the lobby furniture. The chance encounter quickly turned into regular song workshopping sessions, which inevitably included Bryan's longtime songwriting partner Kyle on lead guitar. In June of 2016, the group entered ECR Music Studios in NYC to track its debut album with esteemed musician/producer and founder of #IRespectMusic, Blake Morgan. The eleven song LP, entitled "Life Imagined", was released on June 23, 2017 in tandem with two sold-out sets at Rockwood Music Hall's stage 3, and followed by extensive touring on both coasts. Says Mr. Morgan: "It's rare that I'm hit this powerfully with new music–truly goose-bump inducing–and as a result, I'm not only a fan but completely sure that great things lie ahead for this band."

Moha - Mercury Lounge
January 12, 2018 - New York

Moha was raised between Senegal, France, and the United States, and thus developing a rare perspective on what life's journey entails in different parts of the world. 'Fit' is Moha's 10-song debut album, and is an energetic and emotional journey of endurance. The album title appropriately translates to 'courage' in Wolof, Moha's native language. His live show involves an 8-piece band and is a musical journey through the album's story, touching upon every emotion on the way. MICKY is the moniker under which singer and songwriter Michael Persall creates Motown-tinged Pop music with a classic rock and soul aftertaste. Known for his vibrant and energetic stage performances, MICKY has asserted himself as a true frontman while playing with his band around New York City. Growing up in a Bed and Breakfast in the Bay Area, California, MICKY was exposed to a wide variety of people and tastes at a young age. He began performing the classics his parents turned him onto regularly for guests staying at the Bed and Breakfast, leading him to discover his love for performing. By high school, he started writing his own music on guitar and piano, as well as recording Hip-Hop influenced tracks. MIC... (read more)

Neyla Pekarek (of the Lumineers) performs selections from her original folk opera 'Rattlesnake' at Rockwood Music Hall - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
January 12, 2018 - New York

Rattlesnake is a show inspired by the life of a Colorado pioneer woman, Rattlesnake Kate, who was infamous in the 1920's for her death defying encounter with a rattlesnake migration. The collection of songs, were written as a "Folk Opera," recounting stories from her life, extracted from a 40-year love letter correspondence she kept with Colonel Charles D. Randolph, aka "Buckskin Bill," during which, they never met. Neyla Pekarek began playing cello at age 9 in her native city of Denver, CO. She studied Musical Theatre and got a degree in Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Back in Denver and searching for a teaching position, she answered a Craigslist ad for a local folk band needing a cello player. This band was The Lumineers, and she soon became a core member of the group, playing on their GRAMMY-nominated self-titled debut and follow-up album and performing on every continent (except Antarctica!). Neyla is a member of Sweet Adelines International, a women's barbershop quartet organization, and she won the 2009 Rising Star championship with her quartet, Vogue. When not making music, Neyla enjoys collecting rubber stamps, true crime TV, and s... (read more)

AdHoc Presents Restorations Timeshares, Wild Pink - Baby's All Right
January 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

John - guitar/vocals, Frank - drums, T.C - bass

Centaurus, Michelle Wake, Lapeche - The Safari Room at El Cortez
January 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

Centaurus crafts their sound from an unexpected range of influence giving this Brooklyn-based band their genre ambiguous sound. Mieka Jewett and Al Carpenito formed the project in 2014 seeking a musical outlet as a hobby. One year later, they proudly yet humbly released their self titled debut album Centaurus.

HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY featuring Jake Broder & special guests - Joe's Pub at The Public
January 12, 2018 - New York

After sold out runs in London, New York & California, Jake Broder's critically acclaimed salute to Lord Buckley – the iconic hipster comic who rattled counter culture as Elvis shook up rock wants to come to Joe's Pub. HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY is based on the hip routines of LORD BUCKLEY, a hip comedian from the 40's who rose to prominence in the 50's and influenced counter culture in this country. The artists who cite Buckley as a major influence are a who's who of comedy, music - actors and writers from Jack Kerouac & Bob Dylan to Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and Johnny Depp. LORD BUCKLEY was a hip 'aristocrat' ennobling the audience rather than himself and translating the great stories and histories of the world in to a be-bop infused language he called 'the hipsemantic'. Frank Sinatra called him "the most sensational comic of our time". Joining Mr. Broder are actor Michael Lanahan, Derek Yellin on piano, Geoff Rakness on bass and Mark San Flippo on drums. David Ellenstein directs.

CHNNLL, Janna Pelle, Cosmonaut Radio, Misha, Stathi - Pianos NYC
January 12, 2018 - New York City

Porter Carroll Jr with Wali Ali & The Tambourine Band - Daryl's House Club
January 12, 2018 - New York

The JQ Show - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
January 12, 2018 - New York

Come join Upcoming Pop/Hip Hop artist Joseph Quinones at "The JQ Show" featuring opening acts Rojo and Backwoody. The show displays the fierce talent and charisma of Joseph as he plays through a variety of his songs that cross genres including Hip Hip, R&B, Dance and more!!

The Killers - Madison Square Garden
January 12, 2018 - new york

Strange Machines, Electric Love Machine, Bushicks - Knitting Factory
January 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

GO 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - (Le) Poisson Rouge
January 12, 2018 - New York

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are seven NYC-based musicians who have come together to put on the dopest live 90s show in the city. Every Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge the Fresh Kids take the stage and perform the hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. But the band doesn't stop at Fridays on Bleecker Street, they are taking the COUNTRY by storm, playing legendary venues like The Capitol Theatre, The Paramount on Long Island, The Howard Theatre in DC, Brooklyn Bowl, Union Transfer in Philly, Baltimore Soundstage and more! Seriously, they are all that and a bag of chips!

K2 Lounge DJ Gigi Gray - The Rubin Museum
January 12, 2018 - New York

A Seattle native with a New York spirit, Gigi Gray blends R&B, soul, funk, reggae, and pop. The DJ, writer, world traveler, and fashion enthusiast is a woman who goes after her dreams and hopes to leave her crowds a little happier than when they first arrived. Prepare to feel good and take a trip down memory lane with Gigi and her sound selection.

San Fermin - Brooklyn Bowl
Through January 12, 2018 - Brooklyn

San Fermin's third studio album, 'Belong,' marks a shift in songwriting perspective for bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone. "In the past I'd usually write through characters from books or movies, as a way to try to distance myself from what I was writing about," says the Brooklyn-based artist. "As I've become more confident as a songwriter, I decided that I could drop some of the artifice and write something more direct." In bringing a more personal slant to his music, Ludwig-Leone found himself confronting such matters as disconnection, displacement, and -- perhaps most significantly -- everyday anxiety. "Anxiety is something I've dealt with since I was a kid, but on this album I talked about it more explicitly than I ever had before," he points out. Produced by Ludwig-Leone and brought to life by his fellow performers -- lead vocalists Charlene Kaye and Allen Tate, trumpet player John Brandon, saxophonist Stephen Chen, violinist Rebekah Durham, drummer Michael Hanf, and guitarists Tyler McDiarmid and Aki Ishiguro -- 'Belong' unfolds in warm, intoxicating textures that both contrast and intensify that sense of unrest. The album's hypnotic sound is embodied in "No Promises," a shimme... (read more)

Louden Swain, Jason Manns - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Through January 12, 2018 - New York

AdHoc Presents Drugdealer (feat. Weyes Blood) - Baby's All Right
January 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Brett Benowitz, Katie Buchanan, Common Jack, Rickenbach - Arlene's Grocery
January 13, 2018 - New York

Brett Benowitz was born in Newport Beach, California and grew up in Cartersville, Georgia. As a kid he was drawn to the funky style of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the virtuous guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix. By age 13 he picked up the guitar and started writing music. When Brett was 20 he studied abroad in Israel and for the first time, he started playing his original songs in bars and clubs with his guitar duo band, Lechem v'Dagan (Bread and Grain). After returning to the states he recorded his first self-titled album dedicated to the loving memory of his late grandmother, Betty Benowitz, and after graduating college in 2011, he moved to NYC to pursue a career in music. While living in Brooklyn, Brett recorded two albums with his blues duo band, Sham, and a solo EP called "One". Now Brett has completed his greatest work yet, Burn To Glow, a nine-song concept album recorded at Dubway Studios in NYC. Drawing from funk, soul, blues, and rock, Brett's music is blue-eyed soul with groove and passion. With emotional lyrics, funky guitar licks, and powerful vocals most often compared to that of Jeff Buckley's, Brett bares his soul in his songs with heartfelt messages and catchy melodi... (read more)

The Contenders - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
January 13, 2018 - New York

Ilusha Tsinadze - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
January 13, 2018 - New York

Georgian born singer and guitarist, Ilusha Tsinadze, brings his life story to the stage through a captivating take on Georgia's venerable folk traditions. Born in Tbilisi and raised in New York, Ilusha introduces mountain songs and village dances into conversation with the global city, connecting two worlds separated by mountains and seas, history and culture. Since Ilusha's debut album Mother Tongue / Tsinadze, he has performed the repertoire on both sides of the Atlantic. His festival and TV performances in Georgia have won him national fame. Likewise, his appearances in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. have allowed American audiences to experience his emotional renditions of Georgia's beautiful and little-known musical traditions. With Ilusha's warm stage presence, audiences see through the eyes of an immigrant with one foot in New York City, and the other in a little nation on the Black Sea.

The Scream (Siouxsie Tribute), the Grey Cats (Cure Tribute - The Safari Room at El Cortez
January 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Just Surrender, Visits, Cold Hands, Viewpoints - The Loft
January 13, 2018 - New York

Crossheart Collective Presents Autumn In Winter - Gramercy Theatre
January 13, 2018 - New York

Shileigh Law - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
January 13, 2018 - Wantagh

Backstory: An evening of conversation and music with Allman Brothers/Dead & Company Bassist Oteil Burbridge - The Cutting Room
January 13, 2018 - New York

Join us for a unique opportunity to be part of the studio audience at this intimate conversation with GRAMMY award-winning Allman Brothers & Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. We'll talk about his new album, 'Water in the Desert,' stories from the road and much more. Featuring a long-form interview, a short musical element, and an opportunity for audience questions. Oteil Burbridge will be interviewed by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World magazine.

Damn the Torpedoes - a Tribute To Tom Petty - Daryl's House Club
January 13, 2018 - New York

Damn the Torpedoes is the ultimate tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, mesmerizing audiences since 2007. Each member takes pride in playing the extensive Tom Petty catalog live while sounding, acting and looking as closely as possible to the real thing. Whether performing note for note renditions of the studio recordings or engaging the audience with actual live versions of TPATH's performances, patrons and venues can be assured that DTT will deliver the "AWE" factor EVERY TIME.

OMINOUS SEAPODS - Cohoes Music Hall
January 13, 2018 - Cohoes

John O'Connor - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
January 13, 2018 - New York

Since his debut album, Songs For Our Times, reviewed as one of the best albums of the year by the Washington Post 33 years ago, John has gathered a treasure-trove of songs, stories and poems about the working class, war and peace, love and loss. Craig Harris has said, "O'Connor has shaped his own acute observations of the working class into songs that beg to be sung along to." Si Kahn calls his songs "wonderful: direct, simple, singable, powerful."

APA APAP Brunch Showcase w/ Eric Hutchinson, Plain White T's & More - BB King Blues Club & Grill
January 13, 2018 - New York

APA APAP Brunch Showcase feat. Plain White T's, Voiceplay, Eric Hutchinson, The Guitar Army feat. John Jorgenson, Leroy Parnell & Joe Robinson and Cyrille Aimee

Darlene Love - BB King Blues Club & Grill
January 13, 2018 - New York

The New York Times raved ..."Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. This has been a banner season for Darlene. Her new CD, released via Sony/Columbia/Wicked Cool Records has been greeted with sensational critical reaction and numerous TV presentations. Produced by fellow musician and long time friend Steven Van Zandt, it includes selections written for Darlene by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb and many others including two notable songs by Stevie himself.

Richard Howell - The Cutting Room
January 13, 2018 - New York

Richard Howell and Sudden Changes will bring their high energy and spirited music to New York City as they debut new music from the upcoming cd and celebrate their first NYC performance. This will be a night to remember. Frederick Harris -piano, Charles McNeal -alto saxophone, Ele Howell-drums, Ravi Abcarian -bass but rest assured there is a big possibility that there will be some special guest appearing

Frank Grail - Parkside Lounge
January 13, 2018 - New York

I play acoustic rock originals and covers on 12-string guitar. My songs are about specific topics. I put leads and instrumental passages into my songs. I can take a cover and change the key or the beat and make it my own song. My style is an affinity for Progressive Rock. I also love humor in music. I am not the type to go on stage and bear my soul with some slow finger-picked "sensitive" song. I strive to be exciting and interesting. I have also written music to poems by J.R.R. Tolkien. My influences include Pink Floyd, Genesis, The Who, Grateful Dead, Kinks, Peter Hammill, Allman Brothers, Rush,Yes, Led Zeppelin, Renaissance, Gentle Giant, ELP, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Canterbury jazz, English folk, Irish music, etc.

Streetlight Manifesto in New York - Beacon Theatre
January 13, 2018 - Upper West Side

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl - (Le) Poisson Rouge
January 13, 2018 - New York

JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

New York Bee Gees - Cutting Room
January 13, 2018 - New York

The most extravagant Bee Gees show a fan can experience. Under the direction of Peter Mazzeo, as Barry Gibb, this group will take you back to the early days thru the Disco Era of the greatest Pop music ever written. With all-star musicians from The Alan Parsons Project, The Rippingtons and Meatloaf. The New York Bee Gees kill it.

Yacht Rock Revue - Irving Plaza
January 13, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Yacht Rock Revue Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster. Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC ... (read more)

The Ophelias, Anna Altman, Pom Pom Squad - Mercury Lounge
January 14, 2018 - New York

The Ophelias are your local Cincinnati all-girl art rock band -- Spencer Grace Micaela Andrea. Anna altman is lucia arias and christian billard of turnip king. Pom-Pom Squad, a project fronted by Mia Berrin, is a musical diary entry influenced by the sounds of Garage rock and Riot Girl. Originally based out of Orlando, Florida, Mia began recording demos in her teenage bedroom before moving to NYC where she met bandmates Alex Carr (lead guitar), Zoltan Sindhu (bass), and Greg Tock (drums). HATE IT HERE, Pom Pom Squad's debut EP, was released this past April and is available via Bandcamp!

Tone - Arlene's Grocery
January 14, 2018 - New York

TONE is a progressive alternative band based out of New York. We strive to push the landscapes of music forward.

Upstate Rubdown - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
January 14, 2018 - New York

Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner and decade of America's musical heritage. Based in New York State's Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D'Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender. Over its five year history, the band has played in more than twenty states, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages, including Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, and Green River Festival. The band has opened for Cory Henry, Phox, The Felice Brothers, and many others. Otis Mountain Get Down captures the heart of the matter: "Pulling from the greatest corners of American music, this group has the power to get feet moving with or without amplification. Like fresh-farmed vegetables, their music is as organic as it is good for you. From foot-stomping bass, highlighted by the slap ... (read more)

Carolyn Wonderland - Hill Country
January 14, 2018 - NY

Carolyn Wonderland is a multi-award winning artist from Texas. She just won Best Female Vocalist (not bad for a guitar picker!) at the 2011/12 Austin Music Awards .Previously, she and her band were named Austin's Best Blues Band at the 2009 Austin Music Awards where Carolyn picked up the award for Best Female Vocalist, too! No stranger to awards, Carolyn has several from the Houston Music Awards (Best Guitarist, Musician of the Year, Release of the Year, Single of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, Best Blues Band, among others)! Carolyn, her band and friends were recently featured on PBS's Austin City Limits with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.Her 2015 Live CD, LIVE TEXAS TRIO is available everywhere. Her 2011 Bismeaux release, "Peace Meal" (recorded in Austin at Bismeaux and Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm's Studio) has been in the top ten iTunes Blues Chart, Top Twenty Americana Playlist and has found folks talking about Carolyn's music from House of Blues Radio's Elwood's BluesMobile to Don Imus, from Guitar Player Magazine to the Huffington Post. Carolyn is proud to announce her band's partnership with while on tour (and at home shows!) the band donates 10% of sales... (read more)

Face - The Cutting Room
January 14, 2018 - New York

Face is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for over fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. "Blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing…Face take their audience on a musical journey and it's fantastic fun." ( Performing over 100 shows a year around the world, the band competed on the hit NBC series "The Sing-Off," and has headlined countless amazing venues including Edinburgh Scotland's prestigious Festival Fringe, the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Face has opened for legendary performers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Barenaked Ladies, Jay Leno, 38 Special, Culture Club & Boy George, Rick Springfield, Cracker, Robin Thicke, Reel Big Fish, The Wailers and Manhattan Transfer.

The Zen Tricksters W/ Special Guest Kenny Brooks (Ratdog) + Ominous Seapods - Brooklyn Bowl
January 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Before there was a jam band scene, there were The Zen Tricksters…" - Rolling Stone's Frickes Picks by David Fricke The roster of current Zen Tricksters includes some of the most venerable musicians in the Jam Band scene today. Originating from Long Island, New York, this band has played together and apart for over 35 years and its members are not only "life long" Zen Tricksters, but play and have played with other bands of renown, including Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Other Ones, The Dead, and Assembly of Dust. They have performed over the years with such artists as Levon Helm, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Buddy Cage, David Nelson, Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux, Tom Constanten, and many more. Their performances feature originals from their three studio albums, classic songs and Grateful Dead renditions which are their trademark. This is a rare performance not to be missed! The Ominous Seapods were a nineties jam band spawning from Plattsburgh, New York and eventually settling in Albany, New York. At the height of their popularity, their line up included Max Verna (guitar, vocals), Dana Monteith (guitar, vocals), T... (read more)

Medium Rare Presents: Viva Las Vegas Juan Maclean (Dj), Midnight Magic (Dj), David Martson & Brigitte Zozula, Salinger, Will Buck, Max August, Dash Speaks, Kristos - Baby's All Right
January 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

The dance world way too often privileges the new, and not many dance artists write albums as good as In A Dream, the third full­length album by The Juan MacLean, this far into their career. The Juan MacLean have weathered electroclash, disco­punk, electro-disco, techno, house, deep house, and whatever we can call the sound of today. They never feel totally in step with the moment, but somehow always feel right and necessary. Put differently: there's always something exciting to say about the music, regardless of the release date. Let's start with Nancy Whang. Nancy's voice has always been a kind of secret weapon on The Juan MacLean records, but this album is her triumph. Just take a look above at the album art where she's front and center. This is the Nancy Show ­­ you get all sides of Nancy on this record, a wide range of expression. These are all love songs, but emotions run wild. And you can't pull this off without Nancy ­­ she's not living in these songs, she's leading them. Like every Juan record, this one quotes freely from house and techno and disco. Dead drums and vintage synthesizers are abundant. This is a DFA record, after all. But early on in their career, The Juan MacL... (read more)

The Beasts of Dean, $5 Bill Valentine , Natural Born Losers - The Safari Room at El Cortez
January 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin: Places Please! - Joe's Pub at The Public
January 14, 2018 - New York

Places Please is a zany trip backstage in the final moments before the curtain goes up. The audience becomes privy to the anxiety and playfulness of life behind the scenes in this anticipation-fueled program that celebrates and extends the creative relationship that served as KEIGWIN + COMPANY's foundation during its burgeoning years. Set as dreamscape sonic collage, the evening attempts to capture the parallel and intersecting paths of a dynamic creative process and relationship. Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott, KEIGWIN + COMPANY creates and presents Keigwin's electrifying brand of contemporary dance. K+C reaches national and international audiences and invigorates diverse communities with a refreshing vision of dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of wit, style, and heart. Education and community projects seek to physically engage audiences and aspiring dancers in movement and the choreographic process, and bring opportunities for individuals to become more invested in dance. Since K+C's premiere performance at Joyce Soho in 2003, Keigwin has created 35 dances, including the acclaimed large-scale community project, Bolero, which h... (read more)

Cook Thuglass, Violent In Black , Mike Bennett and the Soulglo Orchest - Pianos NYC
January 14, 2018 - New York City

Tim and the Tall Boys - Pete's Candy Store
January 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Sally•Can't•Dance - David Bowie + Elvis - Bowery Electric
January 14, 2018 - New York

In a time when everyone says New York City is dead, all the artists, outlaws, and anything fun has been forced to the outer boroughs, a group of friends and instigators have decided to come together to start a monthly rock 'n' roll party, Sally Can't Dance. It's a night to bring all the tribes together, dressed up and messed up, for decadence and debauchery on the dance floor. This is a place for fast kids and old pros, drag queens and young punks, glitter glam and doom.

Kurt Elling - Birdland
January 14, 2018 - New York

Starting in Chicago, Kurt Elling -- "The standout male vocalist of our time," (New York Times) -- recorded several of his early albums, earned the first of many GRAMMY® nominations and catapulted onto the national stage before moving to Manhattan in 2008. Elling's recent CD release, "Passion World," is a tour-de-force program of love songs from around the world. Performing each song in its native tongue, Elling tells rich stories about musical history on a grand multicultural tour of exotic places and cultures.

Alt Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert - Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall
January 14, 2018 - New York

Alumni of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program are changing the landscape of contemporary opera! Join us for ALT's annual alumni concert, featuring excerpts from three exciting new opera taking to the stage around the country: "The House Without a Christmas Tree" by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek; "Albert Nobbs" by Patrick Soluri and Deborah Brevoort; and "Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers" by Kamala Sankaram and David Johnston.

Tantric, the Robert Cahill Band, the Northmen, Rubixx - The Chance
January 14, 2018 - Poughkeepsie

Damon Smith, Scott James, JIL - Knitting Factory
January 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Damon Isaac Smith is a New York City / Boston based pianist, singer, songwriter, composer. He's a student at the New England Conservatory of Music and performs often with the legendary "Losers Lounge" series at Joe's Pub since 2014. He's played at the Stone, Highline Ballroom, the Knitting Factory, CBGB's, and the Bitter End, along with festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Zappanale.

Tammy Faymous Cabaret featuring Alexander Kacala - Sid Gold's Request Room
January 14, 2018 - New York

Every month Tammy Faymous will pay tribute to influential "divas"!

School of Rock - The Musical - Winter Garden Theatre
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Based on the film of the same name, School of Rock—The Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Iac Commissions: Eighth Blackbird - Irish Arts Center
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Four-time Grammy-winning music ensemble Eighth Blackbird collaborates with longtime IAC artists composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming, Ghost Trio, The Hunger), and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, on Olagón. This 90-minute song cycle brings the centuries-old legend of the Táin Bó Cúailnge into the 21st century, exposing a martini-guzzling, pill-popping Queen Medhbh set against her lovelorn King Ailill, among other lovers.

IAC Commissions: Deirdre Kinahan, Michael Brunnock, and Gerry Leonard - Irish Arts Center
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan (Wild Sky, Halcyon Days, BOGBOY) will collaborate with New York City-based musicians Michael Brunnock and Gerry Leonard on Ettie, an ambitious new theatre production reimagining the life of Ettie Steinberg, Ireland's only known Irish-Jewish citizen to have been murdered in the Holocaust.

The Poet will be Televised- Poetry Showcase - Silvana
Through November 08, 2020 - New York

or three years running, The REC (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will hold a special event on every second Wednesday at Silvana! Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way. If you would like to perform during the open mic, please remember, TRACKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT! The live band will be happy to assist you in any musical stylings you may desire. For more information:

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