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May 13, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

DJ Natt from Japan - Silvana
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

With 13 years of experience, DJ Natt is a very famous and professional DJ in Tokyo. He started his career in NY since 2015. He spins Hip Hop,RnB,Reggae,Dancehall,Soca,Latin,Naija,House and Electronic.

Fuse Patrol - Club Bonafide
May 17, 2019 - New York

The combo consists of Eckersid Silapaswang (guitar) and Roy Suter (keyboards) spearheading inventive melodies and rich harmony over the solid and imaginative foundations poured by Chris Pott (bass) and Jason Reddish (drums). Fuse Patrol performs with an honesty, energy, and accessibility for everyone to groove with and feel right at home — even those who aren't usually fans of instrumental ensembles. The group combines an eclectic combination of influences with their own unique voice, and play with a great sense of both lightness and power that entertains crowds who have all kinds of musical tastes.

The Brought Low - Hank's Brooklyn
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Swilson, The Evictions, Abstract Artimus The Brought Low are a hard rock power trio from New York City who formed in 1999. They released their self-titled debut record on Tee Pee Records in 2001. In 2006 they released their long awaited sophomore effort, Right On Time on Small Stone Records (Dixie Witch, Sasquatch, 5 Hose Johnson). The record was hailed as an instant classic by The Boston Phoenix, Lollipop, Roadburn and Stonerrock.com among others. Third Record, their last album for Small Stone, was produced by Andrew Schneider (Pelican, Cave In, Scissorfight). The band is known for its live show and has shared the stage with Them Crooked Vultures, Supersuckers and Nebula among others and has performed at the Emissions From The Monolith and South By Southwest music festivals.

The 30th Street Blues Band - Blues - Silvana
May 17, 2019 - New York

We're a New York City-based blues band, and we play a mixture of traditional blues tunes and bluesy-rock songs. Christine does vocals, Craig is on the drums, Joe plays lead guitar, Mark is on rhythm guitar, and David plays bass.

Westside House Rockers - Rock - Silvana
May 17, 2019 - New York

The Westside House Rockers are New York's Top Funk and Blues Band! With hints of James Brown and Muddy Waters, you're guaranteed to shake your moneymaker!

Lany - Hammerstein Ballrom
May 17, 2019 - New York,

LANY Concerts

Imunuri - Bar Chord
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Imunuri

Popgun Presents MR Twin Sister - Warsaw
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Grumby DJ Set (11pm Free), Dry Reef, Eleanor Tallie, Ruby Bones, Brooklyn Pearl - Pianos
May 17, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over DRY REEF is a group dedicated to establishing a wave of high-energy, uplifting music. Rooted in the rock/reggae sound that put them on the map, the young group incorporates inflections of indie-surf rock and electronic post-rock forming a refreshing, organic sound you cannot ignore. These 23-year-olds are rapidly evolving from dreamers to decision-leaders in the industry.

Barrage & Gypsy - 89 North Music
May 17, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is 21 and Over For this show, advanced tickets for reserved seating on the upper level are available. Barrage is a classic and hard rock cover band that strives to keep these genres of music alive! Gypsy faithfully recreates Stevie Nicks' live show and sings the hits of Fleetwood Mac with striking accuracy. Rikki Lee Wilson gives a stunning performance as Stevie Nicks with spot-on vocals and visuals that magically capture Nicks' stage presence.

Drop Dead Sexy: Returns to Revolution! - Revolution Bar & Music Hall
May 17, 2019 - Amityville

Drop Dead Sexy, Side Gig + more

All-Request Rock Party: Shake, Rattle & Roll - Rattle & Hum West
May 18, 2019 - New York

Shake, Rattle & Roll promises a one-of-a-kind, all-request, totally interactive rock 'n' roll party. This no-holds-barred dueling piano performance, at Rattle & Hum West in New York City, is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to your favorite songs. The comic piano masters seldom get a request they can't handle — from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, there's something for everyone in their massive repertoire of hit songs. This is a great place to bring a party, as the duo is glad to give special shout-outs to those celebrating a special occasion.

Keith Sweat - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 18, 2019 - Westbury

Keith Sweat is a Harlem, N.Y born songwriter/ record producer/ vocalist / actor/ radio personality, with a career that spans 24 years of record breaking and trail blazing contributions to the Pop and R&B genre. He is coined the genius behind the New Jack Swing phenomenon of the late 1980's. He has thrived as one of Atlanta's first record industry moguls, building his own recording studio and discovering new artists such as Silk and Kut Klose – signing both multi-platinum groups to his Keia Record label. Sweat has become one of Atlanta's leading mentors for young talent, its principle purveyor of R&B music. The unflappable Sweat points to his consistency as the key to his success and achievement of a dozen top ten R&B singles including seven #1's, four top five Pop singles and frequenting Billboards Top Charts. On the cusp of his third decade in the spotlight, Sweat has almost become a genre unto himself, his pleading ballads a mainstay of radio's "Quiet Storm" format. As if in acknowledgement of that, Sweat hosts the #1 night time nationally syndicated radio show, "The Sweat Hotel". The live call-in program boasts 3 million listeners exchanging dialogue with Keith about matters o... (read more)

All-Request Rock Party: Shake, Rattle & Roll - Rattle & Hum West
May 18, 2019 - New York

Shake, Rattle & Roll promises a one-of-a-kind, all-request, totally interactive rock 'n' roll party. This no-holds-barred dueling piano performance, at Rattle & Hum West in New York City, is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to your favorite songs. The comic piano masters seldom get a request they can't handle — from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, there's something for everyone in their massive repertoire of hit songs. This is a great place to bring a party, as the duo is glad to give special shout-outs to those celebrating a special occasion.

Goat - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
May 18, 2019 - New York

GOAT will pull information from your mind and create a fully-improvised show that entertains and amazes you! Members of GOAT have written for or appeared in Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black, Broad City, Difficult People, Above Average, etc. etc.

Shamilton - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
May 18, 2019 - New York

Baby Wants Candy presents "Shamilton!", the hit Hamilton inspired hip hop musical created in 2016 at UCBLA, developed in Chicago, sold-out at DCM...and now returning to UCB! Ever heard of this show "Hamilton"? Shamilton is just like that, but (ahem) better! Expect the same level of hip hop, incredible songs, stunning choreography and powerhouse singing... except made up on the spot! Join the Shamilton cast as they improvise an epic musical based on a historical figure of your choosing- from Genghis Khan to Frederick Douglas to Kim Kardashian. It's the show Lin-Manuel Miranda calls, "cease and desist!"

Meat Puppets Sumo Princess, Stephen Maglio - Monty Hall
May 18, 2019 - Jersey City

At their induction into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2017, the Meat Puppets, one of the most compelling, original and enduring bands in rock history, managed to both honor their story and introduce its next chapter. On that night in August, at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, founding members Curt Kirkwood, on vocals and guitar; his brother Cris Kirkwood, on bass and vocals; and Derrick Bostrom, on drums, joined together onstage for the first time in over two decades. Throughout a set that included era-defining songs like “Lake of Fire,” “Plateau” and “Backwater,” the chemistry was more than promising, as Bostrom isn’t shy to point out. “It was so intense that even I couldn’t deny it!” he recalled recently. “It was just like, now I remember why we did this. It was magical.” The white-hot enthusiasm he felt at that awards ceremony in Phoenix hasn’t waned. That rekindling has resulted in Dusty Notes, the band’s new Megaforce release and the first Meat Puppets studio album Bostrom has participated in since 1995’s No Joke! “This is a classic situation where the project took us over and we way exceeded our expectations,” he said of Dusty Notes, going on to ca... (read more)

Aziza Miller and Friends-'Songs from Our Hearts to Yours - Club Bonafide
May 18, 2019 - New York

We're an ecclectic jazz quintet playing Classic Original music integrating jazz with elements of latin, funk, blues and soul. Aziza Miller(Natalie Cole's 1st MD/pianist) is the composer in this group whose music has been recorded by such major artists as Natalie Cole, Will Downing, Buddy Williams, Ahmad Jamal, Pete Escovedo…and more.

The Lord Calverts - Hank's Brooklyn
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Piggies, Wire Troop The Lord Calverts are an explosive garage rock/power pop quintet from the New York City. The band claims that their roots are in Baltimore, where, as part of the burgeoning '60s garage-rock scene, they recorded for obscure labels and occasionally got a song into the lower rungs of the local charts. Truth or myth, their music is clearly influenced by that era, but with a sound that is absolutely current. The Lord Calverts deliver true American roots rock: fast, nasty, catchy and rude.

POD - Fat Cat
May 18, 2019 - New York

POD

Crosswalk Anarchy-HipHop / Fusion - Silvana
May 18, 2019 - New York

Crosswalk Anarchy is a collective of 5 NEW York-based musicians who seek to blow your mind with their arsenal of sophisticated hip-hop/fusion originals and still have you singing along.

Blu Cha Cha - Latin Jazz - Silvana
May 18, 2019 - New York

My name is Trombonita and I lead a band called Blu Cha Cha. Blue Cha Cha, while Latin based, is a fusion of Blues, Jazz, Salsa, Reggae, Ska, R&B, Funk, Motown, and Standards. The band consists of keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, flute, and three trombones! The arranging and writing are done by me, Trombonita.

DJ Ouaga - World Music Coup - Silvana
May 18, 2019 - New York

DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with many knowledgeable years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrobeat, Afrohouse, & Techouse, putting into the mix all types of music and creating a fresh spin on African - Caribbean - Latin - Middle-Eastern - Bangla to current, old school, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul & Funk. As a world Music Coup DJ he also makes his own beats and remixes.

Keith Sweat - Theatre at Westbury
May 18, 2019 - Westbury

Keith Sweat is a Harlem, N.Y born songwriter/ record producer/ vocalist / actor/ radio personality, with a career that spans 24 years of record breaking and trail blazing contributions to the Pop and R&B genre. He is coined the genius behind the New Jack Swing phenomenon of the late 1980's. He has thrived as one of Atlanta's first record industry moguls, building his own recording studio and discovering new artists such as Silk and Kut Klose – signing both multi-platinum groups to his Keia Record label. Sweat has become one of Atlanta's leading mentors for young talent, its principle purveyor of R&B music. The unflappable Sweat points to his consistency as the key to his success and achievement of a dozen top ten R&B singles including seven #1's, four top five Pop singles and frequenting Billboards Top Charts. On the cusp of his third decade in the spotlight, Sweat has almost become a genre unto himself, his pleading ballads a mainstay of radio's "Quiet Storm" format. As if in acknowledgement of that, Sweat hosts the #1 night time nationally syndicated radio show, "The Sweat Hotel". The live call-in program boasts 3 million listeners exchanging dialogue with Keith about matters o... (read more)

J.C. Hopkins & the Biggish Band - Minton's playhouse
May 18, 2019 - New York

J.C. Hopkins & the Biggish Band

The Bronx Wanderers - Schimmel Center
May 18, 2019 - Lower Manhatan

Buckle your seatbelts because The Bronx Wanderers deliver a high-octane '50s, '60s, and '70s rock' n' roll experience. Add in a dose of pure Italian "famigilia" and you capture the magical appeal of The Bronx Wanderers!

The Curfew - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
May 18, 2019 - New York

Eight of the UCBT's most seasoned improvisers create hilarious worlds from scratch in this long-running show. In addition to being veteran performers at the UCBT, members of The Curfew have appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, MTV, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. On the web they've starred in projects by Improv Everywhere, The Onion, Funny or Die, and College Humor.

Dj Nebraska Jones (12am Free)Parlors Miss Barnes Leifer Phil from Accounting Super King Armor - Pianos
May 18, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over After years of initial demos and a number of attempted band names, Parlors took to the studio in 2018 after honing in on where they wanted their sound to go. Recorded in the heat of a New York summer, Parlors is instead apt to soundtrack the twilight hours of an autumn evening in this same city the band calls home. Melodies from both Matt Fullam (vocals, guitar) and lead guitarist Hart Mechlin dance on top of a hefty rhythm section backed by Matt's brother Dan on drums and bassist Matt DaSilva.

School of Rock Port Jefferson - 89 North Music
May 18, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is for All Ages Grunge Come down to hear the most influential music to come from Seattle in the 90s! Ramones Come watch some of Port Jefferson's young rockers play some of the most influential punk tunes in their Ramones show!

60s Invasion & Us and Floyd - 89 North Music
May 18, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is 21 and over for This Show, Advanced Tickets for Reserved Seating on the Upper Level Are Available

Murder Junkies - Amityville Music Hall
May 18, 2019 - Amityville

Ages 18 and Up Murder Junkies

Neon Knights (The Epic Tribute to Dio) - Revolution Bar & Music Hall
May 18, 2019 - Amityville

Sinner: The Ultimate Judas Priest Tribute, Bad Habits: Tribute to Thin Lizzy, 100 Proof (Tribute to Black Sabbath)

Bb King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee - Daryl's House
May 18, 2019 - Pawling

Limit 10 Per Person BB King's legendary blues band teams up with Michael Lee from the Voice for a magical night of music.

Walking Tour - the History of Art, Crime, Drugs and Punk Rock on the Lower East Side with John Joseph - Rocks Off
May 19, 2019 - New York

What was it about the Lower East Side that attracted so much talent and crime in the last 40 years? Since my early days of punk back in the summer of 1977 I've been exposed to some of the best music and the worst crime. Everything from Max's Kansas City to the Alphabet City Butcher Daniel Rakowitz who lived right above me and killed his girlfriend, chopped her up and fed her to the homeless in Tompkins Square Park. I was also in that park when the riot of 1988 kicked off and I played one of the last shows at CBGB's. Most people walking around on the Lower East Side today with its trendy boutiques and coffee shops have no idea of its history, the great music and violence that has always co-existed side by side down here. I'll take you to the punk clubs, gang hangouts and drug spots where some of the craziest things went down. It's a first hand account from someone who was immersed in the danger having myself grown up on the streets of NYC since the age of 14. I guarantee you it will be a true punk rock & crime history lesson from someone who was there way back then and is still here.

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
May 19, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Jeff N Suzie's Country-Oke - Skinny Dennis
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jeff N Suzie's Country-Oke

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Loaded Concerts Presents in Stride - 89 North Music
May 19, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is for All Ages Loaded Concerts Presents in Stride

Bad Mary - Amityville Music Hall
May 19, 2019 - Amityville

Ages 16 and Up Bad Mary

Andy C - Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Through May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+ One most the respected and celebrated names in Drum & Bass, Andy C, is coming to The Kings Hall on May 18th with MC Tonn Piper! While experimenting with programming breaks as a teenager, Andy C, with collaborator Ant, created magnum opus 'Valley of the Shadows (31 Seconds)' under their Origin Unknown alias, kickstarting Andy C's meteoric rise to legendary status. He quickly gained notoriety as a DJ with his quick mixing style, often utilizing three turntables, and generous use of The Double Drop. In addition to his skills as a DJ and producer, he also co-founded and runs one of the most respected labels in DnB - RAM Records.

Andy C - The Brooklyn Mirage
Through May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

One most the respected and celebrated names in Drum & Bass, Andy C, is coming to The Kings Hall on May 18th with MC Tonn Piper! While experimenting with programming breaks as a teenager, Andy C, with collaborator Ant, created magnum opus 'Valley of the Shadows (31 Seconds)' under their Origin Unknown alias, kickstarting Andy C's meteoric rise to legendary status. He quickly gained notoriety as a DJ with his quick mixing style, often utilizing three turntables, and generous use of The Double Drop. In addition to his skills as a DJ and producer, he also co-founded and runs one of the most respected labels in DnB - RAM Records.

Joseph Capriati Invites: Joseph Capriati, Len Faki, François K - The Brooklyn Mirage
Through May 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Italian techno mastermind Joseph Capriati is a man that needs no introduction; he is one of the most in-demand, well-respected, and exciting artists in dance music today; he has earned the reputation that proceeds him. For the first time in New York history, Joseph is inviting two of the scene's most legendary DJs to perform alongside him at the Brooklyn Mirage; Len Faki, the Berlin-based powerhouse and Berghain resident, and renowned New York hero François K, completing a lineup not to be missed! This event is brought to you by longtime Output promoter Benny Soto and Output Co-founder Nicolas Matar.

Be More Chill: Broadway's Viral Musical Sensation - Lyceum Theatre
Through June 09, 2019 - New York

What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it? In Be More Chill, achieving the "perfect life" is possible thanks to mysterious new technology — but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. Rolling Stone calls it a "wow of a musical" with an "irresistible score." Thrillingly exciting and comically subversive, this new musical takes on the competing voices in our heads, and ultimately proves there's never been a better time in history to be yourself. Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill brings the cool factor to New York's Lyceum Theatre.

Rebel Rebel: the Secret David Bowie NYC Tour - West Village
Through September 15, 2019 - New York

HALLO, BOWIE’S NYC Experience an immersive adventure featuring David Bowie’s little-known NYC haunts. By the time of his death, Bowie had lived in New York for over 20 years. “I’ve lived in New York longer than I’ve lived anywhere else. It’s amazing. I am a New Yorker.” Discover the story of Blackstar and the history of Ziggy as you trace the footsteps of David's life in NYC, visiting locations where he recorded, and the notable spots significant to the Thin White Duke as an artist and New Yorker.

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