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Random Live Music in New York City This Week - November 12-November 19

November 12, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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City Guide's complete music listings also have miscellaneous New York calendar items covering other genres of musical performances. Here you can find world music, global beats, DJ and electronic music shows, choirs and choruses, and even more concerts at top venues from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Queens and beyond.

An Die Musik Oboe, String Trio, & Piano - Kaufman Music Center
November 12, 2017 - Upper West Side

Vinyl Hour at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
November 12, 2017 - New York

Whether you’re a music guru or you can’t tell the difference between Madonna and Prince, come join us in sifting through our massive collection of vinyl records every Sunday in The Library. Sit back and listen or take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on our turntable. Enjoy complimentary rosé while we take you back in time, reminding you of that time you made out with your high school crush in your mom’s minivan…or maybe you don’t want to remember that. Regardless, our collection appeals to everyone.

Cassandra Wilson and Liam Ó Maonlaí - Irish Arts Center
November 12, 2017 - New York

More than any other building in the city, the New Irish Arts Center is defined by the dynamism and diversity of the unusual, exciting artistic marriages that emerge from our creative home. Forged in explosive, emotional fashion at our 2016 Ireland Rising concert and deepened in our 11th Masters in Collaboration series last November, the thrilling artistic partnership of Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson returns this fall with special touring performances at two of the country's most beloved intimate venues—Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles and The Old Town School in Chicago—followed by an exclusive return engagement at Irish Arts Center. Featuring a stellar ensemble of top Irish, folk and jazz musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

November 12, 2017 - New York

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 13, 2017 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

TANK & LEELA JAMES - PlayStation Theater
November 13, 2017 - New York

November 13, 2017 - New York

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 14, 2017 - New York

The Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks. Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. A fateful walk through Washington Square Park found him being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. Jerry spent the next thirteen years learning to play Bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams. There Jerry Shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more Blues Artists. His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York's Blues Hall of Fame. Jerry's band "The Dugger Brothers" are a staple on the New York City Blues scene. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, Junior Mack deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples an... (read more)

First Time Out - A Variety Show at the Gallery - (Le) Poisson Rouge
November 14, 2017 - New York

First Time Out is an intimate monthly variety show for first time performers. FTO creates a wonderfully supportive environment that takes the fear out of performing. We rarely get to experiment with nervous energy in a positive way. FTO helps us do just that.

Live Music with Soulful Sounds at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
November 15, 2017 - New York

Join us every Saturday for live music in the studios from the New Jersey natives, Soulful Sounds. Soulful Sounds consist of college-educated young males having a passion for playing music. The group started out as a duo of the saxophonist and the keyboardist. However, over the years the band has expanded into a five-piece smooth ensemble. Soulful Sounds focuses on providing smooth live entertainment.

KODAK BLACK - PlayStation Theater
November 15, 2017 - New York

The Epichorus - Caveat
November 15, 2017 - New York

The Epichorus performs Indo-Arabic roots music - contemporary music inspired by the old sound. They are lineage holders in classical traditions from India to Egypt and Greece, alongside Jazz and fusion aficionados. Master vocalist Priya Darshini serenades beyond the bounds of language, moving fluidly between Hebrew, Hindi and Aramaic backed by Oud, Violin, Accordion, Hammered Dulcimer, Percussion and Upright Bass. Come ready to be transported by ethereal music reminiscent of a loftier home.

Michael Hull - 54 Below
November 16, 2017 - New York

"I know everyone is going to assume I'm biased, but I'm telling the truth…@ItsMikeHull's solo show is one of the best I've seen at @54Below" –Shoshana Feinstein's verified Twitter "He's so good! So so so good!" – Cassie Okenka's un-verified, but still pretty official Twitter "Mike, I know I'm your mom, but I thought that was pretty good!" – Laura Hull, who may or may not know how to use Twitter Here we go again! After two sold-out performances at Feinstein's/54 Below last year, Michael Hull returns to debut a brand new show! The cheeky tenor is back with all new songs, very special guests, and more surprises up his sleeve than ever. Michael hilariously recounts his antics as he sings new musical theater, pop, and standards. But if you know him, beware: nothing is off limits.

ESCORT (LIVE) - Brooklyn Bowl
November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

ESCORT 3 NIGHT PASS! - Brooklyn Bowl
November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

A Special Edition of Bowl Train feat. TALIB KWELI: RADIO SILENCE ALBUM RELEASE EXTRAVAGANZA - Brooklyn Bowl
November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Cover TBA - Hank's Saloon
Through November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Tiger Sex - Hank's Saloon
Through November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Eskrofula - Hank's Saloon
Through November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Mezzomonis: Music of the Jewish Soul - Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
November 17, 2017 - Harlem

November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

ESCORT (LIVE) - Brooklyn Bowl
November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Mark Crozer and The Rels - PlayStation Theater
November 17, 2017 - New York

Canterbury Choral Society - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
November 18, 2017 - New York City

Performers Canterbury Choral Society

Christiaan Smith, Baritone Casey Robards, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
November 18, 2017 - New York

Performers Christiaan Smith, Baritone Casey Robards, Piano

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 18, 2017 - New York

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be. BRUNCH BUFFET MENU Scrambled Eggs Smoked Bacon & Sausage Cinnamon Brown Sugar French Toast Aged Cheddar Baked Macaroni & Cheese Baked Beans & Smoked Bacon Sliced Baked Yams w/ Pecans & Maple Syrup South Carolina Grits Classic Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons & Shaved Parmesan Vegetarian Pasta Salad w/ Basil & Olive Oil Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish w/ Tartar Sauce Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Mild Chicken Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dressing BBQ Chicken w/ Memphis-Style Sauce Fresh Fruit Salad Mini Bagels w/ Cream Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits Fruit Cobbler w/ Pastry Crust Brownies & Chocolate Chip Cookies Orange, Cranberr... (read more)

Le Scandal - West Bank Cafe
November 18, 2017 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

ESCORT (LIVE) - Brooklyn Bowl
November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

November 18, 2017 - New York

November 18, 2017 - New York

Bob Carol Ted - Hank's Saloon
Through November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Knock Yourself Out - Hank's Saloon
Through November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Um - Hank's Saloon
Through November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

November 19, 2017 - New York

Manhattan Cabaret Arts - Don't Tell Mama
Through November 20, 2017 - New York

Ilegal Music Series - Bar Chord
Through November 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Britemores, Les Sans Culottes, Chainsaw Kittens, and One Band Tba - Hank's Saloon
Through November 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Johnny Mercer Sings Johnny Mercer - 92nd Street Y
Through November 29, 2017 - Upper East Side

Will Friedwald, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and the author of nine books on popular music, presents curated video clips from his extensive vintage collection to illustrate the great artistry of the performers and composers of the American Songbook. The presentations will be driven both by a profundity of rare and fascinating video footage, nearly all of which hasn't been seen publicly in decades (not available on home video or YouTube) and his own incisive commentary. Everyone knows Johnny Mercer's songs: "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Skylark" and "Moon River," but how many people know that he was also a great singer, especially of his own lyrics. In the 1950s and '60s, Mercer was a frequent presence on live television, and for this retrospective, we're culling his appearances from a wide range of vintage variety shows, featuring duets with such worthy constituents as Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting and Nat King Cole.

IAC Commissions: Eighth Blackbird - Irish Arts Center
Through November 30, 2017 - 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.

The New York Fowl Harmonic + other bands TBA - Hank's Saloon
Through December 02, 2017 - Brooklyn

Wire Troop + others TBA - Hank's Saloon
Through December 07, 2017 - Brooklyn

Maxine Linehan's One: The Songs of U2 - 54 Below
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Already considered the premiere interpreter of the U2 songbook, concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan breaks new ground with a unique, lyrically driven orchestral show devoted to the work of this world-famous band. The extraordinary songs written by Bono and U2 find a new voice in a concert that holds to the beautiful melodic lines of the songs, while bringing the lyrics forward into a fresh light. Accompanied by piano, cello, violin, bass, and drums, Linehan will continue her mission of providing audiences with the unexpected experience of hearing U2's famous songs as if for the first time — while always being true to the heart and soul of each time-honored hit. Hailed by the New York Times as "fiercely talented," Maxine Linehan's success on both sides of the Atlantic includes sold-out concerts at Paris' famed Theatre du Chatelet, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Feinstein's/54 Below and cities across America. Her solo shows An American Journey, Beautiful Songs, and What Would Petula Do? have all garnered rave reviews and spun off critically acclaimed albums. Her ability to emotionally engage throughout a stunning vocal performance is unparalleled. One: The Songs of U2 will ... (read more)

Fresh 102.7's Holiday Jam Featuring Backstreet Boys & Fergie - Beacon Theater
Through December 13, 2017 - New York

Fresh 102.7's Holiday Jam featuring Backstreet Boys & Fergie at the Beacon Theatre Dec. 13th, 2017!

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship - Beacon Theater
Through December 14, 2017 - New York

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship comes to The Beacon Theatre on December 14. Unlike the arenas and large-scale venues of past tours often associated with Tomlin, "Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship" will incorporate historic venues and an up-close and intimate night of worship with Chris Tomlin. "I want these nights to feel warm and cozy… that's what I love about the beautiful, historic theaters," shares Tomlin. "They provide the perfect setting for a night to come together as a family, celebrating the spirit of Christmas." Likely "the most often sung artist anywhere" according to TIME Magazine, Chris Tomlin is among the most influential artists in Christian music. Selling over 7.5 million albums and 10.7 million digital tracks, Tomlin has 16 No. 1 radio singles, a GRAMMY® Award, three Billboard Music Awards, two platinum and five gold albums to his name.

The Wizard of Oz - Harlem Rep
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

The classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," is being mounted with a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg.

Holiday Cheer for FUV - Beacon Theater
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

Holiday Cheer for Fuv Is Coming to the Beacon Theatre on Dec. 15, 2017. Join Us for This Year's Holiday Cheer for Fuv Benefit Show with Lo Moon, Jeff Tweedy, Randy Newman and Aimee Mann. It Promises to Be an Unforgettable Night of Songs, Stories and Performances.

K-Love Christmas 2017 - Beacon Theater
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

K-Love Christmas 2017 Features Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb, We Are Messengers, and Marc Martel. Experience a Night of Christmas Favorites and Top Hits from the Artists You Love! Celebrate the Reason for the Season with Your Family and Friends on This Unforgettable Night.

Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne - 54 Below
Through March 07, 2018 - New York

"Vivian Reed, human dynamo at Feinstein's/54 Below… you must not miss this great artist. It is the best major artist's show I have seen this year!" -Joe Regan Jr., Theater Pizzazz BACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! After her sell-out show packed Feinstein's/54 Below to the rafters a couple seasons back, multi-award-winning singer, actress and dancer Vivian Reed returns with a brand new show, celebrating the 100th year of Lena Horne. The show will include some of Miss Horne's well known songs reinterpreted with Vivian's unique arrangements and vocal stylings, amidst an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee — who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others — pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and three background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests. It's an evening you'll neve... (read more)

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