Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - April 13-April 15April 9, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
Photo: Paul Katcher/Flickr
From jazz and blues to punk and rock to electronic and pop, every kind of live music venue exists in NYC. City Guide's roundup of weekend random live music shows in New York City will cover all the ground for you, making sure you don't miss out on a single show of other music.
The Party: A Musical - The City College of New York - Aaron Davis Hall
April 13, 2018 - New York
Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote lyrics for the first all African-American musical produced on Broadway called "In Dahomey" (1903). His poem "The Party" is being re-imagined as a new musical written and directed by Bobby Lewis. "The Party" portrays the dream life of slaves on a southern plantation as we glimpse at a perfect day away from their toils and struggles as they come together from four plantations to have a party.
Skeletal Family, DJ Sean Templar, DJ Jarek Zelazny, DJ Patrick - Mercury Lounge
April 14, 2018 - New York
Skeletal Family Formed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England during the Post Punk of early 1980's out of the band 'The Elements", took their name from the title of the song "Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family" from the 1974 David Bowie album, Diamond Dogs. Something unique was brewing up a dark and broody storm in West Yorkshire at the time with bands like The Sisters Of Mercy, The March Violets, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Southern Death Cult (later became The Cult) forming the basis of what became the soundtracks to the Goth Subculture. Skeletal Family soon gained popularity in the UK Independent Charts and furiously gigged the length and breadth of the UK and Europe, recorded tracks for the John Peels Sessions, supported The Sisters of Mercy during their 1984 Black October tour, released 2 studio albums 'Burning Oil' (1984) and 'Futile Combat' (1985) of which saw the release of Skeletal Family's most successful single 'Promised Land' on Red Rhino record label. Anne-Marie left Skeletal Family in 1985 to form Ghost Dance with Gary Marx, former guitarist of The Sisters Of Mercy. The remaining members of Skeletal Family briefly continued before disbanding in 1986. ... (read more)
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and GOYA FOODS is proud to present the four-time Latin GRAMMY Winner DIEGO EL CIGALA as he returns to Lehman Center to preform his world renowned flamenco on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 8pm. El Cigala’s collaborations with prominent Latin American artists have earned him a reputation for seamlessly melding the rhythms and melodies of his Spanish Gitano heritage with styles ranging from bolero to son, tango and Afro-Caribbean jazz, leading NPR to identify him as “a musical game-changer, the rare musician who single-handedly alters the direction of a genre.” Opening for Diego el Cigala will be the Spanish vibrant and visionary flamenco pianist and composer ALEX CONDE. Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for DIEGO EL CIGALA on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 8pm are $100*VIP, $65, $55, and $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Thursday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.or... (read more)
In the Heights - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Through April 15, 2018 - Northport
Before HAMILTON reinvented musical theatre, its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, wowed Broadway with his first musical. IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical!
About Last Night Fridays - Highline Ballroom
Through May 25, 2018 - New York
4K events kicks off its brand new weekly Friday party this week... You already know from the past, we host the best Friday night parties in NYC. This time, we are at our brand new home HIGHLINE BALLROOM. With the best DJs in the city spinning and the best team in the city under one roof, you won't wanna miss this!