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Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - July 12-July 14

July 8, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

Afrofunk Fridays Featuring Modrums - The Montauk Beach House
July 12, 2019 - Montauk

Modrums Morgan Greenstreet spins eclectic dance music from the Caribbean NYC Latin America and Africa salsa cumbia konpa cadence zouk soca soukous Afrobeat jive kwaito etc.

Sunset on the Hudson - Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
July 12, 2019 - New York

Experience summer at its best—with free Friday concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right. Our eclectic lineup offers music for everyone - bring your friends, a blanket and enjoy some great music in your west side backyard.

Guster - Ford Theatre
July 12, 2019 - Washington

This outdoor concert highlights songs from Guster's latest album, Look Alive. The group's live shows channel their infectious positive energy into raucous performances that have fans singing along to songs old and new with unbridled enthusiasm, while always promising plenty of eclectic surprises, too.

Creatures of the Dust - House of Yes
July 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Awaken the spirit of the playa among fellow Creatures of the Dust. Dance into darkness with desert dwellers, mirage magic, and wild wonders. Satiate the creature of your curiosity. Indulge in your instincts and let your pleasure run wild.

Bruce in the USA - the World's #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - Rockin' the River Music Cruises
July 12, 2019 - New York

Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute! This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000, in Legends "full scale" Las Vegas show. The great success in the famous Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce In The USA show.

Unplugged Music Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3
July 12, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights,

Enjoy intimate, unplugged sets performed by local artists. This series features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July. On July 12: Common Jack / Kevin Daniel

Marissa Nadler at The Loft - City Winery
July 13, 2019 - New York

Tickets will be $18 Day of Show By asking difficult questions about her relationships, Marissa Nadler has found a stronger sense of self and a sharper voice as both a songwriter and a vocalist on For My Crimes, culminating in her most evocative entry in an already impressive discography. Following the release of 2016's acclaimed Strangers, Nadler's relationships were put to the test as she left the Boston area on tour. She wrote throughout 2017 about this tension, and ended up with three times as many songs as she needed. But after reviewing the demos with her co-producers Justin Raisen and Lawrence Rothman, Nadler wrote a flurry of tight but no less intense new songs in the week before arriving at Rothman's Laurel Canyon studio, House of Lux, in early January. She considered it a challenge to herself, applying new strategies and structures to the craft of "slow music" she's honed over the last 15 years. From that group of songs came nearly all of the singles on For My Crimes, some of the most indelible of Nadler's career. The opening title track is classic Nadler: a sweeping, vaguely Southern drama of voices, strings, and acoustic guitar, that walks the fine line between charac... (read more)

Yeasayer Steady Holiday - Webster Hall
July 13, 2019 - New York

Age: 16 and up Yeasayer Steady Holiday DATE Sat, Jul 13, 2019 DOORS | SHOW 7:00pm | 8:00pm

Bowlive Viii Featuring Soulive with Special Guest John Scofield - Brooklyn Bowl
July 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

ARTIST INFO SOULIVE WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it's right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio—that venerable, funky institution pioneered by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes in the late '60s. Rest assured, when the Evans brothers first brought Kraz by their Woodstock studio, there was plenty of old vinyl spread out on the floor. In their 13 years together, Soulive has followed the muse in the direction of hip-hop, R&B, blues and rock, collaborating with the likes of Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, Talib Kweli, John Scofield, Derek Trucks, Maceo Parker, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Fred Wesley, The Roots, Ivan Neville and so many others, even going so far as to record a full album of covers by The Beatles (Rubber Soulive). But, no matter how they push the limits of the organ trio, they always come back to their bread and butter: blistering solos and grooves that don't quit.

Freezepop - The Mercury Lounge
July 13, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 21 and Over Nullsleep The latest: We're in the process of making our 5th full-length album (and 2 bonus albums) after an amazing Kickstarter campaign. Things are coming along! We're also going to be playing some shows this summer, with some "special guests," omg. And some backstory: • We formed in Boston in the summer of 1999, a time and place where electropop bands were exceedingly rare. • Released two homemade EPs, built a website, animated a video (these things were BIG deals back then, and it even got us a writeup in Wired for our DIY-meets-techy- goodness aesthetic). • Our debut album, 2000's Freezepop Forever, was released domestically on our own label, Archenemy, and licensed in Europe by the Spanish indiepop label Elefant. • In 2004, put out our sophomore album, Fancy Ultra•Fresh. • In 2008, after eight years of self-releasing our music, we partnered with Rykodisc/ Cordless Recordings for our third album, Future Future Future Perfect, and the single "Less Talk More Rokk" was the iTunes #4 dance/electronic song that year. • The label experiment was cool, but we decided to return to self-releasing for our next album, Imaginary Friends, which went on to receive Be... (read more)

Gorgon City Pres. Realm - The Brooklyn Mirage
Through July 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Launched in 2017, Gorgon City's club-based record label REALM has been laser focused on releasing tracks built for the dance floor with an eye towards the underground. On July 12th, they bring the first REALM Records party to The Brooklyn Mirage with a line up that channels the essence of the UK's house and techno scenes: Gorgon City (DJ Set), Lee Foss, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Kyle Kinch & Rinsed.

Gorgon City Pres. Realm - Avant Gardner
Through July 13, 2019 - New York

Launched in 2017, Gorgon City's club-based record label REALM has been laser focused on releasing tracks built for the dance floor with an eye towards the underground. On July 12th, they bring the first REALM Records party to The Brooklyn Mirage with a line up that channels the essence of the UK's house and techno scenes: Gorgon City (DJ Set), Lee Foss, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Kyle Kinch & Rinsed.

Sammy Rae & the Friends + Lohai + Peter Collins - Brooklyn Bowl
Through July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

One part sweet, two parts bitter, Sammy Rae is a vocalist and songwriter bringing an exciting mix of rock, soul, and jazz, all with a twist of 1970's style. Together with The Friends, Sammy's music is a party, integrating smooth lyricism, exciting vocal harmonies, contagious rhythms, and powerful horn lines with echos of Crosby Stills & Nash, Grace Potter, Vulfpeck, and Bruce Springsteen. Following the breakout 2018 release of her EP "The Good LIfe", Sammy has grown a dedicated following through memorable shows around New York City and beyond.

Black Pumas - 3rd & Lindsley
July 14, 2019 - Nashville

Age: All ages Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada show off their Austin-bred "Wu-Tang Clan meets James Brown" (KCRW) sound best fit for the live stage; Rolling Stone named them "One Of The 30 Best Bands We Saw In Austin" during this year's SXSW.

Justin Moore - The Pacific Amphitheatre
July 14, 2019 - Costa Mesa

In anticipation of his extensive fall tour and new album (Late Nights And Longnecks), the country star and his band headline arenas and amphitheaters across the US. Moore's "emotional" (Entertainment Tonight) latest single "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" is a heartfelt, twang-laden salute "backed up by a soaring chorus and weeping guitar work" (Rolling Stone Country), and the track offers a taste of what fans can expect both on the road and on his most traditional album to date.

House of Aphrodisiacs - House of Yes
July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

The House of Noire presents House of Aphrodisiacs - a delightful blend of burlesque, transformative seduction, and acrobatic fantasy.

Artists at Noguchi: Bang on a Can Presents 75 Dollar Bill - The Noguchi Museum
July 14, 2019 - Long Island City

Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum present the New York-based guitar and percussion duo 75 Dollar Bill, performing their unique blend of sound from Northwest Africa by way of Mississippi and New York No Wave. As 75 Dollar Bill, plywood crate percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen make electric, richly patterned music that can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism – an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa, India, and the Middle East, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. For this event, the group will present a special set of material conceived with the unique environs of The Noguchi Museum in mind. The performance will take place in The Noguchi Museum’s outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Museum’s galleries.

Jac with No K, Mykele Deville, Already Late, Daniel Victor - The Mercury Lounge
July 14, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 21 and Over Why is there no "K" you might ask? Was it destiny? An accident? An ill-fated attempt to shape an individualistic image for myself? The answer, actually, is none of your business... ...Hmm? Oh yeah, I'm an alt-blues guitarist based out of Philadelphia. I currently play the finest dive bars in the city, scrounging my way towards my dream one drunken tip at a time. Mykele Deville is a rapper, poet, actor, teaching artist, and author from the west side of Chicago. His solo hip-hop and poetic recordings include Peace, Fam (2017), Each One Teach One (2016), and Super Predator (2016). Already Late are a band shaped by a long list of genres. On top of a variety of guitars, catchy hooks (in both English and Japanese) funky bass lines and banging drum beats, they have managed to find spots in their set for electronics, as well as some ukulele. A gifted writer, lyricist and storyteller, Daniel Victor has continued to further embed himself in New York's music scene.

Brooklyn's Oldtime Slowjam - Jalopy Theatre
July 14, 2019 - Red Hook

The slow jam is not just for beginners but for people doubling on another instrument. Welcome to banjos, fiddles, mandolins, guitars, singers, harmonica, and so on. Join in on the fun or just listen. The jam will be led by Karen Dahlstrom and Charlie Shaw and special guests.

Rooftop Films | Mickey and the Bear - Industry City
Through July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Camila Morrone delivers a riveting performance in this story of small-town escape from Annabelle Attanasio. Date: Saturday, July 13th Venue: Industry City Address: 51 35th St., Sunset Park, Brooklyn 8:00 PM: Doors Open 8:30 PM: Live Music 9:00 PM: Film Begins 10:30 PM: Q&A 11:00 PM: After-Party MIckey and the Bear Annabelle Attanasio | US | 89 Faced with the responsibility to take care of her opioid-addicted veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck does what she can to keep her household afloat. When she receives the opportunity to leave her home for good, she must make the impossible decision between familial obligation and personal fulfillment.

French Kiss - House of Yes
Through July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Get your L'amour on the dance floor. Lock lips and get loose with luscious lovers and sophisticated sounds on this eve of the French Independence celebration Bastille Day! We'll be serving sexy house and deep grooves for your oo la la all night long. C'est chic. C'est la Vie. C'est parfait.

Unplugged - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3
Through July 26, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights,

Unplugged features intimate acoustic acts curated by Brooklyn Americana Music Series in June and DeGraw Sound in July.

Nunu Chocolates Sing A Long with Lloyd Miller - Nunu Chocolates
Through July 30, 2019 - Park Slope

Bring your little ones to this weekly singalong with Lloyd Miller. Call to confirm.

Music Makers (with Grown-Up) - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Through July 30, 2019 - Park Slope

Share the joy of making music with your little one! This fun and exploratory music class will have you and your child singing, dancing, exploring instruments, and making new friends. We will play everything from classic favorites to original songs that you won't hear anywhere else. Some classes may also incorporate a musical story or craft.

From Global Groove to American Jazz, FREE Outdoor Lunchtime Summer Concert Series hosted by Lincoln Square Business improvement District - Richard Tucker Park
Through August 28, 2019 - New York, NY

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) is excited to announce its continued partnership with the MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC), which will bring free lunchtime entertainment to the Lincoln Square area– a neighborhood filled with a rich cultural and musical scene. The wildly popular annual Lunchtime Concert Series, now in its 12th year, will take place every Wednesday, rain or shine, beginning July 3 through August 28, from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and 66th Street. No matter one’s musical preference–Jazz, Rock or Opera–locals and visitors of all ages can hear it free all summer long. In between performances, music lovers can stretch and relax with free and gentle restorative yoga sessions by instructors from the West Side Y—a great way to relax during lunch. Whole Foods Market will sponsor free product samples during each performance. Summer 2019 Lineup July 3: Jazz- America’s music 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. NYC Jazz Underground (straight ahead jazz) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Robert Anderson Jazz Band, The Keepers of the BeBop Flame (jazz) July 10: Brass Bands 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dingonek Street Band 1:00 ... (read more)


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