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Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - May 17-May 19

May 13, 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.

Broken Social Scene - Webster Hall
May 17, 2019 - New York

Age: 16 and up Broken Social Scene has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support Youth Speaks; providing life changing arts programs for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth across the country.

Timmy Trumpet - Marquee New York
May 17, 2019 - New York

21 & over Tickets bought or sold on resell sites are null and void. They will not be accepted and no refunds will be given to the purchaser. Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as a corresponding valid photo ID.

Jno Allstars - Skinny Dennis
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

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Bruno Major - Regent Theater
May 17, 2019 - Los Angeles

Age: All Ages Major's first tour of 2019 and his new single, "Old Fashioned," kick off another promising year for the North London crooner with "tremendous vocals" (Clash). Last year, he sold out two US headlining tours, including back-to-back nights at NYC's Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade and two nights at LA's Masonic Lodge. He also made debuts on late-night TV (The Late Late Show with James Corden) and festivals (Bonnaroo), and he toured with Sam Smith in the UK.

Dan Tepfer/ 'Natural Machines'/ Sunnyside Records - Shorefire
May 17, 2019 - New York

Using Yamaha's self-playing Disklavier piano as his only instrument, "one of the moment's most adventurous and relevant musicians" (New York Magazine) sets a new framework for how humans can make meaningful art. These songs, simultaneously written and recorded in single takes, are products of Tepfer's improvisations interacting with his own computer programs; his algorithms process the music to instantly create counterparts and trigger the Disklavier's keys to express sound.

Briston Maroney/ 'Indiana'/ Canvasback Music - The Shakedown
May 17, 2019 - Bellingham

Recorded in rural Kentucky's Thunder Sound studio and defogging the haze of dual upbringings in Knoxville and Amelia Island, Indiana presents a new beginning for the 21-year-old finally finding his footing in Nashville.

Junius Meyvant - Baby's All Right
May 17, 2019 - New York

Age: 18 and up The 2019 NPR "Artist to Watch" from Iceland returns to the US for a mini-tour with his six-piece band. Horn section included. Across The Borders, Meyvant's Glassnote debut from earlier this year, earned nods from NPR Music, Rolling Stone, and TIME, which featured album standout "New Waves" in its "Songs You Need to Listen To" release week roundup alongside Vampire Weekend and Dua Lipa.

Nick Lowe/ 'Love Starvation / Trombone'/ Yep Roc - Shorefire
May 17, 2019 - New York

Lowe, the "master songwriter who never takes himself too seriously" (Rolling Stone), and Los Straitjackets, America's beloved masked men of surf-and-spy guitar instrumentals, team up once again. Recorded in Woodstock, NY, over a short break from touring, the EP features three new Lowe originals and a cover of "Raincoat In The River," an obscure gem originally recorded by Sammy Turner and produced by Phil Spector.

The Bronx Wanderers - Schimmel Center
May 18, 2019 - New York

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!

Broken Social Scene - Webster Hall
May 18, 2019 - New York

Age: 16 and up Broken Social Scene has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support Youth Speaks; providing life changing arts programs for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth across the country.

Nicky Romero - Marquee New York
May 18, 2019 - New York

21 & over Tickets bought or sold on resell sites are null and void. They will not be accepted and no refunds will be given to the purchaser. Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as a corresponding valid photo ID.

Carolyn Hester - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
May 18, 2019 - New York

CAROLYN HESTER is a noted singer from the 60's Greenwich Village Folk Scene. She appeared on the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post" in the May 30th, 1964 issue and has been remembered in many books including "Chronicles," Bob Dylan's autobiography, as being the person who was most instrumental in Dylan's signing to Columbia records — the label that took an unknown singer-songwriter and elevated him to super-stardom. The "Texas Songbird," has an expanded audience these days due to her steady re-emergence as torchbearer of the '60s folk movement. In 2003 the World Folk Music Association presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009, Carolyn had her own BBC show, consisting of highlights from her BBC concert performance at London's Barbican Theatre, co-starring Hester, Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Eric Andersen and Billy Bragg titled, the "Folk America Series." In 2010, Hester was included in the 90th Birthday Celebration for Ravi Shankar on Radio France. She also was featured in the documentary, "For the Love of the Song," that debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Carolyn is currently writing her memoir in which she describes the work of her life, writing... (read more)

Carolyn Hester - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
May 18, 2019 - New York

CAROLYN HESTER is a noted singer from the 60's Greenwich Village Folk Scene. She appeared on the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post" in the May 30th, 1964 issue and has been remembered in many books including "Chronicles," Bob Dylan's autobiography, as being the person who was most instrumental in Dylan's signing to Columbia records — the label that took an unknown singer-songwriter and elevated him to super-stardom. The "Texas Songbird," has an expanded audience these days due to her steady re-emergence as torchbearer of the '60s folk movement. In 2003 the World Folk Music Association presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009, Carolyn had her own BBC show, consisting of highlights from her BBC concert performance at London's Barbican Theatre, co-starring Hester, Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Eric Andersen and Billy Bragg titled, the "Folk America Series." In 2010, Hester was included in the 90th Birthday Celebration for Ravi Shankar on Radio France. She also was featured in the documentary, "For the Love of the Song," that debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Carolyn is currently writing her memoir in which she describes the work of her life, writing... (read more)

Bruno Major - The Observatory
May 18, 2019 - Santa Ana

Age: All ages Major's first tour of 2019 and his new single, "Old Fashioned," kick off another promising year for the North London crooner with "tremendous vocals" (Clash). Last year, he sold out two US headlining tours, including back-to-back nights at NYC's Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade and two nights at LA's Masonic Lodge. He also made debuts on late-night TV (The Late Late Show with James Corden) and festivals (Bonnaroo), and he toured with Sam Smith in the UK.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Freakonomics Radio
May 18, 2019 - Los Angeles

Freakonomics Radio will host its first live tapings on the West Coast. Host Stephen J. Dubner will bring to the stage the same kind of factual, inquisitive journalism from his weekly show but disguised as entertaining, unexpected, and sometimes ridiculous conversation. Joining him are Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Angela Duckworth, author of Grit; Luis Guerra, the podcast's composer who will debut his new "Freakonomics Radio Orchestra"; and more.

Contemporaneous and Projeto Arcomusical - Littlefield
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 22 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of the present. In this groundbreaking collaboration with berimbau sextet Projeto Arcomusical, disparate traditions of string instruments collide in an explosion of radical new music that draws from diverse traditions of ancient string instruments. The program builds a musical atlas of the ubiquitous and eclectic history of music for strings, from the kora to the harp to the cello to the berimbau. In two world premiere works by Elliot Cole and Ian Gottlieb written for Contemporaneous and Arcomusical, the visionary composers reimagine the sound of the berimbau (the one-string Afro-Brazilian percussion instrument known for its use in capoeira) to stretch its expressive possibilities in a new context.

Pew Pew Candy Carnival: A Delectable Pop up Party - DROM
May 18, 2019 - New York

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Candy Carnival is here. Follow the marshmallow road, a delectable daydream lies ahead. Come one, come all! It's a gumdrop gala. A sweet, sugary escape. Gleaming with glitter and dripping with dreams - Pew Pew houses a wondrous mix of dancers, performers and artists waiting to guide you through a candy-tinted spectacle. Confections and confetti. Bubbles and bacchanalia. Aerials and absurdity.

OrelSan at Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn Steel
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

On May 19, Brooklyn Steel presents French rapper OrelSan. He performs his last album La fête est finie. He has released three albums. In 2011, his album Le Chant des Sirènes revealed him as one of the great figures of French rap. Six years later, he won Les Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent for the Grammy Awards) for La fête est finie considered as best urban music album of the year. During this celebration, he is also awarded male artist of the year.

Jam & Sip- R&B Jam - Silvana
May 19, 2019 - New York

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS & ARTISTS Bring and share your talent in an explosion of cultural collaboration. Great drinks, fun, & music!

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

Ages 21+ Joseph Capriati Invites: Joseph Capriati Len Faki François K (Special Opening Set) 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!

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