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Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - May 31-June 2

May 27, 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.

John Corigliano's Symphony - New York Philharmonic
Through May 30, 2019 - New york

Experience John Corigliano's piercing, personal dedication to loved ones lost and the many impacted by the widespread AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Jaap van Zweden conducts and is joined by David Fray (who has "an instinctive Mozartean affinity" — BBC) for Mozart's fierce, introspective Piano Concerto No. 24.

Bout à Bout - The Duke on 42nd Street
May 31, 2019 - Midtown

In the whimsical world of BOUT À BOUT ("end to end"), an ordinary piece of rope transforms into a lovable little hero who sets out on an adventure full of challenges and excitement. Along the way, this intrepid bit of twine encounters curious aquatic creatures, a cranky motorist and some springy, stringy playmates, all brought to life through the wondrous and inventive puppetry of Le Clan des Songes.

Jack Gray/ 'Nights like This'/ - Warner Music Group - Shorefire
May 31, 2019 - New York

Calling to mind contemporaries from Jack Garratt and James Blake to Frank Ocean and The 1975, Jack's melodic voice floats over a combination of slick guitar work and crunchy electronic production.

Tal Wilkenfeld - Brooklyn Bowl
May 31, 2019 - New York

The "formidable singer-songwriter" (Rolling Stone) and bassist for Jeff Beck, Prince, Herbie Hancock, and more embarks on a full-band headlining tour. She'll highlight songs from Love Remains, a debut album featuring singing that Billboard calls "rich, expressive."

Stevie Redstone/ 'Shot in the Dark'/ Independent - Shorefire
May 31, 2019 - New York

This 10-track album is an infectious slice of vintage gold, a retro-tinged collection that feels both classic and modern as it draws from notes of Motown and Stax to Britpop and Laurel Canyon.

Laserface by Gareth Emery - The Brooklyn Mirage
May 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 19 and over Trance legend Gareth Emery has stunned and awed over a million fans at a wide array of festivals and live performances throughout his illustrious career. If there is one thing his fans know, it's that when they see Gareth, they can expect one of the most unique visual production experiences they've ever witnessed. This month, Emery announced that "the world's greatest laser show" is confirmed for a major party at Miami Music Week 2019. The event is aptly named Laserface Miami and will take place on Friday, March 29th at the Mana Wynwood.

Jno Allstars - Skinny Dennis
May 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jno Allstars

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band/ 'the Traveler'/ Concord - Shorefire
May 31, 2019 - New York

The album features ten songs including eight new originals co-written by KWS and some of Nashville's most in-demand songwriters, plus incendiary covers of Buffalo Springfield's "Mr. Soul" and Joe Walsh's "Turn to Stone."

Go 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - (Le) Poisson Rouge
May 31, 2019 - New York

The 90s & 2000s Party You Can’t Believe Is Already Happening. Your regularly scheduled GO 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air party plus a whole lot more. Welcoming my2000s Party with TRL to the show so you can travel through the millennium like it’s New Year’s Eve every single weekend. We’re talking Y2K memories coupled with your favorite hits of the 90s and 2000s. Seriously, this is what #FlashbackFriday dreams are made of. The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are bringing back all of the slammin’ hits you listened to on your walkman from TLC to Third Eye Blind. If your first crush was the Pink Power Ranger or you’re looking for an excuse to throw on your jellies, GO 90s at Le Poisson Rouge is where it’s at – DUH! So whether you’re a New York City OG or just cruisin’ through, come bump and grind with the freshest kids in the city! TRL is New York’s newest & hottest 2000s cover band playing your favorite hits from Outkast to Britney. They’re bringing it back to an era of Myspace, velour jumpsuits and waiting 40 minutes for a song to download. Come by early and stay late – DJ K Styles spins 90s and 00s before and after the show! $17 advance, $21 at the door

Jamila Woods - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jamila Woods

Rico Suave vs D'Marquesina - DROM
June 01, 2019 - New York

For over 5 years — but 12, really, if you've been with them since the Nacotheque days — Rico Suave (Marcelo C.) and D'marquesina (Hector Arce) have been filling up various dancefloors in New York City by playing the best — "and worst," they say — "cumbiaton, nutropial, perreopop, merenguetrap, rockitsch," and other mashups of Latino music. No artists or band is too obscure, no era is too old, but Spanish-sung music, from popular wedding standards to brand-new club bangers, is always front and center.

Bout à Bout - The Duke on 42nd Street
June 01, 2019 - Midtown

In the whimsical world of BOUT À BOUT ("end to end"), an ordinary piece of rope transforms into a lovable little hero who sets out on an adventure full of challenges and excitement. Along the way, this intrepid bit of twine encounters curious aquatic creatures, a cranky motorist and some springy, stringy playmates, all brought to life through the wondrous and inventive puppetry of Le Clan des Songes.

Sonreal - Constellation Room
June 01, 2019 - Santa Ana

Age: All Ages The eclectic singer, songwriter and genre-bending artist from British Columbia blends alternative-pop and rap with soul, hip hop and pure pop-influenced vibes as part of a seven-country tour for the Aaron LP (May 10 via Black Box). SonReal's versatility, which includes folk-tinged acoustic ballads and soul-infused numbers, creates pure perfection in a musical climate that applauds creative flexibility.

The Cactus Blossoms - Weesner Ampitheater, Music at the Zoo
June 01, 2019 - Minneapolis

Age: All Ages The Cactus Blossoms have added select U.S. shows to their summer touring schedule, in addition to a European stretch in August and September. The new U.S. dates include a special hometown performance at Minneapolis' "Music in the Zoo" series on June 1, kicking off their 2019 summer season.

Music: NYC Gay Men's Chorus - Brooklyn Museum
June 01, 2019 - Brooklyn

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor Sing along with New York City Gay Men's Chorus as they celebrate World Pride with songs from their Big Gay Sing and upcoming fortieth anniversary performance at Carnegie Hall.

Music: Amber Valentine - Brooklyn Museum
June 01, 2019 - Brooklyn

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden Amber Valentine, a staple of NYC's queer nightlife community known for her PAT and Mister parties, plays a high-energy set with disco, funk, and house vibes.

LOS VAN VAN Celebrating 50th Anniversary with Mario Rivera + Pedro Calvo @ Lehman Center, June 1st - Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
June 01, 2019 - Bronx

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and Goya Foods is proud to present the return of Cuba’s legendary, Grammy-winning dance orchestra, FORMELL Y LOS VAN VAN, who bring direct from Cuba their blend of Afro-Cuban, disco and funk back to Lehman Center to celebrate their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 8pm. Heralded as Cuba’s greatest dance orchestra known worldwide for their iconic live performances, Formell y LOS VAN VAN features three of the late founder Juan Formell‘s children: leader and drummer/timbalero Samuel Formell, bassist Juan-Carlos Formell and the family’s youngest daughter, lead vocalist Vanessa Formell. For this special concert, the orchestra will also be joined by the legendary Los Van Van vocalists Mario Rivera and Pedro Calvo. This concert continues the completion of the first phase of renovations at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Concert goers will find that the lobbies have been upgraded for ADA compliance with new ramps and carpeting, and the interior of the theater will have new seating, carpeted aisles, and finished flooring as well. The $15.4 million dollar refurbishment of the Center, which is expected to be completed by mid-2019, ... (read more)

Opening Show: Emily King / Durand Jones and the Indications / Madison McFerrin / DJ Reborn - City Parks Foundation
June 01, 2019 - New York

Long time Lower East Side resident Emily King may have moved upstate to Woodstock, but hers will always be an East Side Story. The child of musicians, dropped out of school at 16 and cut her teeth at local haunts CBGB and The Bitter End. In the fifteen years since she signed her first record deal with Clive Davis' J Records, her distinct brand of soulful R&B has been nominated for a Grammy and led to collaborations and performances with Nas, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu. She's joined by Durand Jones and the Indications, a soul group with a throwback sound that channels the likes of Jackie Wilson and Curtis Mayfield.

Faking Back Sunday, Dookie, All the Blink Things - 89 North Music
June 01, 2019 - Patchogue

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER Doors open at 7:00 PM for Advanced Ticket Holders; 7:30PM for General Admission Faking Back Sunday (AKA Taking Sunday Back) is an alternative rock tribute of the Long Island based band, Taking Back Sunday. Their catalog spans from all their hits and albums, including their first album Tell All Your Friends. Long Island's best Green Day cover band performing the band's catalogue of 20+ years of music, from the greatest hits to the deepest cuts! All The Blink Things undoubtedly delivers the most authentic blink-182 experience performing all the hits while capturing your favorite pop punk band's nostalgic rise to fame.

Pedro Capó - Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 01, 2019 - Brooklyn

Pedro Capó

John Corigliano's Symphony - New York Philharmonic
Through June 01, 2019 - New york

Experience John Corigliano's piercing, personal dedication to loved ones lost and the many impacted by the widespread AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Jaap van Zweden conducts and is joined by David Fray (who has "an instinctive Mozartean affinity" — BBC) for Mozart's fierce, introspective Piano Concerto No. 24.

Bout à Bout - The Duke on 42nd Street
June 02, 2019 - Midtown

In the whimsical world of BOUT À BOUT ("end to end"), an ordinary piece of rope transforms into a lovable little hero who sets out on an adventure full of challenges and excitement. Along the way, this intrepid bit of twine encounters curious aquatic creatures, a cranky motorist and some springy, stringy playmates, all brought to life through the wondrous and inventive puppetry of Le Clan des Songes.

'Treble and Bass' - New York Philharmonic
June 02, 2019 - New york

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Treble and Bass' - New York Philharmonic
June 02, 2019 - New york

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The Music of Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers - Groove
June 02, 2019 - New York

A true musical icon, the late Marvin Gaye, known as the Prince of Motown, possessed a musical genius that enabled him to easily transition from creating upbeat pop to more socially conscious music, from upbeat funk to "satin-sheet soul." His long string of hits includes "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "What's Going On," "Let's Get it On," "Got to Give It Up" and "Sexual Healing." Meanwhile, musical luminary Bill Withers is known for irresistible chart-toppers like "Lean on Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us" and more. He has three Grammys and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join Harlem-based Papa J. and Mo' Soul as they pay homage to these two legends. Incorporating soul, funk and blues into their unique sound, the pair's tribute to Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers is sure to work your groove thing during this live show at Club Groove in New York City.

Dopeciety presents: Kingsley Ibeneche Noruz DJ Chinua - DROM
June 02, 2019 - New York

KINGSLEY IBENECHE Kingsley Ibeneche, fresh on the Philly music scene, is no stranger to the stage. Classically trained in dance, Kingsley received a degree in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and toured Europe performing modern dance shortly after graduation. In his free time making beats and writings songs, he discovered a desire to explore music deeper. His debut EP entitled "CHi" dropped in May 2017, a work that delivers a range of dynamic tones and explores hip-hop & folk beats. He has since followed with the EP "Realms" released on Astro Nautico on February 15, 2019. The project was celebrated and acclaimed by the likes of Okayafrica, Afropunk, Okayplayer, and The Fader with sold out album release shows in Brooklyn and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Curated by John Corigliano - New York Philharmonic
Through June 02, 2019 - New york

Cap off your evening with a drink and an intimate musical exchange in the glow of the skyline as seen from the Kaplan Penthouse. John Corigliano presents music by composers whose voices were cut short by AIDS. The event follows that evening's Philharmonic concert featuring John Corigliano's "personal response to the AIDS crisis," his Symphony No. 1.

Kaytranada at Villain presented by Brunch Bounce - Eventbrite
Through June 02, 2019 - United States

We're bringing the incredible Kaytranda to Brooklyn! If you've never experienced his set, you're in a for great time. Bring your good vibes and dancing shoes

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