Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - October 13-October 15October 9, 2017 - 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.
Goldlink - Brooklyn Steel
October 13, 2017 - New York
To call GoldLink an aspiring rapper would not do him justice. The DMV-bred emcee accrued over one million plays on his Soundcloud and captured the attention of an entire industry with the first six songs he ever released. GoldLink's sound doesn't throw it all the way back to the boom-bap, New York style, nor is it entirely a product of digital production. Instead, the music mixes the buttery grooves of 90's R&B with classic hip-hop breaks to give it an essence of nostalgia, and then turns on its head with bouncy, forward-thinking production style led by the likes of Ta-Ku and Kaytranda. Add that to GoldLink's ability to fill every pocket of the dynamic instrumentals he tackles with a roller-coaster delivery, and suddenly your head is bobbing to the self-proclaimed "future-bounce" genre. The racing mind of a 20-year old is usually not a romantically stable place, so you will often hear GoldLink battling the worries and woes of his love life. However, with the mental and social acuity of someone far beyond his years, it is not out of the ordinary to find GoldLink tackling a larger social injustice. Whether it be dealing cocaine, gun-toting friends, an absent father, or the gene... (read more)
New Sounds Live - Brookfield Place New York
Through October 13, 2017 - New York
October 6 – October 11 Hours vary, check back for updates. The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by Carol Szymanski PERFORMANCES (All start at 7:30pm): Wednesday, October 11 MANITOGA (New York Premiere) STEAK abc (World Premiere) Ben Neill and Carol Szymanski Thursday, October 12 A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros Darmstadt Ensemble led by Ben Neill and Zach Layton Friday, October 13 Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki's Third Symphony Colin Stetson _____________________________________________________ ABOUT CAROL SZYMANSKI Carol Szymanski was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, studied at San Francisco Art Institute and the Whitney Museum Studio Program, and lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Recent solo and collaborative exhibitions include "Emergency Eyewash" (with Barry Schwabsky), Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, 2017; "A Distance as Close as It Can Be," Elga Wimmer PCC, New York 2016; "My Life is an Index," Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, 2015; and "Pissing Against the Wind, or Sketches on the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker," Guided by Invoices, New York, 2012, which have received press attention in Art... (read more)
Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 14, 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)
Midnight Dj Set - Barbès
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn
Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.
Jameson Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest in Support of New York Restoration Project - The Duggal Greenhouse
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn
On Saturday, October 14th, Jameson and New York Restoration Project welcomes you (and a drinking buddy) to join the craft brewers who are part of Jameson’s established Drinking Buddies program, as well as Jameson Music emerging artists for an afternoon full of live music, great food, Jameson Caskmates and limited-edition beers. While at the festival, you’ll have the opportunity speak with the local brewers and hear from Dave Quinn, “Head of Whiskey Science” at Jameson.
Live Music with Soulful Sounds at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
October 14, 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.
Andrea Mcardle - 54 Below
Through October 14, 2017 - New York
An Evening with Andrea McArdle is a brand new show that celebrates The Great American Songbook, Broadway and contemporary music. With Andrea's soaring vocals, audiences will be taken on a musical journey that is filled with anecdotes about the legends she has worked with and the songs that became the soundtrack of America. Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway's original "Annie," for which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance. On Broadway she originated the roles of Ashley in Starlight Express and Margy in State Fair and was seen as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and as Fantine in Les Miserables. On tour she starred in Jerry's Girls, Les Miserables as Eponine, The Wizard of Oz, Cabaret and Peter Pan. Andrea has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the best showrooms in Las Vegas to the MET Opera House as well as The White House.
Andrea Bell Wolff - Metropolitan Room
October 15, 2017 - New York
Andrea Bell Wolff Andrea Bell Wolff, the delightful singer-actress, has appeared in Broadway shows, on Las Vegas stages, on television; she was even the audience warm-up girl for the "Ed Sullivan Show" in the late 1960's! Miss Bell Wolff has been in real show biz for the past 50 (yes!) years, yet she looks and acts incredibly youthful – and sounds, it, too. While Andrea Bell Wolff stands at a diminutive 4'-11," she has a soaring professional career which began at age 17 and never stopped until she received the role of a lifetime—wife and mother. Her countless credits include her performing on stage, on television, and in Las Vegas – appearing in the renowned Bottoms up Revue at Caesars Palace. Her theatre credits include a record-setting number of performances as Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly!, (Broadway and National Tours) where she worked with Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable and Phyllis Diller. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid with E.G. Marshall and Ruby Dee; and Grease, opposite Andrea McArdle. From appearing on the Ed Sullivan show with Your Fathers Mustache Band to fronting several rock bands, Andrea Bel Wolff proved... (read more)
No Way to Treat a Lady! 30th Anniversary Concert - 54 Below
October 15, 2017 - New York
Join us for a laugh-thrilled evening featuring songs from No Way to Treat a Lady! Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Douglas J. Cohen's Richard Rodgers/Fred Ebb Award winning theatrically charged musical which has received Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations and over 150 productions worldwide including London, Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, and Tokyo. Based on William Goldman's acclaimed novel (which led to a celebrated movie), No Way To Treat A Lady follows a frustrated actor turned killer and the lonely detective who pursues him while balancing the attentions of a beautiful socialite and an overbearing mother. With songs like "So Far So Good," "So Much In Common," and "One of the Beautiful People," performed by some of Broadway's most talented and versatile performers, you won't want to miss this memorable concert of the show hailed by the NY Post as "a fine way to treat a musical! A real winner!"
From the people who brought you the Beyonce musical "When Life Gives You Lemons", the Whitney Houston extravaganza, "...Houston, We Have A Whitney", and the Taylor Swift spy-thriller smash "Tinker Taylor Swifter Spy" comes a brand new tribute to ALL THREE: a jukebox musical masterpiece entitled BEY TAY DUBS.
Vinyl Hour at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
October 15, 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.
Open House New York - International House - International House
Through October 15, 2017 - New York
For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York During OHNY Weekend, visitors can relax and enjoy musical performances by current I-House residents from around the world in the Main Lounge, a true living room that features a working fireplace with a hand carved mantle and two marble staircases, all designed in the Classical Revival style the Rockefellers favored. They can also visit the Soros Room (rarely open to the public), which features 1834 hand-blocked wallpaper, “Scenes of North America” by Zuber, a French manufacturer, and designed by Jean-Julien Deltil. (The same wallpaper can be found in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, installed by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.) Jazz, pop and classical musical performances by I-House Residents from around the world alongside a Cash Bar - Beer and Wine just $5! Guided tours will be given at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 3:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.
The Greatest Songs of the Great American Songbook - 54 Below
Through October 17, 2017 - New York
The Great American Songbook, the treasure trove of popular music written by American composers from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood, Vaudeville, Radio and Recordings, includes all of America's great songs of the 20th Century. Our show will present the very best, most enduring, most beloved of these songs. Where else can you hear iconic numbers like "Somewhere Over the Radio" (movies) "Stardust" (radio/recording), "Moon River" (movies),"Can't Help Lovin' that Man" (theater), "Cry Me a River" (pop song) in the same show, performed by a glittering cast of New York City's greatest entertainers? One hit after another, one classic song after the other, one great performance – one after the other -brought to you by Broadway and nightclub stars of the very first rank. The most popular music of our time can all be found in The Greatest Songs of The Great American Songbook. This is a Feinstein's/54 Below concert event exclusively created for the club by Scott Siegel, the creator of more than 300 major concerts and nightclub acts that have been produced all over the world. He has produced/written/directed concerts for Michael Feinstein but he is perhaps most well-known as the creator/... (read more)
Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland
Through October 30, 2017 - New York
Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. Caruso and Stritch have also taken the show on the road, and celebrated talent in London... (read more)
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)