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Jason Derulo+Becky G+Wallpaper.

Best Buy Theater : 7:30 p.m. September 22

If 2014 is the year of the booty, that's thanks in part to Jason Derulo and his sexed-up, virtually inescapable presence with songs like the horn-trotting "Talk Dirty." While Derulo initially hit the scene with slightly less overt hits like "In My Head" and "Watcha Say" (that one with the... More >>

West 40s Pop

Shovels & Rope

Bowery Ballroom : 9:00 p.m. September 22

In the five years that Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst have been performing as Shovels & Rope, the married musical duo has distilled their songwriting into a musical embodiment of their relationship. As is common with wizened folk singers versed in story telling, their lyrics are filled with... More >>

Lower East Side Folk

Fifth Harmony+Meghan Trainor

The Paramount : 7:00 p.m. September 23

American girl groups are hard to come by, but Fifth Harmony are holding it down. After winning the much coveted Artist to Watch VMA—they even beat Aussie boy band heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer, but we'll let that one slide—they have proven themselves the badass feminist Spice... More >>

Long Island Pop

Carla Bozulich

Le Poisson Rouge : 8:00 p.m. September 23

Joining no wave goddess Lydia Lunch and Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon atop the holier-than-thou perch of avant-garde brutarians is Carla Bozulich, a vanguard on a deconstructionist mission for the last two-odd decades. Throughout her trailblazing arc, Bozulich has sliced and diced... More >>

Greenwich Village Avant-Garde

Nada Surf

Rough Trade NYC : 8:00 p.m. September 23

Unfortunately if you slept on buying your tickets to Nada Surf's show, then you've missed out—the show is sold out. However, if you did buy your tickets early like a true stan, then you know what you're in for: a heartfelt performance by one of rock's most beloved indie groups. Though... More >>

Brooklyn Alternative


Howard Gilman Opera House : 8:00 p.m. September 23

BAM's month-long Nonesuch Records tribute continues with an especially timely booking. It's release day for Sukierae, Jeff Tweedy and his drumming son Spencer's duo debut. They'll perform it with a full band during the evening's first set, followed by Dad's solo set of Wilco tunes. Feel free to... More >>

Brooklyn Folk

Rokia Traoré+Toumani Diabaté+Sidiki Diabaté

BAM Harvey Theater : 8:00 p.m. September 24

Mali’s renowned Diabaté lineage of praise singers, epic-poetry reciters, and kora players — hereditary musicians known as griots — extends several dozen generations into the past. Its most recent maestros are the late Sidiki Diabaté, who introduced Western... More >>

Fort Greene World

DJ Chuckie

Governors Island : 4:00 p.m. September 28

he king of Dirty Dutch is bringing the Amsterdam-based, high pitched-house music to Governors Beach Club to close out the summer beachside concert series. Take advantage of the last days of summer by taking the ferry (which is included in ticket price) to join Chuckie and his labelmates for an... More >>

Financial District Dance

King Crimson

Best Buy Theater : 8:00 p.m. daily until September 21

The eighth iteration since 1969 of skysaw guitarist Robert Fripp's prog-rock playpen is a septet featuring a three-drummer front-line, with Fripp, longtime bassist Tony Levin, saxophonist Mel Collinsm, and guitarist Jakko Jakszyk bringing up the rear. Early shows have been bookeneded by "Lark's... More >>

West 40s Rock, Prog

Jason Mraz

Radio City Music Hall : 8:00 p.m. September 22; 8:00 p.m. September 23

Jason Mraz is up there with Jack Johnson and Gavin DeGraw in the college-bro, "Should I be embarrassed I like this guy?" category, but, hey, dude's got some good tunes. Most notably, the ubiquitous 2008 hit "I'm Yours" and his breakout "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)." For his current tour, in... More >>

West 40s Singer-Songwriter

Kronos Quartet & Laurie Anderson

BAM Harvey Theater : 7:30 p.m. daily from September 23 until September 27

Part of the BAM 2014 Next Wave Festival, the boundary-breaking Kronos Quartet demonstrates the breadth of its scope with two separate collaborations. On September 20, they join 10,000 Maniacs frontwoman-cum-folk chanteuse Natalie Merchant, Carolina Chocolate Drops lead singer Rhiannon Giddens,... More >>

Fort Greene Jazz

The Black Keys

Barclays Center : 8:00 p.m. September 23; 8:00 p.m. September 24

Gene Simmons can say that rock is dead all he wants, but that hasn’t stopped the Black Keys from keeping the spirit of the genre kicking. Since their formation in the the early aughts, the Ohio duo has slowly risen to become rock ’n’ roll’s foremost act. Albums like... More >>

Brooklyn Rock
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Chicha Libre

Barbes : 9:30 p.m. every Mon.

In addition to being a popular alcoholic beverage, "chicha" also signifies the psychedelic style of cumbia fermented in Peru's Amazonian rainforests during the '70s. This terrific Brooklyn combo features One Ring Zero accordion wizard Josh Camp and members of Las Rubias del Norte. They open a... More >>

Park Slope Rock

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch

Bemelmans Bar : 9:00 p.m. every Sun.

Two of the town’s most sophisticated goofballs sing, play and generally throw a party not exactly like the one the pair of them toss at Birdland on Monday nights but just as much fun. They’ve got something of that old Bob Hope-Bing Crosby chemistry going for them, which ain’t... More >>

East 70s Lounge

Mandingo Ambassadors

Barbes : 10:00 p.m. every Wed.

Guinean guitarist Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate came of age among such legendary 1970s guitarcentric combos as the Horoya Band and Bembeya Jazz, which blended Cuban rumba with traditional balafon-based sounds. Kouyate moved to New York in search of political asylum in 2004 and currently leads this... More >>

Park Slope African

'Mobile Mondays' w/ Operator EMZ+Joey Carvello+Natasha Diggs+Just Blaze+Misbehaviour+$$$Mike

Bowery Electric : 10:00 p.m. every Mon.

Anyone can queue MP3s through Serato, some can play sets with their collection of 12-inches, but a DJ night with only 45s? Until a backward-looking Brooklyn dive attempts to throw a party where DJs have to stick to wax cylinders, no one is going to touch Bowery Electric’s Mobile Mondays,... More >>

Noho DJ

Slavic Soul Party!

Barbes : 10:00 p.m. every Tue.

Slavic Soul Party are Eastern Europe's answer to the funk (and "Grunt") of the J.B.'s or, more recently, the Budos Band. On their recordings, and every Tuesday at Barbès, the 10-person brass ensemble pins Gypsy melodies against the sort of jazzy r&b horn collages you hear in movies... More >>

Park Slope World, Rock

Billy Joel

Madison Square Garden : 8:00 p.m. October 2; 8:00 p.m. November 25; 8:00 p.m. December 18

Las Vegas was once the go-to spot for legendary musicians looking to settle down for a residency, but it looks like MSG and Billy Joel have found a way to take that concept home to New York. After playing a New Year's Eve show at Barclays, the Bronx-born, Long Island-bred performer, who has... More >>

Chelsea Rock

The Mystic Circus Side Show

Metropolitan Room : 11:30 p.m. first Wed. of every month; 11:30 p.m. third Wed. of every month

Flatiron Cabaret

The Drums

Rough Trade NYC : 1:30 p.m. September 21

Brooklyn Indie Pop, Free

Dub Fx

Bowery Ballroom : 8:00 p.m. September 21

Lower East Side Dance

Enrique Bunbury

Beacon Theatre : 8:00 p.m. September 21

West 70s Latin

The Holy Mess+Protagonist+Teen Agers+Timeshares

Saint Vitus : 8:00 p.m. September 21

Brooklyn Rock

Paolo Nutini

Terminal 5 : 8:00 p.m. September 22

West 50s Singer-Songwriter

Rivers of Nihil+Black Crown Initiate+Huldra

Saint Vitus : 8:00 p.m. September 22

Brooklyn Rock
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