The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 2/1/13
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Andrew W.K. + MC Todd + Aleister X Santos' Party House Sunday, 5:30pm, $10 Will Beyoncé be lip-synching during the Super Bowl halftime show? Some say yes; some say no. But one person who definitely won't be faking it today is Andrew W.K., who's hosting a Super Bowl Party at his Santos Party House and providing all the halftime entertainment himself. Score pizza from Roberta's, a free drink with your $10 admission, and sets from MC Todd and Aleister X. Sounds like a win-win to us. -- By Angela Ashman
Dave Nada + Li Saumet + Uproot Andy + Geko Jones Drom Friday, 10pm, Free w/ RSVP Once a D.C.-based Baltimore Club DJ best known for remixing tracks like Waka Flocka Flame's "No Hands," Dave Nada left the DMV on the strength of Moombahton, the fusion dance genre he stumbled upon when he slowed Dutch house to reggaeton tempos in order to better rock a party for his younger cousin. More than three years later, the genre is only getting bigger, and the recent Moombahton Forever compilation (to which Nada and his DJ partner Matt Nordstrom contributed the opening track) stands out as one of its strongest full-length releases. Tonight, it will set aside all sorts of bass-heavy Latin musics when its founder headlines an event that features, among others, Bomba Estereo's Li Saumet, Que Bajo's Uproot Andy, and Geko Jones. -- By Nick Murray Website: http://www.dromnyc.com/events/2268/remeczla-present
Wayne Shorter Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Carnegie Hall Friday, 8pm, $29 The 79-year-old wunder-elder and his powerhouse trio--Danilo Pérez (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Brian Blade (drums)--join Orpheus for what should be a boundary-erasing romp through a few of the saxophonist-composer's ambitious works for band and orchestra. In addition to Shorter's Pegasus, Prometheus Unbound, and The Three Marias, Orpheus will also perform Beethoven's overture Creatures of Prometheus and Charles Ives's Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting. -- By Richard Gehr
Michael Dease Smalls Jazz Club Friday & Saturday, 10:30pm, $20 The chops-heavy trombonist is a master of glide. His mainstream swing often impresses with the graceful way it invites lyricism to the fore. If this approach sometimes seems a tad too polite, it's wise to remember the attractions of tone and texture are occasionally undervalued in some circles. For this date, Dease brings a handful of provocateurs to the stand. David Berkman, Linda Oh, and Ralph Bowen don't mess around when it comes time to make things happen. -- By Jim Macnie
Addison Groove + Max Pearl Cameo Gallery Friday, 11:59pm, $12/$15 As Addison Groove, Tony Williams (formerly Headhunter) revels in analog frequencies--his 808 makes space breaks (ugh, sorry). Last spring's Transistor Rhythm nodded at his dubstep past and present juke/footwork collabos, but decided to linger in retro-futurism. Cameo Gallery is the perfect artificial smoke-filled dream stage for his tech-centered concoctions of UK bass jacked with juke's sly stutter. With Max Pearl. -- By Alexis Stephens
The Lumineers Terminal 5 Friday & Saturday, 7pm, $30 Fresh off their first Saturday Night Live appearance and a pair of Grammy nominations, this rootsy, Denver-based trio continues riding the wave that has launched them from relative obscurity to the forefront of the Americana revival. Ironically, their hit indie anthem, "Ho Hey," off their self-titled debut, springs from the disillusionment of not making it in New York. Owing a clear debt to Mumford & Sons and other retro-populist Dust Bowl throwbacks, the Lumineers don't shed new light on the genre but succeed on the sheer strength of their lyricism, pathos, and storytelling, and they have the Tyrolean hats to match. -- By Aidan Levy
Ty Segall + Mac DeMarco + Ex-Cult + Jonathan Toubin Webster Hall Friday, 6pm, $16/$18 Ultra-prolific 20-something garage rocker Ty Segall has yet to release anything new this year, but his oeuvre keeps growing--last year it was with the '60s-ish acid-washed sounds of Twins and a gnarly cover of the Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale"--so he'll have plenty to draw from tonight. Joining him are some like-minded lo-fi scuzzy-sounding buzz artists, including plinky guitar jamster Mac DeMarco and bouncy, tripped-out blues magoos Ex-Cult. Also expect some party-rock cuts courtesy of '60s shimmy expert DJ Jonathan Toubin. -- By Kory Grow
Sinkane Blue Note Friday, 12am, $10 Although born in Sudan, Sinkane--known outside the music world as Ahmed Gallab--came of age going to punk shows in Columbus, Ohio. Today, he makes music that stretches between funk and jazz, singing reverberating vocals over understated production that recalls the best of chillwave. This year, the man who has contributed to projects by Eleanor Friedberger, Yeasayer, Caribou, and Of Montreal is touring with Toro y Moi, and I'd be surprised if he weren't jamming to his Underneath the Pine while recording last year's Mars. Catch him tonight at the Blue Note, where he and his band will have the stage to themselves. -- By Nick Murray
David Virelles Continuum Village Vanguard Friday through Sunday, 9pm & 11pm, $25 The Cuban pianist's beguiling Continuum was one of jazz's signal achievements of 2012, and lots of year-end lists took note. Its trio-plus-percussionist design doesn't really explain the way it connects the dots between yesterday and tomorrow, an idiosyncratic strategy that gives the bandleader plenty of leeway when it comes to dodging definitions. It's also an album that unfolds in a poetic sense, spilling as much science on its 20th spin as it does on its fifth. This will be fun. -- By Jim Macnie
Javelin + Guardian Alien + Life Size Maps Shea Stadium Friday, 8pm, $12 Brooklyn-based avant-dance duo Javelin named their upcoming album Hi Beams "because the songs evoke to us a sense of sky, stars, night, and warmth." Hearing the r&b guitar figures and atmospheric strut of recent single "Nnormal", I imagine Drake and 40 smoking weed under a star projector, giggling about getting Jamie xx and Patrick Adams together for Take Care's follow-up. Maybe they can bring in Javelin too, who sounded great doing an impromptu live "sesh" with Stalley and Curren$y in 2009. -- By Rajiv Jaswa
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