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We've still got a couple of months before it's time to avoid Times Square like the plague while ringing in 2014, and yet we've already had a year's worth of memorable musical moments (and then some). Ensemble tributes, controversial hip-hop sets that came up in conversations for weeks afterwards, ex ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Real Estate come to Webster Hall
This week, Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets to the Brooklyn duo Chairlift's May 8 concert at Webster Hall. (Laurel Halo and Ice Choir open.) Check out details on how to enter after the jump as well as the video for "Amanaemonesia," which is from their new album Something.
SBTRKT brings the beats to Webster Hall
Cloud Nothings The Studio at Webster Hall Thursday, January 26 Better than: Whatever sold-out show was going on at Webster Hall proper. It's rare for a band and a venue to be perfectly suited to one another, but last night at The Studio at Webster Hall the pairing was so ideal, the venue effectiv ... More >>
A-Trak comes to Girls & Boys
globalFest 2012 Webster Hall Sunday, January 8 Better than: A Sunday evening spent preparing for the Monday grind. Starting with the number of stages it commands (three) and moving up from there, globalFest 2012 is the kind of event that could lavish in its stats. In line with its mission to showc ... More >>
More females but less screaming
Toro Y Moi w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ava Luna Webster Hall Wednesday, September 14 Better than: Getting my phone stolen on the way to the show. In the age of the wireless router, traces of our recent cultural past ('80s pop videos, '90s Reading Rainbow episodes, Aughts Geocities pages, and so ... More >>
Tomorrow night's Stevie Nicks gig at Webster Hall, commemorating the release of her seventh solo album In Your Dreams, has been canceled because the legendarily witchy singer is suffering from pneumonia and the flu and has been instructed to "stay and bed and not fly" (quotes from the press release ... More >>
The No. 1 chick of the 70s hits a modest stage
Well, someone who plays a Mormon. In, you know, The Book of Mormon. It's Andrew Rannells, who every night brings some interesting ideology to Uganda, thoughtfully pausing to sing the showstopping power ballad "I Believe."
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The hardest-working man in social media. Pics by Puja, more below.Soulja Boy Webster Hall Thursday, December 2 Better Than: Every rap show I've covered this year. ('Sup, Drake.) There's a lot of nonsense associated with Soulja Boy. Excessive use of the word "swag" aside, the guy's most popu ... More >>
A full range of emotions this week -- get emo tonight, go pantless on Saturday, giggle at the goofy songs of your youth on Tuesday. With Mannie Fresh, you might be able to do all three. In any event, here are your nightly nightlife picks for the next seven days:
The Drums, willing to pretend they're paying Madison Square Garden themselves. Photos by Nick, more below.The Drums/Surfer Blood/The Young Friends/The Dewars Webster Hall Wednesday, October 20 Better Than: There were how many performances yesterday? It had to be better than the vast majority ... More >>
Tim Booth, a/k/a Skeletor the Barista. Pics by Sarah Sellars, more below.James Webster Hall Tuesday, September 28 Better Than: Pretty much any other band from the '90s the general public would regard as a One-Hit Wonder. Tim Booth began his band's Tuesday-night show at Webster Hall in the b ... More >>
Well, it's probably time to admit to ourselves that it was a mistake to skip this one. Though they'll headline Webster Hall a month from now (after doing the same thing at the Bowery Ballroom back in March), last night brought the rousing sight of Jersey punk heroes Titus Andronicus playing the hu ... More >>
Isis earlier this month, letting it all go. Isis/Melvins/Totimoshi Webster Hall Friday, June 18 Farewell tours are weird, the celebratory nature of live rock being counteracted by the knowledge that this will never happen again; the listener can frequently walk away feeling weirdly hollow, as tho ... More >>
As hard as she tries to claim that she's not a hipster, Solange has been pretty consistent about proving otherwise. Never mind the palling around with the Dirty Projectors on- and offstage, or recording with Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes -- now the budding starlet has taken to DJing. Yes, DJing. ... More >>
Norman WongTake a look above at Holy Fuck. Those blank, wide-eyed creatures make berzerker caveman grooves, a primitive stomping of drums and keyboard mashing. This vented fury is best exemplified by their MySpace quote: "Who the fuck is Bilbo Baggins?!" They begin your Friday night at Cake S ... More >>
Caves pic by Laura ColemanThis could be another day of cursing the gods, considering that both Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Webster Hall show and Midlake's gig at the Bowery Ballroom are sold out, but hey, there are plenty of excellent consolatory shows. You could start a therapeutic sing-al ... More >>
Lemonade (to your left) quench your thirst at Mercury Lounge with an irresistible concoction of boy-band vocals and punchy electronic dancehall. Then, get buckwild at Webster Hall, where Foxy Shazam's sex-charged, '70s-rock stage antics are reason enough to stop by. Or join doting She & Him f ... More >>
Making up for last week's paucity of shows thanks to SXSW and MtyMx, the city has an overstuffed dance card this weekend. First, chilllwave maestro Toro Y Moi will be playing with Tropicalia breakbeat-borrowers the Ruby Suns at Brooklyn Bowl. To quote one of the latter's tunes, "Kenya dig it?" Hol ... More >>
Enjoying American top-10 lists with the hit Brits
If you're desperate for La Roux's sensuous electro-pop, you're not alone: Good luck cracking tonight's sold-out Webster Hall show. The Internet can always find a way. But if it can't, whip out your killer dance moves at Brooklyn Bowl, where Black Keys-endorsed crew Royal Bangs (to your left) ... More >>
Friday: Switch at Webster Hall Switch, the not-Diplo half of Major Lazer, has remained--comparatively, anyway--out of the spotlight this year. Tonight, GBH brings the DJ out of hiding to rock the grime off Webster Hall's walls alongside Trouble & Bass's Star Eyes. Don't expect to hear a ton ... More >>
I loved Built to Spill in college -- most of my mixtapes might as well have been "Kicked It in the Sun" on a loop for 90 minutes -- but drifted a bit upon my initial stumble into "adulthood," finding the band's gruff, hirsute, meat-and-potatoes-and-then-more-meat indie-guitar jams a bit staid and ... More >>
Tina ChouTrent Reznor says hiIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla is live from Nine Inch Nails' retirement party at Webster Hall: "And then, our stick-figure arms raised ironically heavenward, our fingers clenched into tight, bone-snapping balls of cartoonish fury, we all scream, 'FIST ... More >>
Every year, 327 cities around the world arrange to simultaneously celebrate the first day of summer. So on Sunday, Make Music New York sponsors 800 free performances spanning all five boroughs. The most appropriately superlative event is at the Guggenheim, where 80 trombonists will line the museum' ... More >>
In the 1950's, the Dave Brubeck Quartet began experimenting with time, particularly odd-meters and polyrhythms. The resulting compositions, which would have sunk lesser musicians, are Brubeck's most enduring works-- the wonky "Raggy Waltz," the luscious "Blue Rondo A La Turk," and "Take Five," wh ... More >>
Amadou & Mariam are superstars everywhere else on the planet -- in 2006, the blind Malian couple co-wrote the official World Cup anthem. But transplant the pair to Manhattan and they can't even fill up Webster Hall... yet. Let's make it happen. The Hold Steady, however, have already sold out ever ... More >>
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