MGMT Band Concert at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Fri, Dec 13, 2013 08:00 PM

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MGMT

Barclays Center

Brooklyn, NY

Fri, Dec 13, 2013 08:00 PM

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MGMT Band
  • MGMT is an American psychedelic rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.
    The Brooklyn experimental rockers released their self-titled third album in 2013 while continuing to play headlining concert dates and festivals all over the world. Fans scooped up tickets to hear songs like “Kids,” “Electric Feel,” and “Congratulations.” The band’s singular style of psychedelic rock, which integrates plenty of electronica elements, was forged beginning in 2002 by founders Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden when they were freshmen at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Their debut album, Oracular Spectacular, was released in 2006, and MGMT started gaining fans with the help of their opening sets for trend-setting acts like Of Montreal, Radiohead, and Beck. By 2009, MGMT could count Paul McCartney among their growing stable of fans, and they landed a spot opening for the ex-Beatle at Boston’s Fenway Park. On tour, the five-piece group has been known to augment the flower-power vibe of their music by projecting repeated colorful, kaleidoscopic images and other random visuals on a backdrop behind the stage.
  • Lead singer: Andrew VanWyngarden (2002–)
  • Members: Andrew VanWyngarden, Benjamin Goldwasser, Matt Asti, Will Berman, Hank Sullivant, James Richardson
Origin: Brooklyn, NY, Middletown, CT

Queens Of The Stone Age: Gigs, Tickets and Dates

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Queens Of The Stone Age – UK Gigs
The Hydro, Glasgow
Sat, 16 Nov 2013
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Manchester Arena, Manchester
Wed, 20 Nov 2013
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National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Thu, 21 Nov 2013
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Wembley Arena, London
Sat, 23 Nov 2013
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June Concert Calendar – New York City

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Friday, June 7

Artist
Venue
Price
Little Mix Central Park free
Emblem3 Central Park free
Sidney Samson Pacha Buy Tickets $25
Old Crow Medicine Show The Capitol Theatre Buy Tickets $25-$50
Jonny Fritz The Capitol Theatre Buy Tickets $25-$50
Eddie Money The Paramount Buy Tickets $25-$49.50
Jessica Betts Apollo Theater Buy Tickets $20
Totally Enormous Exti… Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15
Kidnap Kid Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15
Alex English Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15
Rekles Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15
Ottmat Liebert and Lu… B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $35/$40
The Joe Locke Quintet Jazz at Lincoln Center $20-$45
Couer de Pirate Stage 48 $25
Dinosaur Jr. Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $32
Reignwolf Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $32
Oblivians South Street Seapo… free
Ex-Cult South Street Seapo… free
Giuseppe Ottaviani Santos’ Party House $20
DJ Herbert Holler (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
DJ Cosi (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
Doveman (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15
Mad Dogs & Dominos Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $35-$75
Big Country The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $24.50
The Cringe The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $24.50
Glint The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $24.50
Mother Feather The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $24.50
Britt Daniel Brooklyn Bowl $8
Polica Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Solid Gold Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Spirit Family Reunion Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
The National Reserve Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Last Good Tooth Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Swear and Shake Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $14/$17
The Revivalists Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $14/$17
Roadkill Ghost Choir Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $14/$17
Japandroids Music Hall of Wburg Buy Tickets $25
Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri Rubin Museum of Art $20
The Remains The Bell House Buy Tickets $20/$25
The A-Bones The Bell House Buy Tickets $20/$25
Joe Cruz and Somos Musica S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $10
Q-Tip SRB Brooklyn $10
Scratch SRB Brooklyn $10
DJ Spinna SRB Brooklyn $10
Terrence Parker Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $12/$15
Free Magic Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $12/$15
Faso Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $12/$15
Cute is What We Aim For Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $13
The Dangerous Summer Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $13
Christeene Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
Half Moon Run The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
Hey Champ The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $13
Gemini Club The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $13
Friendly Greg The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $13
Pure Bathing Culture The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Monogold The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
NatNaiel The Mercury Lounge $10
Julius Myth The Mercury Lounge $10
All Natural The Mercury Lounge $10
Kassa The Mercury Lounge $10
Rav. P The Mercury Lounge $10
Twistin Tarantulas Rodeo Bar free
Stefano Bollani Trio Birdland Buy Tickets $40
MDSGN 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
ELOS 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
Ahnnu 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
VHVL 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
Jerry Douglas Blue Note Buy Tickets $20/$35
Adam Deitch and the M… Blue Note Buy Tickets $20
Dirty River Boys Hill Country Barbecue free
Gina Bon Jersey Bowery Electric free
Michael Stella Star Bowery Electric free
Tommy USA Bowery Electric free
Ellis Paul Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $22-$25
Champagne Jerry Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $12-$15
Rocky and The Pressers Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $12
Cultfever Spike Hill Buy Tickets $6
Clementine & Galaxy Spike Hill Buy Tickets $6
Lips Spike Hill Buy Tickets $6
Kiss Slash Crooked Smile Spike Hill Buy Tickets $6
Melissa Czarnik Spike Hill Buy Tickets $6
S & M Spike Hill Buy Tickets $6
Wolff & Tuba Pianos free
Haley Bowery and the … Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Hannah vs. the Many Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Typhoid Rosie Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Matthew Pop Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Michael Powers Frequence Terra Blues Bar free
Cheeztacular 2013 The Rock Shop $5
Kenny Barron Quartet Village Vanguard $25
The Studio Presents The Bitter End $8
The David Kolker Band The Bitter End $8
Bugaloo Kings 78 Below free
Bruce Robison & Kelly… City Winery Buy Tickets $22-$32
Hot Club of Flatbush Radegast Hall free
Olli Soikkeli Radegast Hall free
Oh No! and the Tiger Pit Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Morningbell Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Olivia Mancini Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Gospel Queens of Brooklyn Fat Cat Billiards $3
Tal Bergman Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Ron DeJesus Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Mike Merritt Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Renato Neto Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Daniel Sadownick Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Joe Bonamassa Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Jason Rigby Cornelia St. Café $20
Robert Rocker Cleopatra’s Needle free
Kanye West Randall’s Island $95
Kings of Leon Randall’s Island $95
Guns N’ Roses Randall’s Island $95
Animal Collective Randall’s Island $95
Pretty Lights Randall’s Island $95
Kendrick Lamar Randall’s Island $95
Nas Randall’s Island $95
Erykah Badu Randall’s Island $95
Best Coast Randall’s Island $95
Icona Pop Randall’s Island $95
Azealia Banks Randall’s Island $95

Saturday, June 8

Artist
Venue
Price
Paul McCartney Barclays Center Buy Tickets $83.10-$349.40
Wynton Marsalis Prospect Park free
Boris Pacha Buy Tickets $30
Big Country The Paramount Buy Tickets $24.50-$50
Navegante Apollo Theater Buy Tickets $20
Flinch Webster Hall $10
Smog Webster Hall $10
Subset Webster Hall $10
Paper Diamond Webster Hall $20
MT Eden Webster Hall $20
Candyland Webster Hall $20
Dotexe Webster Hall $20
Judy Collins Town Hall Buy Tickets $42-$67
Strawberry Fields B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $40/$42.50
Southside Johnny and … B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $36.50/$40
The Joe Locke Quintet Jazz at Lincoln Center $20-$45
Couer de Pirate Stage 48 $25
Charetta Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $18
The Blackfires Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $18
The Amatory Murder Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $18
Mother Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $18
MacHines Elves Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $18
Cassino Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $10/$12
Brendan Rivera Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $10/$12
A Moment’s Worth Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $10/$12
DJ Purevile! (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $5
DJ Patrick (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $5
John Zorn/Bill Laswel… (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $30
Tamia Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $30/$35
Rick Wonder Highline Ballroom $20
Thor The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $12
GRiZ The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $22
Cherub The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $22
Chris Keating Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $8
Haim Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Kate Boy Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Toad the Wet Sprocket Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Leroy Justice Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Jessie’s Girl Canal Room Buy Tickets $8
Sea Wolf Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $15
Roze Royze The Bell House Buy Tickets $10
Noa D The Bell House Buy Tickets $10
Nasty ESQ The Bell House Buy Tickets $10
Leah V The Bell House Buy Tickets $10
So Percussion The Metropolitan M… $25
Man Forever The Metropolitan M… $25
Back2Basic S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Pantrin Vibes S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Wax S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Natural Freaks S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Staks S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Majesty S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Norie S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Kevin Crown S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $15
Liliana Araujo & Forr… S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $10
Ray de La Paz SRB Brooklyn $10/$20
Frankie Vazquez SRB Brooklyn $10/$20
DJ Henry Knowles SRB Brooklyn $10/$20
DJ Andy SRB Brooklyn $10/$20
The Lawn Boys Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $12-$15
The Timberfakes Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $14
Hard Knock Live Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $14
Lady Blacktronica Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $12/$15
Nooka Jones Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $12/$15
Evan Michael Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $12/$15
Marijuana Deathsquads The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
Solid Gold The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
Greg Grease The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
Eprom The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
Dubbel Dutch The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
Sleepyhead The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
Waiting for Henry The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Turkuaz The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10/$12
The Quick and Easy Boys The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10/$12
The Bloodshots Rodeo Bar free
Enrico Rava Quintet Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Adult. 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
Black Marble 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
Eraas 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
You. 285 Kent Avenue $10/$15
Jerry Douglas Blue Note Buy Tickets $20/$35
Ruby Velle and the So… Blue Note Buy Tickets $15
Ben Kenney Maxwell’s Buy Tickets $15
Gina Bon Jersey Bowery Electric free
Michael Stella Star Bowery Electric free
Tommy USA Bowery Electric free
Kiran Ahluwalia Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20-$25
Wau Wau Sisters Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20
The Georges Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $12
The Henry Millers Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Lazyeyes Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Modern Rivals Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Napoleon Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Eastern Hollows Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Grand Resort Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Anya Skidman Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Samuel Cooper Spike Hill Buy Tickets $7
Die Pretty Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
The Reserves Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Wes Tucker and the Sk… Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Roi and the Secret People Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Able Hands The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8
Money & King The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8
GypsyWig The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8
Kenny Barron Quartet Village Vanguard $25
School Of Rock The Bitter End free
Elisa Lovelie & The D… The Bitter End free
Torn Shorts The Bitter End free
Megan Talay The Bitter End free
Chevy Lopez The Bitter End free
Kagero The Bitter End free
3WB The Bitter End free
The Billy Hector Band The Bitter End free
Rad Trads Radegast Hall free
Bluesday Dan Band Connolly’s Pub free
Vital G Connolly’s Pub free
Twisting Faith Connolly’s Pub free
The Forum Lights Connolly’s Pub free
Spontaneous Motherlode Connolly’s Pub free
Tal Bergman Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Ron DeJesus Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Mike Merritt Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Renato Neto Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Daniel Sadownick Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Joe Bonamassa Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Erykah Badu BAMcafé $35
Kanye West Randall’s Island $95
Kings of Leon Randall’s Island $95
Guns N’ Roses Randall’s Island $95
Animal Collective Randall’s Island $95
Pretty Lights Randall’s Island $95
Kendrick Lamar Randall’s Island $95
Nas Randall’s Island $95
Erykah Badu Randall’s Island $95
Best Coast Randall’s Island $95
Icona Pop Randall’s Island $95
Azealia Banks Randall’s Island $95
Ben Rimalower The Duplex $20/$25

Sunday, June 9

Artist
Venue
Price
Enrico Macias Town Hall Buy Tickets $62-$127
The Harlem Gospel Choir B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $40/$42.50
Rahsaan Patterson B.B. King’s $26.50/$30
The Joe Locke Quintet Jazz at Lincoln Center $20-$45
Danny Krivit Santos’ Party House $5/$12
Dan Nuestadt (le) Poisson Rouge free
Simone Dinnerstein (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $25/$30
Tift Merritt (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $25/$30
‘Baby Loves Disco ‘ (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20
Travis Sullivan’s Bjo… Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $12/$15
Sister Sparrow and th… Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $12
Hollis Brown Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $12
Shakey Graves Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $12
Ben Kenney The Bell House Buy Tickets $15
Bilal S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $27
Tony Touch Sullivan Room Buy Tickets $10
Fay Victor Urban Meadow $10
Clarence Penn Urban Meadow $10
James Carney Urban Meadow $10
Rob Brown Urban Meadow $10
DJ Asho Drom free w/ RSVP
Wild Leaves Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Alpenglow Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Prairie Empire Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Aeon Rings The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Weeknight The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Teeel The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Tiers The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Julian Lynch The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $12
The Luyas The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $12
SoftSpot The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $12
Amanda Cevallos Rodeo Bar free
Sunset Riot Rodeo Bar free
Twin Guns Rodeo Bar free
Countdown Love Rodeo Bar free
Arturo O’Farrill Afro… Birdland Buy Tickets $30
Enrico Rava Quintet Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Jerry Douglas Blue Note Buy Tickets $20/$35
Henry Butler Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20
Symphonic Sundays Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $15
Mother Falcon Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $15
Milow Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $12-$15
Jamie Block Spike Hill free
Indie Rock Live Band Spike Hill free
The Sweet Boys Spike Hill free
Pan Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $8
Peter Wise Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $8
The Pioneers Terra Blues Bar free
J.P. Harris The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $10-$12
Joe Fletcher The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $10-$12
Kenny Barron Quartet Village Vanguard $25
School Of Rock The Bitter End free
Sirsy The Bitter End free
The Bitter End Allsta… The Bitter End free
Mark Greenberg The Bitter End free
Benny Harrison’s Fami… 78 Below free
Kobi Arad Band City Winery Buy Tickets $10
Dickey Betts City Winery Buy Tickets $65-$85
Brandon Lewis Fat Cat Billiards free
Tal Bergman Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Ron DeJesus Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Mike Merritt Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Renato Neto Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Daniel Sadownick Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Joe Bonamassa Iridium Buy Tickets $55
Stephane Wrembel Barbes $10
Loren Stillman Cornelia St. Café $20
Gerard Edery Cornelia St. Café $20
Keith Ingham Cleopatra’s Needle free
Jesse Simpson Cleopatra’s Needle free
Erykah Badu BAMcafé $35
Ben Rimalower The Duplex $20/$25

The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 6/7/13

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Erykah Badu

For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar.

Erykah Badu
BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building
Saturday & Sunday, 7:30pm, $35
Neo-soul was no longer neo when Erykah Badu released her 2008 album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), but its expansive sound and softly sung narratives made the whole world sound fresh. This weekend, its long-haired auteur takes the record to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she worked with local composer Ted Hearne to create “You’re Causing Quite a Disturbance,” a program that pairs some of the album’s best tunes with new original orchestration. Opener Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has cancelled, but that doesn’t mean you should: Badu will offer a performance powerful enough to stand on its own. 

Governors Ball
Randall’s Island
Friday through Sunday, 11am, $95
Just because New York City is a permanent music festival doesn’t mean it can’t also host the sort of weekend megafest more often found in the sticks of Tennessee or SoCal. Hence we have the Governors Ball, the three-year-old gathering that this weekend brings, for starters, Kings of Leon, Guns N’ Roses, Animal Collective, Pretty Lights, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Erykah Badu, Best Coast, Icona Pop, and Azealia Banks to Randall’s Island. Today, arrive early for sets from rap traditionalist Freddie Gibbs and rockers HAIM, and stick around for headliner Kanye West, he who recently tore up the SNL stage with new tunes “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves.” 

Kiran Ahluwalia
Joe’s Pub
Saturday, 7:30pm, $20-$25
The Indo-Canadian’s latest album, Aam Zameen: Common Ground, reaches out to the Islamic qawwali music of Pakistan with the help of a couple of North African desert blues groups and complements her gorgeous ghazals beautifully. Tonight’s band includes Nitin Mitta (tabla), Will Holshouser (accordion), Mamadou Ba (bass), and Rez Abassi, a restless guitarist who adds a sci-fi dimension to his wife’s singing. 

Sea Wolf
Bowery Ballroom
Saturday, 9pm, $15
“Old World Romance” is the perfect name for Sea Wolf’s most recent album, as their sound has a classic feel that’s as epic as the Jack London title that inspired the name. Led by Alex Brown Church, Sea Wolf creates wavy, charming melodies that draw from all the edges of folk but never stray from their quintessentially indie sound. The band provides a warm comfort, and that’s nothing short of romantic. — By Brittany Spanos

John Zorn/Bill Laswell/Milford Graves Trio
Le Poisson Rouge
Saturday, 6:30pm, $30
When John Zorn and Bill Laswell meet, all hell breaks loose. Both consummate improvisers, Zorn, a saxophonist, experimental composer and impresario, has built a reputation as a driving force behind the downtown scene, while Laswell, a prolific bassist and producer who has appeared on more than 3,000 recordings, knows how to explore the downtown region of the fretboard. They are joined by free jazz drummer Milford Graves. Presented as part of the Zorn at 60 celebration, commemorating Zorn’s sixtieth birthday year, the evening promises to show that despite his age, the avant-garde progenitor remains the enfant terrible he has always been. 

Paul McCartney
Barclays Center
Saturday, 8pm, $83.10-$349.40
After beginning his career in that set a high bar for both pop and rock acts to follow, recording a songbook from which everyone can name at least one tune, Macca has remained a cool and steady figure, his sound constantly evolving sound while his sense of humor stays as strong as ever. Pushing 71, McCartney proves he still knows how to keep setting bars with his live performances and experimentations in sound. 

Simone Dinnerstein + Tift Merritt
Le Poisson Rouge
Sunday, 6:30pm, $25/$30
Her self-produced 2005 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which she performs tonight, made the pianist a breakout classical star (with Oprah’s help) in 2007. It should be fascinating to see if the controversial interpretive touches that set her recording on a par with Glenn Gould’s famous 1955 version, in the ears of many listeners, remain in place eight years later 

Bilal
S.O.B.’s
Sunday, 8pm, $27
As anyone who’s watched his videos can attest, Bilal Sayeed Oliver is not destined for motion-picture stardom: telegenic, he ain’t. But put this Philadelphian singer in a studio and he’ll emerge with hypnagogic odes to romance running at various temperatures. His songs inventively sweep together through neo-soul and lite-jazz flourishes; good thing he possesses a Swiss-Army knife of a voice. — By Raymond Cummings

Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri
Rubin Museum of Art
Friday, 8pm, $20
The cozy micro-theater at the Chelsea museum is a perfect fit for the relatively private and generally poetic exchanges of the pianist and viola player. Their new Transylvania Concert is one of those records that whisks you away–long tone reveries, pulsing pirouettes, contoured introspection, gypsy joy. The stark situation allows for full disclosure texturally, and Maneri’s fluid lines sometimes sound like a horn. Could be transcendent. 

Ben Rimalower
The Duplex
Saturday, 9:30pm; Sunday, 7pm, $20/$25
It’s fair to call this one-man outing cabaret’s longest-running hit, with the lean and eager monologist combines the tale of his passion for Patti LuPone (and ultimate escapades working alongside her) and the saga of life with a promiscuous gay dad. He’s funny and unflinching, and the result is harrowing hilarity. Miss this sui generis outcry at your peril. 

Green Day play hit-packed stadium set in London June 1, 2013

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Info: Emirates Stadium, London, England
Photographer:  Stuart MacFarlane
Date Taken: June 1, 2013
Collection: 2013-06-01

Green Day played a hit-packed two and a half-hour set at Emirates Stadium in London last night (June 1) – which also featured audience antics, bizarre costumes and Billie Joe Armstrong firing a huge toilet paper gun into the crowd.

The set, opening with a plethora of new material from the band’s three new albums released last year – ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tre!’ – spanned the band’s career, featuring such highlights as ‘Basket Case’, ‘Welcome To Paradise’, ‘American Idiot’, ‘Minority’ and ‘Jesus Of Suburbia’.

The band were introduced by a man in a pink rabbit suit silently geeing up the crowd before Green Day emerged for a fiery ’99 Revolutions’ from ‘¡Tre!’. There followed ‘Know Your Enemy’ during which Billie Joe Armstrong invited a fan in a Union Jack body stocking to clamber onstage and sing the chorus, while holding up a home-made sign saying “We Love You, Green Day”.

The man wasn’t the only crowd member who took to the stage during the night: a young fan was carried from the front row to hold up a sign saying “Green Day Rocks” throughout ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’, while another fan sang the final chorus of ‘Longview’ and a pink-haired girl was taught the three chords needed to play along with Operation Ivy’s ‘Knowledge’.

The band gave the set a loose, freeform feel, asking for requests before playing rarity ‘Sassafras Roots’ from 1994’s ‘Dookie’. Billie Joe also appeared after ‘Knowledge’ with a water-spray, a low-slung gun-like machine that fired full rolls of toilet paper over the audience and a T-shirt canon.

The chaos really kicked in, however, when ‘King For A Day’ gave way to a medley of ‘Shout’ by Lulu, The Rolling Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ and The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks’ with the band dressed in fancy dress costumes. You can watch fan-shot footage of the medley below.

Setlist:

’99 Revolutions’
‘Know Your Enemy’
‘Stay The Night’
‘Stop When The Red Light Flashes’
‘Letterbomb’
‘Oh Love’
‘Holiday’
‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’
‘Stray Heart’
‘Nice Guys Finish Last’
‘Waiting’ / ‘Missing You’
‘Burnout’ / ‘J.A.R’
‘Sassafras Roots’
‘Hitchen’ A Ride’
‘Welcome To Paradise’
‘Longview’
‘Pasaloqua’
‘Knowledge’
‘St.Jimmy’
‘When I Come Around’
‘Basket Case’
‘She’
‘King For A Day’
‘X-Kid’
‘Minority’
‘American Idiot’
‘Jesus Of Suburbia’
‘Brutal Love’

Sources:  Green Day Authority

The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 5/24/13

The Shins

The Shins

Catch The Shins in Williamsburg Park Sunday afternoon. If you need even more shows to choose from, be sure to check out our updated New York Concert Calendar. These are the 10 best this weekend.

The Shins + Man Man
Williamsburg Park
Sunday, 5:30pm, $45
“This song will change your life,” said Natalie Portman’s Sam to Zach Braff’s Andrew as she played “New Slang” for him in 2004’s quintessential indie classic Garden State. A more accurate statement would’ve been that Sam and Andrew would change the Shins’ lives, as a spot on the Grammy-award winning soundtrack helped catapult the dreamy indie group into mainstream success and scored a now-classic movie scene. After a five year break from making music, the Shins released Port of Morrow, worth a listen while we all wait to see what bands are going to get a Zach Braff seal of approval and career kickstart in his next project.

Mariah Carey
Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Friday, 7am, free
Is it that Mariah Carey’s abnormally lucky, or that she’s got a career mojo that just won’t quit? Neither, I’d argue: Her career longevity is directly connected to her collaborative savvy, ability to nimbly surf pop trends, and the best cosmologists and stylists Daydream royalties can buy. Even with her trademark melisma succumbing to something huskier, Mimi’s still capable of convincingly co-selling a dewy summer trifle like “#Beautiful,” with Miguel. Here’s hoping she flounces and chirps eternally. Part of the Good Morning America summer concert series.

Robert Fripp and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
Sunday, 4pm, $25
And you thought Amanda Palmer was ambitious. Guitarists versed in meditation and the Fripp’s Guitar Craft technique will pay $1000 for the privilege of training with and performing alongside the King Crimson leader during a few East Coast gigs. The fee includes room, board, transportation, and Alexander technique sessions. Fripp says the shows will reflect “a specialized study in the self-organizing properties of complex wholes.” Sounds like audiences are getting off easy.

Wayne Horvitz
The Stone
Ends Sunday, 8pm daily, $10
The wise keyboardist is also an inviting composer–the variety of groups he’s led in the past three decades have all arrived with hip charts in front of them. This East Coast residency finds him grooming a throng of improvisers from his Seattle stomping ground, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, and their YouTube calling cards suggest that they’re able to make moments of melody and mania hold hands. Also slated for this stint: a brass quartet, an evening of duets (a Horvitz forte), and the maestro’s octet, Sweeter Than The Day.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Beacon Theatre
Saturday & Sunday, 8pm, $54-$130
You know who Tom Petty is. What you might not know is that he made appearances on both The Simpsons and King of the Hill. Having penned and performed countless breakthrough singles, Petty could have called it quits a long time ago if it weren’t for his dedication to proving rock & roll’s staying power. Catch the rock veteran and his Heartbreakers at Beacon Theatre for a dose of old school covers and long-loved hits. —

The So So Glos band

The So So Glos band

So So Glos | Crystal Stilts
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Sunday, 7:30pm, $5-$12
Punk rockers, Shea Stadium-proprietors, and men about town the So So Glos have made Bay Ridge proud. Tonight, the band that toured with post-hardcore heroes 
. . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead in Europe and like-minded New 
Jersey natives Titus Andronicus in the U.S. comes across town to Williamsburg’s Knitting Factory to open for Brooklyn transplants Crystal Stilts. Though the Stilts might be best known for their former singer/guitarist Frankie Rose, the remaining crew sounds as good as ever, placing deep, reverberating vocals within deep, retromaniacal guitar lines.

The Shirelles
B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill
Sunday, 8pm, $30/$35
Girl groups have always had a lot to live up to because the Shirelles set the bar very high very early on. With massive, Carole King-penned hit “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” which has since been covered by the songwriter and the late-Amy Winehouse to equally unique perfection, the group has become immortal in the eyes of many. Over the years, the ladies have gained an answer to their beatifully posed question: yes we do still love them and will continue to do so for many tomorrows to come.

Skream + Mala + Plastician + Hatcha
SRB Brooklyn
Friday, 10pm, $15
Before Skrillex, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift, before HARD Fest in L.A., Electric Zoo in New York, and Electric Daisy in Las Vegas, there were artists like Skream, Mala, Plastician, and Hatcha midwifing the genre that would be called dubstep in small clubs in South London’s Croydon neighborhood. Tonight, those four artists unite for No Sleep Till Croydon, an event meant to showcase the genre’s roots, offering old heads and new poseurs a breath of fresh air–and the wobble of heavy bass–in this trying time of mainstream acceptance. That said, tonight’s event, presented by the Red Bull Music Academy, is a dance party, not a museum exhibition, so expect fresh tunes from all involved.

‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ w/ Alison Clancy + Hypernova + Michael T. and the Vanities + This Ambitious Orchestra
Le Poisson Rouge
Sunday, 9pm, $15/$20
Now in its third year, the New Romantic Ball is one of the best excuses in town to get glammed up. Tonight’s party, hosted by Chi Chi Valenti, features live performances by the 22-piece ensemble This Ambitious Orchestra, downtown hip boy Michael T and the Vanities, live sets by Hypernova and Alison Clancy, and burlesque by Delysia Lachatte and Scooter Pie. Dress code is strictly “Blitz Kids Realness, Victorian Dandy, Retro-Futurists, Peacock Punk, and all Siouxsie looks,” so be creative. Prizes go to the best costume.

B.A.L.L. + The Upper Crust + Lord Classic + New York Junk
Bowery Electric
Saturday, 7:30pm, $10
As surreal and potentially volatile a reunion as you’ll stumble upon this year, B.A.L.L. was the troubled and troubling late ’80s slop-rock assemblage of the Velvet Monkey’s Don Fleming and Jay Spiegal, Shimmy Disc proprietor-bassist Kramer, and Bongwater drummer David Licht. Original Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert fills in for the quartet’s first show in 25 years.