The New Madison Square Garden – Picture Gallery

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Note: We hope that the billions of dollars that this new venue will bring to the pockets of a few will also be used to feed the thousands of New Yorkers living in poverty, homeless families with children living on the streets of this city that I don’t know anymore.  As New Yorkers finalize their guest lists and menus for their Thanksgiving gatherings this year, be sure to reserve a seat for Uncle Sam. He should also be giving thanks at each and every American dinner table for the billions of dollars that will fill his pockets from taxes on Thanksgiving dinners.  ~AA

Madison Square Garden

A renovated Madison Square Garden, top-to-bottom nearly $1 billion transformation funded by The Madison Square Garden Company, that will provide a significantly enhanced experience for customers, athletes, entertainers, fans, suite holders and marketing partners, from the first row to the last.

The most prominent new additions are the two “Chase Bridges,” sky bridges that hang from the Garden’s ceiling (there’s also a food and beverage station near those seats). In the third phase of renovations, the Garden ceiling was fully restored, a new Garden Vision center-hung multimedia display was installed, and a new suites area with “center stage” views for concerts was added.

Inside Madison Square Garden

Some of the many major upgrades will include: the brand new Chase Square 7th Avenue entrance, significantly wider concourses, new first-class food and entertainment amenities, improved sightlines, more comfortable seating, a dynamic new scoreboard, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and LED video systems in HD, fiber optic cabling throughout the building, new suites, clubs and hospitality areas, new one-of-a-kind Chase Bridges, and views of the city from several areas of the building.

Although many areas of the venue are being upgraded and maintained, other renovations will highlight the unique history of MSG and the dynamic details of the venue that patrons, performers and athletes have long-cherished including the intimacy of the Arena bowl, the restoration of The Garden’s world famous ceiling, and the building’s more than 130 year storied history will celebrated with two unique exhibits – “Garden 366,” a visual retrospective bringing to life one moment in Garden history for every day of the year, and the top 20 “Defining Moments” in Garden history will be commemorated with special exhibits that feature photos, memorabilia and additional artifacts.

The architect on the MSG Transformation is Brisbin Brook Beynon; Construction Manager is Turner and Project Manager is JLL

Away We Go: Primavera Sound Festival 2013 – Barcelona

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Colder-than-normal winds blew off the sea and on to more than 100,000 hardcore music fans at this year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain. Located at a site near the city’s Forum and convention centre, the festival spanned a week – from May 22nd-26th – and included free gigs, warm-up concerts, a professional music conference, and multiple late night parties.

Until the wee hours of morning, festival goers pounded the punishing concrete steps and roads between seven main stages and two smaller ones, enjoying a lineup that sported a bevy of ’80s and ’90s acts on the revival trail (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Dead Can Dance, Blur, My Bloody Valentine, and The Wu-Tang Clan) to all manner of alternative, pop, rock, and punk outfits (Phoenix, The Knife, Animal Collective, Savages, METZ, Woods, and Kurt Vile).

Fiona Apple called off her appearance at Primavera Sound.   According to the festival’s press release, it was due to “reasons beyond the control of the organizers of the festival.”

A number of other acts  also dropped off of this year’s lineup, including FIDLAR, Foxygen and Crime and the City Solution. However, DJ Koze, Scuba, Django Django, Phosphorescent and the Drones have been added in their place, and festival-goers can also look forward to performances by Blur, Grizzly Bear, the Postal Service, Wu-Tang Clan, My Bloody Valentine, Animal Collective, Phoenix, Band of Horses, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Hot Chip, Deerhunter, Daniel Johnston, Dinosaur Jr., Neko Case and Camera Obscura

Check out the Primavera Sound gallery above.  You’ll find some photo highlights of a truly epic weekend.

2013 line-up:

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
Aliment
Animal Collective
Antònia Font
Apparat plays Krieg und Frieden
The Babies
Band Of Horses
Barry Hogan Dj
Betunizer
Blue Willa
Blur
Bob Mould
Bored Spies
The Bots
The Breeders performing Last Splash
Camera Obscura
Cayucas
Chris Cohen
Christopher Owens
Dj Coco
Crime & The City Solution
Crystal Castles
Dan Deacon
Daniel Johnston
Daphni
Daughn Gibson
Daughter
Dead Can Dance
Dead Skeletons
Death Grips
Deerhunter
Degreaser
Delorean
Dexys
DIIV
Dinosaur Jr.
Disclosure
Do Make Say Think
Dope Body
El Inquilino Comunista
Ethan Johns
Extraperlo
Fidlar
Fiona Apple
Four Tet
Foxygen
Fred I Son
The Free Fall Band
Fuck Buttons
Fucked Up
Ghostigital
Glass Candy
Goat
Grizzly Bear
Guadalupe Plata
Guardian Alien
Guards
Hal Flavin
Hidrogenesse
Honeybird & The Birdies
Hot Chip
Hot Snakes
How To Dress Well
Jackmaster presents Tweak-A-Holic
James Blake
Jessie Ware
The Jesus And Mary Chain
John Talabot
Jozev Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch
Killer Mike
King Tuff
The Knife
Kurt Vile & The Violators
L’Hereu Escampa
La Bien Querida
La Brigada
Liars
Local Natives
Los Planetas tocan Una semana en el motor de un autobús
Mac DeMarco
The Magician
Manel
Matthew E. White
Meat Puppets
Melody’s Echo Chamber
Menomena
Merchandise
Metz
Mount Eerie
Mulatu Astatke
My Bloody Valentine
Neko Case
Neurosis
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Waterhouse
Nils Frahm
Nurse With Wound
Om
Omar Souleyman
Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou
Paus
Peace
Phoenix
Pony Bravo
Poolside
The Postal Service
Rodriguez
Roll The Dice
Savages
The Sea And Cake
Sean Nicholas Savage
Shellac
Simian Mobile Disco
Solange
The Suicide Of Western Culture
Swans
Tame Impala
Tarántula
Thee Oh Sees
Tinariwen
Titus Andronicus
Toundra
The Vaccines
White Fence
Wild Nothing
Woods
Wu-Tang Clan

Photo credits: Google,  Press, NME

Tom Petty & His Heartbreakers Rock NYC’s Beacon Theater

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Live Review: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Beacon Theater NYC

20 May 2013

Petty’s voice is still a wonder. At 62, he sings as smoothly and sleekly as ever, but he also packs enough punch to bring the anguish of “Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)” home.

Imagine Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers drop a new LP, and it’s just killer. Not just “killer” in that Echo or Mojo way, as in a killer document of a killer band doing what it was hatched to do. I mean in that Wildflowers or Full Moon Fever way, that damn near universal way, the songs so urgent with defiant life they could haul you up out of a coma. Imagine Tom Petty puts out a new record so vital and affecting that it would be adored by anyone who has ever before liked a Tom Petty song, even just “Free Fallin.'”

Now ask yourself, “How would anyone ever hear it?”

There’s nothing new about rock and rollers touring on long after they’ve outlived their hitmaking potential. What is new is the bewildering fact that still-significant artists like Petty or Springsteen have somehow outlived their own radio formats. You can still hear “Wildflowers” on Classic Rock, on those playlists that the wooly mammoths grooved to as the tar bubbled up around them, but if there were a new song that sounded like “Wildflowers” the only stations on terrestrial radio that might possibly play it would have to label it country. In fact, country already has a “Wildflowers”: Brad Paisley’s “Ticks,” which cops to ripping off Petty right there in the chorus.

Petty made sure nobody mistook anything in the first of his four Beacon Theatre shows (we’ll be back tonight, too) for Nashville. He opened with a good hour of album tracks as swampy and fucked-up as the Northern Florida he hails from, searching, bruised-up rockers like “Love Is a Long Road,” “A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)” and “Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It).” Maybe he figures if radio won’t play him now, he may as well play the ones it wouldn’t even play back in the day. What would you do if in 15 years you somehow went from top-of-the-world rock star to Wynton Marsalis-like practitioner of an un-commercial art?

Deep cuts that cut deep, last night’s long run of dirges laid bare the early Heartbreakers’ true place in rock history: the exact middle ground between the ’70s studio-slick southern rock and the desperate blurt of the punk to come. “I don’t like it!” Petty yowled, on record and at the Beacon, the words hocked up out of his chest. Folks hoping for “Don’t Come Around Here No More” might have shouted the same.

And all that was before lead guitar hero Mike Campbell uncorked the soaring hurt of his lead line on “Good Enough,” off 2010’s cock-rocking Mojo, the swampiest of all this swamp rock, a strangled White Album-style blues as soaked though with humid misery as the cottonballs of a St. Louis grandmother used to wedge into the holes in her screen door each summer. Like much of that first hour, this was superb if you like this kind of thing.

Three songs in Petty half apologized for all the heartache, and he even offered up an ace “Won’t Back Down” as a sop to the Greatest Hits crowd. But make no mistake: There was no oversized novelty Mad Hatter headgear coming. During a soupy space jam deep into “Mr. Tweeter and the Monkey Man”– yes, the Traveling Wilburys slog he co-wrote with Bob Dylan — there was plenty of time to wonder at the impossible number of fucks that Petty does not give. You know all that dark matter scientists can’t find even though it makes up most of the mass of the universe? It’s nothing but those fucks.

Petty’s in fine voice — he still sounds like a cartoon sheep imitating a southern Bob Dylan — but even finer iconoclasm. The mood lightened, at last, 11songs in with a tempered, unplugged “Rebels,” a new arrangement touched with Sunday morning, followed by low-key string-band charmers “To Find a Friend” and “Angel Dream.” (Plus a hymn-like cover of Little Feat’s “Willin,'” honeyed up by Scott Thurston’s back-up vocals.)

Those were grand but topped by “Melinda,” a better Dylan song than the one he wrote with Dylan. Powered along by Campbell’s electric mandolin, this spare, rollicking, haunted original (only available on Petty’s excellent The Live Anthology) could pass for a cover of some long-gone folk song — a cover that builds into Bad Plus-style piano/drums not-quite-jazz ensemble-jamming mayhem from Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone.

Hits “Refugee,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” and “American Girl” seemed to win back crowd members who had drifted; the Heartbreakers bashed out the latter two songs with speed and fire enough to convince us that they still find something new in them, that the music is something these guys still make together rather than something they just perform night after night.

Gnomic, cheerful Petty didn’t say much. His run of Beacon Shows won’t be for everyone, but they are for him, and his band, and for anyone eager to be reminded that the genial stoner of “Last Dance With Mary Jane” is still that same scrappy, indomitable Gainseville kid, the one with a screaming guitar and a world to defy.

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Mary Jane’s Last Dance. (C) 1993 Geffen Records. Watch official video below.

© 2006 WMG
You Don’t Know How It Feels – Watch Video Version below.

Runnin’ Down A Dream is a 2007 documentary film about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The 4-hour documentary chronicles the history of the band, from its inception as Mudcrutch, right up to the 30th-anniversary concert in Petty’s home town of Gainesville, Florida, on September 21, 2006, at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, University of Florida. The film features interviews with George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Jeff Lynne, Rick Rubin, Johnny Depp, Jackson Browne and more. Petty’s solo career is also touched on, as is his time with The Traveling Wilburys.

Tom Petty’s Career on Film: Watch the Trailer for “Runnin’ Down a Dream” below.

Upcoming Concerts in NYC 2013 – New Dates For May through the 26

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Time Square – Manhattan

Monday, May 13

Artist
Venue
Price
Phoenix Apollo Theater $50
Higher Ground B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $15
Claire Martin Jazz at Lincoln Center $30
Huey Lewis and the News Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $39.50
Youngblood Hawke Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $13/$15
The Colourist Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $13/$15
Gil Evans Orchestra Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $20-$35
Ghostface Killah The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $27
Venice Dawn The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $27
Wink Loc Public Assembly $10
Audra the Rapper Public Assembly $10
Ransom Public Assembly $10
Brownsville 300 Public Assembly $10
Rolls Royce Rizzy Public Assembly $10
Ty Griffin Public Assembly $10
Dark Star Orchestra Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $25
Matthew E. White Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $13/$15
Helado Negro Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $13/$15
2s and 4s Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
PascAli Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Zombi Jazz Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Brad Henkel Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Classified Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
François K Cielo Buy Tickets $12
Brendon Moeller Cielo Buy Tickets $12
Ife Mora The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Nightbox The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Jim Caruso Birdland $20
Rutgers Faculty Jazz … Blue Note Buy Tickets $10-$15
Swingadelic Maxwell’s free
Marissa Nadler Saint Vitus Buy Tickets $12
Guy Blackeslee Saint Vitus Buy Tickets $12
Jozef Van Wissem Saint Vitus Buy Tickets $12
Dan Neustadt The Knitting Factory free
Zongo Junction Bowery Electric $8
The Funk Ark Bowery Electric $8
Leslie Kritzer Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $25
Storm Large Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20
Sam Harris 54 Below $30-$40
Chris Blacker Spike Hill free
Old Best Friend Spike Hill free
Mudfoot Spike Hill free
Reverend Vince Anders… Union Pool free
Concerned Leftfield free
Wisdom Leftfield free
Bluz Leftfield free
Gordo Cabeza Leftfield free
Timoteo Gigante Leftfield free
T. Blues Band Terra Blues Bar free
Michael Powers Terra Blues Bar free
Richie Cannata The Bitter End $10
Olivia Wendel The Bitter End $7-$10
Paul Kourdouris & Friends The Bitter End $7-$10
Robert Rossi The Bitter End $7-$10
Chloe Angelides The Bitter End $7-$10
The Oz Noy Trio The Bitter End $7-$10
The Richie Cannata Mo… The Bitter End $7-$10
Frank Canino and Friends 78 Below free
Beth Hart City Winery Buy Tickets $20-$25
Mingus Dynasty Jazz Standard Buy Tickets $25
Steve Coleman Jazz Gallery $10/$15
Karl Berger’s Stone W… The Stone $10/$20
Billy Kaye Fat Cat Billiards free
Giants of Jazz Guitar Iridium Buy Tickets $30
Mimi Fox Iridium Buy Tickets $30
Martin Taylor Iridium Buy Tickets $30
Chicha Libre Barbes $10
The Smoke Big Band Smoke Jazz $20/$30
John Farnsworth Quartet Smoke Jazz $10-$30
Ellen Mandel Cornelia St. Café $15
Daniel Neer Cornelia St. Café $15
Ana Milosavljevic Cornelia St. Café $20
Jed Distler Cornelia St. Café $20
Speed Bump Cornelia St. Café $20

Tuesday May 14

Artist
Venue
Price
The Killers Madison Square Garden Buy Tickets $35-$65
Iron & Wine Beacon Theatre Buy Tickets $45-$65
The Hush Sound Webster Hall Buy Tickets $20
Hockey Webster Hall Buy Tickets $20
River City Extension Webster Hall Buy Tickets $20
Genevieve Schatz Webster Hall Buy Tickets $20
Lucas Webster Hall Buy Tickets $20
Claire Martin Jazz at Lincoln Center $30
Juicy J Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $23.50
A$AP Ferg Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $23.50
Nico Muhly (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets tba
Digitalism Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $20/$25
Dark Star Orchestra Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $25
Lights Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $25
Denroy Morgan S.O.B.’s $18
Fifth Nation Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $5
Quickly Quietly Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $5
Ponyhof Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $5
Beauty School Dropouts Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
Luke Rathborne The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Doe Paoro The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Pure X The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $12
The Racer The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Bossabrasil Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Dori Caymmi Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Joyce Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Fabrizio Sotti Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
M1 Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
RES Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
Claudia Acuña Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
Foxygen The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
Vera Flash Bowery Electric $8
Ashton Parson Bowery Electric $8
Moxiie Bowery Electric $8
Lyons Bowery Electric $8
Nightbox Bowery Electric $8
Vera Flash Bowery Electric $8
Moxiie Bowery Electric $8
Parson James Bowery Electric $8
Karen Jacobsen Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20/$25
Matthew Good Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20
Melissa Bel Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20
Devyn Rush Spike Hill free
Allison’s Invention Spike Hill free
The Stacks Spike Hill free
Solid Goold Spike Hill free
Miguel Zenón Quartet Village Vanguard $25
All Apologies, Mr. Jones The Bitter End $10
Matt & The City Limits The Bitter End $10
Vlada The Bitter End $10
Annie Ross Metropolitan Room Buy Tickets $25
Roomruunner Death by Audio $7
Jonny Rosch 78 Below free
Mud Bucket Monkeys Radegast Hall free
Billie Williams Iridium Buy Tickets $25
Slavic Soul Party! Barbes $10
Mike LeDonne Quartet Smoke Jazz $20/$30
Aubrey Johnson Cornelia St. Café $20
Tammy Scheffer Cornelia St. Café $20
Robert Rucker Cleopatra’s Needle $10

Wednesday, May 15

Artist
Venue
Price
Raphael Beacon Theatre Buy Tickets $64.50-$124.50
Edsel Gomez Cubist Mu… Jazz at Lincoln Center $35
A Tribute to Bobby Short Jazz at Lincoln Center $55
Problem Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $13/$15
IAMSU! Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $13/$15
Rich Medina (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $10
Akalepse (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $10
Emily Bear (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
Har Mar Superstar (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $13
Eric Burdon and the A… Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $42.50-$80
Sporting Life Public Assembly $12
The Sediment Club Public Assembly $12
Weird Womb Public Assembly $12
Advaeta Public Assembly $12
MS MR Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $16/$18
Eric Roberson and the… S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $12
Shattersound Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
Sanz End Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
Eros Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
The Planets Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
Empty Chairs Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
RedFoot Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Bob Dorough St Peter’s Luthera… $10
Mary Foster Conklin St Peter’s Luthera… $10
Giacomo Gates St Peter’s Luthera… $10
Boots Maleson St Peter’s Luthera… $10
David Silliman St Peter’s Luthera… $10
Ninjasonik Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
The Skins Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
Grandchildren The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Foxygen The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $12
No Joy The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10/$12
Babs Winn and the Kic… Rodeo Bar free
The Louis Armstrong C… Birdland $20
Bossabrasil Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Dori Caymmi Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Joyce Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Pure X 285 Kent Avenue $12
Fabrizio Sotti Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
M1 Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
RES Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
Claudia Acuña Blue Note Buy Tickets $15/$25
The Brain Cloud Hill Country Barbecue free
Johnny Miller Maxwell’s $8
Kayleigh Goldsworthy Maxwell’s $8
Book of Knots The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $15
Skeleton Key The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $15
Faun Fables The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $15
Janet LaBelle Bowery Electric $8
Midnight Snack Bowery Electric $8
The Charles Warren Or… Bowery Electric $8
Howard Fishman Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $15-$20
Laurin Talese Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $12-$17
Nicholas Ryan Gant Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $12-$17
Miguel Zenón Quartet Village Vanguard $25
Jason Adamo The Bitter End $7-$10
Chad Dinzes & Zach Borer The Bitter End $7-$10
Keato Simons The Bitter End $7-$10
Sonic Cult The Bitter End $7-$10
The Mystic Circus Sid… Metropolitan Room Buy Tickets $20
DeWitt Fleming Jr. Metropolitan Room Buy Tickets $20
Jared Grimes Metropolitan Room Buy Tickets $20
Shy Hunters Death by Audio $7
Fielded Death by Audio $7
Imperial Topaz Death by Audio $7
GelSet Death by Audio $7
Ryan Link Affair 78 Below free
Gil Evans Jazz Standard $25
Glen Crytzer’s Four-N… Radegast Hall free
Bennett Paster Quintet The Kitano $10
Clarence Spady Band Fat Cat Billiards $3
Michael Carvin Iridium Buy Tickets $30
Melissa Stylianou Quintet 55 Bar free
The Mandingo Ambassadors Barbes $10
Nikolaj Hess Cornelia St. Café $20
Les Kurtz Trio Cleopatra’s Needle $20
Joonsam Lee Cleopatra’s Needle free
May 16 Artist
Venue
Price
Brad Paisley PNC Bank Arts Center Buy Tickets $23-$89.25
Chris Young PNC Bank Arts Center Buy Tickets $23-$89.25
Lee Brice PNC Bank Arts Center Buy Tickets $23-$89.25
Paramore Hammerstein Ballroom Buy Tickets $39.50-$59.50
Kitten Hammerstein Ballroom Buy Tickets $39.50-$59.50
Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theatre Buy Tickets $74-$115
The Flaming Lips Wellmont Theatre Buy Tickets $49.50
Reid Genauer The Capitol Theatre $10
Charles Bradley Apollo Theater Buy Tickets $35.25
Joyce Breach Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Eric Comstock Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Natalie Douglas Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Barbara Fasano Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Clint Holmes Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Tanya Holt Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Andrea Marcovicci Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Karen Mason Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Steve Ross Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
Catherine Russell Town Hall Buy Tickets $25-$500
A Tribute to Bobby Short Jazz at Lincoln Center $55
Jordan Pettay Quintet Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$20
Chick Corea Jazz at Lincoln Center $30
Elio Villafranca Jazz at Lincoln Center $40
Jordan Pettay Quintet Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$20
Icona Pop Stage 48 free with RSVP
The Wailers Irving Plaza $25
The RSVP Santos’ Party House free
Blackway Santos’ Party House free
The Suite Santos’ Party House free
Varsity Santos’ Party House free
Sam Amidon (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $14
Romain Virgo (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
DJ Norie (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
Rayvon (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
Vuvuzela Public Assembly $8
All Boy/All Girl Public Assembly $8
Sun Showers Public Assembly $8
Kung Fu Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $10
Pedrito Martínez Brooklyn Bridge Park free
DJ Nickodemus Brooklyn Bridge Park free
Kurt Vile and the Vio… Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $20
Angel Olsen Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $20
Steve Gunn Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $20
eXonda Live Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $15
RMe Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $15
Ayanda Sunshine Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $15
DJ EZ Mike Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $15
Weird Owl Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $7
Throw Vision Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $7
Romantic States Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $7
Lifelike Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Crush Distance Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
Nightbox Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
No Joy The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10/$12
The Lonely Wild The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Ravens & Chimes The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
The Lonelyhearts The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Kopecky Family Band The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10/$12
Demolition String Band Rodeo Bar free
7 to 9 – Hell or High… Rodeo Bar free
Bossabrasil Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Dori Caymmi Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Joyce Birdland Buy Tickets $40
Kevin Gordon Hill Country Barbecue
Born Cages Maxwell’s $8
Lights Resolve Maxwell’s $8
Cam Meekins The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
Pilot Nation The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
OG Swagger Dick & Mic… The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
Barb Wire Dolls Bowery Electric $12-$15
Krebs & The Maynard G’s Bowery Electric $12-$15
The Treads Bowery Electric $12-$15
The Weapons Bowery Electric $12-$15
The Minor Cuts Bowery Electric $12-$15
The High Five Bowery Electric $12-$15
The Dead Tricks Bowery Electric $12-$15
Puma Perl Bowery Electric $12-$15
Nicole Henry Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $30-$35
Grace Weber Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $30-$35
Erin Markey Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $15
Retox The Acheron Buy Tickets $8-$10
I Am Hersey The Acheron Buy Tickets $8-$10
Descender The Acheron Buy Tickets $8-$10
Wet Witch The Acheron Buy Tickets $8-$10
Scott Siegel Feinstein’s Buy Tickets $15-$25
DJ Jay McElfresh Pianos free
Gentei Kaijo Arlene’s Grocery free
Bow Thayer The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
The Black Petals The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
Stephen Clair Trio The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
Miguel Zenón Quartet Village Vanguard $25
Josh Freeburn The Bitter End
Race Music The Bitter End
Nufsaid The Bitter End
Jess Turner The Bitter End
Shark? Death by Audio $7
Mean Creek Death by Audio $7
Radical Dads Death by Audio $7
Haybaby Death by Audio $7
Beth Hart City Winery Buy Tickets $20-$25
Gil Evans Jazz Standard $25
Seth Kessel and the 2… Radegast Hall free
Queen Majesty Happy Ending Lounge free
Scratch Famous Happy Ending Lounge free
Mr. K Happy Ending Lounge free
JD Happy Ending Lounge free
Jennifer Leitham Trio The Kitano $10
Kenny Garrett Iridium Buy Tickets $35
Jon Irabagon Cornelia St. Café $20
Kazu Trio Cleopatra’s Needle free
Masami Ishikawa Organ… Cleopatra’s Needle free
International Contemp… Columbia Universit… $25-$30

Thursday, May 23

Tom Petty and the Hea… Beacon Theatre Buy Tickets $54-$130
Colbie Caillat The Paramount Buy Tickets $29.50-$45
Vicci Martinez The Paramount Buy Tickets $29.50-$45
The Players Trio Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$20
Joe Saylor Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$10
DJ Yonny Stage 48 $20
DJ Rob-Lo Stage 48 $20
Jose Iguana Verde Stage 48 $20
DJ Spinone Stage 48 $20
Red Irving Plaza Buy Tickets $16
Afrika Bambaataa Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Egyptian Lover Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
DJ Magic Mike Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
DJ Assault Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
DJ Funk Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Scottie B Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
DJ Rashad Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
DJ Spinn Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Big Freedia Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Salva Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Drop the Lime Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Branko Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Krampfhaft Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $15
Medeski, Mali, Mercur… (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $25/$30
Byron Janis (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
J.Y. Song (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
Alexander Le (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
Carmit Zori (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
Julia Lichten’ (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $20/$25
DJ Theocracy (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $2
DJ Ivan Rodriguez (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $2
DJ Herbert Holler (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $2
Brett Tabisel (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $2
Sara Bareilles Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $35
Andy C & MC Armanni Reign Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $15/$20
Eshin & Trigon Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $15/$20
Diggadee MC Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $15/$20
Burner Brothers Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $15/$20
MC Posi-D Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $15/$20
Kid Daytona Public Assembly $13/$15
ANTHM Public Assembly $13/$15
Perrion Public Assembly $13/$15
Mar Melo Public Assembly $13/$15
Raven Sorvino Public Assembly $13/$15
Natural Child Family Band Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $5/$7
Liquor Store Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $5/$7
Daddy Long Legs Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $5/$7
Zapp Band Brooklyn Bridge Park free
D-Nice Brooklyn Bridge Park free
Norah Jones Bowery Ballroom $25
Patrick Carney Bowery Ballroom $25
Jason Isbell Bowery Ballroom $25
Butch Walker Bowery Ballroom $25
Delta Spirit Bowery Ballroom $25
Cory Chisel & Adriel … Bowery Ballroom $25
Johnny T Bowery Ballroom $25
Adam Green Bowery Ballroom $25
Jesse Malin Bowery Ballroom $25
Katie Goodman The Bell House Buy Tickets $15/$20
Chill Moody S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $12
Ken Rebel S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $12
Locksmith S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $12
Mr. Phantastik S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $12
Kronos Effect Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
Vultus Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
Queen V Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
Black Dawn Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
More Then True Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $10
Desert Stars Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Howth Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Carroll Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Pinegrove Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Beware Of Darkness Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $10
oOoOO The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Friend Roulette The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
EULA The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Matty Fasano The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Neon Legion The Mercury Lounge $5
Jane Monheit Birdland $40
Total Control 285 Kent Avenue $10
Raspberry Bulbs 285 Kent Avenue $10
Crazy Spirit 285 Kent Avenue $10
Survival 285 Kent Avenue $10
Brian McKnight and th… Blue Note Buy Tickets $40-$65
2/3 Goat Hill Country Barbecue free
Dead Confederate The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $10
Roadkill Ghost Choir The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $10
Sky White Tiger Bowery Electric $8
Herra Terra Bowery Electric $8
My Pet Dragon Bowery Electric $8
My Midnight Heart Bowery Electric $8
Behaviors Bowery Electric $8
Slavic Soul Party! pl… Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $16
Caroline Smith and th… Union Pool Buy Tickets $10
Xenia Rubinos Union Pool Buy Tickets $10
Cold Blood Club Union Pool Buy Tickets $10
Scott Siegel Feinstein’s Buy Tickets $15-$25
DJ Jay McElfresh Pianos free
Gentei Kaijo Arlene’s Grocery free
Sangsara Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $8
Mancie Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $8
The Balboans Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $8
Barry Harris Trio Village Vanguard $25
Lily Mae The Bitter End $7
Linda Draper The Bitter End $7
Dragon Boys The Bitter End $7
Roof Access The Bitter End $7
Sam Grow The Bitter End $7
Demon Boy Port 41 $10/$15
Tin Pan Radegast Hall free
Shitty Pixies Union Hall Buy Tickets $8
Wet Legs Union Hall Buy Tickets $8
Butchers and Bakers Union Hall Buy Tickets $8
Toys and Tiny Instruments Way Station $5
Queen Majesty Happy Ending Lounge free
Scratch Famous Happy Ending Lounge free
Mr. K Happy Ending Lounge free
JD Happy Ending Lounge free
Billy Test Trio The Kitano $10
Wayne Horvitz The Stone $10
Randy Brecker Iridium Buy Tickets $35
Jason Yeager Cornelia St. Café $15
Andrew Mulherkar Cornelia St. Café $15
Open Loose Cornelia St. Café $20
Kazu Trio Cleopatra’s Needle free
Matt Baker Trio Cleopatra’s Needle free
Bill Charlap Trio Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Peter Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Kenny Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Friday, May 24
Artist
Venue
Price
Mariah Carey Central Park free
Gregor Salto Pacha Buy Tickets $25
Alkaline Trio Best Buy Theater Buy Tickets $27
Bayside Best Buy Theater Buy Tickets $27
Gesaffelstein Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15/$20
Brodinski Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15/$20
Louisahhh!!! Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15/$20
Alex English Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15/$20
Ramin Karimloo B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $30/$35
The Players Trio Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$20
Joe Saylor Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$10
Del Harrison Santos’ Party House $15/$20
Khardier da G.O.D. Santos’ Party House $15/$20
Olivia Gilmore Santos’ Party House $15/$20
Shawn Harvey Santos’ Party House $15/$20
Omar Thompson Santos’ Party House $15/$20
Steve Trottman Santos’ Party House $15/$20
Eco Santos’ Party House $12/$20
Brad Miller Santos’ Party House $12/$20
Zack Roth Santos’ Party House $12/$20
DJ Herbert Holler (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
DJ Cosi (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
Tatev and the Soundsketch (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $25-$45
Lee Curtiss Highline Ballroom $20/$25
Heidi Highline Ballroom $20/$25
Tone of Arc Highline Ballroom $20/$25
Clarian Highline Ballroom $20/$25
Adrian Lau Public Assembly free
Duk Duk Goose Public Assembly free
Chaz Van Queen Public Assembly free
Ohene Cornelius Public Assembly free
Shottie and TeV95 Public Assembly free
Hand Job Academy Public Assembly free
Justin Hood Public Assembly free
Eunice Wobble Wong Public Assembly free
Freekstile Public Assembly free
Que Cee Public Assembly free
Tyquan Sounds Public Assembly free
Southpaw Cartel Public Assembly free
Watercolor Public Assembly free
Lettuce Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $15
Laura Stevenson Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $13/$15
Field Mouse Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets $13/$15
Escort Music Hall of Wburg Buy Tickets $18/$20
Adventure[s] The Bell House free
Silent Drape Runners The Bell House free
Bio Ritmo S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $10
Emika Littlefield Buy Tickets $10-$12
Skream SRB Brooklyn Buy Tickets $15
Mala SRB Brooklyn Buy Tickets $15
Plastician SRB Brooklyn Buy Tickets $15
Hatcha SRB Brooklyn Buy Tickets $15
Napoleon Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Grand Resort Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Night Dogs Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
George Fitzgerald Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Contakt Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Rem Koolhaus Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $10
C-Sick Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Space Jam Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Mayster Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Paper Route Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $12
Minnie Dee Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $12
Jon Bell Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $12
Jubilee The Glasslands Gallery $10/$20
Domimatrixx The Glasslands Gallery $10/$20
Tanner Caldwell The Glasslands Gallery $10/$20
Mischief The Glasslands Gallery $10/$20
Seasick Mama The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
I am Lightyear The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Loveskills The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Low Cut Connie The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
The Living Kills The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Twin Guns The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Madam Robot and the L… The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Sarah and the Tall Boys Rodeo Bar free
Jane Monheit Birdland $40
DJ Manny 285 Kent Avenue $10/$12
Soulja Man 285 Kent Avenue $10/$12
J-Crush 285 Kent Avenue $10/$12
Durban 285 Kent Avenue $10/$12
TCJ 285 Kent Avenue $10/$12
Brian McKnight and th… Blue Note Buy Tickets $40-$65
Michael Feinberg Quintet Blue Note Buy Tickets $10
Jess Klein Hill Country Barbecue $10/$12
Lemuria Maxwell’s Buy Tickets $10
Sage Francis The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $15
Prolyphic The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $15
B. Dolan The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $15
Metermaids The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $15
Gina Bon Jersey Bowery Electric free
Michael Stella Star Bowery Electric free
Tommy USA Bowery Electric free
Richard Lloyd Bowery Electric $12-$15
3 Teens Kill 4 Bowery Electric $12-$15
Steve Almaas Bowery Electric $12-$15
Jahn Xavier Bowery Electric $12-$15
Fierce Bad Rabbit Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $10
Banda Magda Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $18
Dance Fight Spike Hill free
Silas Fermoy Spike Hill free
Basement Batman Spike Hill free
Happy Lives Spike Hill free
DJ PreSkool Union Pool free
Glorior Belli Union Pool Buy Tickets $10/$12
Wolvhammer Union Pool Buy Tickets $10/$12
Wolff & Tuba Pianos free
Red Datsun Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
P.I.C Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Canet Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
The Weight Boys Band Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Michael Powers Frequence Terra Blues Bar free
New Atlantic Youth The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
Incorporated Village … The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
Clownfacee The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
DEAD GUY The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
Barry Harris Trio Village Vanguard $25
Sarah Miles The Bitter End free
Aldous Collins The Bitter End free
Nickolucky The Bitter End free
Stroamata The Bitter End free
Maps To Atlantis The Bitter End free
Paper Souls The Bitter End free
Sam Grow The Bitter End free
Deformity Death by Audio $7
Thee Nodes Death by Audio $7
Missionary Death by Audio $7
Nerv Death by Audio $7
Sucia Death by Audio $7
Bugaloo Kings 78 Below free
Drew Zingg 78 Below $26.25
North of Nashville Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Eijah Ocean Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Juniper Rising Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Ted Nash Quartet The Kitano $25
Wayne Horvitz The Stone $10
Gospel Queens of Brooklyn Fat Cat Billiards $3
Randy Brecker Iridium Buy Tickets $35
Mike Reed Cornelia St. Café $20
Robert Rocker Cleopatra’s Needle free
Dona Carter Cleopatra’s Needle free
Bill Charlap Trio Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Peter Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Kenny Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Saturday, May 25
Artist
Venue
Price
Kim Jang Hoon Hammerstein Ballroom Buy Tickets $83-$123
Nervo Pacha Buy Tickets $25
Tom Petty and the Hea… Beacon Theatre Buy Tickets $54-$130
Kennedy Jones Webster Hall $10
Subset Webster Hall $10
Tytanium 200 Webster Hall $20
Sean Tyas Webster Hall $20
Leon Bolier Webster Hall $20
Arnef Webster Hall $20
Strawberry Fields B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $40/$42.50
Ramin Karimloo B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $30/$35
The Players Trio Jazz at Lincoln Center $5-$20
Active Bird Community Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $12
Micks Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $12
The N’ere Dowells Santos’ Party House Buy Tickets $12
Kurt Rosenwinkel (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $25
DJ Shred (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $10/$15
DJ Ash (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $10/$15
Paul Kelly Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $25
Dan Kelly Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $25
Attack Attack! The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $14
The Plot in You The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $14
Get Scared The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $14
Dangerkids The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $14
Closer to Closure The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $14
Tony Saunders Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $10
Bill Vitt Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $10
Jeff Pevar Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $10
Steve Abramson Brooklyn Bowl Buy Tickets $10
Jessie’s Girl Canal Room Buy Tickets $8
Amanda Palmer Bowery Ballroom $25
DJ Eleven The Bell House Buy Tickets $10/$15
DJ Ayres The Bell House Buy Tickets $10/$15
Young Guru The Bell House Buy Tickets $10/$15
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
Dende Band S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $10
Martin Buttrich SRB Brooklyn $20
denitia and sene. Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8/$10
Pegasus Warning Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8/$10
Tamara Davidson Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8/$10
Benoit and Sergio Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $17/$20
Dave Harrington Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $17/$20
Justin Strauss Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $17/$20
Wednesday 13 Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $13
Vampires Everywhere Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $13
Scratch Massive The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Mr. No The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
M/O/S/E/S The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Cezaire The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
The Denzels The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Neighbors The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Honor by August The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Stone Cold Fox The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
These Animals The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
White Laces The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Flashlights The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
The Crescent City Maulers Rodeo Bar free
Jane Monheit Birdland $40
Brian McKnight and th… Blue Note Buy Tickets $40-$65
Mara Hruby Blue Note Buy Tickets $15
Big Daddy Love Hill Country Barbecue free
Banquets Maxwell’s Buy Tickets $10
Unveiled The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
Lies Beneath The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
VooDoo Terror Tribe The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
Ashes Within The Knitting Factory Buy Tickets $12
Gina Bon Jersey Bowery Electric free
Michael Stella Star Bowery Electric free
Tommy USA Bowery Electric free
The Upper Crust Bowery Electric $10
Lord Classic Bowery Electric $10
B.A.L.L Bowery Electric $10
Reunion Bowery Electric $10
New York Junk Bowery Electric $10
B.A.L.L. Bowery Electric $10
Lord Classic Bowery Electric $10
New York Junk Bowery Electric $10
Gaucho Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $20
Jon Lindsay Joe’s Pub Buy Tickets $12
Cherokee Red Spike Hill free
Janet LaBelle Spike Hill free
Vaudrey Spike Hill free
DJ Andy Pry Union Pool free
Ola Madrid Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Night Fevers Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Sprocket Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Bitter Valentines Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
The Daydreamers Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Falling Forward Arlene’s Grocery Buy Tickets $10
Barry Harris Trio Village Vanguard $25
The Haight The Bitter End free
The Academy Blues Project The Bitter End free
Broken Compass The Bitter End free
Mals Totem The Bitter End free
Aqua Cherry The Bitter End free
Black Alley The Bitter End free
The Drew Schultz Funk… The Bitter End free
Red Johnson Jr. and t… Metropolitan Room Buy Tickets $17.50
Guerilla Toss Death by Audio $7
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Death by Audio $7
Drew Zingg 78 Below $26.25
Macy Gray City Winery Buy Tickets $45-$65
Bad Buka Radegast Hall free
Monocle Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Liam Singer Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Grg Ptrsn Union Hall Buy Tickets $10
Ronny Whyte Trio The Kitano $25
Wayne Horvitz The Stone $10
Randy Brecker Iridium Buy Tickets $35
Dan Weiss Cornelia St. Café $20
Ray Blue Quartet Cleopatra’s Needle free
Bill Charlap Trio Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Peter Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Kenny Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45

Sunday May 26

Artist
Venue
Price
Tom Petty and the Hea… Beacon Theatre Buy Tickets $54-$130
Roto & Snak Webster Hall Buy Tickets $15
The Harlem Gospel Choir B.B. King’s Buy Tickets $40/$42.50
The Shirelles B.B. King’s $30/$35
One Solomon Faye Santos’ Party House $10/$12
Joshua Santos’ Party House $10/$12
Alan South Santos’ Party House $10/$12
Ensani Leber Santos’ Party House $10/$12
WC Kids Santos’ Party House $10/$12
The Shins Williamsburg Park Buy Tickets $45
Man Man Williamsburg Park Buy Tickets $45
Dan Nuestadt (le) Poisson Rouge free
Alison Clancy (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
Hypernova (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
Michael T. and the Va… (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
This Ambitious Orchestra (le) Poisson Rouge Buy Tickets $15/$20
Conspiracy of Beards Highline Ballroom Buy Tickets $15-$25
Suicide Commando The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $25
FGFC820 The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $25
Frontal Boundary The Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets $25
Charlie Bliss Public Assembly $8
Danielle Grubb Public Assembly $8
Tiger Darrow Public Assembly $8
Real Kind Public Assembly $8
DJ Envy S.O.B.’s Buy Tickets $20
Tony Touch Sullivan Room Buy Tickets $10
DJ Asho Drom free w/ RSVP
The Lane Sullivan Hall Buy Tickets $15
David Tanklefsky Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Tory Hannah and the P… Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Pep Cameo Gallery Buy Tickets $8
Boysetsfire Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $16
No Trigger Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $16
Pentimento Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $16
Light Years Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $16
Maker Studio at Webster Hall Buy Tickets $16
Math the Band The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Cherie Lily The Glasslands Gallery Buy Tickets $10
Chuck Johnson The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Tom Carter The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Charles Speer The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Shawn David McMillen The Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets $10
Dysfunctional Family … Rodeo Bar free
Arturo O’Farrill Afro… Birdland $30
Brian McKnight and th… Blue Note Buy Tickets $40-$65
So So Glos The Knitting Factory $5-$12
Crystal Stilts The Knitting Factory $5-$12
Beaty Heart Bowery Electric $8
The Flowdown Spike Hill free
The Test Dream Spike Hill free
Fighting In The Streets Spike Hill free
La Kaza Spike Hill free
The Pioneers Terra Blues Bar free
Fierce Bad Rabbit The Rock Shop Buy Tickets $8-$10
Barry Harris Trio Village Vanguard $25
Wei Zhongle Death by Audio $7
Killer Bob Death by Audio $7
Ashcan Orchestra Death by Audio $7
Benny Harrison’s Fami… 78 Below free
Kobi Arad Band City Winery Buy Tickets $10
Annette G. Port 41 $20
The World is Square Way Station $5
Wayne Horvitz The Stone $10
Brandon Lewis Fat Cat Billiards free
Renee Rosnes Iridium Buy Tickets $30
Stephane Wrembel Barbes $10
Matthew Aucoin Cornelia St. Café $20
Keir GoGwilt Cornelia St. Café $20
Benjamim Taubkin Cornelia St. Café $20
Keith Ingham Cleopatra’s Needle free
Jesse Simpson Cleopatra’s Needle free
Bill Charlap Trio Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Peter Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Kenny Washington Dizzy’s Club Coca-… $20-$45
Robert Fripp and the … St. Mark’s-Church-… $25

Lineup Announced for Brooklyn’s Northside Festival 2013

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Northside Festival is Brooklyn’s Williamsburg-Greenpoint based love-in for independent musicians, filmmakers and artists celebrating the best of our city.  This year the festival runs from June 13 to 20 and is expected to attract more than 80,000 people

The New York Times announced yesterday that The Walkmen, Black Flag and Merchandise will be among about 350 bands that will play at this year’s festival, as organizers have added two free outdoor concerts and an expo to the weeklong schedule.

Now in its fifth year, Northside has become Brooklyn’s answer to the better-known South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Tex., a three-pronged event featuring an indie film festival and a music festival.   “South by Southwest should be shaking in its boots, because the Northside Festival is the new sheriff in town,” the Brooklyn borough president, Marty Markowitz, said.

The organizers, Daniel and Scott Stedman, founders of the Northside Media Group, said they would  produce two free public concerts on June 15 and 16 in McCarren Park as part of this year’s event. The Walkmen will anchor the first show; a headliner for the second has yet to be announced.

“We are now at a scale where we can make it a massive event and have a lot of the programming be free to the public,” Scott Stedman said.

The list is also heavy with young rock bands that generated buzz at the CMJ Music Marathon last fall and at  South by Southwest in March, among them Merchandise, Milk Music and Mac DeMarco. Others scheduled to perform include Swans, Lambchop, Torche, the Men, White Fence and Iceage.

The film festival  will feature several New York premieres, including “All the Light in the Sky,” a 2012 film about about an aging actress directed by Joe Swanberg, and “A Teacher,” about a teacher who has an affair with a student, directed by Hannah Fidell.

Watch The Walkmen Do “Heartbreaker” On David Letterman Show
The Brooklym-based The Walkmen continue their tour of the world and beyond, and they brought the Heaven cut “Heartbreaker” to The Late Show With David Letterman. Letterman had a skateboarding goat on the show earlier, so the group had a tough act to follow (“Let’s see if these guys can skateboard” is how Letterman introduced the band). Still, “Heartbreaker” remains heartbreakingly beautiful, especially in the live setting, and this night’s renditions sounded a bit more rock-and-roll than the past. Also, lead singer Hamilton Leithauser is taller than the notoriously tall Letterman, so there’s that. Watch the fun below.

Phoenix Take Brooklyn by Storm with New Album and Explosive Energy

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French rockers mix older favorites with songs from ‘Bankrupt!’

Phoenix is a rock band from Versailles, France, consisting of Thomas Mars (vocals), Deck d’Arcy (Bass & Keyboards), Christian Mazzalai (Guitar) and Laurent Brancowitz (Guitar & Keyboards).

Phoenix have the most amazing drummer. His name is Thomas Hedlund, he’s not even an official member of the band, but he’s toured with them since at least the last album and he’s absolutely essential to their being such an electrifying live band. Dude is a monster behind the kit, attacking it with a ferocity you just don’t see in pop and his energy is Phoenix’s dynamo.

That energy was needed, a bit, yesterday (4/5) for the band’s surprise, free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg which was being taped by Sirius/XM to air on the satellite radio network next week. (The band are in town for an SNL appearance tonight.) The show started at 6 PM, which is not your normal Friday concert time (though I could certainly get used to having a show be over at 7:30) and folks maybe weren’t given enough time to prime. But by the time of mid-set appearance of “Girlfriend,” the crowd was ready to dance.

That said, Thomas Mars had no problem working the crowd. Dressed as usual in low-slung jeans and an untucked oxford, his preferred stage position was standing on top of his monitor, a move that never failed to elicit screams. He also jumped into the crowd for a couple songs, spent most of the new album’s mostly-instrumental title track (which was smooshed with “Love Like Sunset”) laying on the stage resting his head against that monitor, and finished the night atop the soundboard in the back of the room, thanking the crowd.  They came, performed and conquered many hearts!

The first sound the audience heard off Phoenix’s Bankrupt! was a deep, disquieting synth pulse that grew flecked with fairy dust, only to fade out just as it revved up. Last night at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg  the French dance rockers offered the intro to “Love Like A Sunset” before serving up the full version of that first song – a sprawling, expanding instrumental that imploded into a nebulous rumble that was resuscitated back into the final refrain of  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix  cut with its teardrop guitar conclusion.

Current single “Entertainment” opened their MHOW set, which was rather heavy on the new album, still two weeks away from release. Bankrupt! is awash in glistening, ’80s style synths and I’m not sure if it has anything as immediately winning as “Lisztomania” or “Consolation Prizes” but a number of songs wedged into my brain last night: “The Real Thing,” with its “In the Air Tonight” backbeat; and the ELO-ish disco of “Trying to Be Cool” sound like singles to me. “SOS in Bel Air” is pretty catchy too. We got most of Bankrupt! — minus record’s two closing songs “Borgeois” and “Oblique City.” The band seemed to be having fun playing the new material, at least from the side of the stage I was on.  Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz was all smiles all night.

There were also established favorites too, banging out “Lasso,” “Lisztomania,” and “Long Distance Call” early in the set and finishing the night with “Armistice” and “1901” from Wolfgang Amedeus Phoenix and then an encore of “Countdown” and “Rome.” I woulda liked to have gotten “Consolation Prizes” and “Everything is Everything,” but those are quibbles. Really good show… and over before dark.

They have two other  upcoming NYC shows  at the  increasingly large:  The Apollo on May  (sold-out) and then Barclays Center on October 2 (tickets). And you can watch them tonight on SNL.  Look out for the drummer!

All in all, Friday was a great night. Seeing Phoenix play  in Brooklyn, where the Grammy Award winning band presented some of the songs from their upcoming  Bankrupt! was a much appreciated gift. This is no small thing, considering the French band is headlining Coachella and Lollapalooza this year, and that the last time they played in New York, it was at the sold-out Madison Square Garden.

The truth is, when we were invited to attend a “private/free show” and that the band will be “presenting new album,”  I expected a 5-song affair (max) that will only include new songs and maybe, with a bit of luck, one old hit. Shockingly, this was not at all the case on Friday; the band delighted the very enthusiastic audience with a full-force concert that lasted about an hour and a half, and included a perfectly combined mix of new tracks and well-known, beloved hits like “1901,” “Lasso” and “Lisztomania.”

Retiring backstage for a few minutes, Mars and guitarist Christian Mazzalai returned for a stunning, stripped-down “Countdown,” before the rest of the group joined them for a riotous rendition of “Rome” that crumbled and resurrected itself into the cherry blossom synths of “Entertainment.” The band played on as Mars hopped off the stage, plowed his way through the crowd and re-emerged atop the sound booth, where he offered heaps of thanks. As he rejoined his band, Phoenix brought the reprise to a suitably explosive finish marked by thundering down beats, giant leaps and the kind of applause that could have filled an arena.

Next week they headline Coachella. But an amped-up crowd is an amped-up crowd, and this crowd was suitably amped-up as Phoenix emerged to synths that rumbled their way into Bankrupt!‘s first single, “Entertainment.”

Altogether, Phoenix have all the “ingredients” they need to succeed – they are amazingly  innovative and creative,  young and talented,  have a charismatic leader, good management and, very important, lots of exposure. But keep the drummer! He’s a monster behind the kit.