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Weekly Concert Recommendations

This week is a good week to be in New York if you’re a fan of music Tuesday Chris Thile and Michael Daves @ Rockwood Stage 2 (LES) (Bluegrass Duo) Fire-breathing traditional bluegrass madness. 2 Sets 8:30 $12 Wednesday Leah Seigel @ Bowery Electric (NoHo) (singer/songwriter) A rare solo show with bassist extraordinaire Tim Luntzel […]

Wednesday Trampled By Turtles @ Mercury Lounge (LES) (Acoustic) Really fun cocaine-punk-grass. Would be my new favorite thing if it weren’t for an ostentatious electric bass on the recording. But who knows? Fingers crossed for upright. $10 Thursday Donny McCaslin Trio @ 55 Bar (Village) (Jazz) Saxophone-Madness. 10PM $12 Friday Pete Robbins’ Silent Z + […]

Tuesday Birdhive Boys @ National Underground (LES) (bluegrass) Local Bluegrass band with great energy! No Cover, 8pm Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall (LES) (bluegrass) Astounding one man tour de force on the guitar and vocals. Raining fire town on the Rockwood Stage one every Tuesday. Occasional special guests, but its almost better as a […]

Tuesday – Saturday Terrence Blanchard @ Birdland (Midtown) (jazz) Amazingly heartfelt group featuring incredibly compositions, and Brice Winston, one of the best tenor players out there. Sets at 8:30 and 11. $30/$20 for students at the bar 2nd set, includes a drink. Tuesday – Sunday Bill Frisell @ Village Vanguard (West Village) (jazz) One of […]

Concert Recommendations for the week of May 4th-10th ThursdayMay 6 Joe Sanders INFINITY @ Jazz Gallery (Lower West Village) (Jazz) Featuring an extremely talented group including Justin Brown on drums and Logan RIchardson on Alto Sax. $15/$10 for members first set $10/$5 for members second set. Sets at 9 and 10:30pm. Jeff Taylor and Alan […]

Tuesday Search and Restore Presents Taylor Haskins @ Rose Live Music (Williamsburg) (jazz) Trumpet player/composer with interesting compositions. 8PM $12? Tuesday-Sunday Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo @ Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Late Night Set) (Columbus Circle) (Jazz/Brazillian) Great charismatic young singer with guitarist straight from Brazil! Tue-Thu, 11pm, Fri & Sat, 12:45am, $10/$5 for students Wednesday […]

Monday My Name Is John Michael @ Mercury Lounge (Lower East Side) (indie) Great NOLA based indie rock with a definitive New Orleans flavor. 7:30PM $10 Monday ELM Featuring Esperanza Spalding, and the Joe Lovano Quartet (Also feat. Esperanza Spalding) @ Rosie O’Grady’s (Times Square) (jazz) Two great groups for a good price (although more […]

Concert Recs for this weekend. Friday-Saturday –  Music of Fatz Waller feat. Doug Wamble @ JALC (Columbus Circle) (Jazz) Student Rush tickets available. 8PM Both Nights. Friday-Sunday – Benny Green, Carl Allen, Ron Carter, Ron Blake, and Eddie Henderson @ Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Columbus Circle) (Jazz) This may be the swingingest group you’ll see all […]

Welcome to a weekly installment of shows around NYC that I plan on going to or wish I was going to. If there’s anything you’d like to add each week feel free to comment. Friday Lionel Lueke Q&A @ Barnes and Noble 86th & Lex (Upper East Side) (Q&A only) The master guitarist who combines […]