There is never a lack of things to do in New York City, and that’s especially true for music lovers. Every night of the week, there’s some buzzworthy band or big-time pop singer or up-and-coming rapper performing in one of the city’s thousand different venues, and the choices about who to check out can become daunting.
Well, to help all you residents of “the city that never sleeps” parse through the hundreds of different artists vying for your hard-earned dollars, we’ve assembled here some of the best and most intriguing concerts coming up in the New York area for the week of August 1.
Thursday, August 15
Backstreet Boys @ Barclays Center [Tickets]
When it comes to your Thursday night, you know you want it that way.
Mutual Benefit @ Mercury Lounge [Tickets]
Mutual Benefit blessed 2018 with a mighty fine indie-folk record, Thunder Follows The Light.
Friday, August 16
Pink @ NYCB LIVE: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum [Tickets]
Whether you’re talking about “Get The Party Started,” “Don’t Let Me Get Me,” or “Just Like A Pill,” Pink has hits for days.
Saturday, August 17
Bonobo @ Brooklyn Mirage [Tickets]
Bonobo has one of the most intriguing electronic albums of 2017 with Migration.
Cage The Elephant, Beck, and Spoon @ Forest Hills Stadium [Tickets]
There isn’t another tour this summer that packs more indie-rock firepower into a single night than this one.
Sunday, August 18
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band @ The Rooftop at Pier 17 [Tickets]
He was a Beatle, yes, but the living legend’s solo career has been well-established since the ’70s.