All The Best Live Music In New York City This Week

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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. According to recent Eventbrite surveys, only 26 percent of New York City concert tickets were sold the day before a show — so make sure you’re planning ahead to get a spot at one of your favorite shows. 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 May 6.

Monday, May 6

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones

Björk @ The Shed [Tickets]

Decades into her illustrious career, the Icelandic legend is still as prolific and idiosyncratic as ever.

Tuesday, May 7

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Morrissey @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre [Tickets]

Definitely check this one out, especially since it’s one of the rare Morrissey shows that hasn’t been canceled.

Wednesday, May 8


Delicate Steve @ Baby’s All Right [Tickets]

Delicate Steve is an enigma, but what’s easier to figure out is that his instrumental guitar music is a hell of a time.

Morrissey @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre [Tickets]

Thursday, May 9

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Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden [Tickets]

It’s that time of month again: Billy Joel at MSG!

Björk @ The Shed [Tickets]

Delicate Steve @ Alphaville [Tickets]

Smino @ Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]

Smino proved once again that he’s one of the game’s best up-and-coming young rappers with his 2018 album, Noir.

Friday, May 10

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Lil Pump and Lil Skies @ Terminal 5 [Tickets]

Two Lils are coming together for a big night.

Morrissey @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre [Tickets]

Smino @ Irving Plaza [Tickets]

Wet @ Brooklyn Bowl [Tickets]

Their dreamy sophomore effort Still Run dropped last year, and in February, they shared a pair of new songs.

Saturday, May 11

FKA Twigs

Field Medic @ Alphaville [Tickets]

Read our interview with Field Medic here.

FKA Twigs @ Park Avenue Armory [Tickets]

Get excited: FKA Twigs just shared her first new single since 2016.

Morrissey @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre [Tickets]

Sunday, May 12

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Björk @ The Shed [Tickets]

FKA Twigs @ Park Avenue Armory [Tickets]

JID (with EarthGang, Saba, Mez, and Mereba) @ Irving Plaza [Tickets]

The Atlanta rapper came seemingly out of nowhere to end 2018 with one of the year’s most acclaimed albums, DiCaprio 2.

Lizzo (with Tayla Parx) @ Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]

Ever since “Juice,” Lizzo has been on a (successful) mission to prove that she’s an absolute star.