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 — with Springsteen On Broadway a long-standing given that you owe it to yourself to see — we’ve assembled here some of the best and most intriguing concerts coming up in the New York area.
Monday, November 12
KT Tunstall with Maddie Ross at The Bowery Ballroom [Tickets]
Come to hear “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree,” stay for some of the songs from her latest album Wax.
Tuesday, November 13
Jeff Tweedy at the Murmrr Theatre [Tickets]
Wilco’s frontman steps out on his own. Hopefully, he’ll preview some tracks from his upcoming solo album Warm.
Yowler with Bethlehem Steel at Park Church Co-Op [Tickets]
One of the most enticing shows of the week. If you haven’t heard Yowler’s new album Black Dog In My Path yet, you’re really missing out.
Wednesday, November 14
6LACK with Tierra Whack and Summer Walker at Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom [Tickets]
6lack is reason enough to make this gig, but you shouldn’t miss up the opportunity to watch Tierra Whack try and steal the show.
Jim James at Town Hall [Tickets]
The My Morning Jacket frontman comes bearing songs from his latest releases Uniform Distortion and Uniform Clarity.
Thursday, November 15
Wu-Tang Clan at The Roulette Theater [Tickets]
Throw your W’s in the air!
Thurston Moore and Ka Baird with Byron Coley at Elsewhere [Tickets]
Sonic Youth’s stalwart guitarist links up with Ka Baird for a night of musical excellence.
Friday, November 16
Gucci Mane with Smokepurpp at Great Hall – Avant Gardner [Tickets]
The Guwop renaissance continues.
Wild Nothing with Men I Trust at Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]
The dream pop duo are back and performing cuts from their latest record Indigo.
Saturday, November 17
Jack White with The Nude Party at Kings Theatre [Tickets]
Prepare to check your cell phones at the door and enjoy a wild night of pure rock and roll.
Sunday, November 18
Pixies at Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]
The alt-rock legends soldier on, kicking off a three-night residency in Brooklyn.
Dirty Projectors with Lower Dens at Elsewhere [Tickets]
The indie rock stalwarts return home to Brooklyn.
Bob Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane at the Beacon Theatre [Tickets]
Can you say Americana?