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 buzz-worthy 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, September 10

Molly Matalon

Waxahatchee at Le Poisson Rouge [Tickets]

Just a week after releasing their latest EP Great Thunder, Waxahatchee return to New York to give them their new tunes some proper first performances.

Superorganism with YUNO at Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]

This indie pop band’s self-titled debut is one of the finest collections of music released in 2018.

Tuesday, September 11

A R I Z O N A at Marquee [Tickets]

An electropop band from New Jersey and not a sprawling state in the American southwest.

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull at the Beacon Theatre [Tickets]

“Hey aqualung!”

Wednesday, September 12

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Van Morrison and Willie Nelson at Forest Hills Stadium [Tickets]

Two of the greatest singer-songwriters of all-time in the same place on the same night. What more is there to say?

Niall Horan and Maren Morris Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [Tickets]

Two of the best young, up-and-coming singer-songwriters in the game today, in the same place on the same night. What more is there to say?

Thursday, September 13

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Okkervil River with Petal at the Music Hall of Williamsburg [Tickets]

Indie-rock royalty returns to Brooklyn.

Friday, September 14

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Childish Gambino with Rae Sremmurd at Madison Square Garden [Tickets]

Donald Glover has finally graduated to arenas. He’s calling this his last live run as Childish Gambino though, so get in while you still can.

Car Seat Headrest with Naked Giants and Don Babylon at Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]

Will Toledo’s band gets a bolstered lineup and a fuller sound than ever before.

Diplo at Brooklyn Mirage [Tickets]

One of the biggest DJs in the world hits Brooklyn.

Jawbreaker, Les Savy Fav, and J. Robbins at the Coney Island Boardwalk [Tickets]

Emo rock fans of New York unite!

Saturday, September 15

Jody Rogac

David Byrne with Tune-Yards at Forest Hills Stadium [Tickets]

The visionary leader of Talking Heads brings his innovative stage show to Queens.

Childish Gambino with Rae Sremmurd at Madison Square Garden [Tickets]

Night two. Seriously, get your tickets while you can!

Alice In Chains at Mulcahy’s [Tickets]

A night of singular grunge rock excellence.

Sunday, September 16

Sir at the Upstairs Lounge in Pianos [Tickets]

One of TDE’s rising stars, fresh off of a tour opening for Kendrick Lamar in Australia