The city that never sleeps continues to an impressive live music scene through the Fall months. Don’t let the impending cold weather keep you from enjoying these highlighted New York City concerts.
Barclays Center – The Black Keys – 9/23 – 9/24
Lo-fi Garage Rock/Blues hybrid has made quiet an impression on the music world in recent years thanks to help from the Black Keys. Their breakout album Attack & Release showed you can get some powerful sound from a two man band. Expect to hear all the hits from Attack & Release and Brothers as well as tracks from their newest album Turn Blue.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House – Robert Plant – 9/27 – 9/28
Robert Plant is at it again. Since parting ways from the iconic Led Zeppelin Plant has been touring with a variety of artists showcasing styles from Classic Jazz to bluegrass. His new endeavour Robert Plant and the Sensation Space Shifters has brought on a new chapter to his ever evolving sound. This afro-beat, almost U2ish vibe fits with Plants haunting vocals perfectly.
Terminal 5 – BANKS – 9/30
Echoey, sultry R&B lyrics over a mix of ambient/synthy soundscapes is BANKS signature sound. The Brit took the UK by storm with her hit debut self-titled album and her sights are now focused on the US. The concert is not for those that want to dance around to energized music, but rather for those lovers of good storytelling through song.
Carnegie Hall – London Philharmonic – 10/16
The London Philharmonic travels across the entertain the city the never sleeps. The London Phil is joined by world-renowned pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The program includes Magnus Lindberg’s Chorale, Rachmanioff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8.
Beacon Theatre – Allman Brothers Band– 10/21 – 10/28
Every year the Allman Brothers Band come back to NYC for the “Beacon Run” at … well, the Beacon. This concert will be one to be treasured as it is most likely their last couple of performances. Greg Allman is thinking of retiring from touring. Grab your tickets if you can. Brag to your friends that you will be a part of rock history.
B.B. King Blues Club – Buddy Guy – 11/12 – 11/13
Buddy Guy, one of the greatest Blues guitarists in the world, will be playing and paying homage to another Blues great in NYC. Swoon to the mind altering bends of Buddy’s string. Bask in his ability while you weep at his sorrowing stories. It’s not all blue as Buddy will tell exciting stories of Blues past.
Beacon Theatre – ALT J – 11/16
Fresh off their sophomore release ALT-J is going back on the Road here in the states. This UK based band broke out in 2012 with the single “Breezeblocks” (it’s how the Brits say Cinderblocks) and have accumulated a mass follow for their unique vocal ranges and odd beat textures over angelic guitar tones.
Hammerstein Ballroom – Julian Casablancas – 11/25
With a more obscure synth and almost beat machine backing than his former band The Strokes , but with the same great distorted tinny guitar rock sound, Casablancas has found a following during his solo career. Echoing a mix of 80’s pop and punk driven by oddity of lyrics ranging from angsty to forgiving.