NYC Concert Calendar


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If you love live music, there's no better place than NYC—home to countless venerated concert halls that host both superstars and rising stars every night of the week. Below, find a sampling of upcoming shows.


In addition, there are tons of free shows happening throughout NYC all summer long. Click the image below for a full list of free concerts.

NYC Concert Calendar

May 9, June 21, July 2, August 7, September 17, October 2, November 25, December 18 and more
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
Perhaps emboldened by near-instant sellouts of the area gigs he'd already announced, living legend and New York icon Billy Joel will play what used to be called a residency at Madison Square Garden (they're saying they've turned the man into a "franchise"), performing a show a month as long as people keep showing up. For tickets, visit

June 5–August 7
R&B Festival at MetroTech
Thursday lunchtimes just got a whole lot funkier. BAM's annual free summertime concert series, held at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn, features well-known soul, funk and blues artists giving outdoor performances that will lift you from your sandwich rut. A few notables: Darlene Love (June 5), the Ohio Players (June 19), Bobby Rush (July 24) and Snarky Puppy (July 31). For more info, visit

July 4, July 19, and August 16
Hot Jazz/Cool Garden at Louis Armstrong House Museum 
This year's Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Summer Concert Series lineup features Emily Asher’s Garden Party, the Bria Skonberg Quartet and Gordon Au & the Grand Street Stompers. Those who wish to attend can buy tickets for specific shows or purchase a subscription series, the price of which includes reserved VIP seats at all three concerts and a pass for a tour of the house itself. For tickets, visit

July 11–August 29
Seaport Music Festival at South Street Seaport
This year's lineup of free shows at the Seaport includes Joanna Gruesome, Torres and the Casket Girls (along with many others). For more info, visit

July 31
Dance Theatre of Harlem at Prospect Park Bandshell
Last year saw the return of this ballyhooed dance institution, established in 1969, after a nine-year hiatus. Fresh off its spring season at Lincoln Center and a subsequent East Coast tour, the company arrives for a free Celebrate Brooklyn! performance. For more info, visit

July 31
José González at Damrosch Park 
Swedish singer-songwriter José González (whose music recently appeared on the soundtrack of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) plays a free set as part of Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors festival. This show marks the world premiere of new arrangements of González's songs; he’ll be performing them with chamber orchestra yMusic. For more info, visit

Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc. Photo: Reid Rolls

August 1
Aloe Blacc at Rockefeller Center
You're going to have to get up early to see the soulful pop stylings of Aloe Blacc—NBC recommends fans arrive by 6am for optimal viewing. See the performance outside the Today show's studio at 49th Street and Rockefeller Center Plaza. For more info, visit

August 1
Jimmy Bosch y Su Estrellas and Pedrito Martinez Group Featuring Ariacne Trujillo at Prospect Park Bandshell
It's a night of Latin music: salsa from Jimmy Bosch y Su Estrellas and eclectic, percussion-heavy tunes from the Pedrito Martinez Group. Get ready to dance. For more info, visit

August 1
Supersuckers at The Gramercy Theatre
Looking for some rip-roaring rock 'n' roll to greet the dog days of August? If not, as this band's latest goes, "get the hell outta here." Just kidding; come see the show. For tickets, visit

August 1
Blake Shelton at Madison Square Garden 
The Voice judge and country-pop megastar Blake Shelton brings his "Ten Times Crazier" live show to New York City. Among the things he's ten times less crazy about than the object of his affection, according to the song that gave the tour its name: fast cards, football, guitars, Friday nights, cold beer and good times. The Band Perry, Dan & Shay and Neal McCoy open the show. For tickets, visit

August 2
The Baseball Project at Rough Trade
This band sings rock songs about baseball legends, written by founders Scott McCaughey (the Minus 5, the Young Fresh Fellows) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate). The stacked lineup also features R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and bassist Mike Mills, along with drummer Linda Pitmon (Miracle Three). Their new album, 3rd, includes songs like "Larry Yount" and "The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads." For tickets, visit

August 2
Mark Eitzel at The Wick
Nobody does morose and melodic quite like singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel, who spent years fronting the cult band American Music Club. For tickets, visit

August 2
Kes the Band at Prospect Park Bandshell
Spend the night dancing to island tunes with soca band Kes, Afro-Caribbean act Kuenta i Tambu, and DJ Dr Wax—who will spin soca and calypso tracks. For more info, visit

August 3 and 10
Allen Toussaint at Joe's Pub
If you're compiling the Great American Songbook (Rock 'n' Roll Era), you'll need multiple chapters for Toussaint’s contributions: "Mother-in-Law," "A Certain Girl," "Fortune Teller" and "Workin’ in a Coal Mine" are but a few of the R&B standards popularized by others but written by the New Orleans pianist. He’s doing a string of Sundays at this Public Theater nightclub. For tickets, visit

August 4–5
The Offspring at Terminal 5
Has it really been 20 years since the release of Smash, the album with "Self Esteem"? Yes. And get used to that feeling, because as time continues to progress it will have been even longer! Anyway, the Offspring's going to play that whole LP at Terminal 5. Bad Religion and Pennywise open, ensuring a good time for anyone who ever bought a Punk-O-Rama compilation. Enjoy. For tickets, visit

August 5
Lil Debbie at Webster Hall 
Along with support acts Chi City, Chase Compton and Buckwheat Groats, former White Girl Mob member Lil Debbie takes the stage at the Studio at Webster Hall. If your workplace is tolerant of some very salty material, get a sneak peak of what the show will be like with her new video for “Slot Machine." For tickets, visit

August 6
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at Damrosch Park Bandshell
Finding harmonizers like Harris and hit makers like Crowell is hard enough. Pairing them is alchemy. They've been touring together the past year or so, playing a mix of their own tunes, cuts from their collaboration, Old Yellow Moon, and some choice Gram Parsons numbers. This free concert is part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. For more info, visit

August 6
John Legend at Barclays Center
The All of Me tour features John Legend playing acoustic versions of music off of his newest album, Love in the Future. The arrangement: guitar, vocals and a string quartet. For tickets, visit

August 6
Presidents of the United States of America at Irving Plaza
The silly rockers behind '90s hits "Lump" and "Peaches"—who play instruments of their own invention, the bassitar and the guitbass—may be a few years older, but they still bound around the stage with youthful abandon. Their latest album, Kudos to You!, sticks to the formula that made them famous. For tickets, visit

August 7
Tift Merritt at David Rubenstein Atrium 
As fresh a voice as has appeared on the Americana landscape over the past decade or so, Merritt weaves tales of loneliness and longing.  This free show is part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors (though the atrium regularly hosts complimentary music on Thursday nights). For more info, visit

August 7
Altan at Prospect Park Bandshell
Fans of NPR's long-running Thistle and Shamrock show, take heed: popular Irish folk band Altan is bringing its twin-fiddle attack to Celebrate Brooklyn! For more info, visit

August 7
Mykki Blanco at East River Park 
Michael David Quattlebaum Jr., better known as Mykki Blanco, performs his blend of poetry and contemporary hip-hop. For more info, visit

August 8
Asian Dub Foundation at Prospect Park Bandshell
British punk-influenced electronica outfit Asian Dub Foundation performs a live score to THX 1138 (1971), George Lucas' first feature film. What's not to like? For more info, visit

August 8
The Summer Slaughter Tour at Irving Plaza
Morbid Angel. Goatwhore. Decrepit Birth. Dying Fetus. And you thought summer’s fun was winding down. For tickets, visit

August 8
The Zombies at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
British 1960s rock 'n' roll hit makers the Zombies, responsible for numbers like “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No,” are still at it. Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent remain from the classic lineup. For tickets, visit

August 8
Black Bananas at South Street Seaport 
Singer-songwriter and record producer Jennifer Herrema's band Black Bananas, known for noisy, distortion-filled indie rock with electronic dance sounds, performs a free show as part of the Seaport Music Festival. Shockwave Riderz open the show. For more info, visit

August 9
Modest Mouse and Brand New at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
Modest Mouse named an album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, and Brand New named a song "Okay, I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't," so even if one came more out of the indie rock scene and the other from emo-punk roots, it's pretty clear they've been soul mates all along when it comes to long titles. For tickets, visit

August 9
Motown Gospel Revue at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park  
SummerStage presents this evening of gospel, pop and R&B, featuring artists Tasha Cobbs, Smokie Norful, Pastor Charles Jenkins, VaShawn Mitchell and others. For more info, visit

August 9
St. Vincent at Prospect Park Bandshell
Singer-songwriter Annie "St. Vincent" Clark plays this hometown show, showcasing her self-titled album released earlier this year, which features songs like "Birth in Reverse" and "Digital Witness." (Sidebar: her performance of "Lithium" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was fairly stellar.) For more info, visit

August 12–13
Tori Amos at The Beacon Theatre
After releasing an album of classical compositions and cowriting a stage musical, singer-songwriter Tori Amos has returned to the more familiar pop arena with Unrepentant Geraldines—her 14th studio release. For tickets, visit

August 13–16
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at East River Park 
The New York Neo-Futurists present their famed collection of very short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, at East River Park. With 30 plays in 60 minutes, even the slimmest attention span should find something to appreciate. For more info, visit

August 15
Florida Georgia Line at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
After three sold-out concerts here last fall, Florida Georgia Line returns for a free concert in Central Park as part of the Good Morning America summer concert series. For more information, visit

August 15
Neon Trees at Rockefeller Center
These Utah-based dance-rockers play for a morning-TV audience and the dedicated throngs who will wake up early to see them in person.  For more info, visit

Blood Orange
Blood Orange. Photo: Stacey Mark. Courtesy, Windish Agency

August 16
Blood Orange at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Hipster lodestone of the moment Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes, aka Lightspeed Champion) plays this free show, highlighting songs from his latest release, Cupid Deluxe. For more info, visit

August 16–17
Echo and the Bunnymen at Irving Plaza
Coming on down to our rescue, sparing us the cutter and bringing on the dancing horses—it's Echo and the Bunnymen. For tickets, visit

August 16
Steve Aoki at Madison Square Garden 
Electronic musician and irrepressible stage presence Steve Aoki will perform at the Garden. He’s been known to pelt his audience with cake and confetti, so maybe bring a poncho. For tickets, visit

August 17
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th Anniversary Celebration / Screening: Our Latin Thing at East River Park 
Multicultural fixture Nuyorican Poets Café nears the end of its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration with a screening of the 1971 music documentary Our Latin Thing. For more info, visit

August 18–21
Meatpacking Summer Series at Gansevoort Plaza
This four-day series of live music and comedy includes performances by Irish-American folk band The Murphy Beds (it's a pun); improvisation by members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; and an evening of music selected by Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase. To RSVP for one or all of the free events, visit

August 19
Drake vs. Lil Wayne at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
Rappers Drake and Lil Wayne will not be playing tennis at the former home of the US Open (not as far as we know, at least), but a concert is as good a consolation prize as any. For tickets, visit

August 19
Alien Ant Farm and Wheatus at The Gramercy Theatre
Attention, those who are nostalgic for the early 2000s: here's your chance to hear "Movies" and "Teenage Dirtbag" live (outside of a One Direction concert, that is). For tickets, visit

August 19 and September 12
Midge Ure at Iridium
Midge Ure—former lead singer of New Romantic innovators Ultravox, co-founder of Band Aid and co-writer of "Do They Know It's Christmas?"—has traded his electric guitar, synths and drum machines for an acoustic guitar to perform songs old and new. For tickets, visit

August 20
Robyn + Röyksopp at Pier 97
Sweden's best-known fembot has teamed up with her Scandinavian electro brethren for a mini-album titled Do It Again, which will no doubt be showcased during this Hudson River Park show. For tickets, visit

August 21
Tom Bailey (of the Thompson Twins), Howard Jones, Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves) at Best Buy Theater
You've probably heard of no-wave music. How about "no Waves" music? Don't worry; solo Katrina is sure to still be walking on sunshine. As for everyone else on this "Retro Futura" new-wavy bill, voilà: it's the 1984 UK pop charts revisited. For tickets, visit

Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke. Photo: Anthony Mandler

August 22
Robin Thicke at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park 
Sure, Alan Thicke's son overcame any musical growing pains to have the song of the summer in 2013, the ubiquitous "Blurred Lines" (its racy video didn't hurt sales, nor help fend off allegations of misogyny). But let's face it; it's no Diff’rent Strokes theme song. This appearance is part of the Good Morning America concert series. For more info, visit

August 22
OFF! at Europa Club
Hardcore punk supergroup OFF!—whose members made their names in such bands as Black Flag, Redd Kross and Rocket From the Crypt—recently released their second full-length album, Wasted Years. For tickets, visit

August 22
RJD2 at Rocks Off Aboard the Circle Line
Philadelphia-based DJ and producer RJD2 plays on a boat. His new album is called The Third Hand. For tickets, visit

August 22–24
Arcade Fire at Barclays Center 
Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire plays a three-night stint in indie-rock borough Brooklyn. Maybe you'll see some silly costumes. For tickets, visit

August 23
Lyle Lovett at The Beacon Theatre
Lyle Lovett helped revitalize country music in the '80s and '90s with his literate pop sensibility. He also sang a duet of "You've Got a Friend in Me" with Randy Newman in Toy Story. His latest album is 2012's Release Me. For tickets, visit

August 23
Joe Strummer Birthday Bash at the Knitting Factory
Cover band Straight to Hell pays tribute to the Clash on Joe Strummer's birthday. And while Strummer was not in the Ramones, we'd be remiss if we didn't tip our cap to the opening act—an all-female Ramones tribute that goes by the name Rockaway Bitch. For tickets, visit

August 23
Blues BBQ at Pier 84 
Things will get smoking in the pits and on the stage as local 'cue mavens Mighty Quinn’s, Delaney Barbecue and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que join musicians Big Sam's Funky Nation and Samantha Fish for brisket with a heavy dose of blues. For more info, visit

August 23
Air Supply at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill 
All out of love? Recharge with these soft rockers, whose other hits with "love" in the name include "Love and Other Bruises," "Lost in Love," "Young Love," "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" and, more recently, "Faith in Love." For tickets, visit

August 23–24
Afropunk Fest at Commodore Barry Park 
A whole host of artists, including Fishbone, D'Angelo and Body Count, descend on Brooklyn's oldest park for a spirited weekend of funky rhythms, food trucks and fashionable wares (an assemblage of local vendors conducts a thrift market as part of the proceedings). For more info, visit

August 23–24
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at various locations
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is a City institution, just like the musical legend it memorializes; the event has been taking place for more than 20 years. Last year's lineup included Jimmy Heath, Kenny Garrett and Lee Konitz. For more info on this year's concerts (to be held at Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park and Tompkins Square Park in Alphabet City), visit

August 25 
Martha Davis and the Motels at Iridium 
Suddenly this summer, the expressive-voiced Martha Davis brings her band on tour— performing such hits as "Only the Lonely" and, yes, "Suddenly Last Summer," along with songs from a forthcoming album she is cowriting with Charlie Colin—a founding (and now former) member of Train. For tickets, visit

August 26
The Polyphonic Spree at Brooklyn Bowl 
The Texas-based rockers have a lineup that includes a full choir, a French horn, a cello and electronic keyboards—so get ready for an eclectic set and a very crowded stage. Their latest album is called Yes, It's True. For tickets, visit

August 29
Ariana Grande at Rockefeller Center
This pint-size singer, who’s already sold more than 425,000 downloads of her track “Problem” (featuring Iggy Azalea), is well on her way to becoming pop’s newest princess. See her at the Today show’s summer concert series. For more info, visit

August 29
Brad Paisley at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Three-time Grammy winner Brad Paisley celebrates the release of his as-yet-untitled album with a Central Park hoedown as part of the Good Morning America free concert series. For more information, visit

August 29–30
Ed Palermo at Iridium
First formed back in 1980, Palermo and his Big Band have for the past 15 years dedicated themselves to presenting the music of Frank Zappa. They'll add a twist to that tradition at their Iridium shows, presenting a mash-up of Zappa's music and Todd Rundgren's, an unholy alliance they've dubbed "Zodd Zundgren." For tickets, visit

August 29–31
Electric Zoo Festival at Randall's Island Park
This massive EDM festival is back for its sixth year, this time at Randall's Island Park. As always, it's a chance to see some of the biggest names in the genre—including David Guetta, Zedd, Laidback Luke, Bingo Players and Alesso. For more info (including more lineup details as they become available), visit

September 1
Maroon 5 at Rockefeller Center
Very handsome Voice judge Adam Levine performs some songs with his friends. For more info, visit

September 5
Twisted Sister at Best Buy Theater
You can't stop rock 'n' roll (you can only hope to contain it). Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Stay Hungry with Dee Snider and the boys, thus providing the answer to a simple question: what do you wanna do with your life? For tickets, visit

September 5
Usher at Rockefeller Center
The R&B mastermind who brags about his kissing conquests in his latest single, “Good Kisser," will perform (possibly shirtless) for the Today show crowd. For more info, visit

September 5
Rudimental at Terminal 5 
This British act is known for mixing live instrumentation with digital processing, marrying a more traditional approach to the EDM craze. For tickets, visit

September 6
Ian Hunter at The Bell House
If he had just written "All the Way from Memphis" and sung "All the Young Dudes" while fronting Mott the Hoople, it would have been enough. But other Hunter-penned songs had interesting second lives: as hits for Great White and Barry Manilow and as the theme to The Drew Carey Show. For tickets, visit

September 6
Gipsy Kings at The Beacon Theatre 
Sing along to "Bamboleo" and other old favorites as this long-running, Spanish-speaking, French-born group performs live. For tickets, visit

September 8
Wavves at Baby's All Right
These lo-fi surf punks have opened for Phoenix at Madison Square Garden, but on this night they're playing a tiny Brooklyn club. The show's sold out, but you can see if any tickets pop up on

September 9–11
Philip Glass and Steven Reich at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Minimalist composers Philip Glass and Steven Reich perform together at BAM. The artists are both important influences on the genre. For tickets, visit

September 10
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Madison Square Garden
As this show approaches, we imagine you'll find that the waiting is the hardest part. For tickets, visit

September 10
Spoon at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park 
Fresh off the release of their eighth studio album, They Want My Soul, Spoon performs a SummerStage benefit show. The first single from the LP is “Rent I Pay.” For tickets, visit

September 10, 11 and 13
Bob Mould at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg
The past couple of years Mould has spotlighted seminal albums from his catalog, namely, Sugar's Copper Blue and his 1989 solo debut, Workbook. Expect to hear most, if not all, of his latest, Beauty & Ruin, at these stops. Follow these links for tickets to the shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

September 12
Chromeo and Big Freedia at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
The Canadian duo Chromeo shares the stage with Big Freedia, the New Orleans–based artist whose "bounce" music is captivating and, when coupled with one of his arguably NSFW videos, delightfully surreal. For tickets, visit

September 12 and 14
Luke Bryan at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center
Luke Bryan brings his "That’s My Kind of Night Tour" (named for his recent single, which hit number one on the Billboard country chart) to New York City. Expect selections from his newest album, Crash My Party, plus other fan favorites. Lee Brice and Cole Swindell are also on the bill. For tickets, visit

September 12

Biz Markie at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
"Just A Friend" rapper Biz Markie performs live and spins a DJ set. That aforementioned hit, by the way, is now 25 years old. For tickets, visit

September 12
Trampled by Turtles at Terminal 5 
Bluegrass is back, and the Minnesotans in Trampled by Turtles bring an indie-rock energy to the tried-and-true genre. For tickets, visit

September 12
The Detroit Cobras at The Bell House 
Think Rizzo, not Sandy. These Detroit rockers, led by tough-but-soulful vocalist Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez, specialize in raunchy garage-punk takes on obscure vintage R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll songs. For tickets, visit

September 14–16
Lorde at Pier 97 and United Palace Theater
If George Brett were going to inspire a hit pop song, you'd have thought it would include at least a passing reference to pine tar. Anyway, Lorde is kind of a big deal and if you want to see her live, you can do it at these three shows. For tickets, visit

September 16 and 20
The Drums at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom
The Brooklyn buzz band—much loved by those famously impartial arbiters of taste at NME and by mostly everyone else with ears—plays live. For tickets, visit

September 18
King Crimson at Best Buy Theater
Progressive rock bands never die, they just jam on...and on...and on. The supergroup has formed a nebula around guitarist Robert Fripp since 1969; its most recent incarnation, a seven-headed beast with no fewer than three drummers, is, according to Fripp, taking a year to get its chops in order before the tour starts up this September. Not that Crim fans would stand for anything less. For more, visit

September 19
The Weeknd at Barclays Center 
Now that he's big enough to play an arena, the Weeknd may soon be able to buy that last vowel he's had his eye on. For tickets, visit

September 19
The Replacements, The Hold Steady and Deer Tick at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
It should be a swingin' party in Queens as indie legends The Replacements share the stage with rockers of more recent vintage. For tickets, visit

September 20
Asia at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
This supergroup, which melded progressive rock with power pop, helped to usher in the early 1980s prog revival. The outfit is touring to promote a new album (Gravitas), with new guitar whiz Sam Coulson joining founding members John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes. For tickets, visit

September 20
Stiff Little Fingers at Irving Plaza
These punk rockers from Northern Ireland released their best-known material in the late 1970s and early '80s, but they're still touring and dropped a new album, No Going Back, earlier this year. For tickets, visit

September 20–22
Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Haslip & Gary Husband at Iridium
Innovative, influential jazz and rock guitar god Holdsworth teams with bassist Haslip (the Yellowjackets) and drummer Husband (John McLaughlin's the 4th Dimension) for what promises to be a jazz-rock fusion tour de force. For more info, visit

September 23
Lily Allen at Terminal 5
The British artist returns with tunes from her third full-length, Sheezus, which, yes, is a reference to Kanye. For tickets, visit

September 23
Sondre Lerche at Bowery Ballroom 
Celebrate the release of Sondre Lerche’s latest release, Please, rumored to be his catchiest and most emotionally intricate offering yet, with a live performance downtown. For information and ticket sales, visit

September 25
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at Madison Square Garden
Enrique "Let the Rhythm Take You Over" Iglesias and Pitbull (the self-proclaimed "Mr. Worldwide") are back for a second tour together—this time along with Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin. For tickets, visit

September 28

The BoDeans at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
These Wisconsin-based rockers, known for their high-energy live shows (and the theme song to a certain 1990s TV drama), perform fan favorites like “Fadeaway” and “All the World”—and maybe even some tracks off their new record, which is set to drop later this year. For tickets, visit

October 3
The Outlaws at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Southern rock titans The Outlaws are likely to bust out hits like “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Green Grass and High Tides” at this show. For tickets, visit

October 3
La Roux at Terminal 5
Known for singles like “Bulletproof” and "In for the Kill," this British dance outfit released their second studio album, Trouble in Paradise, in March. For tickets, visit

October 6–7
The Bangles at City Winery
Decades have passed since the commercial height of The Bangles’ fame—when “Walk Like an Egyptian” and "Manic Monday" were in regular radio rotation—but some fans' love for the power-pop band burns like an eternal flame. For tickets, visit

October 6–7
Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Garden
What makes this Fleetwood Mac tour different from all other Fleetwood Mac tours—at least over the past 15 years? The return of Christine McVie, for one. Cue "Songbird" and "You Make Loving Fun" (we hope). For tickets, visit

October 9
Judas Priest at Barclays Center
The kings of twin-guitar heavy metal probably aren't the only band to have a seemingly irreplaceable lead singer (Rob Halford) depart, be replaced by a singer from a tribute band (Ripper Owens, of the Priest cover group British Steel) and then have that former vocalist return to the fold. Just the best. For tickets, visit

October 9–10
Bastille at Radio City Music Hall
Heard Bastille’s hit song "Pompeii" so many times that you can’t get it out of your head? Replace it with other songs from their album Bad Blood at these shows. For tickets, visit

October 9–10
Electric Six at the Knitting Factory and The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
These Detroit-based party punks are known for the likes of "Dance Commander," "Dance Epidemic,"  "Improper Dancing" and many songs about subjects other than rhythmic movement. Their shows are loud, weird and fun. For tickets to the Knitting Factory show, visit For tickets to the Music Hall of Williamsburg show, visit

October 17
America at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 
"A Horse with No Name," "Sister Golden Hair," "Ventura Highway," "Tin Man," "I Need You"... this soft-rock band's rich harmonies dominated the airwaves in the '70s. Close your eyes at the show and you might feel like you're listening to the AM radio in your AMC Gremlin. For tickets, visit  

October 18 
The Fab Faux at The Beacon Theatre
The Fab Faux, the best band playing Beatles songs that does not include an actual member of the Beatles, presents "The World Heavyweight Songwriting Championship," pitting the songs of John Lennon against the songs of Paul McCartney. The special encore "undercard" features George Harrison vs. Ringo Starr. For tickets and more information, visit

October 19
Spin Doctors at B.B. King Blues Club
These New York City–based funk-pop rockers had big hits in the 1990s with "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong." While they've fallen out of the mainstream, they reunited in the early 2000s and have toured intermittently since. Last year, they released a bluesy new album called If The River Was Whiskey. For tickets, visit

October 23 
George Benson at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 
This modern jazz guitarist—critically acclaimed as one of the genre's best—has a silky, gospel-esque voice, five decades of success and a versatile range: he once recorded a pop-jazz translation of the Beatles' Abbey Road, and scored a Grammy for his no. 1 R&B single "Give Me the Night.” For tickets, visit

October 24
First Aid Kit at Hammerstein Ballroom
Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg may have first received national attention from a YouTube video, but they’ve come a long way since then, releasing three albums in four years and performing on eight US tours. Fans of their sweet harmonies won't want to miss this set. For tickets, visit

October 27–28 and 30
Sinéad O’Connor at City Winery
Sinéad O’Connor now has hair and a new album called I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. For tickets, visit

October 28
Robin Trower at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 
This blues-rock guitarist, whose sound has long been compared to that of Jimi Hendrix, hauls out his signature Stratocaster for another tour—the first to feature songs from his 2012 album, Roots and Branches. For tickets, visit

October 30
Jerry Lee Lewis at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Over half a century after he first hit the top of the charts, rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is still in action. His most recent album is 2010’s Mean Old Man, but we think it's pretty safe to assume you'll hear “Great Balls of Fire.” For tickets, visit

November 24

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at The Beacon Theatre
Fifteen actors and four members of John Mellencamp’s band perform a show with music and lyrics by Mellencamp and a story written by legendary horror novelist Stephen King. After all, who hasn’t had the itch to see one of King’s stories played out on stage to blues and roots music? For details and ticket sales, visit

December 14
Justin Timberlake at Barclays Center
Permanent Saturday Night Live host Justin Timberlake gives music a try on the 20/20 Experience World Tour. His newest single is “Not a Bad Thing.” For tickets, visit

December 17
Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden
Your parents' favorite tenor brings his pipes to MSG to celebrate the holiday season. For tickets, visit

Fridays and Saturdays
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This Greenpoint space hosts a parade of hip artists who play free shows. While you're there, you can buy food, clothes, accessories and records from local vendors, take a gander at art and play table tennis. All in all, it's a fun night out. For more info, visit

Historic Richmond Town Tavern Concerts at Historic Richmond Town
Cozy up at Staten Island's Historic Richmond Town for this Saturday-evening series featuring folk and acoustic acts. For more info, visit

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