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February 11, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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City Guide's complete music listings also have miscellaneous New York calendar items covering other genres of musical performances. Here you can find world music, global beats, DJ and electronic music shows, choirs and choruses, and even more concerts at top venues from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Queens and beyond.

My Furry Valentine: a Benefit for Paws Crossed Animal Rescue - The Capitol Theatre
February 11, 2018 - Port Chester

The Paws Crossed 2nd Annual FriendRaiser, "MY FURRY VALENTINE", will be a festive afternoon filled with something for everyone: Live music by The Julie Corbalis Band and Steve's Dirty String Jam, delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, silent auction and raffle prizes perfect for your special Valentine, and a Kids Crafts table! Proceeds go to the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue. Located in Westchester County, New York, Paws Crossed is a 501(c) 3, not for profit, true no-kill animal rescue organization. Through rescue, adoption, advocacy, rehabilitation and education, our mission is to "RESCUE ONE BY ONE UNTIL THERE ARE NONE". We've obtained and renovated our beloved facility located at 100 Warehouse Lane South in Elmsford, increased rescue efforts greatly, found homes for over 1000 pets, opened the Rockefeller Rec Center for training, and established wonderful community partnerships and programming. Come support us and Rock Out with Your Paws Out!

Broadway Matinee Brunch - Dont Tell Mama
February 11, 2018 - New York

Planetarium with Josh Dunn and Justin Carter DJing and Relaxer Playing Live - Nowadays
February 11, 2018 - New York

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum – new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond – and there are often live performances to augment the experience. This evening's Planetarium sees Josh Dunn and Justin Carter at the turntables and Relaxer performing live throughout. Relaxer is the project of Daniel Martin-McCormick, the Brooklyn-based artist previously known as Ital. As Relaxer, Daniel crafts shadowy techno and hazy, dreamlike soundscapes. He'll be focusing on the latter at tonight's session.

Wanderlust - Alice Tully Hall
February 11, 2018 -

In a single program, music transports us from the brilliant sun and vivid colors of Spain to the majestic fjords and icy winds of Norway. Dvorák's Quintet brings us to our final destination—the lush forests and vibrant folklore of Bohemia.

Golden Driller - Pine Box Rock Shop
February 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

Golden Driller is the live looping project of musician Andrew Steinkuehler. Golden Driller is his attempt to blend the sardonic lyricism of early Randy Newman with musical influences like Pavement, Gang of Four, and Squarepusher.

The Benanti Group - Don't Tell Mama
February 11, 2018 - New York

Singing Students of Catherine Benanti.

PopGun Presents Deidre & The Dark's Sadie Hawkins Dance - Elsewhere
February 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

Rhythm & Brunch: The All R&B Brunch & Day Party Pre-Valentine's Day Edition - MIST Harlem
February 11, 2018 - New York

You know The Alumni Group for throwing the best trap music brunches and day parties in the city. We have a reputation for turning up on a Saturday. But this week, we'll be "Easy Like Sunday Morning" at our Rhythm & Brunch All-R&B brunch and day party. Rhythm & Brunch will feature a live performances from the R&B Boys and some others who'll belt out soulful covers of your favorite slow jams while you enjoy the brunch food and drink specials you've come to love at our events. It's all going down on Sunday, at Mist Harlem. Don't miss out! $35 Prix Fixe Brunch Includes an Appetizer, Entree, and 1.5 Hours of Bottomless Brunch Cocktails (This Price DOES NOT include Tax & Gratuity which comes out to $45 total) $55 Prix Fixe Brunch includes an Appetizer, Entree and Bottomless Drinks for the duration of the event. (This Price includes Tax & Gratuity)

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
February 11, 2018 - New York

Unleash your inner diva at our world famous Drag Brunch at Highline Ballroom with wild performances by NYC's top female impersonators and special guests from the hit television series RuPaul's Drag Race. The fun is fueled by bottomless cocktails from the bar.

Dwayne Gretzky - Brooklyn Bowl
February 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

Dwayne Gretzky is a live music phenomenon celebrating the greatest songs of all time. Transcending both era and genre, this prodigiously talented collective of Toronto musicians captivates audiences with a masterfully curated tour of artists from both the classic and modern pop canon - from Bowie to Beyonce, Springsteen to Spears, The Supremes to The Strokes. With tasteful precision, chameleonic versatility and a flair for the dramatic, Dwayne Gretzky scratches our collective itch to be surprised by the familiar. In an increasingly saturated and scattered music landscape defined by predictable playlists and individualized consumption, Dwayne's high-energy nostalgia trips recall the serendipity of flipping through the radio dial, and the joy of coming together en masse to celebrate and sing along to the best songs ever written. Boasting 100+ straight sold-out shows in their hometown of Toronto and with venue capacities growing into the multiple-thousands, Dwayne Gretzky is shattering conventions and re-defining what people truly want in a live music experience.

On Ezra Pound - 92nd Street Y
February 11, 2018 - New York

with Daniel Swift In The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, Daniel Swift writes an unconventional biography through the stories of Pound's visitors at St. Elizabeths Hospital, among them T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Charles Olson and William Carlos Williams. A captivating look at the most controversial of poets through the eyes of others at a critical moment in Pound's own life and twentieth-century art and politics.

Crescendo International Competition - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
February 11, 2018 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

Pit Stop Players: Date Night - Symphony Space
February 12, 2018 - New York

Musicians from the Pit Stop Players will be joined by their significant others to make beautiful music together in a special pre-Valentine's Day concert. This cross-genre program will include works by Ian Deterling, Reinhold Glière, Gregory Landes, Pat Metheny, Astor Piazzolla, Miklós Rózsa, and Pit Stop music director Joshua Rosenblum, plus a special mash-up of classical pieces and pop songs with the word "love" in them. As a special added bonus: each performing couple will be required to divulge one secret about their married life! Don't miss out on the fun—only on Date Night with the Pit Stop Players.

Muldoon's Picnic - Irish Arts Center
February 12, 2018 - New York

Hosted by Paul Muldoon With house band Rogue Oliphant The critically-acclaimed feast of music, storytelling, poetry, and more—now in its eighth season—has become a staple of New York's cultural diet. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, this words-and-music jamboree features an evolving lineup of world-class special guests from across the spectrum of arts and letters.

Music City: A Modern Country Musical - Cutting Room
February 12, 2018 - New York

Ground UP Productions presents a concert performance of the new, modern country musical, MUSIC CITY! Set in Nashville in the late 90's, MUSIC CITY is a coming of age love story about two young songwriters who meet at The Wicked Tickle, an open mic club in Nashville. Their music draws attention from an industry exec and a country superstar, but things spin out of control when they try to break ties with a local meth dealer. MUSIC CITY has grit, incredible music from JT Harding (writer of five #1 Country Billboard hits including Somewhere With You, Somewhere In My Car, Alone With You, It's Different For Girls and Sangria) and a TON of heart and reveals the risks you take when you bet on yourself. Don't miss this exciting new musical at The Cutting Room, NYC before it hits the road!

Jen Durkin and the Business - The Capitol Theatre
February 13, 2018 - Port Chester

JEN DURKIN AND THE BUSINESS is back with a ripping Mardi Gras party at Garcia's. Get ready to get down on the funky soul music of Nola and the original music it has inspired with Rich Zurkowski on Bass , Darian Cunning on Guitar, Kris Yunker on Keyboards and brother Johnny Durkin on Drums. JDB is in its third year after their debut at Garcia's after-party for Robert Randolph Band, and the Business is growing its own funk. Of all the musical projects I am involved in, this this my favorite original funk rock to move and groove into the future. See you there!!!!! - JEN DURKIN

The Albertine Book Club Reads 'the End of Eddy' by Edouard Louis - Albertine
February 13, 2018 - New York

Cécile David Weill and Caroline Weber will moderate our group discussion on Edouard Louis's international bestseller The End of Eddy, translated from the French by Michael Lucey (FSG). Édouard Louis' sharp, precise, and concise narrative lets the reader into a world that is barely explored in contemporary French fiction: the disenfranchised working class. The End of Eddy is an unflinching account of growing up gay in a region where 80% of the population is unemployed; and where reading a book in public is perceived as an act of aggressive rebellion that results in mockery and rejection. The Albertine Book Club is free and open to Albertine members and students with a valid student ID card! Join the Albertine community and engage with French culture at a whole new level! Here is a unique opportunity to meet and talk with other French culture lovers over a glass of French wine ! French and English speakers are welcome ! Please find more info on how to become an Albertine member here. CECILE DAVID-WEILL is a French and American author. She published her first novel, Beguin (Grasset, 1996) under the name of Cécile de la Baume, which was released in English translation as Crush ... (read more)

Gracie Nash, Mae Capozzi, Tiides, Kailey Prior, Eli Denby Wood - Pianos (Showroom)
February 13, 2018 - New York

Resistance Revival Chorus - Knitting Factory
February 13, 2018 - New York

Tal National - Littlefield
Through February 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

World Music Institute is thrilled to present Tal National at Brooklyn's Littlefield on February 23, two weeks after the release of the band's newest album Tantabara on Fat Cat Records. By the time Tal National reached international acclaim with 2013’s Kaani, the band’s first release outside of Niger, they had spent more than a decade crisscrossing Niger, usually on dirt pathways through the Sahara, playing epic five-hour sets, seven days a week, selling their CDs on street corners. In the process, they became Niger’s most popular band. Audiences in the West and critics quickly embraced the band’s singular and well-honed sound.

Half Step - The Capitol Theatre
February 14, 2018 - Port Chester

Half Step is a group of dedicated fans & students of the Grateful Dead, capturing the spirit, improvisation, sound & complexity of Grateful Dead music. Established in 2004 on Long Island, Half Step has been mastering their craft while winning over crowds of veteran Deadheads, newcomers and non-Dead fans alike. Just like the Grateful Dead themselves, the band is constantly pushing the envelope, growing together as musicians and performers. Only true fans that have experienced and studied the music with an extreme level of dedication and passion can accurately represent the superb body of work that the Grateful Dead have to offer. When seeing Half Step live, one can clearly see the attention to detail that the band has in putting on a viable Grateful Dead experience. They stay true to the traditional show format and play sets of tunes in a sequence that could likely have been performed by the Dead themselves years ago. The members of Half Step also use similar instruments, amplifiers and effects to further authenticate the Grateful Dead sound. In the band's long history, they have undergone and overcome numerous incarnations. With each new member they come closer to refining th... (read more)

Beyond The Binary: Valentine's Day Edition - The Duplex
February 14, 2018 - New York

It's all about love in this special installment of Beyond The Binary. Help celebrate Valentine's Day as nine LGBTQ+ artists share their experiences of romance, lust and heartbreak through a wide variety of musical selections.

PopGun Presents: Valentine's Day with Field Mouse - Elsewhere
February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

Control Top, Joseph D'Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars

The Wailers - Brooklyn Bowl
February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers' guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested, affirming: "By doing that, you keep me alive through the music." In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton "Carly" Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It's startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle's inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob's powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Owen "Dreadie" Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on keyboards. The ... (read more)

Kerin Macguire, Gabriella Marlena, Elliot Lee, Chloe Lilac, Julez, Ariah&, Carol Borges - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 14, 2018 - New York

Many Fathoms Deep: A Valentine from Alan Cumming - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 14, 2018 - New York

Love is no ordinary emotion, and Alan Cumming is no ordinary performer. Bringing a taste of Club Cumming—his debauched and delightful East Village bar—uptown to The Met, the Tony Award–winning star hosts an evening of amour-themed song, spoken word, and all else that the cabaret has to offer. Cumming's musical director and longtime collaborator Lance Horne and special guests will also be on hand for this bawdy tribute to St. Valentine.

VERN hosts: Musical Improv Jam - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 14, 2018 - New York

At the Musical Jam you'll get an opportunity to improvise musical scenes on The Striker Stage! Open to everyone; improvisors, students, house team performers and community members. Hosted by a cast member of #sfw team, VERN, the Musical Jam boasts the musical talents of Dan Reitz on the keys and an hour of fun and laughter. No singing experience needed, come ready to sing your heart out!

Unloveable: Valentine's Day W/ the Smiths Ft. the Sons & Heirs + Hosted by Rob Sheffield (Rolling Stone) - The Bell House
February 14, 2018 - Brooklyn

These guys love the band, and they're really passionate about it" - Andy Rourke, The Smiths "Twice as fun as an actual Morrissey show" - Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone "New York's best Smiths tribute" - New York Post "By all accounts, the greatest tribute to the Manchester group making music today. Far from a novelty cover band, The Sons & Heirs are a genuine loveletter to one of the greatest rock acts of all time." - No Country for New Nashville "The Sons & Heirs visually and musically approximate The Smiths in their prime" - Jerusalem Post "The Smiths will never re-form...so for most fans The Sons & Heirs are the closest they will ever get" - The Daily Beast Since 2006, NYC's The Sons & Heirs have performed everywhere from Tel Aviv to Austin to Nashville to LA, sharing the stage with The Smiths' bassist Andy Rourke and Morrissey's longtime drummer Spencer Cobrin. This is their seventh annual "alternative" Valentine's Day show at Bell House, with host Rob Sheffield (Love Is A Mixtape, Rolling Stone).Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of two national bestsellers "Love Is a Mix ... (read more)

Love in the Parlors — a Valentine in Concert - Merchant's House Museum
February 14, 2018 - New York

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world's greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum's elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Schubert, Brahms, Duparc, Dvorak, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others.

Sara Evans feat. Raelynn & Kalie Shorr - Palace Theatre Albany
February 15, 2018 - Albany

Sara Evans "All The Love Tour" feat. Raelynn & Kalie Shorr ACM and CMA Award winning country music star Sara Evans has partnered with CMT for its 4th annual Next Women of Country Tour in 2018. Special guests RaeLynn ("Lonely Call," "Love Triangle") and Kalie Shorr ("Fight Like A Girl," "Two Hands") are among the impressive roster of CMT's "Next Women of Country" artists. "We are thrilled to announce our 4th Annual 'Next Women of Country' Tour and partner with the amazing Sara Evans," said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy & Talent, CMT. "This tour was created to give emerging female artists a stage to play on and this year we are proud to welcome RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr." "I absolutely love that CMT champions female artists with the Next Women of Country Tour and am so honored to be headlining it in 2018," said Sara. "I can't wait to hit the road with RaeLynn and Kalie. They are both incredible singers, songwriters, and overall artists and we're going to have a blast!" Tickets and VIP packages for the "CMT Next Women of Country presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr" go on sale beginning Friday, December 22 at 10am (local time). Tick... (read more)

Shwizz - The Capitol Theatre
February 15, 2018 - Port Chester

ShwizZ is a unique cast of characters reigning from New York. Best described as a melting pot of funk and progressive rock, this giant original sound will be sure to put a smile on your face. The band's variety and depth allows for lovely twists of improvisation and spontaneity spiked with technical prowess and musical complexity. In addition to creating an undeniable energy and atmosphere, the band's shows are never the same and strive to provide the listener with a memorable musical experience. Over the years the group has performed alongside many notable groups such as Big Sam's Funky Nation, Particle, The Sam Kininger Band, Kung Fu, Dopapod and Consider The Source. ShwizZ can be found gigging all over the northeast and you won't be surprised to find them playing at your favorite festival or club for years to come.

Belting For Two: A Pregnant Cabaret - The Duplex
February 15, 2018 - New York

It's her party and she'll cry if she wants to. Even if it's entirely hormone-fueled. Did she mention she's 6 months pregnant? It's Miranda's 33rd birthday and she's going to share with you her bump and her belt, and its bound to be a hotter than the bun in her oven! Featuring guest performers from across the country and beyond, Miranda will be bringing you a night of songs, stories and duets, because, well, let's face it. She's pregnant. Every song is a duet whether someone sings with her or not.

Kati Neiheisel: Among the Stars - Dont Tell Mama
February 15, 2018 - New York

Lauren O´Brien - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 15, 2018 - New York

The darling of all badasses, Lauren O'Brien is alternative punk cabaret – with dashes of poetry and spices of comedy - for the new millennium! She is "fierce, fearless, and a force to be reckoned with," according to MPress international recording artist Rachael Sage. Lauren is constantly evolving… she started out as an actress, became a lyricist for the rock band PAO (featuring Janice Robinson and Emmy winner Fred Shehadi), fronted a band in the vein of Patti Smith, and evolved into a punk cabaret powerhouse! Lauren has toured extensively and played festivals such as New York City's CMJ, Howl! Fest, MEANY Fest, The Seaside Music Festival, The NY Funny Songs Festival, and The Joys of Hemp Festival. Her first two studio albums, Inconsequential Dream & Panic, earned her two New Century Music Awards. Some say Lauren's newest album, The Devil's Girlfriend, sounds like a love affair between Amanda Palmer and The Pixies. Lauren is currently working on a series of holiday songs (Constant Holiday) with Paul Anthony and touring with rocker Lisa Bianco. Lauren is an ethical vegetarian and a hardcore Buddhist... that sometimes finds its way into her songs. "Lauren O'Brien takes her fans from t... (read more)

The Wailers - Brooklyn Bowl
February 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers' guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested, affirming: "By doing that, you keep me alive through the music." In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton "Carly" Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It's startling how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle's inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob's powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience. Also on stage are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse; veterans Owen "Dreadie" Reid on guitar/bass and Noel Davey on keyboards. The ... (read more)

Steve Hackett - St. George Theatre
February 15, 2018 - Staten Island

STEVE HACKETT – GENESIS REVISITED, SOLO GEMS & GTR – 2018 TOUR DE FORCE! Former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is returning for a North American tour in February 2018. Steve's exciting new show will bring back huge Genesis favorites he co-wrote, such as 'Supper's Ready', 'Dancing with the Moonlit Knight', 'Fountain of Salmacis', 'Firth of Fifth' & 'The Musical Box', also including songs like 'One for the Vine' and 'Inside & Out', not seen by many since the 1970s… His solo set will celebrate 40 years of 'Please Don't Touch' and will also include special GTR number 'When The Heart Rules The Mind', with other old favourites and songs from his groundbreaking new album, 'The Night Siren'. Joining Steve on this tour are Roger King (keyboards), Gary O'Toole (drums / percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes / flutes), Jonas Reingold (bass / twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals. From the 1970s and onward, Steve has had an extraordinary career, first with Genesis and then solo, releasing over 30 solo albums and a huge North American hit album with supergroup GTR. Steve has invented techniques like tapping and sweep-picking. Eddie Van Halen and Brian May have both a... (read more)

Basic Pitch - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 15, 2018 - New York

Basic Pitch is a New York City based a cappella group made up of 9 women that believe fiercely in the power of sisterhood and song. Hailing from a range of musical backgrounds that includes both professional a cappella and musical theater, the women of Basic Pitch founded the group in 2015 not just as an outlet for their mutual passion for singing, but to build a collective of strong women who share a love of music. They've taken their fun and boisterous live show to classic New York venues like the Bitter End, Cake Shop, and Arlene's Grocery, and their unique and diverse roster includes covers by everyone from Stevie Nicks, to Kendrick Lamar, to the Spice Girls.

Ike Release and Solpara - Nowadays
February 15, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

PAT'S HOUSE PARTY - The Bell House
February 16, 2018 - New York

This event is 21 and over Brooklyn Live presents a House Music Dance Party hosted by DJ Pat with special guests DJ Rachel Diaz and Sandcastles with Preston and Friends.

Disco Unlimited - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
February 16, 2018 - Wantagh

Output Focus - DJ Harvey (Open to Close) and The Jackie Factory presents Fired Up - Output
February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Neon Indian (DJ Set), Pleasure Jams - Good Room
February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

L.Sangre, Justin Cudmore and Liquid Asset - Nowadays
February 16, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Patti Labelle - St. George Theatre
February 16, 2018 - Staten Island

The legendary Patti LaBelle – The Godmother of Soul – comes to the historic St. George Theatre for a special Valentine's Day Weekend concert with an array of hits that include "Lady Marmalade", "If Only You Knew," "On My Own," "New Attitude", "Stir It Up", and more! Biography: Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird's name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for. It's a small wonder that Patti has time for anything else in between recording and touring, but she makes time and the world is oh so happy that she does! Patti has written five best-selling books, Don't Block the Blessings, LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About, Patti's Pearls, Patti LaBelle's Lite Cuisine and Recipes for the Good Life. More recently, she introduced Patti's Good Life, a successful line of food products that features a variety of sauces, sweet potato pie and cakes and has starred in her own highly rate... (read more)

Detroit Love: Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Recloose - Schimanski
February 16, 2018 - New York

Worst Behavior: Homemade Weapons, Mizeyesis, Aquarian, Shy Eyez, Anna Morgan, Bell Curve - The Keep
February 16, 2018 - Ridgewood

All Torn Up, Rats In the Wall, Rebuschaos, F*CK It. I Quit. Rebuschao - The Safari Room at El Cortez
February 16, 2018 - Brooklyn

Rats In The Wall is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, CA featuring Brad Logan (ex F-Minus, Leftover Crack).

The XXIVth HOUR: A Song of Ice & Fire & Fury - Silent Barn
February 17, 2018 - New York

Come gather, ye damnéd souls. Hark. Fucking HARK, my pretties! The XXIVth Hour RETURNS FROM THE DEPTHS OF HADES TO OBLITERATE YOUR SOUL...WITH...THEATER?!?? What started as a series of Julia Child's early cooking recipes has evolved through the centuries into the most entertaining, deliberately chaotic theater festival in all of this great city and this very bad country! We write plays for you on Friday night, because we are NICE and also LONELY, and then rehearse and perform those plays for you the very next day! Again because we are SO VERY LONELY. That means you could be in for ANYTHING! A formulaic frat comedy about two competing cults, or a Mean Girls-style clique of young women trying to fuck their dads (??!?!?), or perhaps the story of a high school power couple learning life lessons from a polyamorous Australian(-ish) exchange student. HATE THOSE EXAMPLES? SAME. BUT ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, WE ALREADY DID THEM SO YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO SEE THEM. So brave the cold this February 17th at the magnificent Silent Barn, and we will warm you with LAUGHTER! And alcohol that will help more probably. Enjoy the show that Fictional Detective Marvin Gardens once called: "What is this i... (read more)

The Bunker Limited with Patrick Russell - Nowadays
February 17, 2018 - New York

The Bunker is a New York institution. For fifteen years they've presented dance music from across the spectrum in about every kind of venue imaginable — tiny basement, loft apartment, warehouse, club and everything in between. We're happy to have them present a more intimate Bunker LTD session at our house tonight. Here's what they have to say about it: After a few years on hiatus we're excited to relaunch The Bunker Limited! As soon as we saw the space at Ridgewood's newest venue, Nowadays, and heard the incredible SBS sound system installed there, we knew it was time to take The Bunker Limited out of hibernation. And who better to relaunch the series in it's classic one DJ all night original format than The Bunker and Interdimensional Transmissions / No Way Back resident DJ Patrick Russell who will be gracing the decks from open to close? If you were there for his legendary 10-hour closing set at the Unter x Bunker 36-hour rave at Market Hotel in 2016 or his 8 hour set at The Bunker LTD at Trans Pecos in 2014, then you know this is not a set to miss. Patrick has a unique ability to weave long-form musical narratives, so show up early and buckle up for the whole night as he is ... (read more)

New Music XIII: Ensemble Pi at Adelphi University on February 17 at 8:00 p.m. - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
February 17, 2018 - Garden City

Ensemble Pi is a socially conscious new music group that has collaborated with numerous artists, writers, actors and journalists over the years to premiere over 50 works by American composers. As part of the New Music concert series, Ensemble Pi will perform on Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. Founded in 2002, Ensemble Pi has performed in a variety of collaborations and venues that bring together music and ideas on important contemporary issues of social justice and political activism. They have worked with artists and activists from all over the world, such as South African artist William Kentridge, Iraqi actress Namaa Alward and Israeli philosopher/activist Anat Biletzki. This special program will include works by all three of our Department of Music faculty composers - Sidney Marquez Boquiren, Christopher Lyndon-Gee and Paul Moravec - as well as composer and human rights activist Laura Kaminsky. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $2... (read more)

New York Night Train's Soul Clap & Dance Off - Elsewhere
February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Jonathan Toubin

Six Time Users, Yoya, Sean Bama, Stains Of A Sunflower - Pianos (Showroom)
February 17, 2018 - New York

DJ Jeremy Bastard, Wastrul, Too Good For Tuesday, Karma Darwin - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 17, 2018 - New York

Top 40 DJs - Downstairs Lounge - The Delancey
February 17, 2018 - New York

Planetarium with Justin Carter, Maxime Robillard and DJ Sofiia - Nowadays
February 18, 2018 - New York

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum – new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond. This evening's Planetarium sees Justin Carter, Maxime Robillard and DJ Sofiia at the turntables. Maxime and DJ Sofiia are the folks behind Hypnotic Spa, a monthly evening focused on rest, revitalization and rejuvenation featuring local musicians and selectors. They'll fit right in. Drinks and food are available at the bar and kitchen. We have all the creature comforts that you might otherwise need inside so you never have to leave the bubble we're creating. The event runs from 6pm to 11pm. An important note: the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down. When you're inside the speakers, remain silent, and when you're outside of the main speaker area, please make sure you're quiet enough that only the person you're talking to can ... (read more)

Yuko Kudo & Friends - Symphony Space
February 18, 2018 - New York

Come celebrate life. There's no specific genre, categories, limitation. celebrate songs of "Freedom" and what it means to us. I am native Japanese, transfered to LA then to NY. I celebrate life with full LOVE. Singing is one way of expressing my love for life. My mission is to unleash your inner celebrity, a person who celebrate your life. Let's create the Tribe that thrive. besides that I'm a yoga teacher, healer, pianist, Essential Oil educator. My childhood dream was to be a Disney Princess, Next Mariah Carey, then do a cartoon voice.

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
February 18, 2018 - New York

Unleash your inner diva at our world famous Drag Brunch at Highline Ballroom with wild performances by NYC's top female impersonators and special guests from the hit television series RuPaul's Drag Race. The fun is fueled by bottomless cocktails from the bar.

Donuts Are Forever 12 - Brooklyn Bowl
February 18, 2018 - Brooklyn

Donuts Are Forever™ (established in 2007) is Rare Form's annual fundraiser and tribute inspired by the life and music of late producer James "J Dilla" Yancey. The name Donuts Are Forever™ (DAF) pays homage to J Dilla's last album, Donuts, released posthumously in February 2006, when J Dilla succumbed to complications from Lupus. Donuts Are Forever™ began as a celebration of life and the acknowledgement of a prolific music career from fans and music lovers. Now entering its ninth year, DAF continues to grow organically, while remaining rooted in paying tribute to one of our musical heroes.

Planetarium with Justin Carter - Nowadays
February 18, 2018 - Ridgewood

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum – new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond – and there are often live performances to augment the experience.

Aztec Two-Step Performs The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook: An Evening Of Songs & Stories - City Winery
February 18, 2018 - New York

When Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, the critically acclaimed duo Aztec Two-Step, burst on the scene in 1972 with their Elektra Records debut, they were often reviewed as having the "intellectual lyricism" and "ethereal harmonies" of their legendary predecessors Simon & Garfunkel. Renowned for helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the '70s and beyond, Aztec Two-Step continues to be one of acoustic music's most beloved and enduring acts. While the duo possesses a rich musical legacy of their own, here they masterfully interpret and perform the timeless songs and harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel. The compelling multimedia music event celebrates Simon & Garfunkel's iconic contribution to Pop Culture and beyond. The music speaks for itself. The storyline of the Songbook show was originally created by the late great pioneer of progressive FM radio and author, Pete Fornatale. Now mc'ing the show and featured on narration, along with creating The Songbook's slideshow, is Fornatale's protégé, WCWP DJ and Long Island Hall of Fame co-founder Tony Traguardo. Laughter and nostalgia abound, and a sing-a- long is always in the mix. "It was a great night of stories and songs...o... (read more)

Communion NYC: Spring Bundle Package - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, 2 & 3
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

Communion is a monthly residency showcasing the best new music from local, national and international acts. Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear's Den) and producer Ian Grimble in 2006, Communion provided the first independent platform for the freshest artists in London to break out and is now fast becoming a musical launching pad for new talent across the country. Communion encourages musical communities to grow and flourish between artists and their respective audiences and provides a platform for music fans to discover new artists in a live environment. Past artists that have played Communion Club Nights include Ben Howard, James Bay, Sam Smith, Walk The Moon, Mumford And Sons, Hozier, Trampled By Turtles, Daughter, Chet Faker, Sarah Jarosz, Foxes, George Ezra, Bear's Den, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Gotye & Many More. For more information on Communion, visit www.communionmusic.com

Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne - 54 Below
Through March 07, 2018 - New York

"Vivian Reed, human dynamo at Feinstein's/54 Below… you must not miss this great artist. It is the best major artist's show I have seen this year!" -Joe Regan Jr., Theater Pizzazz BACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! After her sell-out show packed Feinstein's/54 Below to the rafters a couple seasons back, multi-award-winning singer, actress and dancer Vivian Reed returns with a brand new show, celebrating the 100th year of Lena Horne. The show will include some of Miss Horne's well known songs reinterpreted with Vivian's unique arrangements and vocal stylings, amidst an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee — who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others — pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and three background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests. It's an evening you'll neve... (read more)

The Brobot Johnson Experience - The Bushwick Starr
Through March 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Bushwick Starr and All For One Theater present THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE, playing at The Bushwick Starr Theater (207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY) from February 14 until March 17. The Brobot Johnson Experience is the culmination of The Brobot Johnson Project, bringing together writer and performer Darian Dauchan’s hip hop album and sci-fi web series into a solo theater piece through multimedia and performance. Using live looped vocals, rhymes, and beatboxing, THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE is a sci-fi hip hop origin story that defies both space and time. One hundred years from now, a race of hip hop androids known as Brobots will form a unit, The Tribe Called Space Quest, to spread their message of peace, love, and dopeness all over the universe. The production is directed by Andrew Scoville. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.thebushwickstarr.org. For more information, visit www.afo.nyc

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