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Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - September 15-September 17

September 11, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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From jazz and blues to punk and rock to electronic and pop, every kind of live music venue exists in NYC. City Guide's roundup of weekend random live music shows in New York City will cover all the ground for you, making sure you don't miss out on a single show of other music.

Manhattan Cabaret Arts - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

Manhattan Cabaret Arts Singers Directed by Collette Black Musical Direction by Bobby Peaco

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 16, 2017 - New York

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be. BRUNCH BUFFET MENU Scrambled Eggs Smoked Bacon & Sausage Cinnamon Brown Sugar French Toast Aged Cheddar Baked Macaroni & Cheese Baked Beans & Smoked Bacon Sliced Baked Yams w/ Pecans & Maple Syrup South Carolina Grits Classic Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons & Shaved Parmesan Vegetarian Pasta Salad w/ Basil & Olive Oil Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish w/ Tartar Sauce Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Mild Chicken Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dressing BBQ Chicken w/ Memphis-Style Sauce Fresh Fruit Salad Mini Bagels w/ Cream Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits Fruit Cobbler w/ Pastry Crust Brownies & Chocolate Chip Cookies Orange, Cranberr... (read more)

Large Professor with Live Band - Blue Note
September 16, 2017 - New York

Large Professor is so involved with the history of hip-hop, it's almost impossible to separate the two. His first beat-work was for Eric B. and Rakim. As a founder of the golden age crew Main Source, he gave Nasty Nas his debut. He rapped and produced on Tribe's Midnight Marauders, and co-crafted the sound of Illmatic. The list goes on: Kool G, Kane, Slick, Busta, Common. Whatever L.P. touches seems destined to become classic and through it all, like rap itself, this Queens auteur continues to push the movement forward whether lacing others or blazing his own path. His third solo album Professor @ Large takes the Prof's beloved boom-bap and reinvents it for a new school of students and practitioners alike. "The tree's still growing, still branching out," says L.P. "But it's been so long since we've heard these sounds. This is what we love and there's a lack of it right now." There's no better introduction to this LP than opening track, "Key to the City." A salvo of horns announces the uptempo banger, a mix of cutup keys and psychedelic vinyl chops that kicks off with the words: "Hey yo DJ, can you pick the pace up a little / I'm getting kind of tired of the slow jam rhythm." Th... (read more)

Eddie Palmieri + Del Caribe Latin Jazz All Stars - Lehman Center for the Performing arts
September 16, 2017 - Bronx

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the opening of the 37th Anniversary season featuring the NEA Jazz Master and ten-time Grammy® Award winner legend EDDIE PALMIERI and his SALSA ORCHESTRA on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Also appearing: DEL CARIBE LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS, led by Cuban pianist, master arranger and composer EMILIO MORALES, musical director and tres guitarist NELSON GONZALEZ with musicians JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, RUBEN RODRIGUEZ, GEORGE DELGADO, RICARDO PONS, ORESTES VILATO and special invited guest GIOVANNI HIDALGO. Produced by Lehman Center and Robert Sancho. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for EDDIE PALMIERI & FRIENDS on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 7:30pm are $65, $55, and $50 and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday through Friday, 10am–5pm, and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert), or through online access at www.LehmanCenter.org. Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Lo... (read more)

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

September 5 through 16 Tuesday through Friday at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Cover Charge: Weekday pricing and Saturday Late-Show begins at - Bar Seating | USD70 per person General Seating | USD85 Premium Seating | USD135 Weekend pricing begins at - Bar Seating | USD80 per person General Seating | USD105 Premium Seating | USD155

10th Annual Circle Wind Concert Japan-US Glee Club Festival - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
September 17, 2017 - New York City

Performers Artists to be announced

Sammy Trombone - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Seth's Talent Show - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

Singers with Seth Bisen-Hersh at the piano

Bitch Party Variety Show - Pine Box Rock Shop
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Quiet Clubbing Weekly Vip Rooftop Party - Stage 48
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

We've got another big night going down at the Cantina Rooftop at Stage 48! Rain or shine, this amazing venue, will give you an incredible scenic view of the city. Our Stage 48 party series is known to get wild, with people dancing harder than anything we've ever seen, so we're really excited to see what this wonderful night on the rooftop will bring.

The Greatest Songs of the Great American Songbook - 54 Below
Through October 17, 2017 - New York

The Great American Songbook, the treasure trove of popular music written by American composers from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood, Vaudeville, Radio and Recordings, includes all of America's great songs of the 20th Century. Our show will present the very best, most enduring, most beloved of these songs. Where else can you hear iconic numbers like "Somewhere Over the Radio" (movies) "Stardust" (radio/recording), "Moon River" (movies),"Can't Help Lovin' that Man" (theater), "Cry Me a River" (pop song) in the same show, performed by a glittering cast of New York City's greatest entertainers? One hit after another, one classic song after the other, one great performance – one after the other -brought to you by Broadway and nightclub stars of the very first rank. The most popular music of our time can all be found in The Greatest Songs of The Great American Songbook. This is a Feinstein's/54 Below concert event exclusively created for the club by Scott Siegel, the creator of more than 300 major concerts and nightclub acts that have been produced all over the world. He has produced/written/directed concerts for Michael Feinstein but he is perhaps most well-known as the creator/... (read more)

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland
Through October 30, 2017 - New York

Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. Caruso and Stritch have also taken the show on the road, and celebrated talent in London... (read more)

Maxine Linehan's One: The Songs of U2 - 54 Below
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Already considered the premiere interpreter of the U2 songbook, concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan breaks new ground with a unique, lyrically driven orchestral show devoted to the work of this world-famous band. The extraordinary songs written by Bono and U2 find a new voice in a concert that holds to the beautiful melodic lines of the songs, while bringing the lyrics forward into a fresh light. Accompanied by piano, cello, violin, bass, and drums, Linehan will continue her mission of providing audiences with the unexpected experience of hearing U2's famous songs as if for the first time — while always being true to the heart and soul of each time-honored hit. Hailed by the New York Times as "fiercely talented," Maxine Linehan's success on both sides of the Atlantic includes sold-out concerts at Paris' famed Theatre du Chatelet, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Feinstein's/54 Below and cities across America. Her solo shows An American Journey, Beautiful Songs, and What Would Petula Do? have all garnered rave reviews and spun off critically acclaimed albums. Her ability to emotionally engage throughout a stunning vocal performance is unparalleled. One: The Songs of U2 will ... (read more)

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