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Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - May 24-May 26


Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend Photo: Paul Katcher/Flickr 


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.

Blasterjaxx - Marquee New York
May 24, 2019 - New York

21 & over Tickets bought or sold on resell sites are null and void. They will not be accepted and no refunds will be given to the purchaser. Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as a corresponding valid photo ID.

Harlem Jazz Series - Sam Newsome - Greater Calvary Baptist Church
May 24, 2019 - New York

New York-based saxophonist and composer Sam Newsome works primarily in the medium of solo saxophone, an approach for which he gained world-wide critical acclaim. Many of the notes and sounds that comprise his compositions and improvisations are derived from his own personal sound palette of extended techniques. Newsome sees himself more along the lines of a visual artist who paints with notes and sounds rather than shapes and colors. "My music, "says Newsome, is a type of improvisatory art music in which jazz functions more as a resource than a musical genre to be interpreted with stylistic specificity. As a performer, Newsome often performs solo saxophone concerts around New York and across the country as well as leading his own trio with bassist Hilliard Greene and drummer Reggie Nicholson. He is a frequent collaborator with Andrew Cyrille, Fay Victor, Jean-Michel Pilc, David Liebman, and pianist Ethan Iverson. Newsome is also an associate professor of music at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, where he is the music program coordinator, and teaches courses in jazz improvisation, music theory, and directs the University's jazz ensemble. Featuring: Sam Newsome – ... (read more)

San Holo - The Brooklyn Mirage
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

19 and over Van Dijck studied music production and guitar at Codarts. He graduated in 2012. Before he became a well-known DJ and producer, he was teaching children to play guitar. After years of working with bands, Van Dijck began ghost producing for DJs. His production experienced considerable commercial success, which led him to consider going solo and creating the stage name, San Holo.

Frank Ocasio-BrotherBand - Dirty Funk - Silvana
May 24, 2019 - New York

Hard-hitting FUNK / ROCK / LATIN GROOVE with a soulful, jazz influence... stay tuned for upcoming shows & a brand new recording!!!

Morrissey/ 'California Son'/ Etienne Records/Bmg - Shorefire
May 24, 2019 - New York

Moz follows up last year's "heartfelt" (Rolling Stone) cover of the Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang" with a covers album of '60s and '70s protest songs. "One of the most influential figures in the history of British pop" (BBC) takes on luminaries of the era (Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, Bob Dylan) while also delving into the likes of early gay icon Jobriath and political activist Phil Ochs. The collection boasts collaborations with alt-rock royalty Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Sameer Gadhia (Young the Giant), and LP.

The Cactus Blossoms - Nashville Boogie
May 24, 2019 - Nashville

m David Lynch's Twin Peaks to touring with Kacey Musgraves and opening for Jenny Lewis at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Minneapolis blood-harmony brother duo now headlines a US tour for its "rich, vibrant" (NPR) new album, Easy Way.

Carlos Dias - 'the Living Room' - Symphony Space
May 24, 2019 - Manhattan

The Brazilian-born, Manhattan-based singer, musician and actor, Carlos Dias has led a remarkably eclectic international career. He has appeared in many of Brazil's highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer; and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. In his performance "The living room", Carlos Dias as a soloist, travels through his Brazilian roots from the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz. Playing his Berimbau, the pandeiro and the guitar, he talks about his music influences. Come to be part of his living room!

MGMT Warpaint - Webster Hall
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

Age: 16 and up DATE Wed, May 22, 2019 DOORS | SHOW 7:00pm | 8:00pm

Young Bombs - Marquee New York
May 25, 2019 - New York

21 & over Tickets bought or sold on resell sites are null and void. They will not be accepted and no refunds will be given to the purchaser. Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as a corresponding valid photo ID.

Dj Fritzos Music Video Jam (11pm Free) Abird Janet Labelle Quality Living the Furies Rosey Bengal - Pianos
May 25, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over djFRiTZo is a filmmaker, soundscaper, and crowd motivator. An original Brooklynite, Fritzo proudly shoulders the mission of cultivating the true spirit of NYC nightlife: when partying was about expression, style, and sweat. A true music lover, djFRiTZo has a vinyl collection of over 20,000 records, and an equally extensive digital library of music and videos, that span many genres and eras. As a former music video director, he created the Music Video Jam! where in he mixes music videos on HD screens, immersing guests in a titillating visual and sonic experience. Having honed his craft over the years in countless NYC clubs, bars, lounges, galleries, warehouses, a night with djFRiTZo is always an entertaining musical adventure thru time and space.

Four Tet / Ben UFO / Anthony Naples / UMFANG - Knockdown Center
Through May 25, 2019 - Maspeth

Four Tet brings his advanced sonic sorcery back to NYC at Knockdown Center on 5/24, leading a night of next-level sounds including Ben UFO, Anthony Naples + UMFANG.

Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Hall - New York Philharmonic
May 26, 2019 - New york

An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event.

Cash Cash - Marquee New York
May 26, 2019 - New York

21 & over Tickets bought or sold on resell sites are null and void. They will not be accepted and no refunds will be given to the purchaser. Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as a corresponding valid photo ID.

Anjunabeats - The Brooklyn Mirage
May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

18 and over - Anjunabeats

Darkhourz - 89 North Music Venue
May 26, 2019 - Patchogue

THIS EVENT IS 18 AND OVER DARKHOURZ: Long Island's Best Event Of The Year! 3D SPECTRUM Sunday May 26th (NO SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY!) The greatest DJs on Long Island: X Citi DJake K-Trex Backscratch Trey Kayden Beau Doors 7:30PM Ages 17+ $25 admission Bringing you a spectacular setup! You'll be experiencing 3D visuals.

Darkhourz - 89 North Music
May 26, 2019 - Patchogue

THIS EVENT IS 18 AND OVER DARKHOURZ: Long Island's Best Event Of The Year! The greatest DJs on Long Island: X Citi DJake K-Trex Backscratch Trey Kayden Beau

THE NEW YORK BAND En Concierto Salsero Invitado Sorpresa - Lehman Center for the Performing arts
May 26, 2019 - Bronx, NY

The New York Band was formed in 1986 by Dominicans residing in New York City; They traveled the world with merengue as their flag and popularized great musical Hits for over a decade. At the time, the New York Band became one of the biggest record-selling groups. 2016, Premios Soberano, in the Dominican Republic, and the Association of Cronistas de Arte (ACROARTE) paid tribute to the important trajectory of the New York Band, granting it a Soberano Al Mérito Award. This tribute prompted the group’s vocalists to gather, after almost two decades of their separation, to provide a surprising musical segment within the awards. The New York Band now performs an extensive concert tour, which spreads throughout Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Harmony All Stars and UpBeat NYC - New York Philharmonic
Through May 29, 2019 - New york

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic perform a free side-by-side concert with students selected by audition from two of New York City's six El Sistema–inspired programs: the Harmony Program (free, year-round, and community-based musical training to New York City children where it is needed most) and UpBeat NYC (free musical training for South Bronx children who have limited access to high-quality arts education). The concert marks the culmination of the students' five-month mentorship with Philharmonic musicians.

Art and LGBTQ Activism: Music with a Social Conscience - New York Philharmonic
Through May 29, 2019 - New york

The New York Philharmonic and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center co-present a free public discussion of LGBTQ issues and art as activism with composer John Corigliano, whose Symphony No.

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