June 12 – June 18 • Essential Weekly Concert Guide • NYC Edition
B.o.B at B.B. King Blues Club | June 12
B.o.B, also known as Bobby Ray, continues his “The Elements Tour” shortly after the release of his latest album, “Ether.” His previous stops on the tour have already gained buzz and this one is bound to deliver the unique sound B.o.B. is known for.
Feist at Town Hall | June 12
Feist is back after taking a break from music and despite her hiatus, she’s definitely still going strong. She’s sold more than 3 million units across the globe, performed at a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl, and appeared on iconic television shows like “Sesame Street” and “Saturday Night Live.” Now, she is hitting the stage in support of her latest album, “Pleasure.”
Freddie Gibbs at HighLine Ballroom | June 12
Freddie Gibbs is bringing his dominant sound from Gary, Indiana to the East Coast. Gibbs has already offered an up-close-and-personal look at his private life through his vulnerable lyrics that describe the threat on his life just before he welcomed his daughter. His thought-provoking perspective on reality is what has helped him gain much popularity.
Magic Moments: An Evening Remembering Hal David ft. Dionne Warwick and more at 92nd St Y | June 12
Dionne Warwick is guaranteed to deliver as she participates in the tribute for the late Hal David. Warwick will be joined by Liz Callway, Karen Mason, and David’s surviving wife, Eunice. Warwick will be on hand to provide her iconic voice as she and other singers of her caliber remember and salute the life, legacy, and music of the late Hal David. He is known for his classic songs like “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head,” and “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”
Austin Mahone at Webster Hall | June 13
Austin Mahone continues to make waves upon the heels of the release of his latest album, “For Me +You.” He might only be 21 but he has certainly grabbed the attention of newcomers, veteran musicians, and has a strong and solid fanbase that has followed him since his earlier days.
Griffin House at City Winery | June 13
It’s safe to say that dozens of fans will crowd together to see Griffin House take the stage at the City Winery. The artist, certainly known for his vulnerability and openness to share his views and life experiences, continues to deliver music that all of his fans can relate to.
Mount Kimbie at Warsaw | June 13
The dynamic duo might have switched up their sound from a couple of years into their growing music careers but it’s safe to say they have developed and grown with their audience. Hailing from U.K., Dominic Maker and Kai Campos have managed to resonate with the audience here in the states and continue to grow their fanbase with their unique yet popular sound.
The Avalanches at Music Hall of Williamsburg | June 13
The Avalanches never fail to disappoint. After the success of their latest album “Wildflower” that was released last year, The Avalanches continue to take their rightful place in the rock music industry as they maintain a lane of their own.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Beacon Theatre | June 13 + 14
Known for getting pretty close and interactive with the crowd, well-known rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are taking the stage at Beacon Theatre for two nights. From his vocals to his intriguing body language, the lead singer and the band continue to leave fans in awe with unforgettable shows.
Bob Dylan at The Capitol Theatre | June 13 + 15
Legendary Bob Dylan is still going strong after making his mark on the music industry for more than 50 years. It’s difficult to fit his sound into any one genre as he has mastered many throughout his vast career including blues, country, rock, and even gospel and folk.
Arrested Development at B.B. Kings Blues Club | June 14
Arrested Development might be a new group but they are certainly making waves in the hip-hop industry and music in general. Their lyrics are socially-conscious as their performances make history. They are recognized as being the second group in hip-hop to tour with a live band, and consist of males and females while spreading a positive theme of hope, expectation, and positivity.
Eddie Izzard at The Town Hall | June 14
Eddie Izzard is stepping up his game as his stage presence vows to grab the attention of the entire audience. He is slated to display portions of his latest book “Believe Me.” But in true Izzard form, he goes beyond the music and completes his show with his comedic bits, sexual innuendos, and tossing in aspects of his personal life.
ZZ Ward at Le Poisson Rouge | June 14
Her stylistic sound is never one that should be underestimated. Don’t count ZZ out as she delivers and performs her unique tunes with inspirations from various genres from pop and soul to R&B and blues. Considering her vast sound, it’s safe to say she resonates with listeners from various walks of life as she makes a path of her own.
Dawes at Brooklyn Steel | June 14 + The Capitol Theatre | June 16
Dawes continues pushing forward with their unique sound with shows that are must-see events. Their skills on every instrument and captivating lyrics of every verse and word have the ability to captivate fans in a unique and special way.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters at SummerStage, Central Park | June 15
Elvis Costello has been bringing the wow factor to stages and radio since he first hit the scene in the 70s. He paved the way in multiple aspects of music from punk to the new wave sound. For this show, Costello will highlight music from his album “Imperial Bedroom” that was released back in1982.
James Vincent McMorrow at Brooklyn Steel | June 15
In support of his latest album, “We Move,” James Vincent McMorrow is gearing up to perform in a set that has already received lots of attention in previous cities. His one-man band type style is bound to be captivating as he plays an intimate show for his fans on the East Coast.
Lizzo at Webster Hall | June 15
Lizzo’s music and performances are certainly not for the faint at heart. At the same time it’s one that can’t be missed. She has stayed true to herself from her music to other aspects of her career and now made her way to the biggest night club in the city upon the release of her latest single, “Coconut Oil.” She’s certainly a fan favorite on the music scene and continues to amaze and entertain in a style all her own.
Tennis at Prospect Park Bandshell | June 15
This husband and wife dynamic duo continue to showcase their talents as they make their own mark in music. The indie-pop group that hails from Denver has made big leaps and jumps in the progression of their music since the debut of “Cape Dory” in 2010. Now, it’s safe to say that others are catching on and Tennis is nothing to scoff at. The Shins will also be joining Tennis for the show.
Neil Diamond at Madison Square Garden Arena | June 15 + 16
Celebrating 50 years in music, Neil Diamond is hitting the stage at one of the biggest arenas in the city. Throughout his career, Diamond has made waves, and is now saluting and recognizing the contributions he has already to make to music thus far. He has already performed in major cities like Nashville, Chicago, and New Orleans.
Bag Raiders at Webster Hall | June 16
Consisting of two Australian guys with a dream, Jack Glass and Chris Stracey, Bag Raiders is causing quite a stir in the music industry. Their unique skills make way for them as they both play keyboards, drums, and sing out the hits of their songs that are making their way around the globe. They also dominate behind-the-scenes as producers and remixers, so it’s safe to say their music represents them and their style in the best way possible as more fans continue to get on board with what they have to offer.
Diana Krall at Prudential Hall (Newark) | June 16
Diana Krall is bringing her stylistic sounds as she supports her latest album, “Turn up The Quiet.” Her unique sounds of smooth jazz have made her the only jazz artist to have eight albums top the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. During her career she has also taken home five Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards as she continues to create a unique body of work that captivates her audience.
Great Good Fine OK at Rough Trade | June 16
They are certainly considered the new kids on the block but Great Good Fine OK is already known for bringing a high and action-packed party to the show. They don’t stop with their energy-filled performances and up-tempo music. Instead they take it a step further with eccentric lighting and props that create an experience for listeners that is just as high power as the music the show features.
Lorde at Bowery Ballroom | June 16
Lorde continues to raise the bar after her debut single “Royal.” Now, to celebrate the release her sophomore album, “Melodrama,’ featuring the single, “Perfect Places,” the singer will give a very special performance for a handful of lucky fans on the same day.
The Lumineers at Good Morning America | June 16
As part of Good Morning America’s concert summer series, The Lumineers are set to take on the stage that has an audience of hundreds-plus-millions tuning in at home. The trio is bound to deliver a show that’s fun, energetic, and up-tempo.
Method Man and Redman at Starland Ballroom | June 16
The dynamic duo of hip-hop is back. The two return to their stomping grounds so it’s safe to say they will go all-out to deliver what fans are expecting to be an iconic and classic set. From Method Man’s dominating voice that gets the attention of anyone’s ears it falls upon—to Redman’s lyrics and high energy—the two have already set the stage for performances that are unforgettable.
Daryl Hall and John Oates w/ Tears For Fears at Forest Hills Stadium | June 16 + Prudential Center (Newark) | June 17
Known for their popular songs like, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Rich Girl,” and several others, Hall and Oates is a soulful and classic duo that still raise their unique voices in the music industry as they resonate with fans from the past and present.
CHON at Webster Hall | June 17
The popular group will take on Webster Hall the day after their highly anticipated album, “Homey,” is released. The band has tried out a new sound for this one, yet it still reflects the influence from their stomping grounds of Southern California. This is slated to play out in their show at Webster Hall.
Lisa Loeb at Prospect Park Bandshell | June 17
Lisa Loeb is bringing her family-friendly sounds to the highly anticipated event. With her will be the Brooklyn natives orchestra The Knights. The interactive performance will feature hit songs and lyrics that the entire family can enjoy in the park.
Protoje at Highline Ballroom | June 17
Protoje continues to bring the strong sounds of Reggae in his unapologetic lyrics and sounds — so much so that he is considered a potential leader for the “Reggae Revival” movement. He is still making his mark and causing his sound and name to be known as he resounds his powerful message without regret.
Sigur Ros at Forest Hills Stadium | June 17
This Forest Hills show is one of many for Sigur Ros, who recently announced the North American leg of their latest tour dates. What began as an experiment in 1994 is still going strong for the Icelandic band, who finally gave fans another taste of their music with the release of the single “Oveour” in 2016.
Toro Y Moi (DJ Set) an All Day Summer Oasis Party at The Well | June 17
Chaz Bundick aka Toro Y Moi has proven multiple times that he is not to be overlooked. Now fans will have another chance to see him on the ones and twos at the Summer Oasis Party. Early bird tickets are sold out but tier 2 tickets are still available here.
AFI at Starland Ballroom | June 18
AFI continues to impress since its inception in 1991. As part of their “The Blood Tour,” the hardcore punk revivalists will take the Starland Ballroom stage in support of their recently released LP, self-titled AFI (also known as “The Blood Album”).
The Isley Brothers at Kings Theatre | June 18
This soulful duo has been credited with kicking off the sounds of R&B and influencing what has made it so popular today. The classic duo never fails to amaze and never disappoints when it comes to delivering consistent quality and captivating performances to say the least.