The Ten Best Concerts In New York This Weekend, 10/12/12

Categories: Weekend

Jamie Marsh

In no particular order, here are 10 can't-miss shows in New York this weekend. For the Voice's full rundown of New York concerts, hit us up at

The Waldos, The Blessed, Andy Shernoff, The Weapons + DGeneration

The Bowery Electric
Sunday, 8pm
. $15-$18

After celebrating their 30th anniversary earlier this year at the same venue, The Waldos are back in town, and they've brought a few friends along for the ride. The Blessed, Andy Shernoff of The Dictators, and a slew of other special acts will be gracing the same stage as these mainstay purveyors of authentically underground rock 'n' roll who have blended a punk rock vibe with a soulful musicality (see Rent Party track "Busted") since the 1980s. All proceeds from the night go towards Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation, which makes the music sound even sweeter. - Brittany Spanos

Beats in Space' w/ Pachanga Boys + Andres + Tim Sweeney
Cameo Gallery,
Friday, 9pm
. $20-$25

Arch-minimalist Superpitcher met Atias Aguayo-picked hyper-ist Rebolledo on vacation in Mexico; now they're making sprawling house as Pachanga Boys. Andres--a/k/a Dez Andres, a/k/a DJ Dez--came up as part of Slum Village and worked with J Dilla. And his house collaborators are just as impressive as his hip hop credentials: Theo Parrish and Moodymann. Expect ruggedly smooth, sample-heavy soul from one of Detroit's best. With Beats in Space's Tim Sweeney. -- Kristal Hawkins

Jeff Davis Trio

Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street
October 12, 9pm & 10:30pm
There's lots of slipping n' sliding on the drummer's new Leaf House. Davis's tunes give pianist Russ Lossing and bassist Eivind Opsvik plenty of leeway when it comes to agile tumult. Even though reflection is collective strong suit, their music often finds a way to have glee spill forward. If it's playfulness you want in your prog, step right up. -- Jim Macnie

Calexico + The Dodos

Webster Hall
Saturday, 6:30pm. 
Guitarist-singer Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino add a mostly atmospheric New Orleans tinge to their moody and downbeat Southwestern sound on Calexico's new Algiers. (Mas mariachi aqui, por favor.) They're joined by another idiosyncratic and acousti-centric duo, San Francisco's Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who offer a credible, somewhat freaky Mumfords alternative to anyone in need of that sort of thing. -- Richard Gehr

Zakir Hussain & Rakesh Chaurasi

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University,
Saturday, 7:30pm. 
Tabla titan Zakir Hussain may earn top billing, but this Hindustani showdown will bring out the cognoscenti largely because it marks the first mano-a-mano meeting of Hussain and former child bansuri flute prodigy Rakesh Chaurasia. One of the less employed instruments in the Indian classical arsenal, the bamboo flute makes for a refreshing mix of technical flash and emotional serenity. -- By Richard Gehr

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