The Ten Best Concerts in NYC This Week

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Aaron Neville
Brooklyn Bowl. Wed., 8:30pm. $20
It took a lifetime, but the gnarliest, sweetest-singing Neville brother, 71, finally recorded the doo-wop album of his dreams with Don Was and Keith Richards. Neville has often recalled listening to his older brother Art and friends harmonizing outside their Calliope Projects home in New Orleans, and My True Story is a remarkably fresh-sounding celebration of the Drifters ("This Magic Moment"), Imperials ("Tears on My Pillow"), Clovers ("Ting-a-Ling"), and their manly ilk. -- By Richard Gehr

Sky Ferreira + Acrylics
Glasslands Gallery. Wed., 8:30pm. $12
Three years after connecting with Swedish production duo Bloodshy & Avant--they of "Toxic," "Piece of Me," and many more--via MySpace, a just-turned-18 Sky Ferreira released "One," a collaboration in which the soaring production is grounded by Ferreira's melancholy vocals. Some considered it one of the best tracks of the year; others didn't catch on until this year's Ghost EP received praise everywhere from Pitchfork to The New York Times. After playing a handful of joint, brief showcases at this year's CMJ, the rising singer heads to Glasslands tonight (and Mercury Lounge tomorrow) for a full set all her own. -- By Nick Murray

The Gate

Douglass Street Music Collective. Tues. and Wed., 8pm. $10
When Melvins Lite recently rolled into town, it would have been apropos for King Buzzo and Dale Crover to have tabbed local cataclysmic, slow-death trio the Gate, as their opening act. Earlier this year, the avant-doom outfit (led by tuba skronkmaster Dan Peck) unleashed the wicked epic Destruction of Darkness and needless to say, it killed. Expect to be pushed as close as possible this evening. With Nate Wooley Quintet Omega (11/27) and Nate Wooley Quintet Alpha/Omega (11/28). -- By Brad Cohan

Boys Noize + Spank Rock
Roseland Ballroom. Fri., 8pm. $40
Compressed crowd-pleasing riffs have made Alex Ridha omnipresent on the American festival circuit, and his most recent release as Boys Noize, Out of the Black, included a guest spot from Snoop Lion amidst the guzzling electro. As part of his first-ever live tour of America, Ridha lords over the comparatively intimate terrain of Roseland Ballroom with support from Spank Rock. -- By Aaron Gonsher

'Blkmarket Membership' w/ Ben Klock + DVS1 + Taimur & Fahad + Ryan Elliott + Evan Baggs + Karina

Secret Location. Fri.,10pm. $30-$35
Ben Klock brings the battered techno as part of Blkmarket Membership's Ostgut Ton night, celebrating the label arm of famed Berlin club and hedonism pit Berghain. Klock holds an ongoing residency there where he flexes through marathon sets that often stretch past eight hours. Fellow Ostgut resident Ryan Elliot and skeletal techno scientist DVS1 open. RSVP for location. -- By Aaron Gonsher

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Location Info


Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Cameo Gallery

93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall

154 W. 57th St., New York, NY

Category: General

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Douglass Street Music Collective

295 Douglass St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Roseland Ballroom

239 W. 52nd St., New York, NY

Category: General

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