The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 1/25/13

Categories: Weekend

Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.

Walk The Moon + Pacific Air
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Friday, 9pm, $18/$20
After a surprisingly successful 2012, led by the strength of their summertime hit "Anna Sun," the precociously poppy Ohio quartet Walk the Moon is starting off 2013 with a bang by headlining a tour in the US and UK. Catch 'em before they head off for the European leg and dance-along to the song you haven't been able to get out of your head since June. -- By Brittany Spanos

Ian Svenonius
Le Poisson Rouge
Friday, 7pm, free
Eccentric frontman Ian Svenonius of bands such as The Make-Up and the Nation of Ulysses certainly knows a thing or two about surviving in rock. So it only makes sense that he would now share them with the world in his new book, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group: A How-To Guide (With Illustrations), on Akashic. Here, he breaks it all down step by step, from how to form your band to how to survive being with the same people in a cramped van day in and day out. Tonight, he'll share his years of wisdom and spin records before and after his reading. -- By Angela Ashman

285 Kent Avenue
Friday, 8pm, $10/$12
Iceage may have added piano splash for sophomore snarl You're Nothing, but these great Danes still rock like a hardcore mosh pit in a blizzard. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt is clearly upset about a number of things, but what he's saying is much less important than how he's saying it: Every artfully fumbled verse hits like a fist thrust skyward, a stone smashing a window, a dog turd smeared on somebody else's bedroom door. If pulse-pounders like "Wounded Hearts" are whip-smart punk parties, Rønnenfelt's the reveling Pied Piper follows to the corner store for chips and beef jerky afterwards. -- By Raymong Cummings

Super Diamond
Highline Ballroom
Friday, 9pm, $22/$25
Nothing is quite as satisfying as discovering a cover band that is almost as good as the real thing. Well, maybe seeing the actual artist beats that, but San Francisco-based Super Diamond offers such a fun experience that you'll forget you're not seeing Neil Diamond in person. Shout all the words to "Sweet Caroline" that you never forgot at the top of your lungs, and be sure to catch the female G'n'R cover band Guns N' Hoses beforehand to start off an electric, cover-filled night. -- By Brittany Spanos

Brooklyn Nightlife Awards
Glasslands Gallery
Sunday, 9pm, $10
There's a lot of Brooklyn love blossoming throughout the country lately: the Golden Globe-winning Girls for one thing and the recently crowned Miss America, who lives in Park Slope! Of course, we New Yorkers have long known about and adored the charms of BK, from its colorful bars to its eccentric inhabitants. Tonight, celebrate the creative people and places that make it the city's coolest borough at the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards. Join hosts Murray Hill and Merrie Cherry along with performers AB Soto, Horrochata, Leo GuGu, Zebra Baby, DJ Anthony Dicap, and more. -- By Araceli Cruz

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