The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 2/1/13

Categories: Weekend

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

Andrew W.K. + MC Todd + Aleister X
Santos' Party House
Sunday, 5:30pm, $10
Will Beyoncé be lip-synching during the Super Bowl halftime show? Some say yes; some say no. But one person who definitely won't be faking it today is Andrew W.K., who's hosting a Super Bowl Party at his Santos Party House and providing all the halftime entertainment himself. 
Score pizza from Roberta's, a free drink with your $10 admission, and sets from MC Todd and Aleister X. Sounds like a win-win to us. -- By Angela Ashman

Dave Nada + Li Saumet + Uproot Andy + Geko Jones
Friday, 10pm, Free w/ RSVP
Once a D.C.-based Baltimore Club DJ best known for remixing tracks like Waka Flocka Flame's "No Hands," Dave Nada left the DMV on the strength of Moombahton, the fusion dance genre he stumbled upon when he slowed Dutch house to reggaeton tempos in order to better rock a party for his younger cousin. More than three years later, the genre is only getting bigger, and the recent Moombahton Forever compilation (to which Nada and his DJ partner Matt Nordstrom contributed the opening track) stands out as one of its strongest full-length releases. Tonight, it will set aside all sorts of bass-heavy Latin musics when its founder headlines an event that features, among others, Bomba Estereo's Li Saumet, Que Bajo's Uproot Andy, and Geko Jones. -- By Nick Murray

Wayne Shorter Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Carnegie Hall
Friday, 8pm, $29
The 79-year-old wunder-elder and his powerhouse trio--Danilo Pérez (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Brian Blade (drums)--join Orpheus for what should be a boundary-erasing romp through a few of the saxophonist-composer's ambitious works for band and orchestra. In addition to Shorter's Pegasus, Prometheus Unbound, and The Three Marias, Orpheus will also perform Beethoven's overture Creatures of Prometheus and Charles Ives's Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting. -- By Richard Gehr

Michael Dease
Smalls Jazz Club
Friday & Saturday, 10:30pm, $20
The chops-heavy trombonist is a master of glide. His mainstream swing often impresses with the graceful way it invites lyricism to the fore. If this approach sometimes seems a tad too polite, it's wise to remember the attractions of tone and texture are occasionally undervalued in some circles. For this date, Dease brings a handful of provocateurs to the stand. David Berkman, Linda Oh, and Ralph Bowen don't mess around when it comes time to make things happen. -- By Jim Macnie

Addison Groove + Max Pearl
Cameo Gallery
Friday, 11:59pm, $12/$15
As Addison Groove, Tony Williams (formerly Headhunter) revels in analog frequencies--his 808 makes space breaks (ugh, sorry). Last spring's Transistor Rhythm nodded at his dubstep past and present juke/footwork collabos, but decided to linger in retro-futurism. Cameo Gallery is the perfect artificial smoke-filled dream stage for his tech-centered concoctions of UK bass jacked with juke's sly stutter. With Max Pearl. -- By Alexis Stephens

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