The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Week, 5/6/13

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Little Boots will shake things up at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Tuesday
Here's your carefully crafted guide to blowing your paycheck this week.

Little Boots
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tuesday, 9pm, $15
Though the music of Little Boots easily sits alongside the likes of Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry, her '80s jams are also delivered both a bit more earnestly and with a bit more complexity. In other words, she's the dancefloor version of the girl-next-door, hashing out her heartbreaks and obsessions within a gem-like framework of shiny synths, her glittering soprano and plenty of edgy beats. Her initial single, "Stuck on Repeat," was a collaboration with Joe Goddard of Hot Chip, and like any good bubblegum it's still sticking five years later. -- By Caitlin White

Tim Berne's Snakeoil
The Stone
Tuesday through Thursday, 8pm & 10pm, $15
Released last year and titled after his new quartet, the composer-saxophonist's first studio album in an unbelievable eight years (on ECM, surprisingly) suggested a set of controlled experiments in carefully calibrated emotional and musical extremes. Oscar Noriega (clarinets), Matt Mitchell (piano), and Ches Smith (drums) have become seasoned fellow travelers alongside Berne, whose constantly unfolding linear compositions serve as roadmaps for fascinating side trips. -- By Richard Gehr

'Lyrics & Lyricists' w/ Jerome Kern
92nd Street Y
Monday, 7:30pm, $25-$62
Jerome Kern wasn't a lyricist, but he sure as shootin' worked with some of the Broadway's top wordsmiths during the several decades he spent as Broadway's top composer. Oscar Hammerstein, Yip Harburg, Dorothy Fields, and Johnny Mercer all set words to the tunes he produced and then reminded his collaborators they weren't to change a single note. Appearing, among other Kernites, in "The Song is You" are Barbara Carroll, Paula West, James Naughton, Jeffry Denman, and Karen Ziemba. -- By David Finkle

Peter Murphy + Ours
Webster Hall
Tuesday, 7pm, $25
Even though goth archetypes Bauhaus officially went the way of Bela Lugosi after a short-lived reunion five years ago, their frontman Peter Murphy is determined to keep the funeral pyre burning. Tonight, he and his solo band are performing a program entitled "Mr. Moonlight: Celebrating 35 Years of Bauhaus," for which he's playing only songs he wrote with his sometime mates from Northampton, including, for the first time, cuts from 2008's Going Away White, which came out around the time the band became undeadundeadundead.-- By Kory Grow

Rihanna + A$AP Rocky
Barclays Center
Tuesday, 8pm, $39.50-$150
Rescheduled from Saturday, May 4
Seventeen when she released "Pon de Replay," 19 for "Umbrella," Rihanna accomplished more in her first two decades than many do in a lifetime. Now 25, the Barbados-born pop star is touring the world in support of "Diamonds," the ethereal lead single that spent three weeks at No. 1 on the charts, "Pour It Up," the Mike Will-produced banger that's currently No. 1 in the clubs, and Unapolgetic, the diverse, complicated, uncompromising album that might be her best ever. She's maturing in front of our eyes, but not in the way that anyone had expected. Catch her tonight with Harlem's own A$AP Rocky. -- By Nick Murray

Location Info

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Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Stone

16 Ave. C, New York, NY

Category: Music

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

Webster Hall

125 E. 11th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Webster Hall

125 E. 11th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

The Kitchen

512 W. 19th St., New York, NY

Category: General

Highline Ballroom

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

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General


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