The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 6/14/13

Categories: Weekend

The Postal Service perform at Barclays Friday night
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

Friday, 6/14:

The Postal Service
Barclays Center
Friday & Saturday, 8pm, $35-$50
Back in 2003, few would have guessed that Sub Pop's biggest-selling release since Nirvana's Bleach would come from a Death Cab for Cutie side project, an indie-electronic duo that paired frontman Ben Gibbard with Headset's Jimmy Tamborello. Nevertheless, under the name the Postal Service, the band gave the label its second platinum album, never cracking Billboard's top 100 but slowly accumulating sales as it circulated among high schoolers at study halls and teenagers about to go to college. Those teenagers have since grown up and moved to Brooklyn, and this weekend you'll find many of them at the Barclays Center for a special delivery from the reunited pair. -- By Nick Murray

Black Flag + The Men + Good for You + The Netherlands
7pm, $32
It's easy to forget that Black Flag existed before and after Henry Rollins, but the recently reformed line-up featuring founder and guitarist Greg Ginn alongside vocalist Ron Reyes, who began performing with them in the late '70s, is here to catch you up. To help solidify this reunion, the band have a new album in the works and a tour that will bring together punks old and new ones to tear up venues across America. -- By Brittany Spanos

Mavis Staples + Cody ChestnuTT
Prospect Park Bandshell
7:30pm, free
Husky-voiced gospel powerhouse Mavis Staples, 73, started out sharing stages with the Dixie Hummingbirds and Soul Stirrers until venerable "Pops" Staples realized that '60s rock contained at least as much spirit. Her two recent Jeff Tweedy-produced albums continue to deliver the transcendent goods. Cody Chesnutt channeled his inner Marvin Gaye on last year's Landing on a Hundred. -- By Richard Gehr

Carmen Souza
9:15pm, $15/$20
The Lisbon-born Cape Verdean singer sounds crazy like a Ross (Annie) or a Mitchell (Joni) in the best possible sense on her effervescent new Kachupada, a dazzling blend of highwire jazz improvisation, French accordionism, African roots music, and smart, sublime kookiness. It's a foaming polyrhythmic puddle of unceasing acoustic amazement from top to bottom and you probably shouldn't miss her. -- By Richard Gehr

Location Info


Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General


261 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Prospect Park Bandshell

9th St. & Prospect Park W., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music


85 Ave. A, New York, NY

Category: Music

Europa Night Club

98-104 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

285 Kent Ave

285 Kent Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University

3 Spruce St., New York, NY

Category: General

Governors Island

10 S., New York, NY

Category: Music

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