The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 6/21/2013

Categories: Weekend

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Catch Rogue Wave at Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday night
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

Friday, 6/21

Amadou & Miriam + Bombino
Prospect Park Bandshell
7:30pm, free
Amadou Bagayoko plays nasty vamping blues beside wife Mariam Doumbia, a pepper-voiced chanteuse. The fact that the blind couple from Mali has the onstage presence of stately Tiresias only adds to their allure. And among the many robed and scarved Tuareg guitarists to boogie their way out of the Sahara in recent years, no one plays a badder ax than Omara "Bombino" Moctar. -- By Richard Gehr

Lord Huron
Webster Hall
7pm, $20
Proof that folk music isn't just for the backwoods anymore, the LA-based group was built-out by Ben Schneider when his solo project grew too unwieldy for a single musician. In the capable hands of his now expansive band, Schneider and his cohort created a warm and soothing debut entitled Lonesome Dreams. It doesn't break any new ground or tear down any walls, but the songs are warm and well crafted and Schneider's voice has enough hues in it to make classic folk tropes sound colorfully modern. -- By Caitlin White

Rogue Wave + Caveman
Music Hall of Williamsburg
9pm, $20
Born out of a "screw it, the economy sucks, let's start a band" mentality, Rogue Wave generate a blissfully pleasant sound that lands somewhere between Simon & Garfunkel softness and the Shins-type folk pop jangle. Unsurprisingly, the group comes from laidback Oakland, CA and their catchy, vocally-driven melodies have landed themselves across tons of film and TV soundtracks. With a '90s indie slacker feel, and a dreamy but compact iteration, it would be hard to have a bad time at one of their shows. -- By Sarah Madges

'The Bunker' w/ Regis + Lee Gamble + Keith Fullerton Whitman + Laurel Halo
K&K Super Buffet
11pm, $15/$20
As founder of Birmingham label Downwards and revivified as a member of depressive collective Sandwell District, Regis has left an unremittingly bleak mark on twenty years of electronic music. Tonight, he headlines the most floor-friendly contribution to PAN_ACT, the ongoing festival organized by Berlin-based experimentalists PAN and the Issue Project Room. Also featured are Lee Gamble, who in 2012 frankensteined a homage to UK jungle using his collected cassettes, and Laurel Halo, whose skittish techno productions carry as much emotional depth as her unadorned voice. The weird part? It's all going down in a Chinese super buffet. -- By Aaron Gonsher

ZZ Ward
Warsaw
8pm, $15
The bluesy woodworkings of ZZ Ward's voice make it easy to compare her to the female powerhouse soul singers of yore, but there's so much country twang and hip-hop underpinnings to her sound that basic parallels fall away. With her debut Till the Casket Drops, the girl born Zsuszsanna Eva Ward showed that the line between hip-hop and the blues is effortlessly erasing itself. Pairings like Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs prove her chops, but Ward's voice needs no proof--it stands alone like a force of nature. -- By Caitlin White

Location Info

Map

Prospect Park Bandshell

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

Category: Music

Webster Hall

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

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

K&K Super Buffet

1378 Palmetto St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Warsaw

261 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Terminal 5

610 W. 56th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Central Park

72nd St. Mid Park, New York, NY

Category: General

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY

Category: Music

Multiple venues

call for schedule and venue information, New York, NY

Category: General


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