The Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/1/13

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Catch the boys of 1D at IZOD this Tuesday
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

Tuesday, 7/2:

The Garifuna Collective and Danny Michel
Highline Ballroom
8pm, $15/$18
With the death of punta-rock star Andy Palacio in 2008, Belize's Garifuna people lost their most compelling cultural spokesman. Six years later, the mellow, percussive Caribbean hybrid sound reemerges on two new albums and a post-Palacio ensemble reconfiguration. Canadian indie rocker Danny Michel, who discovered Belize's punta and paranda rhythms during a winter Central America sojourn, will at some point tonight front the latter. -- By Richard Gehr

One Direction
IZOD Center
7pm, $36-$86
The last time Louis, Liam, Niall, Harry, and Zayn came to the tri-state area, the East coast erupted with a heated fervor unmatched since, well, the last wave of cute and barely legal boy bands hit the tri-state area. But maybe not every boy band gets a special store attached to Madison Square Garden called 1D World filled with their faces emblazoned on a variety of (mostly) useless products. As many groups of a similar schtick before them, One Direction has made a name for themselves by doing everything they can to make you fall in love with them. Whether they're reminding you how beautiful you are ("What Makes You Beautiful"; "Little Things") or very simply stating what they want to do with you ("Kiss You"; "Rock Me"), it's hard to ignore their boyish charm and angelic voices, even if admitting that they in making you fall hard for them. -- By Brittany Spanos

Wednesday, 7/3:

Souls of Mischief
8pm, $25-$45
Two decades ago, a quartet of high-school friends from Oakland released its debut album, the long-sighted '93 'til Infinity, and its chill lyrics and sparse production helped make it a bona-fide hip-hop classic. Since then, the group has tested the latter part of that album title ad infinitum (pun only partially intended) and their last three records (including their most recent, the Prince Paul-produced Montezuma's Revenge, which is a far better listen than the title will have you believe) have failed to reach the Top 200. Tonight's concert, however, will focus almost entirely on 1993, when the group plays their classic LP in its entirety. -- By Kory Grow

Cornelia Street Cafe
8:30pm, $20
Michael Attias' beguilingly mercurial trio is one of those bands that give delicacy a good name. Like Air, the reeds-bass-drums outfit dedicates as much room to extended hushes as they do knotty expressionism, giving their sound an almost ghostly vibe. As it gracefully insinuates itself, the music gathers more and more depth. -- By Jim Macnie

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine
Bowery Ballroom
9pm, $35-$60
It's recommended that you temporarily raise your capacity for irony when you're going to see Richard Cheese--the alter ego of comedian Mark Davis specializes in profane and alcohol-fueled Las Vegas lounge lizard versions of popular songs by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Slayer, and Britney Spears, all without spilling a sip of his martini. Cheese has had numerous albums over the years, earning a fan base devoted enough to pay $60 for advance tickets to this show at the Bowery ballroom. Consider him the the Weird Al Yankovic of big band jazz. -- By Aaron Gonsher

Location Info


Highline Ballroom

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

Category: Music

Izod Center

50 Route 120, East Rutherford, NJ

Category: Music


204 Varick St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Silent Barn

603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield

5th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Cameo Gallery

93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

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