The Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/15/13

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Dillion Francis
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Monday, 7/15:

Dillon Francis
Highline Ballroom
8pm, $15-$20
A true moombahton success story, L.A.'s Dillon Francis parlayed a couple big tunes--jittery, squelchy, Dutch-house-meets-reggaeton tracks "Masta Blasta" and "Que Que"--into EDM semi-stardom. Two years after releasing his breakthrough EP, Westside!, the DJ has moved in the direction of big-hook festival house and hard-hitting dubstep, often smashing them together, as on recent tracks like "Messages" and "I.D.G.A.F.O.S." Tonight, he plays an MTV showcase, one that might boost his career even more. -- By Nick Murray

Matthew Morrison
54 Below
Monday through Wednesday, 7pm; Tuesday, 9pm, $65-$75
Long before he was Mr. Schuester on Glee, he was a B'way regular playing roles like South Pacific's Lieutenant Cable. Hence, of course, the Where It All Began title he's given the new CD introed during this gig. Suave as can be and down to earth, he'll undoubtedly be back on The Great White Way once the series takes it final bow. In the meantime, here he is, crooning sexily and moving fluidly to standards first heard in the show-bizzy neighborhood. -- By David Finkle

'Sixth Annual Metro Star Challenge'
Metropolitan Room
7pm, $20
Here's the yearly chance to see what talents cabaret wannabes think will get them somewhere, and believe you me, they have to be brave souls to fight this battle. The winner, judged by the audience as well as a panel thought to know something about boite requirements, gets a week at the club, and the two runners-up get to open for her or him. So far, there's only been one winning him, T. Oliver Reid, and his Broadway career is what's taking him the distance. Nevertheless, may the best aspirant win. -- By David Finkle

Location Info

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Highline Ballroom

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

Category: Music

54 Below

254 W. 54th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Metropolitan Room

34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Hammerstein Ballroom

311 W. 34th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Jazz at Lincoln Center

33 W. 60th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

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