The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 7/26/13

Categories: Weekend

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Mother Feather takes over Glasslands this Friday night
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Friday, 7/26:

Mother Feather + Taurus
The Glasslands Gallery
8:30pm, $10
So what exactly is "pop cock-rock"? The best way to find out is by catching Mother Feather, the self-professed purveyors of the genre, live. In the meantime, their self-titled EP has a collection of raw rock 'n' roll tracks that yield the glitz of '70s glam, the punch of '80s hair metal, and a punky grit that only New York bands can pull off, and it's all tied together in a pretty fashionable package. Their Glasslands show also serves as a release party for two songs from their upcoming Living/Breathing EP on 7" vinyl in a limited run of only 200 copies released from their new home Tiger Blanket Records. It will be a party not worth missing. -- By Brittany Spanos

Sinéad O'Connor
Alice Tully Hall
Friday & Saturday, 8pm, $50-$120
Irish anti-Pope, pro-pop musician Sinéad O'Connor is more than just controversy, a symbolically shaved head, and one amazing Prince cover--she's, at the very least, about nine emotionally raw and melodically compelling albums more. Her bluesy, harrowing voice carries songs over waves of somber piano chords or and acoustic strums. Whether you're turned off by her lack of a censor and the largely public deterioration of her psyche, there's no denying that her songs can command a room. -- By Sarah Madges

.WAVs Hudson River Tour
Pier 81
7pm, $30
Just ask Little Big Town: Nothing says summer like making waves and catching rays during an evening cruise. Of course, it's unlikely that you'll hear any Little Big Town on tonight's .WAVs Hudson River Tour, but with a lineup that includes Switch (who produced tracks for M.I.A. and, once upon a time, Major Lazer), Neon Indian (the early chillwaver who will be trying his hand at DJing), and Grandmaster Flash (the early DJ who better not try his hand at chillwave), it's also unlikely that you'll voice any complaints. Even openers like Octo Octa and Cousin Cole should kill it--back on land, the latter's Tambourine Dream mixtape has soundtracked many late-night roof hangs. -- By Nick Murray

Kristin Hersh
Rubin Museum of Art
7pm, $30/$35
As part of the Rubin Museum's "Naked Soul" series--designed to allow fans to "hear artists as they really sound"--alt-rock icon Kristin Hersh will perform an all-acoustic set of her particular brand of mind-bending (and occasionally sanity-challenging) rock. It's a notable show in part because the sometime Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave musician since she performs a lot less frequently in recent years, likely due to the fact that, as her Twitter bio states, she's a "musician, writer, mother of four boys." -- By Kory Grow

Trampled by Turtles + The Devil Makes Three + Brown Bird
Prospect Park Bandshell
7pm, free
Bluegrass is alive and well in 2013, and one of the primary purveyors of the classic genre is Minnesota's Trampled By Turtles. Originally started as a side project, the group has grown to become one of the only "bluegrass" acts that the mainstream even acknowledges. Frontman Dave Simonett's country-warmed voice delivers rebellious, whirling folk that fiddled and fought its way into existence, so expect plenty of love-lost stories and fierce fiddle solos that seem almost impossible in their speed. -- By Caitlin White


Location Info

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Lincoln Center Damrosch Park Bandshell

62nd St. between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Alice Tully Hall

1941 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Pier 81

W. 41st St. & Twelfth Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

Rubin Museum of Art

150 W. 17th St., New York, NY

Category: General

Prospect Park Bandshell

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

Category: Music

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

Pier 26

Hudson River & Laight, New York, NY

Category: General

The Well

272 Meserole St., New York, NY

Category: Music


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