The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/29/13

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Say goodbye to Maxwell's this Wednesday night

Wednesday, 7/31:

Last Night at Maxwell's
After 35 years of shows, Hoboken's Maxwell's--named for the coffee factory that was once a block away--ends poetically, with Richard Barone's "a," the band whose backroom rehearsals provided the restaurant with its first taste of live music, coming back to say good-bye. Why is such a storied venue closing? Booker and co-owner Todd Abramson cites the familiar culprits--rising rents and a changing nightlife culture where high-def TVs are valued over live rock 'n' roll. So tonight, turn off the tube and take the PATH to Hoboken's most storied venue. The closing block party begins at 4, show at 8.-- By Nick Murray

Thursday, 8/1:

SBTRKT + Nick Hook
10pm, $15-$35
The intentionally masked musings of electronic producer SBTRKT hit back in 2008 when neither electronic music's resurgence nor anonymity were in vogue--in a way his career paved the way for the mystery of Rhye and the popularity of Disclosure. Pairing his house-heavy and dubstep-soul sounds with vocalists like Little Dragon and Jessie Ware, it was his frequent collaborator Sampha that really stuck. The sonic landscape now contains a number of acts like SBTRKT, but he was one of this electronic era's pioneers and remains at the forefront of the movement. -- By Caitlin White

Juan Atkins + Juan Maclean
It's a tale of two Juans for this night at Meatpacking mainstay Cielo, but beyond first names these DJs share very little. Atkins was one of the "Belleville 3," the trio whose mythology precedes them as the founders of American techno in Detroit way back when the city was solvent, while Maclean is a member of the DFA Records family experiencing a career renaissance as a deep house DJ, turning in his first BBC Essential Mix earlier this spring. The party is hosted by Rinsed, a nascent nightly that has so far boasted an admirably diverse slate of bookings. -- By Aaron Gonsher

Jakwob + Little Daylight + Strange Talk + ASTR
Santos Party House
9pm, $10/$15
Little Daylight are a New York based synth pop trio on the verge of break-out. Their debut single "Overdose" was passed around the indie blogs like a shiny new toy, and the group quickly became a buzz band on the local scene. Releasing their debut EP, "Tunnel Vision," on August 6 and performing at their first headlining show a few days before are big steps for the band right now, but they'll soon be out in the superstar stratosphere, so catch them on the way up. -- By Caitlin White

Friday, 8/2:

Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante and Nation Beat + Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles
Lincoln Center Damrosch Park Bandshell
7pm, free
In the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil, maracatu groups fill the streets with up to a hundred drummers, call-and-response crowds, and fabulously dressed dancers. Carnival legend Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante ("Bright Star Maracatu Nation") makes its US debut tonight in collaboration with Scott Kendrick's local Nation Beat ensemble. The latter adds a southern tinge to its maracatu, including the fabulous Mardi Gras Indian music of former Wild Magnolias member Big Chief Monk Boudreaux. -- By Richard Gehr

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158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

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49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY

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1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ

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18 Little W. 12th St., New York, NY

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96 Lafayette St., New York, NY

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Lincoln Center Damrosch Park Bandshell

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

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