The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/8/13

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Katie Got Bandz will bring a taste of Chicago to Public Assembly this Monday night
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

Monday, 7/8:

Katie Got Bandz
Public Assembly
7pm, $12-$20
Chief Keef got the $6 million deal and Chance the Rapper has the best received mixtape of the year, but don't sleep on Katie Got Bandz, another Chicago kid with a lot to say and loud beats to say it over. Tonight, for whatever reason, she plays the--don't forget the hashtag--#BrooklynOnDeck2 party at Williamsburg's Public Assembly, joining a lineup of unknowns before a crowd of the city's most passionate rap fans. Years ago, an out-of-towner like Katie would have gotten booed back to Port Authority; tonight, she'll get the hero's welcome she deserves. -- By Nick Murray

Tuesday, 7/9:

Bass Drum of Death + The So So Glos + Baked
The Glasslands Gallery
8:30pm, $10
For the blues-loving American public, Oxford, Mississippi is the gift that keeps on giving. Its latest product, Bass Drum of Death, feels organic and natural amidst a sea of steel and electronic musical peers. A little bit DIY garage rock and a little bit lo-fi, Bass Drum was the one man project of John Barrett until he went out on tour and added members. A collaboration with an Odd Future affiliate, MellowHype, and a sophomore release on the trendy LA art label Innovative Leisure have assured that the wailing harmonies and rambunctious guitars of this band will soon be ubiquitous. -- By Caitlin White

The Mowgli's
Bowery Ballroom
9pm, $15
They just released Waiting for the Dawn, but a quick listen to this peppy southern California band might misplace them among '90s-era alternative rock circa 1997, when TRL seemed to have a strict no worrying policy. Maybe these Jungle Book-loving rockers didn't get the memo about the pity party that followed, but it's refreshing to hear crackling pop with a love conquers all aesthetic and a propulsive beat. "San Francisco," with its "can you feel the love" mantra in the chorus, is a decent entry in contention for song of the summer. -- By Aidan Levi

The Polyphonic Spree
Music Hall of Williamsburg
9pm, $18/$20
The spirit of over-the-top '70s vocal groups like the Fifth Dimension persists in Tim DeLaughter's Dallas-based, 22-member sunshine-pop chorus. The resilient Spree pummels its underminers with vintage pep on the new Yes, It's True. Let's hope the great Bones Howe gets a chance to work his production magic on these pups someday. With Harper Simon and AVAVA. -- By Richard Gehr

Calixto Oviedo and Calixto's Way
Jazz Standard
7:30 & 9:30pm, $20
The Standard's "New Dimensions in Latin Jazz" launches a Cuban-drummers series with the US debut of a master percussionist steeped in virtually every island style. The former trapster with timba creators NG La Banda leads an all-Cuban quintet that includes Carlos Averhoff Jr. (saxophone), Gustavo Ramirez (piano), Armando Gola (bass), and Mauricio Herrera (percussion). -- By Richard Gehr

Location Info


Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Music

Public Assembly

70 N. 6th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Jazz Standard

116 E. 27th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Webster Hall

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

Category: Music

Pier 83

W. 42nd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

285 Kent Ave

285 Kent Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

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