The Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 7/19/13

Categories: Weekend

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See how legendary your summer night can get with JT and Jay-Z Fri. & Sat. nights at Yankee Stadium
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

Friday, 7/19:

Justin Timberlake + Jay-Z
Yankee Stadium
8pm, $49-$279.50
Choose a show, and choose wisely: As summer picks up, perhaps the two biggest stadium hip-hop shows of the season fall on the same night, with Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake taking their "Suit and Tie," grown-but-still-getting-it spectacular to the Bronx's Yankee Stadium, while Lil Wayne, T.I., and 2 Chainz bring the streets to the suburbs, playing Jones Beach's beautiful waterfront amphitheater. Our suggestion? Start your night on Long Island, then head to the 40/40 Club for what will likely be a more intimate after-party. Who knows? Maybe your Samsung will help you skip the line. Either way you're in for a spectacular night! -- By Nick Murray

[Jay and J also perform Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.]

Cro-Mags
Music Hall of Williamsburg
8pm, $20
Pioneers of New York hardcore, Cro-Mags threw the genre's fast-paced thrash riffs and chaotic drumming into a heavy metal template to produce thrash tunes that are as as badass as they sounds. With Cro-Mags, melodic punk meets machine gun-paced riffing to create songs that sound as though the instruments are at war. Although last year Harley Flanagan was arrested for stabbing and biting a couple dudes backstage at Webster Hall, we're hoping this year the tough, almost-martial attitude of the rockers restricts itself to an intense show onstage. -- By Sarah Madges

Saturday, 7/20:

Odd Future + Meek Mill + Schoolboy Q
Williamsburg Park
7pm, $42
California's Odd Future might be the closest thing modern hip-hop has to a collective in semi-continual ascendence. All cratered vulgarity and gross-out comedy, this crew is quietly domesticating its anarchy as it gear shifts from late teen mania to twenty something idols. Those turning out to Peter Rosenberg's birthday bash are likely stoked to catch hyper-literate breakout member Earl Sweatshirt, but more conventional up and comers Meek Mill and Schoolboy Q are on the bill too. -- By Raymond Cummings

Jonas Brothers
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7pm, $15-$89.50
Having combined every path to tween stardom, the Jonas Brothers were at the top of the highly competitive and inherently young game until things began to fizzle around 2010, at which the bros began to pursue some more solitary projects. Between solo albums, tabloid drama, acting gigs, and a reality show, Nick, Joe, and Kevin, may have realized how much better they were at maintaining a steady buzz when they worked together, because they're back on tour, prepping their fifth album as a group (and first since '09), and encouraging everyone to get their "Pom Poms" out in celebration of their blissfully poppy reunion. -- By Brittany Spanos

New Museum's Block Party
New Museum of Contemporary Art
12pm, free
Summer is in full swing and in New York, which means it's block party season. Today, art-lovers can rejoice at the New Museum's Block Party. Anyone enthusiastic about art can look forward to a family-friendly afternoon of workshops, exhibition tours, and numerous interactive projects and performances inspired by the museum's current exhibits. You can take a swing at creating trading cards featuring underwater sea creatures (inspired by "Ellen Gallagher: Don't Axe Me"), create kinetic sculptures à la Erika Vogt's "Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll," or make postcards with your own vision of the American ideal like artist Llyn Foulkes. At noon, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street between Delancey and Broome streets) and the New Museum. -- By Alyana Alfaro

The Lone Bellows + The Low Anthem + Joe Purdy
Prospect Park Bandshell
7pm, free
An important part of the the folksy resurgence that's taking place even amid metropolitan centers, the Lone Bellow are a country group that hails from the South but now live in Brooklyn. Ergo: the trio's debut self-titled album is awash with real country bliss but contains enough city slick to keep it interesting. -- By Caitlin White

Location Info

Venue

Map

Yankee Stadium

161st St. & River Ave., Bronx, NY

Category: General

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Williamsburg Park

Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY

Category: Music

New Museum of Contemporary Art

235 Bowery, New York, NY

Category: General

Prospect Park Bandshell

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

Category: Music

Village Vanguard

178 Seventh Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield

5th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Greenwich House Music School

46 Barrow St., New York, NY

Category: General

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