The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/2/13

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This week, Haim headline a Tuesday night show at Webster Hall
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

Monday, 9/2:

Fool's Gold Day Off NY
Williamsburg Park
2pm, free with RSVP
Captured Tracks isn't the only Brooklyn-based record label capitalizing on the 
extended Labor Day weekend; Brooklyn-based hip-hop and electronic music label Fool's Gold is setting up camp at Williamsburg Park on Monday for its annual Fool's Gold Day Off NY festival. Over the course of eight hours, 11 of the label's most-likely-to-move-a-crowd artists and some yet-to-be-announced "special guests" perform for free (at least for those who register on the label's website). Headliners Duck Sauce make music as tasty as their namesake, building heavy-hitting post-disco and house beats that leave just enough space for one of them to shout a non sequitur like "Barbra Streisand!" Other artists include wild-haired rapper Danny Brown, A$AP Mob rapper A$AP Ferg, duo Run the Jewels, 
a DJ set by Unibros, and more. -- By Kory Grow

Snarky Puppy
Brooklyn Bowl
8pm, $10
Forged in the jazz labs of Denton, Texas, this hard-touring big band reclaims the ground where sophisticated jazz meets music for dancing. Led by composer-bassist Michael League, Snarky Puppy dazzles without the useless razzle. League keeps things taut yet homey with driving percussion, playfully Polyester analog synth lines, the occasional Brazilian tinge, and solos of refreshing concision. Their recent Amkeni is an afrobeat-gospel spectacle featuring Burundi-born singer Bukuri Celestin. -- By Richard Gehr

Tuesday, 9/3:

Webster Hall
8pm, $20
"The Wire" is the most recent single by Haim, a trio of sisters from Los Angeles whose moody power-pop has recently captured the attention of the music world. It follows a string of addictive tracks ("Falling," "Don't Save Me") that have surfaced over the past year, leaving plenty of reason to be excited for Danielle, Este, and Alana's debut full-length, Days Are Gone, out via Polydor on September 27. In advance of the record, Haim headline Webster Hall. -- By Liz Pelly

Dawn of Midi + Mark Dresser
Le Poisson Rouge
10:15pm, $10/$15
One of the year's best albums is a work of lunatic genius that, though forged in the cauldron of jazz improvisation, in the end contains not a whit of it. A 47-minute through-composed work divided into nine seamless movements, Brooklyn-based piano trio Dawn of Midi's Dysnomia was recorded twice: once in the semi-improvised manner that characterized their 2010 debut, First, and a year later as the faux-electronic, neominimalist trance vehicle they'll likely perform in its entirety tonight. Morocco-born Amino Belyamani translates bytes into gestures by performing right-handed figures while muting his piano's strings with his left, while India-born bassist Aakaash Israni and Pakistani-American drummer Qasim Naqvi add to the looping elliptical orbits signified by the album's lunar track titles (Dysnomia being our solar system's farthest moon from the sun). -- By Richard Gehr

Wednesday, 9/4:

Eric Revis Quartet
Smalls Jazz Club
Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30pm, $20
The bassist's last two Clean Feed records have been intriguing affairs reminding us that he's one of those dudes you ought to follow whether you know where he's going or not--something gripping invariably happens along the way. This new two-sax foursome with Darius Jones and Bill McHenry up front is enticing. Like the leader, they're both exemplars of a soulful freebop that's looking to stir up a little trouble. -- By Jim Macnie

Location Info


Williamsburg Park

Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Webster Hall

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

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Smalls Jazz Club

183 W. 10th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Brooklyn Masonic Temple

317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Pier 26

Hudson River & Laight, New York, NY

Category: General

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

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