The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 9/27/13

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The original line-up of Korn plays NYC together for the first time in eight years this Friday at Roseland
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Friday, 9/27:

Korn + Asking Alexandria + Love & Death
Roseland Ballroom
8pm, $44.95-$55
It was inevitable. When founding Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch quit the nu-metal pioneers after finding God in 2005, fans hoped he would find the balance he needed to reunite with the band. Their hopes were justified earlier this year when he played with the band at some festivals. Then the reunited group wasted no time recording a new album--the true-to-thudding-form The Paradigm Shift--and getting back on the road. That brings us to tonight, the first time Korn's original frontline has performed a concert in New York City in eight years. With Asking Alexandria and Head's other band, Love & Death. -- By Kory Grow

Le1f + Antwon + Lakutis
Santos Party House
7pm, $15
In this moment, New York underground rap is as creative as it's been since before this new generation can remember, and Le1f, a Das Racist affiliate (he produced the group's breakout "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell") working with Heem's Greedhead label, is as creative as any of his peers. Dropping last week, Tree House, his second mixtape of the year, tops the first, effortlessly jumping from the even more spaced-out version of Jeremih's spaced-out r&b found on "Hush Bb" to the tongue-in-cheek trap of "Damn Son." The whole thing is a trip. Tonight, he heads downtown to Santos Party House, where he'll be joined by Lakutis, another New York Greedhead dude, and Antwon, a San Jose, California, native whose hip-house throwback "Living Every Dream" might make you start your summer 2014 playlist three seasons early. -- By Nick Murray

Ben E. King
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
8pm, $35/$40
Though best known for his iconic and timeless "Stand By Me," Ben E. King's long and rich history career far deeper: His work with the Drifters solo hits like "Spanish Harlem" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" are part of r&b's multi-layered history and have remain revered and influential. At 74, King is still an enduring musical voice, even as he's stepped out of the music business to focus on his philanthropy. In concert, King not only plays the songs of his that are some of pop's most recognizable but provides a link to the past that helped shape the music we love today. -- By Brittany Spanos

Tribecastan
Drom
7:15pm, $10/$15
"Corned Beef and Sake," "Night Train to the Ukraine," "Persian Nightingale," and "Bwiti" (a Gabon-ian religious ritual) are just four of the cross-cultural recuperations and mashups found on New Songs From the Old Country, the fourth (and best) album by a band specializing in making old and foreign music new again. John Kruth is the main composer behind this deft ensemble with a floating membership and a claim to being the best fake internationalists since Three Mustaphas Three. -- By Richard Gehr

Gate + Tom Carter + Samara Lubelski + Marcia Bassett
Union Pool
9pm, $12
Gate is where Dead C guitarist Michael Morley gets to indulge his less convoluted impulses. While Dead C releases are unified by a decomposing sonic melange that's immediately recognizable, Gate efforts can vary widely: Morley may try on spare, electronic composition or nuclear fallout drones or volcanic guitar ejacuations that last for days. The one rule to remember with regard to this long-running side project is this: Anything is not only possible but probable. -- By Raymond Cummings


Location Info

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Roseland Ballroom

239 W. 52nd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Santos Party House

96 Lafayette St., New York, NY

Category: Music

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Drom

85 Ave. A, New York, NY

Category: Music

Union Pool

484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

285 Kent Ave

285 Kent Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Town Hall

123 W. 43rd St., New York, NY

Category: General

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6 comments
Johnny Rocco
Johnny Rocco

I'll only listen to Korn if Jonathan Davis promises not to use "something" in his lyrics.

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

AFP...korn been sucking for years now.

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