The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 9/6/13

Categories: Weekend

Reach out and touch faith with Depeche Mode at Barclays this Friday
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

Friday, 9/6:

Depeche Mode + Bat for Lashes
Barclays Center
7:30pm, $49.50-$129.50
The unlikeliness of Depeche Mode's continuous existence colors their every move. Arguments about how the new gloom moods hold up against the deified ones miss the point: After 33 years, these U.K. synth merchants continue to mine rich worlds of longing, lust, misery, and addiction to create dark, potent hits that probably cost more to produce each than what you paid in rent last year. Savor them. -- By Raymond Cummings

Charlene Kaye + Emmy Wildwood + TalkFine
Cameo Gallery
8:30pm, $8-$10
From folky singer-songwriter to someone who embraced her inner glam rock goddess, Charlene Kaye is a surprising assortment of genres and styles who flows between them seamlessly. After an exciting year touring with Alexz Johnson and opening for Darren Criss at a few of his East Coast tour dates, Kaye is ready to debut a more electronic sound and bring herself into a new era. Joined by Tiger Blanket Records & Vintage Boutique owner and rising indie pop star Emmy Wildwood and synth-pop duo TalkFine, Kaye is not only delivering a proper debut for her new material but a veritable Williamsburg dance party. -- By Brittany Spanos

Passion Pit + Best Coast
Pier 26
7pm, $40
Even though Manners once steamrolled every other dance-friendly indie-pop record on the market, moving to Columbia Records means that--strictly speaking--Passion Pit is now just pop. The wider exposure this brings is well deserved: Last year's hazy Gossamer weaves its vocals and keyboards together so tenderly only to promptly squish them both with more aggressive percussion, and as such works as well for high-volume dancefloor applications as for intent headphone listening. Good luck doing both at the same time, though. -- By Vijith Assar

Frankie Knuckles
Cameo Gallery
11:59pm, $17-$20
One week after Electric Zoo brings the biggest names in contemporary house music--Avicii, Sebastian Ingrosso, Hardwell, etc.--to Randall's Island, fans looking to dig deeper into the genre can pack into a much smaller venue, Williamsburg's Cameo Gallery, hidden speakeasy-style on the other side of the Lovin' Cup Café, to hear the genre's godfather go to work. Long story short, after DJing around New York with his childhood friend Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles moved west to spin his take on disco and r&b at Chicago club the Warehouse, the venue from which the music takes its name. Tonight, he comes home to play alongside Chris Love & AB Logic of the Sullivan Room's underground-leaning SOUP party. -- By Nick Murray

Saturday, 9/7:

The Allman Brothers Band + Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7pm, $25-$99.50
With guitars curling around the beat like whips around posts, the Allmans stitch musical textures that rival even Pink Floyd. Add to that a groove as hypnotic as early Santana and a bluesy home-cooked charm seasoned by over 40 years of tragedy and triumph, and you have a world-class live act. Greg Allman, Dickey Betts, and company have gone down into the realm of Hades more times than Odysseus--that original Ramblin' Man--and they always return to the world with their undying songs that seem able to weave and unweave the very fabric of time. -- By Winston Groman

Location Info


Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Cameo Gallery

93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Pier 26

Hudson River & Laight, New York, NY

Category: General

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY

Category: Music

Best Buy Theater

1515 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Asia Society

725 Park Ave., New York, NY

Category: Film

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington, NY

Category: Music


121 Ludlow St., New York, NY

Category: Music

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