The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 10/25/13

Categories: Weekend

Kathleen Hanna brings the Julie Ruin to BK's Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday
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Friday, 10/25:

The Julie Ruin
Music Hall of Williamsburg
9:00 p.m., $15
In 1997, feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill retreated to her bedroom to create an excellent home-recorded solo album titled Julie Ruin. Six years later, this past June, Hanna's vision for the project expanded into a full-band affair with a fast and fierce punk song "Oh Come On." It's from their full length, Run Fast, which came out on September 3, the same night Hanna's band played to a sold-out crowd at Bowery Ballroom. Tonight, they return to NYC to headline a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. With Priests. -- By Liz Pelly

BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building
8:00 p.m., $22-$25
With last year's Shuffle Culture, Questlove attempted to re-create and rethink the experience of scrolling through an iPod live onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This year, in a program titled Electronium in honor of Raymond Scott's late-'60s desk-sized synthesizer, the acclaimed drummer, producer, bandleader, shoe designer, and memoirist returns to explore--and once again shuffle through--a half-century of electronic music. Expect to see the likes of indie r&b dude How to Dress Well, beatboxing champ Rahzel, and experimental MPC fiend Jeremy Ellis interpreting the work of artists from Robert Moog to George Clinton in a show that won't be matched until Questlove returns for 2014. -- By Nick Murray

Saint Vitus
8:00 p.m., $20
As far as underground metal bands go, Savannah, Georgia's Kylesa have always been difficult to pin down. Since forming in 2001, the ever-mercurial group has drifted from playing the extra-angry hardcore-punk mutation known as "crust" into far trippier territory. They added a second heavy-hitting drummer to their lineup sometime in the mid-'00s, and expanded their sound with psych-rock influences shortly thereafter. Now, with the release of their sixth LP, Ultraviolet, this past May, they've metamorphosed once again into a more psychedelic, even somewhat death-rock-influenced gargantuan. The thing is, they're able to pull it off without sounding like they're pulling one over on their fans. That's because even at their headiest, they always manage to sound heavy. With Pinkish Black, Sierra, and So Hideous. -- By Kory Grow

Nina Kraviz + Stacey Pullen + Alex from Tokyo
10:00 p.m., $40
A video profile of Nina Kraviz in March showed the knockout Russian DJ in a bubblebath, discussing the difficulties that come with being a female DJ. Though it stirred a mini-controversy on feminism in electronic music, Kraviz's jacking, minimalist productions and DJing skills speak for themselves, making her a dynamic draw on the international circuit. Move fast if you're intrigued: Tickets to this Halloween bash also featuring the Detroit techno of Stacey Pullen are already above $40. -- By Aaron Gonsher

Joe Lovano's Us Five
Village Vanguard
Friday through Sunday, 8:30 p.m & 10:30 p.m. daily, $25
The maestro's two-drummer outfit is one of his most overtly swinging groups. As it searches for the sweet spots, it makes a swirl of sound that always dodges the okey-doke and reaches around the corner for something a bit more valuable. You can actually hear that exploration vibe come from the stage--it's a crucial part of Lovano's art at this late date. -- By Jim Macnie

Location Info


Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

BAM Café

30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

Saint Vitus Bar

1120 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant


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Category: Music

Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Secret Location

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Category: General

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1515 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Pier 94

711 12th Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

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