The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 10/4/13

Categories: Weekend

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Catch Oneida at Glasslands this Friday evening
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Friday, 10/4:

Blondie + X
Roseland Ballroom
8pm, $49.50
The punk band who deftly integrated disco, hip-hop, and new wave well before popular music took heed to all of those elements is back with a new album titled Ghosts of Download and a Beth Ditto-featuring single called "A Rose by Any Name." Always up on the modern and never a band to back into the past, the band's 2013 sound is a tasty dip into electro pop that showcases just how much more fun Blondie is always having. -- By Brittany Spanos

Marc Ribot and Ceramic Dog
Union Pool
9pm, $12
"Not a 'project': a real band" promises this experimental power trio consisting of Marc Ribot (guitar), Shazad Ismaily (bass, electronics), and Ches Smith (drums). And their fairly recent Your Turn proves it with a lubricious hard-rock frenzy miles beyond their clinkety-clank 2011 debut. It's also half-instrumental, which is all for the best--sidemen should always get it together so daringly. -- By Richard Gehr

Oneida
The Glasslands Gallery
8:30pm, $12/$15
As one of Brooklyn's most prolific and resilient units, rock experimentalists Oneida maintain a state of perpetual motion that equals only their own hypnotic rhythms. In the past three years, they've played day-long "Ocropolis" concerts, they've put out albums, singles, and live LPs, and they've always managed to squeeze in a few hometown shows in between European tours. Tonight, they make their return to Glasslands. With a set by Dump, a lo-fi side project of Yo La Tengo's James McNew. -- By Kory Grow

Christine Salem
Symphony Space
8pm, $35
This contralto singer from the island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean works a sophisticated version of maloya, a local percussion-powered genre that combines sufferer lyrics with a dense skein of percussion. Her Creole, Malagasy, Comorian, and Swahili lyrics take on an incantatory aspect as she bangs out rhythms on a kayamn reed rattle. Expect music from her new album, Salem Tradition. -- By Richard Gehr

Saturday, 10/5:

Audra McDonald
Kupferberg Center
8pm, $30-$89
Anyone sore at Audra MacDonald for bailing on the now-embalmed Private Practice to focus on her singing career really should experience the electric magic that happens when this five-time Tony Award winner takes the stage and approaches a microphone. Simply put, she inhabits and embodies standards like "Over The Rainbow" and "Summertime" so fully and effortlessly that it's as if every song she tackles was originally written with her in mind. MacDonald's winning combination of virtuosity, tonal purity, and emotional vulnerability will leave you wondering why she would use her voice for any other purpose. -- By Raymond Cummings

Location Info

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Roseland Ballroom

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

Category: General

Union Pool

484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Kupferberg Center

65-30 Kissena Blvd., New York, NY

Category: General

Ginny's Supper Club

310 Lenox Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Studio at Webster Hall

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

Category: Music

Jazz at Lincoln Center, Allen Room

33 w. 60th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

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