The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 11/11/13

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Night time is Sky Ferreira's time at Webster Hall this Monday
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Monday, 11/11:

Sky Ferreira + Smith Westerns
Webster Hall
7:00 p.m., $22
With the release of her 2010 single "One," a gorgeous track assembled by producers Bloodshy and Avant (Britney Spears, Miike Snow), Sky Ferreira became a favorite of hip dance parties and certain pop-loving corners of the Internet. But the song's follow-up single and EP both went nowhere, and what should have been her debut album was shelved indefinitely. Hey, sometimes the label gets it right: In the years since, Ferreira has switched up her style, mining everything from new wave to grunge, teamed up with producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Charli XCX), and released an EP (last year) and an album (last week) both living up to the promise of that first single. Tonight, she celebrates the latter with a performance at Webster Hall ; come prepared to dance. With Smith Westerns. -- By Nick Murray

Anna Calvi + Gems
Music Hall of Williamsburg
9:00 p.m., $20
Among the women who dare lapse into the darkest, deepest parts of the psyche and emerge musically stronger, Anna Calvi has cut her own path through the jungley doom of melancholic sirens. Although she, of course, evokes comparisons to the obvious forerunners--Patti Smith and PJ Harvey, namely--it seems a disservice that whenever a woman strays into moody rock she's ultimately pegged as a disciple of one or the other. On her latest album, out this October and titled One Breath, Calvi manages to weave her scruffy voice in and out of nuanced guitar licks and up into a throaty soprano that wraps itself around simple, cosmic lyrics. Expect to feel transported and frozen on the spot--Calvi has that thing you just know when you hear it. -- By Caitlin White

My Bloody Valentine
Hammerstein Ballroom
Monday & Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., $58.50-$99.50
Despite their reputation for crushingly loud concerts, My Bloody Valentine can be surprisingly understated on wax--creative lead Kevin Shields apparently had the foresight to realize that shoegaze would need to provide both spectacle and introspection simultaneously. Last year's m b v, their first album in over 20 years, updates the fuzz so it sounds as if it's obscuring an important message coming from a million miles away. Good luck figuring it out through your earplugs. -- By Vijith Assar

Tuesday, 11/12:

Morbid Angel + Vadimvon + Winter Nights
Irving Plaza
7:00 p.m., $25
Who says death-metal growlers can't be sentimental? Tonight, one of the genre's founding bands, Morbid Angel, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its touchstone third album Covenant. But you can't fault them for feeling mushy, as a report 10 years ago named it the best-selling death-metal album of all time, with 150,000 copies purchased at the time of publication. The blast-beating, riff-grinding crew will be playing the record--which they filled with touching, Keats-like odes such as "World of Shit," and booty-call classics like "Angel of Disease"--from front to back. -- By Kory Grow

Marty Ehrlich
The Stone
Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. daily, $10
From the variety of bands he builds to the number of horns he plays, versatility is everywhere in this saxophonist's art. The current week-long showcase underscores that, pairing him with (among others) a string quartet, a poet, and his famed Dark Woods Ensemble. I'm partial to his Rites Quartet's slippery post-Ornette zig-zag and can't wait to hear him trade lines with sax player Adam Kolker in an update of his Traveler's Tales foursome, but what seems most enticing is a duet with drummer Tyshawn Sorey. The two of them will make a wily pair, no doubt. -- By Jim Macnie

Location Info


Webster Hall

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

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Hammerstein Ballroom

311 W. 34th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place, New York, NY

Category: Music

The Stone

16 Ave. C, New York, NY

Category: Music

Knitting Factory Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Mercury Lounge

217 E. Houston St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St., New York, NY

Category: General

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