The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 11/15/13

Categories: Weekend

Check out Blood Orange at 285 Kent this Friday
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Friday, 11/15:

Blood Orange
285 Kent
9:00 p.m., $15
Dev Hynes is inescapable. From his work with Solange on "Losing You," to Sky Ferreira's massive, "Everything is Embarrassing," the Brooklyn musician has his hand in some the biggest independent hits of the last few years--all the while making seductively complex pop under the moniker Blood Orange. Friday marks the release for his upcoming Cupid Deluxe, an album that, if it's anything like the world pop stylings of the single "Chamakay," will prove to be dripping with sunny disposition. If it's something new and characteristically melodic you're after, look no further. -- By Maria Sherman

Rick Ross + The 1500 or Nothin' Band
Beacon Theatre
8:00 p.m., $44.50-$74.50
Even though the foundation of Rick Ross's rap persona is a lie, and that lie echoes through most media accounts of his career, Ross has somehow managed to build that lie into a dynasty so fiercely opulent that it's almost a legend. Also -- like Gatsby faking hard in his West Egg mansion -- Ross believes his own hype, flossing so furiously that the dead past becomes something hazy, indistinct, malleable, and open to interpretation. His brand of luxury fronting has become as much a cottage industry -- dude improves almost every single he guests on -- as an exercise in gross self-actualization. -- By Raymond Cummings

Jon Hopkins + Clark + Nathan Fake
Santos Party House
7:00 p.m., $17/$20
Three renowned electronic alchemists will collide in this compact three-hour live showcase at Santos Party House: Warp mainstay and IDM maven Chris Clark will make his first appearance in New York since the release of this year's schizophrenic remix compilation Feast/Beast, Nathan Fake takes a break from churning out lush, aqueous remixes for his psychedelic live set, and Mercury Prize-nominee/former Brian Eno collaborator Jon Hopkins continuing to rinse the epic emotions of breakthrough 2013 LP Immunity. -- By Aaron Gonsher

And So I Watch You From Afar + TTNG
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
8:00 p.m., $13/$15
Ireland's And So I Watch You From Afar takes its mostly instrumental brand of coke-prog way, way seriously, lashing together dozens of ideas in busted-Jiffy Pop bundles. These guys are fun to listen to in the way Hella used to be fun to listen to, except that ASIWYFA's jam's are more olly-olly-oxen-free sweet release than who-what-how grind. Anyone recommending a particular album is not to be trusted: Just get them all. -- By Raymond Cummings

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis + Talib Kweli + Big K.R.I.T.
Theater at Madison Square Garden
7:30 p.m., $50-$75
Who knew 2013 would end up as the year of the Macklemore? After releasing the novelty rap song "Thrift Shop" (choice lyric: "I'm in this big ass coat/ from that thrift shop down the road"), the Seattle-based rapper struck back with a surprisingly sensitive song on same sex rights ("Same Love"), and a partying anthem about dancing on the ceiling ("Can't Hold Us"). Armed with producer Ryan Lewis, Macklemore comes to New York to play three sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden. Wear your most moth-ravaged digs--tongith, you are amongst your tribe. -- By Chandler Levack

Location Info


Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Music

Santos Party House

96 Lafayette St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Knitting Factory Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Theater at Madison Square Garden

7th Ave. & 32nd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

566 Laguardia Place, New York, NY

Category: Music

Asia Society

725 Park Ave., New York, NY

Category: Film

Apollo Theater

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

Category: Music

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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

Category: Music

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