The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 11/8/13

Categories: Weekend

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Yep. The GD Eagles are one of the week's picks. Wanna fight about it?
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Friday, 11/8:

The Eagles
Madison Square Garden
Friday & Saturday, 8:00 p.m., $49.50-$199.50
Summer is over and New York City is a continent away from the sun and shine of California, but maybe the Eagles' shows at MSG will bring you some warmer thoughts. Bringing the band's group and the member's solo hits together in concert, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, and Timothy B. Schmit celebrate the massive band documentary, History of the Eagles, released earlier this year. -- By Brittany Spanos

Os Mutantes + Capsula
Le Poisson Rouge
7:30 p.m., $20/$25
For three decades, between the release of their self-titled 1968 debut album and Beck's 1998 Mutations--whose name is a tribute to the São Paolo legends--there wasn't much talk about Os Mutantes. That started to change after Mutations dropped and the record's best song, "Tropicália," a lush homage to the Brazilian psych-pop sound that Mutantes helped forge, started to get serious burn on college radio and mixtapes. The next year, David Byrne's Luaka Bop label released a Mutantes compilation, and in 2008, the band hit paydirt when their classic track "A Minha Menina" was featured on a McDonald's commercial for the 2008 Olympics. By then, ostensible leader Sérgio Dias Baptista had already reformed the band, and recent albums, including this year's Fool Metal Jack, show that they can still conjure up magic, even without most of their founding members. -- By Winston Groman

Red Baraat + Underground System
Brooklyn Bowl
8:00 p.m., $15
Led by Sunny Jain, whose double-headed dhol drum serves as its heartbeat, the eight-piece "dhol 'n' brass" band expands India's wedding-band template into a more inclusively throbbing caterwaul evocative of joyous brass-band cultures from New Orleans to the Balkans, but with a Bollywood bent. Underground System Afrobeat is an 11-piece juggernaut, with a strong Argentinean frontwoman, who update and Brooklyn-ify Fela Kuti's revolutionary sound. -- By Richard Gehr

Mick Turner
Union Pool
9:00 p.m., $10
For the last two decades, Aussie six-string luminary Mick Turner has sculpted majestic soundscapes through the lens of groundbreaking instrumental nomads, Dirty Three. In the group, Turner's finger-stab pick and strum, melted with the piercing shriek of Warren Ellis's violin, has broken hearts, but the guitarist also owns a bevy of intrepid records under his own name, and his latest epic, Don't Tell The Driver Out, is described as the "first post-rock rock opera of our times." Its immaculate arrangements bustle with horns and angelic singing, but Turner pilots the ship with intricate and hypnotic guitar lines steeped in twang, jazz, and Latin accents. -- By Brad Cohan

Parissa
Zankel Hall at Carnegie
8:30 p.m., $38-$44
Bless the Sufis, for whom music isn't just a permissible spiritual practice -- especially compared to the Islamic hardliners who would do away with it altogether -- but mandatory. Born Fatemeh Vaezi, the 63-year-old Iranian singer known as Parissa has transcended religious and gender barriers to become one of the great champions of Sufi music in Iran. She was forced into silence after Iran's 1979 revolution, but re-emerged to teach other females the traditional dastgah style based on Persian art music's modal system, singing centuries-old poetry by Hafez, Rumi, and Omar Khayyam. A formidable improviser with a remarkable alto, Parissa appears here with the Dastan Ensemble: Hamid Motebassem (tar lute), Hossein Behroozinia (barbat lute), Saeed Farajpouri (kamanche fiddle), and percussionists Hamin Honari and Arjang Ataollahi. -- By Richard Gehr

Location Info

Venue

Map

Madison Square Garden

Seventh Ave. & 32nd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Union Pool

484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Zankel Hall at Carnegie

881 7th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Artists Space

38 Greene St., New York, NY

Category: General

Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

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