The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 12/9/13

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For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Monday, 12/9:

Motor City Dance Party
Cameo Gallery
7:00 p.m., $20
For those looking to have a little fun while giving back to a city that has given us so much groundbreaking music, attending this dance party is the perfect way to benefit Detroit and a couple of its nonprofits, COMPÁS and the Carr Center. Featuring DJ ECLIPSE, DJ Ayres, Chances with Wolves, Cousin Cole, Petey Cologne and James Mulry, there will also be a number of prizes that will be raffled, including a weekend trip to Detroit, and auctioned, like a signed copy of Patti Smith's Just Kids. By letting out your embracing your energy, you're giving back to organizations interested in revitalizing the creative energy of Motown's birthplace, and that is certainly something quite special. -- By Brittany Spanos

Tuesday, 12/10:

Silent Night -- Classic Movies in a Gothic Setting
Green-Wood Cemetery
7:30 p.m., $30
The holidays have been a time for ghost stories since way before Dickens, so a visit to the cemetery on a cold winter's night is actually in keeping with tradition. If you can bypass the spooky factor, venture into picturesque Green-Wood this evening for Silent Night -- Classic Movies in a Gothic Setting. The historic chapel will host a genre-diverse selection of films from comedies to westerns, all scored live by professional accompanist Ben Model. See early feminist firecracker Florence LaBadie -- now a "permanent resident" of Green-Wood -- in Petticoat Camp (1912) as she and her gal pals forge a manifesto to their husbands signed "your ex-slaves" and row off to their own island of equal rights. Other features star "locals" William S. Hart and Charles Inslee. Cozy up to the hot toddy bar to liven up the night. -- By Heather Baysa

Wednesday, 12/11:

Ensemble Tzara
Roulette Brooklyn
8:00 p.m., $20
The Swiss ensemble premieres New York avant-opera genius Robert Ashley's new Mixed Blessing, Indiana for horn, cello, and synthesizer. One of 49 "Immortality Songs" (all with seven-syllable titles) Ashley began composing in the early '90s as adjuncts to larger works, Mixed Blessings is conceived as a radio show derived from American literary ephemera, from advertising to pop fiction, and blends both determinate and chance elements. Timothy McCormack's Interfacing With the Surface and David Sontòn's La Metta da Feine fill out the program. -- By Richard Gehr

Andrea Bocelli
Barclays Center
8:00 p.m., $83-$408
Whenever you see Andrea Bocelli on an album cover or in a promotional photo, the blind Italian tenor looks so happy and carefree, just chilling. Don't get it twisted: This dude is a beast whenever he's behind a microphone, cold murking standards and originals with operatic intensity. You have not heard "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" until you have heard Bocelli decimate motherfuckers in his version. Forget nuclear energy -- the most important, urgent thing the world's leading scientists need to focus on is a way to yoke this guy to the international power grid, stat. -- By Raymond Cummings

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks + Kristin Andreassen + Michaela Anne
Joe's Pub
7:00 p.m., $15
Nashville meets Brooklyn on the country chic The Love I Have For You, Tess's recently released second album on rootsy label Signature Sounds: Here, the Brooklyn-based singer presents a collection of six covers and one original that pays homage to the totemic men who shaped the genre, claiming their contributions for the distaff branch of the Americana family tree but still leaving room for matriarchal figure Bonnie Raitt's "Give It Up or Let Me Go." -- By Aidan Levy


Location Info

Venue

Map

Cameo Gallery

93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Roulette Brooklyn

509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Joe's Pub

425 Lafayette St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Carnegie Hall

W. 57th & Seventh Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

S.O.B.'s

204 Varick St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Jazz Gallery

290 Hudson St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

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