The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 1/27/14

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Keith Urban takes a break from American Idol to play MSG this Wednesday
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Monday, 1/27:

Billy Joel
Madison Square Garden
8:00 p.m., $64.50-$124.50
Las Vegas was once the go-to spot for legendary musicians looking to settle down for a residency, but it looks like MSG and Billy Joel have found a way to take that concept home to New York. After playing a New Year's Eve show at Barclays, the Bronx-born, Long Island-bred performer, who has provided the pop and rock canon with an endless list of iconic, timeless, and modern standards, is preparing a monthly residency at the Garden from now until we're sick of him. From the first seven sold-out shows, the end of this East Coast franchise isn't going to arrive for some time -- the Piano Man's got us feeling alright. -- By Brittany Spanos

Jim Campilongo Trio
Rockwood Music Hall
8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m., free
Recorded under the influence of electric Miles, this nuance-savvy guitarist's new Dream Dictionary contains symbolism to spare. Campilongo hangs on to the laid-back, Americana-tinged twang of his earlier nine albums while heading in a decidedly headier direction with bassist Chris Morrissey and drummer Josh Dion. The three will be here every Monday night for the foreseeable future. -- By Richard Gehr

Euan Morton
The Players Club
7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $25-$35
The venerable establishment introduces a cabaret series, "Live From Gramercy Park," with the ever-ready and ever-red-hot fellow who came to these shores as Boy George in Taboo and stayed to prove he can do just about anything. The material this time covers ragtime and '20s jazz and blues. So Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Duke Ellington will all turn up and get their due. Grandpa Musselman and His Syncopators, led by trombonist Matt Musselman, is the six-man band in support. -- By David Finkle

Tuesday, 1/28:

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
Rockwood Music Hall
7:00 p.m., $12
This Jazz Fest-steeped Milwaukee songwriter and radio DJ is a terrific performer in the curatorial mode of, say, Elvis Costello. He's heard every great r&b, soul, and country side, ever, and stirred them all into something fresh and captivating. He's got the moves and feel, then lets his masterful Tomorrow Sound band do the rest. He also has a snazzy new album called Fine Rude Thing, which just about sums him up. -- By Richard Gehr

Wednesday, 1/29:

Keith Urban + Little Big Town + Dustin Lynch
Madison Square Garden
7:00 p.m., $39.50-$82.50
It might miff some country music listeners that one of their most beloved stars, Keith Urban, is New Zealand-born and Australian-raised. Regardless of his Southern hemisphere roots, Urban has brought a pop sensibility and a knack for inescapable hooks to the rootsy genre. After topping the country charts fifteen separate times, Urban has settled into superstar territory with lovestruck and love-lost guitar-barbed tracks. Expect a whole lot of charisma and feel good tenderness from Nicole Kidman's husband. -- By Caitlin White

Location Info


Madison Square Garden

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

Category: Music

Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St., New York, NY

Category: General

The Players Club

16 Gramercy Park S., New York, NY

Category: Music

The Mercury Lounge

217 E. Houston St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place, New York, NY

Category: General

Jazz at Lincoln Center, Appel Room

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

Category: Music


74 Wythe Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

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