The Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 1/3/14

Categories: Weekend

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Courtesy of Force Field PR // Credit: Ben Rayner
Neon Indian takes the stage at Cameo Gallery this Friday evening.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Friday, 1/3:

Neon Indian + Joel Ford + Heathered Pearls
Cameo Gallery
11:59 p.m., $15
Neon Indian's Alan Palomo is king of that '80s-referencing bedroom synthpop that has replaced more schizo-frenetic electronic music of this decade. Palomo's endearingly imperfect glo-fi sound has only received pitch-perfect reviews, and whether such accolades mean anything to you, trust that a DJ set he curates with fellow chillwavers Joel Ford and Heathered Pearls is going to be perfectly dreamy-meets-dancy -- especially if Brooklyn's electro-nightclub hub, Cameo Gallery, has anything to do with it. -- By Sarah Madges

Steve Bernstein
Jazz Standard
Friday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $30-$35
What happens when a New Orleans piano giant meets the city's most consistently entertaining big-band retrofuturist? After relocating to Brooklyn from the Crescent City, it didn't take Henry Butler long to hook up with exuberant trumpeter and bandleader Steve Bernstein, whose Millennial Territory Orchestra has arguably been the city's most purely entertaining jazz group for some time. Rearrangements of early New Orleans standards like Bessie Smith's "Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)" and Fats Waller's "Viper's Drag" translated the pianist's salubrious idiosyncrasies to a slithery, slamming nonet. Butler, Bernstein, and their rollicking Hot 9 -- Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Doug Wieselman (clarinets), Peter Apfelbaum (saxophones), Erik Lawrence (saxophones), Charlie Burnham (violin), Matt Munisteri (guitar), Brad Jones (bass), and Donald Edwards (drums) -- make early 20th-century jazz sound like it was born yesterday. -- By Richard Gehr

Yvette
The Glasslands Gallery
8:00 p.m., $10
One way to find Yvette? Spend a few months at venues like Silent Barn, Shea Stadium, and Knitting Factory and come to realize that this local duo is continually outplaying even the bands billed above them. An easier (and more cost-effective) one? Take our word for it and go see them tonight at Glasslands, where, a month and a half after the release of their new album, Process, they headline a show with Christines and Future Punx. If the record is any indication, expect songs filled with dopamine-triggering twists that suggest that warehouse noise rockers have just as much a claim on -- in the words of the first track's title -- "Pure Pleasure" as do the pop stars and pop-ists. -- By Nick Murray

Swearin' + Cymbals Eat Guitars
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
6:00 p.m., free
It has been a while since New York City was graced by Cymbals Eat Guitars' presence, and the band has been sorely missed. Alongside fellow '90s worship act Swearin', the band plays Brooklyn Night Bazaar Friday for the grand total of zero dollars. Later, those unfamiliar with Swearin', the project of Waxahatchee's twin sister Allison Crutchfield, are in for a treat, high energy power pop-punk littered with college radio influences. Fingers crossed the modern indie rock greats cover Guided By Voices or something equally awesome. A kid can dream! -- By Maria Sherman

Marilyn Maye
Metropolitan Room
Friday through Sunday, 7:00 p.m., $30-$154.99
She made the room hers a few seasons back, just as she'll make New Year's Eve hers with this new run of shows. Singing professionally for over 70 years, Maye remains one of the youngest warblers on the circuit, at least in terms of undiminished vigor and working-the-room authority. No telling what she'll sing, since she knows thousands of songs and is making the gig a "by request" affair. You can bet that whatever she and longtime accompanist Billy Stritch agree to offer will be as good as it gets. -- By David Finkle


Location Info

Map

Cameo Gallery

93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Jazz Standard

116 E. 27th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

165 Banker Street, Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

165 Banker Street, Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Issue Project Room

22 Boerum Pl., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

BAM Cafe

30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Don Pedro's

90 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music


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