The Best Concerts in New York This Week, 1/6/14

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Courtesy of WBR Press // Credit: Gary Burden
Neil Young returns to Carnegie Hall this week
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Monday, 1/6:

Neil Young
Carnegie Hall
8:00 p.m., $50-$200
Over four decades ago, warble-throated folkie Neil Young played a couple of nights at Carnegie Hall in support of his classic record, After the Gold Rush. Both nights sold out. Now he's playing four nights at the same New York institution and at press time demand looked equally high. Although he's not coming back specifically to celebrate his original 1970 stint, he did recently put out a live recording from that same year that contains performances from a residency at San Francisco's the Cellar Door. It finds Young in rare form, joking about smoking weed and singing songs that have become canon: "Old Man," "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," "Cinnamon Girl." Young has always been the type to keep moving forward, playing his latest oeuvre at concerts, but he has never totally abandoned those songs. Maybe tonight, and over the next three evenings, he'll revisit the spirit of '70. -- By Kory Grow

Dimitri From Paris
10:00 p.m., $12
Over the past few years, two adopted New Yorkers, Duck Sauce's A-Trak and Armand van Helden, have become hipster dance faves for their revisionist disco-house bangers. They deserve all the success that comes to them, but said hipsters themselves deserve to go a step further and jump into the music of Dimitri From Paris, a man who has been mixing, creating, and compiling records for longer than many of them have been alive. That makes his catalogue intimidatingly extensive, but his stuff is consistent enough that you can start anywhere -- just make sure to end up at this late-night Cielo gig. -- By Nick Murray

Tuesday, 1/7:

Tom Wopat
54 Below
7:00 p.m., $34-$54
If Burt Lancaster had been a singer, he would have sounded like this guy: The two share the same rare brand of masculine grace. Having concluded his extremely appealing "A Trip to Bountiful" run, he's back on the cabaret stage, probably with the masterful Tedd Firth at the ivories. The ditties he'll croon with the usual grit will be from his "I've Got Your Number" CD, which features a couple of hot-hot numbers he penned. Above, you've got his number. Call it. -- By David Finkle

CREEP + Narcisse + Aeon Rings
The Glasslands Gallery
7:30 p.m., $10
You know how you know a band's had a rough go of it? When the OTT Scary Movie-isms of witch house were the least embarrassing genre they got stuck (well, stuck themselves) with. But maybe CREEP were just before their time. Brooklyn's Lauren Dillard and Lauren Flax were mining trip-hop (Echoes goes relatively deep, featuring a between-comebacks Tricky and -- of all people -- Lou Rhodes from Lamb) two years before everyone finally admitted that's what all those Weeknd and chillwave and "witchy" records basically were. And more to the point: CREEP transcends the shtick. Much like another electronic duo from across the pond, Disclosure, Dillard and Flax work best when arranging elaborate shrouds around unexpected guests: Rhodes, performance-auteur Planningtorock, the perennially underrated Nina Sky, and even Sia, who after endless Guetta and Flo Rida bosh proves she was at one point haunting. They play Glasslands January 7; AEON Rings and Narcisse open. Expect vibes. -- By Katherine St. Asaph

Location Info


Carnegie Hall

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

Category: General


18 Little W. 12th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

54 Below

254 W. 54th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

The Glasslands Gallery

289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Blue Note

131 W. 3rd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Town Hall

123 W. 43rd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Metropolitan Room

34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

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