The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 2/24/14

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Pay witness, but not digitally, to St. Vincent live in concert at Terminal 5 this Wednesday
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Monday, 2/24:

Sebadoh + Octagrape
The Mercury Lounge
6:30 p.m., $18
Here's the thing about Dinosaur Jr.: They were/are/will always be amazing, the quintessential college radio rock band, undeniably and effortless cool. What makes them especially noteworthy is that their other projects, both new and old, are equally as exciting. Just try and find someone who has anything negative to say about Deep Wound. Tonight, D. Jr. bassist Lou Barlow takes to stage with Sebadoh, supported by Octagrape. Lo-fi worship at its finest. -- By Maria Sherman

Digital Mystikz
10:00 p.m., $15/$20
Before dubstep reached its American saturation point with Skrillex's three Grammy wins and, the genre's international success had been primed by the tireless efforts of Mala and Coki, a/k/a Digital Mystikz. Production partners since their teens, the two founded legendary Brixton club night DMZ, which became an iconic forum for the innovative first wave of claustrophobic dubstep. They've since assumed the role of elder statesmen but still have a few tricks up their sleeve: Mala's first LP was recorded in Cuba with traditional jazz musicians, and in late 2013 DMZ's famed "Too Much Chat" dubplate got its first widespread release. Don't miss this rare dual appearance by two living legends -- By Aaron Gonsher

Excepter + Zs + Lushes
Baby's All Right
10:00 p.m., $10
For the last twelve years, Brooklyn's Excepter has wandered through a strange, sometimes terrifying music-scape of their own creation. On last year's two-track album, Christisland, synth beats propel an otherwise meandering groove through a sinister jungle of noise, dub, and drone. With new release Familiar and accompanying single "Maids," John Fell Ryan and company seem a turn for the sunny-side with 8-bit squelch brightening the band's dark corners. With these tracks as a jumping off point, Excepter find their way between moments of cohesion and confusion, making it up as they go. -- By Stephen Crocker

Skaters + The So So Glos + Bad Girlfriend
Bowery Ballroom
9:00 p.m., $15
New York-via-Los Angeles quartet Skaters celebrate the release of their debut full-length, Manhattan, at Bowery Ballroom alongside hometown heroes So So Glos and Bad Girlfriend. Think U.K. indie with an L.A. grime filtered through a NYC sensibility, a combination that only scrapes the surface of Skaters, a band dedicated to melodic, unpretentious rock 'n' roll. An evening that proves New York City music is as rowdy and rambunctious as ever. Shred 'til you're dead. -- By Maria Sherman

Wednesday, 2/26:

St. Vincent
Terminal 5
8:00 p.m., $30-$35
If the kick-drum stomp of "Actor Out of Work" suggested that St. Vincent might have an interest in dance music -- or at the very least, making music that you can dance to -- "Digital Witness," the lead single from her new self-titled album goes full four-on-the-floor, providing the bass for a bouncy, angular track that picks up around where Strange Mercy left off. Not many concerts in the last few years have been as memorable as her Met performance celebrating that 
album's 2011 release, but St. Vincent, like Four Tet a few days earlier, is one of the 
few artists worth the trek to Terminal 5. -- By Nick Murray

Location Info


The Mercury Lounge

217 E. Houston St., New York, NY

Category: Music


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

Category: Music

Baby's All Right

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Terminal 5

610 W. 56th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Metropolitan Room

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

Category: Music

McKittrick Hotel

530 W. 27th St., New York, NY

Category: General

Best Buy Theater

1515 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

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