The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 2/3/14

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Courtesy of Island/Def Jam Recordings
Catch 2 Chainz at Roseland Ballroom this Wednesday evening.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Monday, 2/3:

Sunny Ozell + Jim Campilongo Trio + Jussi Reijonen
Rockwood Music Hall
8:00 p.m., free
Just another night on Rockwood's Stage 2, with three fine acts popping out among the scheduled seven. Start with sultry Sunny Ozell's country-tinged torch songs. Stick around for nuance-rich guitarist Jim Campilongo and trio, who are working out a new blend of electric Miles and laid-back twang all month. And finish with Finnish oudist-guitarist Jussi Reijonen playing a subtle mix of jazz and Middle Eastern modes with his ensemble Un. Also: Elsa Nilsson Quartet, Carbon Mirage. -- By Richard Gehr

Tinariwen
Rough Trade NYC
8:30 p.m., $22
The nomadic Tuareg tribesmen, who sport robes and headscarves onstage, recorded their forthcoming album in the California desert town of Joshua Tree rather than in the politically imploding Sahara. Part trance and part provocation, the band's bluesy sound evokes its West African desert homeland through vamping electric guitars, chanted choruses, clapping hands, and djembe drums. -- By Richard Gehr

Tuesday, 2/4:

Panic! At the Disco
Roseland Ballroom
6:30 p.m., $47
Over the course of four albums, Panic! At the Disco has experienced numerous shifts in genre and line-up. However, Brendon Urie and his taste for the theatrical has never changed and on their 2013 release, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, the baroque pop king returned with his own hip-hop inspired restructuring of the punchy dramatics that made them famous. From jumping, beat-fueled lead single "Miss Jackson" to the slithering and sexy "Girls/Girls/Boys," with a video inspired by an equally racy D'Angelo clip, P!ATD took a turn for the even catchier and showed there are no limits to the directions their eras can take. Hope that leaves room for Urie to bring his Vine-famous series "Positive Hardcore Thursday" to fruition on their next release. -- By Brittany Spanos

Lang Lang
Carnegie Hall
8:00 p.m., $21-$130
Immediately following his genre-thrashing Grammy performance with Metallica and "Happy Chinese New Year", a diametrically opposed EP that drops Jan. 31, the 31-year-old alliterative classical icon proves that his versatility matches his virtuosity with a selection of Mozart sonatas and Chopin ballades. Lang Lang's meteoric rise blends accessibility with a charismatic persona, spanning everything from soundtrack work on Gran Turismo 5 to a Second Life avatar and real-life appearances at Carnegie Hall. His sensitivity and masterful technique outline how Mozart's 18th-century Classical-era genius yielded Chopin's 19th-century Romantic expressionism for an evening presenting some of the most subtle yet evocative works for piano ever written. -- By Aidan Levy

Haden Triplets
Lincoln Center, David Rubenstein Atrium
7:30 p.m., free
As though sharing a womb for nine months weren't enough intimacy for a lifetime, producer Ry Cooder recorded the Haden Triplets' debut album around a single microphone, Carter Family-style, in Tanya Haden's home. Petra, Rachel, and Tanya are the offspring of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden, who grew up singing country and folk music on the radio with his own Iowa family. His daughters' super-close harmonies manifest the warm genetic connection heard in sibling stars including the Louvin Brothers and the Carters. The sisters' eponymous release on Jack White's Third Man label contains tunes associated with both family units -- including "When I Stop Dreaming" and "Single Girl, Married Girl" -- along with songs eternalized by Kitty Wells ("Making Believe") and even Nick Lowe ("Raining, Raining"). -- By Richard Gehr


Location Info

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Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St., New York, NY

Category: General

Rough Trade NYC

64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Roseland Ballroom

239 W. 52nd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Carnegie Hall

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

Category: General

Lincoln Center, David Rubenstein Atrium

61 W. 62nd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Death by Audio

49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

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