The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 2/7/14

Categories: Weekend

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Courtesy of Big Hassle // Credit: Jarrod McCabe
Lake Street Dive will play Zankel Hall at Carnegie this Friday evening.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Friday, 2/7:

Danilo PĂ©rez's Panama 500
Jazz Standard
9:30 p.m., $30
The ever-engaging pianist loves to dissect his cultural history, and the traditions of Panama help define his work as a bandleader. His latest album offers the longest look yet, using a killer band to scrutinize everything from Balboa's historic arrival to rural village frolic. It's both impressive as scholarship and engaging as performance. This gig's rhythm section speaks for itself, but watch out for the violinist, he's sneaky. -- By Jim Macnie

Sweet Banditry + Pulverize the Sound
JACK
8:00 p.m., $10
NYC/Danish sound-fuckery mavens Tom Blancarte and Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen are the first couple of daring, skronktastic freedom music. After playing in acts like the Home of Easy Credit, the Gate, and the Peter Evans' Quintet, the pair have launched their own extreme music label (Marsken Records), recruited two of Brooklyn's ascending experimentalists (Brandon Seabrook and Talibam!'s Kevin Shea), and formed metallic death-jazz unit Sweet Banditry. Farvefisen blomstrer is the quartet's apocalyptic, mind-bending debut, and it's a crusher thick with Jensen's satanic howling and sax squeals, Seabrook's chugging metal maelstrom, Blancarte's rhythmic boom and Shea's usual bonkers beats. Prepare for rip-faced improv chaos with these four purveyors leading the charge. -- By Brad Cohan

Lake Street Dive
Zankel Hall at Carnegie
10:00 p.m., $43
If you haven't seen LSD's sidewalk version of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back," you will. Closing a double generation gap, this former quartet of New England Conservatory jazz students switched their allegiance to pop a decade ago. They deliver a charming blend of Motown soul, Sixties melodic snap, and British Invasion insistence with a light touch and understated chops. Vocalist Rachael Price carries the day with accessible swagger. -- By Richard Gehr

Mutual Benefit + Leapling
The Mercury Lounge
7:30 p.m., $12
The music of Mutual Benefit always seems to emerge from an especially complicated loom, with heartbreaking, massed vocals, soaring strings, gingerly plucked guitars, and tickled pianos flowing together in a single, dream-like stream. Choir, lounge act, and doo-wop jags swirl in and out of the compositions of Jordan Lee and his compatriots in a way that seems less predetermined than happy happenstance. Debut Love's Crushing Diamond deserved greater notice than it received upon last year's release, but rest assured that the group's bandwagon will swell over time. -- By Raymond Cummings

'Fixed' w/ John Talabot + Shit Robot
SRB Brooklyn
10:00 p.m., $15/$20
With a name like Shit Robot and debut album cheekily titled From the Cradle to the Rave, unsuspecting listeners might peg Irish electronic musician Marcus Lambkin as a novelty, but just a few minutes listening to his sublimely funky productions should provide enough proof that Lambkin's sense of humor does nothing to detract from his house and disco bonafides. A close collaborator of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, Lambkin is playing in New York as he prepares to release his second album, We Got A Love, another vocal-heavy set featuring high-voltage contributions from singers varying from the Rapture's Luke Jenner to multitalented comedian Reggie Watts. -- By Aaron Gonsher


Location Info

Venue

Map

Jazz Standard

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

Category: Music

JACK

505 Waverly Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

Zankel Hall at Carnegie

881 7th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

The Mercury Lounge

217 E. Houston St., New York, NY

Category: Music

SRB Brooklyn

177 2nd Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

Madison Square Garden

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

Category: General

Shea Stadium BK

20 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Cameo Gallery

93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Grand Victory

245 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

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