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

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Have Lorde on your "Team" this week by seeing her three-night run at Roseland Ballroom Monday through Wednesday
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Monday, 3/10:

Roseland Ballroom
Monday through Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. daily, $42.50-$55
Lorde knew exactly what she was doing when she named her debut album "Pure Heroine," the sort of pun that conflates Katniss Everdeen (the movie version) at her most plucky with Kate Moss at her most chic and maybe Courtney Love at her most shameless. The precocious Kiwi chanteuse has cultivated her image to simultaneously exhibit the three stages of White Girl Disaffection: warm-hearted rebellion, open-eyed ennui, and cloying attention seeking. That she backs this up with excellent lyrics, vocals, and productions that owe more to trap music than they do to teen-pop, alternative, or Celebrity Skin glam is a rousing example that postmodernity, despite its supposed rejection of Grand Narratives for fragmented cultural cliffhangers, still has some really amazing stories to tell. Lorde is definitely savvier than her years. -- By Winston Groman

Tuesday, 3/11:

24th Annual Benefit for Tibet House
Carnegie Hall
7:30 p.m., $25-$200
Secretary of State John Kerry recently named a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, and China -- surprise! -- is displeased. The longtime standoff between these two cosmically mismatched powers provides the customary backdrop to minimalist composer Philip Glass's 24th annual benefit for Tibet House, which packs a festival's worth of dependably eclectic performers into Carnegie Hall for a night of intercultural consciousness raising. Following an invocation by Drepung Gomang monks, this year's lineup includes New Order, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, and members of the National; Tibetan traditionalist Techung; and Glass protégé Nico Muhly. While some of the evening's more charming moments inevitably arise from Glass's casual piano accompaniment, expect Smith to bring down the suitably opulent house. -- By Richard Gehr

Noah Preminger
Jazz Standard
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $20
Turbulence does business with sentiment in the tenor saxophonist's bracing music. He's one of those cats that bring vigor to both ballads and bluster, splitting the difference in a way that exalts curiosity. This one-off quartet gig finds him sharing the stage with pianist Fred Hersch, a master who knows a bit about balancing overt lyricism and thoughtful tempestuousness. -- By Jim Macnie

Chris Speed Trio
The Stone
8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m., $15
The saxophonist/clarinetist launches a six-day residence at John Zorn's no-frills bunker with two evenings celebrating the release of Really OK by his excellent trio with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Dave King (Happy Apple, the Bad Plus). Promising nights ahead include Human Feel with special guest Mary Halvorson on Thursday and the Clarinets on Friday, with Oscar Noriega and Anthony Burr joining Speed on their respective licorice sticks. -- By Richard Gehr

Wednesday, 3/12:

Juicy J + Project Pat + Travi$ Scott
Irving Plaza
7:00 p.m., $25
One look at Juicy J's Twitter page shows the Memphis rapper/producer is up to no good these days. Ridden with #NeverSober hashtags and 140 character accounts of fans getting kicked out of shows, followers are offered virtual proof that the Never Sober Tour is fully TURNT UP. Joined by up-and-comer Travi$ Scott and Juicy's older brother Project Pat, J's touring in support of Stay Trippy, his third solo album, released last summer via Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang label. If you're not a weed head or a college chick and you're not already tapped into Southern hip-hop, do your homework by going to and playing "Stay Trippy," a game that requires you to fling stacks of "Strippy Cash" and sling gallons of paint at four strippers as they greasily struggle to stay on their poles. It's wildly inappropriate and mildly entertaining -- nowhere near as juicy as a live show -- but if you stick around long enough you'll unlock 17 songs on a music player and receive a message reading, "Shit son! You racked up $107,250 at the Strippy Club! Juicy J is Proud of You." -- By Erin Manning

Location Info


Roseland Ballroom

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

Category: General

Carnegie Hall

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

Category: General

Jazz Standard

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

Category: Music

The Stone

16 Ave. C, New York, NY

Category: Music

Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place, New York, NY

Category: Music

Theater at Madison Square Garden

7th Ave. & 32nd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Music

Trinity Church

74 Trinity Place, New York, NY

Category: General

Smalls Jazz Club

183 W. 10th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

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