The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 3/31/14

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Monday, 3/31:

Black Sabbath
Barclays Center
7:30 p.m., $70-$150
Three-fourths of the original satanic foursome reunite for a victory lap following a Grammy and the guitarist's successful chemo treatment. Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler are reportedly in fine fettle onstage, with sad clown Ozzy Osbourne the weakest link. Whatever. It's still all about the guitarists' pummeling proto-prog. -- By Richard Gehr

Jeff Taylor & Thomas Bartlett
Rockwood Music Hall
9:30 p.m., $10
The artist formerly known as Dumpster Hunter has been making the rounds recently with his original moniker and now we get to to hear the first release under that name. Jeff Taylor's Organelle EP is huge departure from the often frenetic sound he had been making under Dumpster Hunter -- it's intimate, sullen, and even more richly layered. At Rockwood, the same venue that signed him to their label, Taylor and his album's producer/pianist Thomas Bartlett will perform a duo show and give a more in-depth taste of this new and exciting beginning. -- By Brittany Spanos

Lady Gaga
Roseland Ballroom
Monday through Friday, 8:00 p.m. daily, $52-$202
What better way to close out Roseland Ballroom's final week than a residency from one of pop's most eccentric artists and proudest New Yorkers? Before it became a concert venue hosting some of music's most popular acts, Roseland popularized marathon dancing, hosted some of the biggest names in hot jazz, and put on many a controversial disco night. Several years shy of what would've been its 100 year anniversary, the ballroom is closing its doors, but not without a final ball from the ever-theatrical Gaga. Before heading out on her stadium tour 'ArtRave: The Artpop Ball,' she'll be giving a more intimate last stand and provide the last dances that floor will ever see. -- By Brittany Spanos

The Music of Paul Simon
Carnegie Hall
8:00 p.m., $48-$160
Rhymin' Paul Simon gets the all-hands-on-deck treatment at The Music of Paul Simon, the latest iteration of past Knitting Factory and present City Winery impresario Michael Dorf's annual benefit for music-education nonprofits. With afrobeat purveyors Antibalas as house band, you can bet that at least a handful of these semi-household names will address Graceland's music (if not the controversy surrounding its creation). Allen Toussaint, Angelique Kidjo, and Bettye LaVette will undoubtedly ring the rafters, while solid citizens such as Joe Henry, John Doe, and Madeleine Peyroux can do no harm with the material at hand. But it's wild cards like former Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes and Phish's Mike Gordon who should provide the big surprises at this high-quality nod to a tunesmith worthy of tribute. -- By Richard Gehr

Scott Siegel
Town Hall
8:00 p.m., $47/$57
Scott Siegel, who put the "imp" in "impresario," has impishly scrambled his "Broadway by the Year" programming this season. Rather than feature one year for his four evenings, he's covering 100 years of B'way tuners by choosing one song from each of 25 years. This frame culls ditties from 1940-1964 shows. Singing them are, among others, Nancy Anderson, Robert Cuccioli, Adriane Lenox, Anita Gillette, Aaron Lazar and Jeffry Denman (who'll dance, too). Let the guessing game begin: "On the Street Where You Live" from "My Fair Lady" (1956)? "Somewhere" from "West Side Story" (1957)? -- By David Finkle

Location Info

Map

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St., New York, NY

Category: General

Roseland Ballroom

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

Category: General

Carnegie Hall

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

Category: General

Town Hall

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

Category: General

Birdland

315 W. 44th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

United Palace Theatre

4140 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Issue Project Room

22 Boerum Pl., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Death by Audio

49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

ShapeShifter Lab

18 Whitwell Place, New York, NY

Category: Music


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bobsaban
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Can't wait for Cherub at Music Hall of Williamsburg on thursday night, 4/3!

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