The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 4/7/14

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Kristeen Young begins her April Bowery Electric residency this Wednesday
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Monday, 4/7:

Lady Gaga
Roseland Ballroom
8:00 p.m., $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

Tuesday, 4/8:

Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone
Blue Note
Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., $20-$35
This celebrated vibraphone player pioneered an intricate four-mallet technique and now serves as a dean a the Berklee College of Music. He always excels at building up a compelling supporting context around his idiosyncratic instrument, whether as a bandleader or in more barebones duo formats. Here he performs with Makoto Ozone, a Japanese jazz pianist and former student with whom he once released an unusual album of classical compositions with overlaid jazz solos. -- By Vijith Assar

Mac DeMarco
Baby's All Right
9:30 p.m., $30
Indie rock has been out of the the zeitgeist's favor for a minute, but that hasn't stopped Mac DeMarco from rolling out his sludgy, tobacco-flavored jams and jaunty poetry. Surely, DeMarco cashes in on the slacker/stoner vibe with his goofy noodling and glazed over aesthetic, but digging below the surface reveals sharp-witted, poetic takes on millennial existence. His third album, Salad Days, builds on the gap-toothed grinning approach he's taken so far, but don't overlook these songs--they've got legs, too. -- By Caitlin White

The Wanted
The Paramount
8:00 p.m., $29.50-$60
Since 2009, The Wanted have endured the extremes of boy band drama, from a beef with their main competitors, fellow U.K. kids One Direction, to romancing Lindsay Lohan, to a one-season reality show on the E! network. Unfortunately, their tumultuous time together is coming to an end as they plan to take a "hiatus" to "pursue other projects" after their tour. Though they have continued to do well back home, The Wanted can only count "Glad You Came" off their 2011 album, Battleground, as their one big U.S. hit. Seeing them now may be your last opportunity to give their tunes another chance -- at least until the inevitable reunion tour. -- By Brittany Spanos

Danny Brown
Music Hall of Williamsburg
9:00 p.m., $20
You can't confuse Danny Brown with any other rapper. His voice leaps from stereo speakers like a garish jack-in-the-box, half-mad and strangulated. Unconventional attire and fascinations aside, what's refreshing about Brown is how at home he seems on varied musical terrain, from hard street cuts to Euro house hybrids, from guitar strewn bangers to straight up indie rock. There's no reason to believe that this Michigan MC isn't capable of literally everything. -- By Raymond Cummings


Location Info

Map

Roseland Ballroom

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

Category: General

Blue Note

131 W. 3rd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Baby's All Right

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington, NY

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Bowery Electric

327 Bowery, New York, NY

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Output

74 Wythe Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Tarrytown Music Hall

13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY

Category: Music

Cameo Gallery

93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music


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