The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 5/16/14

Categories: Weekend

Credit: Sam Horine
Chromeo plays two shows at Terminal 5 this weekend
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Friday, 5/16:

Terminal 5
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 p.m., $25/$30
Perhaps one of the grooviest live performances, electro-funk duo Chromeo is back in NYC. A harmony of syncopated, funky riffs and soothing and steady vocals, Chromeo's songs evoke a genuine sense of delight. Recorded, their songs are obviously fun, but when experienced live, every song becomes its own personal party. The spirited nature of Chromeo's sound is spunky yet soothing, which makes for a truly fantastic show. -- By Eleanor Lambert

Bowery Ballroom
9:00 p.m., $12/$14
Woods just released With Light And With Love, the seventh and best record of their career. The Brooklyn-based band has been doing it right for nearly a decade and have now sharpened it to a point where you can actually understand what they're saying, unlike their previous work, a gloriously garbled mess of DIY goodness. See their show at Bowery, their homecoming before jumping across the pond later this summer, and be sure to bring a date, because this is make out music, and making out to guitars is fucking sweet. -- By Eric Sundermann

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett + The New Orleans Suspects
Stage 48
7:00 p.m., $32.50-$55
Tonight's three-set Southern-fried fiesta opens with a duo performance by Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett. The New Orleans Suspects - a seriously funky crew drawn from the Radiators, the Neville Brothers, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band - will follow. And combustication should ultimately ensue when the two tribes merge for a finale set of Little Feat and Big Easy showstoppers. -- By Richard Gehr

'The Gil Evans Project'
Jazz Standard
Friday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $30
The bandleader earned massive props from fans, critics and Grammy voters when his first edition of Evans tunes dropped a couple years ago. God is in the details - the performances were made even more eloquent by original manuscripts of the iconic composer-arranger's work that Truesdell found while investing all things Evans. Now he and his large ensemble are recording a second album live this week, and it too will feature some newly-found pieces. Precision and dynamics are their calling card, but Gil's big heart will be front and center in these performances. -- By Jim Macnie

Location Info


Terminal 5

610 W. 56th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Stage 48

605 W. 48th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Jazz Standard

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

Category: Music

TBA Brooklyn

395 Wythe Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Rough Trade NYC

64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

PNC Bank Arts Center

Exit 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, NJ

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Saint Vitus Bar

1120 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant


74 Wythe Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

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