The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 5/9/14

Categories: Weekend

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Credit: Christopher Victorio
Haim headlines T5 twice this weekend, and neither show is one to miss.
Sunday, 5/11:

HAIM
Terminal 5
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 p.m., $25
Anyone who came of age in the 90s is tempted to view HAIM with skepticism. I mean, the whole three-sisters-playing-pop-music-together-on-real-instruments-with-flowing-hair shtick instantly pegs them as a sort of updated, more cosmopolitan version of Hanson, reviving memories of insufferable rockist teeny boppers and the "MMMBop" noises they made. Fortunately, a listen to Days Are Gone--with its smart, unpretentious mix of 70's L.A. folk-rock, 80's MOR influences, mid-to-late-90's Robert "Mutt" Lange-era Shania Twain, and a little late-90s R&B thrown in for good measure--dispels all fear about a Middle of Nowhere redux. -- By Winston Groman

Of Montreal
Le Poisson Rouge
9:00 p.m., $25
Of Montreal's vibey, spirited energy offers a type of rock that plays with electric guitars and tambourines in familiar yet refreshing ways. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, their sound has evolved over the years but still has an unmistakable element, one that is reminiscent simultaneously of vaudeville and the 1970s. The band is a part of the eccentric Elephant 6 Collective -- which also claims acts like Circulatory System and Neutral Milk Hotel -- and will certainly send the crowd whirling with their animated, nostalgic riffs and loud, amped-up vocals. -- By Eleanor Lambert

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Location Info

Map

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

The Brooklyn Rod and Gun Club

59 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Terminal 5

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

Category: Music

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Brooklyn Masonic Temple

317 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Knitting Factory Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Terminal 5

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

Category: Music

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music


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3 comments
julioc
julioc

lol no mention of John O'Callaghan at SRB brooklyn? Is the writer like 50 years old? lol

D.j. Stalagmike
D.j. Stalagmike

Also, LEAETHER STRIP w/ Hirsute Pursuit at Santos Party house TONIGHT!

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