The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 6/13/14

Categories: Weekend

Courtesy of Captured Tracks
Beach Fossils play a Captured Tracks showcase this Friday at Warsaw
Like seeing live music? Well GOOD NEWS, we've got every concert in the city worth a pair of ear plugs right here for you to comb through, and we add to the list each day.

Friday, 6/13:

'Vision Festival'
Roulette Brooklyn
Friday through Sunday, 7:00 p.m. daily, $20-$270
The breadth of free improv never fails to amaze at the annual jazz festival, which touts a vibe of committed inquiry in the name of experimental music. This time around veteran multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle is celebrated, performing his oft-stormy excursions with a dancer and leading a tentet of horns, strings and rhythm. Another veteran, Peter Brötzmann, rocks his amazingly agile and purposefully manic trio this year as well. But the five-night affair makes plenty of room from younger players who refine the avant lingo and broker new sounds - don't miss guitarist Mary Halvorson connecting with steel guitarist Susan Alcorn. From Tarbaby's tense freebop to Angelica Sanchez & Omar Tamez's dreamy duets, the landscape will be in flux. Pick hit: the voice/percussion confluence of Fay Victor and Tyshawn Sorey. -- By Jim Macnie

Webster Hall
8:00 p.m., $25
Food, Kelis's sixth album, released in April, was a kind of catharsis for the r&b singer. After being unceremoniously dropped by Jive Records following the underappreciated Kelis Was Here in 2008, she took solace, as many of us do, in cooking comfort food. "It feels just like it should," she sings over the finger-lickin' bass lines of "Jerk Chicken." Indeed, her versatile voice, weathered by a hard slog through the music industry, sounds just like it should over soulful production courtesy of resident super-producer Dave Sitek of TV On the Radio. Grab a bite and see her tonight. -- By Harley Brown

Beach Fossils
7:00 p.m., $20
Dustin Payseur's indie rock project is getting older--both in age and maturity. For five years now, the Brooklyn-based musician has been vibing on fuzzed out guitar licks and introspective lyrics, all supported by a DIY backbone. Their NYC show will feel like a homecoming, as the band hasn't performed much in the city since last fall. They take the stage at the Warsaw in Payseur's own neighborhood while showcasing support from the rest of their label, Captured Tracks. -- By Eric Sundermann

Northside Festival
McCarren Park
Friday through Sunday, 12:00 p.m. daily, free-$315
While Governors Ball is island-bound and CMJ is perhaps too scattered, the Northside Festival homes in on the already established musical centers in the city -- read: Williamsburg -- drawing big acts like Albert Hammond Jr. and an Animal Collective DJ set, both slated for this evening. The fest's seven days also include plenty of indie films and talks, but odds are the Pitchfork-curated showcase featuring break-out twee sensation Frankie Cosmos, or the subsequent double hit of woozy psychedelia and harmony-haze that is The War on Drugs and Woods, will draw in the biggest crowd. Week-long badges are available for purchase, but each concert is also its own ticketed event, open to the public. -- By Caitlin White

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