The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 6/27/14

Categories: Weekend

Courtesy of D.Baron Media Relations // Credit: Alex Wessely
AVICII plays Barclays Center this Saturday evening
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Friday, 6/27:

Stage 48
11:00 p.m., $20
Whether it's a celebration of her oldies or a display of her new work off of Braveheart, Ashanti's show will feature that same honeyed voice we all know and love. The R&B princess' new sound is reminiscent of her past hits while exploring the new trappy sound omnipresent in today's R&B/rap/hip-hop hybrids. Her voice cascades in that very familiar and rich manner, a powerful blend of high control and loose flow that feels like a lullaby while grinding like a rap verse. One of pop's sexiest singers and performers, Ashanti will put on a stunning show and likely cover all the bases we'd expect from the urban soul legend. -- By Eleanor Lambert

NolaFunk Crawfish and Music Fest
Governors Island
4:00 p.m., $40-$55
One suspects Mardi Gras never made it big up here because it's simply too cold in February to expose your face, let alone anything more delicate. But now that summer has begun, why deprive yourself of the spice and swagger of New Orleans? Second-line (or take the ferry) over to Governor's Beach Club for the NolaFunk Crawfish and Music Fest, featuring knockout Crescent City acts like the Rebirth Brass Band and the trombone assault of Bonerama, as well as the Brooklyn-based High & Mighty Brass Band. Heaping platters of ruby-red "mudbugs," or, as you might know them, crawfish, bring the party to a boil. -- By Rob Staeger

Cole Porter's 'The Ambassador Revue'
Town Hall
8:00 p.m., $30-$65
Hello, hello, what's this? Or better yet, Allo, allo, qu'est ce que c'est? Why, it's a rediscovered work Cole Porter wrote in 1928 and really called "La Revue des Ambassadeurs." It's about the Paris the songwriter loved from a young age and includes few songs familiar these days, like "In a Moorish Garden." In the cast then? The Gershwin sister Frances. In the cast now? Amy Burton, Anita Gillette, Jason Graae, Ted Levy, Catherine Russell and Tom Wopat. Leading the pack? Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. No Cole soul can afford to miss it. -- By David Finkle

Location Info


Stage 48

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

Category: Music

Governors Island

10 S., New York, NY

Category: Music

Town Hall

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

Category: General

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

Best Buy Theater

1515 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Downstairs at Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia, New York, NY

Category: Music

Shea Stadium BK

20 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Fort Tilden Beach

169th St., Far Rockaway, NY

Category: General

The Paper Box

17 Meadow St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield

5th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

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