The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 8/1/14

Categories: Weekend

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Credit: Nate "Igor" Smith
Miley Cyrus plays her rescheduled Nassau Coliseum show this Friday
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Friday, 8/1:

Miley Cyrus + Lily Allen
Nassau Coliseum
7:00 p.m., $20-$89.50
Miley Cyrus is bringing her tongue-waggling, twerking and bear-centric show to town, and despite the backlash, it's almost guaranteed to be an impeccable turn up function. Sure, she's the most talked about pop star of last year, but listening to her Pharrell-assisted album Bangerz reveals moments of ballad and beats bliss. -- By Caitlin White

Nine Inch Nails + Soundgarden
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7:00 p.m., $35-$595
Nostalgia is a dish best served loud, and even sans Death Grips' noise-rap maelstrom, this tour's marquee acts are beasts. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Soundgarden helped invent grunge idolatry, and can guarantee a snoutful of sludgy, telescoping guitars. At the same time and for some years thereafter (and recently), Nine Inch Nails auteur Trent Reznor made industrial pop angst a bankable concept. Expect gratuitous headbanging, tinnitus, and bruise-inducing fist-bumps galore - plus considerably inevitable confusion, among the target market, over the musical stylings of opener Oneohtrix Point Never. -- By Raymond Cummings

Charanjit Singh
Body Actualized Center
9:00 p.m., $15-$25
In 1982, Charanjit Singh released 10 Ragas To A Disco Beat, combining traditional Indian melodic structures with the then-new Roland TB-303 synthesizer that later became the basis for acid house. Now 73 and with a extensive career in Bollywood behind him, Singh has been recast as an electronic icon after an acclaimed re-release of the LP in 2010. Challenging the traditional view of Chicago as ground zero for the hugely influential acid house genre, Singh has since been taking the album on the road. At Body Actualized Center, a yoga studio that moonlights as an experimental venue, Singh will use entirely hardware, including his original 303, when he plays the album in full. -- By Aaron Gonsher

Blake Shelton + The Band Perry + Dan + Shay + Neal McCoy
Madison Square Garden
7:00 p.m., $49-$89
Count on Blake Shelton to bring his signature good ol' country jams to Madison Square Garden this evening. Miranda Lambert's husband -- The Voice coach and the four-time CMA "Male Vocalist of the Year" winner -- will take the stage as part of the "Ten Times Crazier Tour." Featuring openers like the sibling trio of The Band Perry, rising country duo Dan & Shay and fellow country boy Neal McCoy, the night promises to be full of songs about the heartland, loving and leaving, and definitely a few tunes about drinking. Shelton's superstar wife is currently on tour as well, but she'll be plying the Oregon Jamboree tonight, so sadly there's little chance of her joining him onstage. But Shelton is doing fine on his own, just off his fifteenth No. 1 single "Mine Would Be You." He's sure to be in top form for this big city show. -- By Caitlin White

Rebirth Brass Band
Drom
11:00 p.m., $39.50-$55
This eight-piece, three-decades-old metal outfit makes a big brassy noise that blasts asunder the borders separating funk, jazz, gospel, and R&B, all in the name of second-line celebration. Their new Move Your Body is as disciplined and hard-grooving as ever, although I'm still a little nostalgic for the 2001 rap album that introduced "Rockin' on Your Stinkin' Ass" and "Pop That Pussy." -- By Richard Gehr

Location Info

Map

Nassau Coliseum

1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY

Category: Music

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY

Category: Music

Body Actualized Center

143 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Madison Square Garden

Seventh Ave. & 32nd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Drom

85 Ave. A, New York, NY

Category: Music

Best Buy Theater

1515 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

54 Below

254 W. 54th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Damrosch Park

63rd btwn Columbus & Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY

Category: General

Baby's All Right

146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Village Vanguard

178 Seventh Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music


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