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

Categories: Weekend

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Daniel Topete
Speedy Ortiz will join Fucked Up this Saturday at Irving Plaza
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

Friday, 9/5:

DJ Shadow
Irving Plaza
8:00 p.m., $35
DJ, producer, and master record collector DJ Shadow is an instrumental-hip-hop legend. The Bay Area native released his first full-length album in the mid-'90s and continued to thrive by producing beats and crafting sample-based music. This summer, nearly two decades since that debut, DJ Shadow launched his new record label, Liquid Amber, with The Liquid Amber EP available for streaming. He has mentioned that his 2014 tour will be much different from his previous performances and showcase his adaptation to the contemporary DJ set. Not one for following the trends of DJs or electronic-based music, DJ Shadow is known and respected for his commitment to his style. His future bass sound once got him booted from the decks of a fancy Miami nightclub, so arrive ready to hear and trust his selections. -- By Lina Abascal

'Dollypalooza: An Epic Fan Tribute to Dolly Parton'
Littlefield
11:00 p.m., $12-$20
It's no surprise that Dolly Rebecca Parton has received 46 Grammy nominations, tying her with Beyoncé for most nominations ever for a woman. But for tonight, at least, B. will have to take a seat, because it's time to bust out the big hair and cake on the makeup. Dollypalooza: An Epic Fan Tribute to Dolly Parton presents an epic lineup of drag, burlesque, cover bands, and performance art pieces -- any way to celebrate the high glitz and glamor of our "Backwoods Barbie." MILK, of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, reprises her genderbending Dolly act, while Nath Ann Carrera takes a darker turn, presenting "I Don't Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism of Dolly Parton!" Enter the raffle for a handmade Dolly Parton quilt, as well as Dolly prayer candles, jewelry, and books to benefit the Imagination Library, Parton's literacy program. All you hubby-stealing Jolenes better come dressed to the nines, because there's a cash prize for best Dolly getup. -- By Heather Baysa

Social Distortion
The Paramount
8:00 p.m., $35-$75
Mike Ness might just be the most punk-rock out of all his peers. As the only remaining original member of punk rockers and rockabilly heroes Social Distortion, Ness has clocked more than three decades as frontman of the group, refusing to back down after years of loss, abuse, legal troubles and too many lineup changes to count. But fuck the Man; he's still going. And classics like "Story of My Life," "Ball and Chain," and "Reach for the Sky" will still kick ass for generations to come. -- By Jill Menze

Location Info

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Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place, New York, NY

Category: Music

Rockefeller Center

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

Category: General

Littlefield

622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington, NY

Category: Music

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place, New York, NY

Category: Music

88 Palace

88 E. Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Astoria Park

19th St., Long Island City, NY

Category: General

Issue Project Room

22 Boerum Pl., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

Webster Hall

125 E. 11th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Village Vanguard

178 Seventh Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music


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