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

Categories: Weekend


Sunday, 9/7:

CocoRosie
Webster Hall
8:00 p.m., $30-$40
Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady -- aka CocoRosie -- mesh folky guitar, piano and harp with electronic instruments, and even tease music out of children's toys. Their basic premise of "freak folk" has been in place since the 2004 debut La maison de mon rêve, but despite its strangeness, CocoRosie's music remains engaging and catchy. Though their aesthetic leans toward the surreal, their subject material is the stuff of nursery rhymes and spirituals, reinterpreted through the lens of the spooky harmony between the two near-identical sopranos. The effect sways between sad, gorgeous, and ambiguously nightmarish, and sometimes manages to be all three at once. -- By Carena Liptak

'John Zorn's Masada - Angels'
Village Vanguard
Friday through Sunday, 8:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. daily, $25-$30
If saxophonist and composer John Zorn is the kabbalistic sage of the downtown scene, his mystical masterpiece, Masada, the foundation of his Radical Jewish Culture aesthetic, is its Zohar. This week-long festival presents Zorn alongside 11 ensembles in the orbit of his Tzadik label. Groups led by virtuosic violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, avant-garde violist Eyvind Kang, multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft, pianist Uri Caine, cellist Erik Friedlander, Afrobeat-klezmer hybrid Zion80, percussionist Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits, and saxophonist Uri Gurvich join Octeto Masada, the Masada Quartet, and the Masada String Trio in a rapturous exploration of the harmonic minor. -- By Aidan Levy

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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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