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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This Week - August 18-August 25


Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This Week Photo: Vladimir/Flickr 


Downtown NYC has long been a capital of live music. With venues like the Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and Terra Blues, fans of rock, jazz, and more have long been drawn here. City Guide's roundup of live music in clubs and bars will connect you with tunes at dozens of great downtown venues.

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band - Blue Note
August 18, 2019 - New York

History has produced its share of great artists and great people—John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. For Dizzy Gillespie, playing in a small combo was never enough. His artistry compelled him to seek and to create larger ensembles because as a composer and arranger, a big band was the ultimate vehicle for self-expression. Given that the majority of his career took place after 1950 when the big band era was over, it's especially notable that Dizzy Gillespie continued to create brilliant music using the grand-scale formats of jazz big band and orchestra right up to the end of his life in 1993. The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band and Alumni All-Star group (small group) is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee.

Ray LeVier Trio - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Nat Janoff...Guitar Kip Sophos...Bass Ray LeVier...Drums

Ray Anderson's Triathlon - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Ray Anderson...Trombone Mark Helias...Bas Tommy Campbell...Drums

Bill Frisell Trio with Special Guest Greg Tardy - Village Vanguard
August 18, 2019 - New York

Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative.

Bill Frisell Trio with Special Guest Greg Tardy - Village Vanguard
August 18, 2019 - New York

Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative.

Ray LeVier Trio - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Nat Janoff...Guitar Kip Sophos...Bass Ray LeVier...Drums

Chiara Izzi - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Showtime is 3pm to 5pm

Saan Solo, Front Porch Revival, Orchidxmantis, Adequate Fur - Pianos
August 18, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+ Saan Solo - 10PM Front Porch Revival - 9PM Orchidxmantis - 8PM Adequate Fur - 7PM

Bathtub Gin - a Phish Tribute - Bowery Electric
August 18, 2019 - New York

A tribute band based out of Long Island, NY heavily focused on improvisation and performing the works of the band Phish. The band performs in music venues and at private events throughout the tri-state area. This band is exceptional in this realm.

David Didonato's Metropolis - Bowery Electric
August 18, 2019 - New York

DAVID DIDONATO'S METROPOLIS This Event Is 21 And Over

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band - Blue Note
Through August 18, 2019 - New York

History has produced its share of great artists and great people—John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.

Mike Stern - 55 Bar
August 19, 2019 - New York

Mike Stern...Guitar Tom Kennedy...Bass Will Calhoun...Drums

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
August 19, 2019 - New York

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT SINCE 1966 The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is the current title for the band that began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in 1966 and has performed continuously for over 50 years.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
August 19, 2019 - New York

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT SINCE 1966 The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is the current title for the band that began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in 1966 and has performed continuously for over 50 years.

Ben Williams & Friends - Summer Residency - Blue Note
August 19, 2019 - New York

Ben Williams of New York City is an acclaimed bassist, bandleader, performer, music educator, and composer who has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn, Chaka Kahn, Pharrell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Benny Golson, and Stefon Harris just to name a few. He recently completed his film debut with Don Cheadle in Miles Davis biopic, "Miles Ahead". Williams released his sophomore album, Coming of Age in April 2015, a collection of new works reflecting his wide-ranging musical interests as well as his growth as a musician, improviser and composer. Says Williams, "This new music reflects more of where I am on my journey. I think I have matured as a composer and I am better able to deliver my ideas to my fans and hopefully to a new and expanding audience". Williams won his first Grammy Award in 2013 with the Pat Metheny Unity Band for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. In 2013 he recorded with Metheny on Kin; and in 2014 he performed 157 concerts in over 30 cities throughout the world with Metheny, earning his stripes as a true road warrior. He considers his experience with Pat as transformative, saying, "Pat has b... (read more)

Guitar Masters Series: Flavio Silva - Zinc Bar
August 19, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Flavio Silva brings his formidable quartet to Zinc jazz club on Monday, August 19. He's supported by trombonist Corey Wallace, organist Pat Bianchi and drummer E.J. Strickland. Flavio Silva is a musician who is part of a new generation of Brazilian composers and instrumentalists that has been breaking through the musical scene of different places, such as Brazil, The Netherlands and most recently, New York. The guitarist studied with some of the best musicians in Brazil and all over the world, such as Michel Leme, Alexandre Mihanovich, Djalma Lima, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers and Ed Verhoeff, among others. Flavio has shared the stage with some highly skilled musicians such as Antonio Hart, Bruce Williams, Seamus Blake, Victor Wooten, Jamal Thomas, Ben Williams, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Munir Hossn, Cuca Teixeira, Sandro Haick, Thiago Espirito Santo, among others. Flavio also performed in some of the best festivals in Europe including the North Sea Jazz Festival(The Netherlands), Langnau Jazz Nights(Switzerland), Koektebel Jazz Party(Ukraine), Gronau Jazz Festival(Germany) and Delft Jazz Festival(The Netherlands). In 2019, together with Pat Bianchi(Organ), E... (read more)

Silver Arrow Band - DROM
August 20, 2019 - New York

The Silver Arrows are a premium 3-14 man band that are specialists in high-energy music for festivals, events and private functions - at a sensible price. We pride ourselves on having a "cooler-than-average" song list that is never cheesey, and focuses squarely on filling your dance-floor. With the Silver Arrow Band you'll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favourite music. The Silver Arrows play a wide variety of tunes, but our trademark specialty is up-tempo festival-style music - capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits. On one night we might be playing completely 1950s rock n' roll, and on the next night, only 80s hits. Or a mixture of eveything- you really have to see it live to understand!

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 20, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Leni Stern - 55 Bar
August 20, 2019 - New York

Leni Stern...Guitar & Voice Mamadou Ba...Bass Alioune Faye...Percussion

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 20, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 20, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

An Evening with Nels Cline 4 - Le Poisson Rouge
August 20, 2019 - Ne York

Age: 18+ Of all the rich and varied projects guitarist Nels Cline has pursued since his emergence as a leader in the late 1980s, his two-guitar duo with Julian Lage, documented on the 2014 album Room, ranks among the most special. With Currents, Constellations, Cline's second Blue Note release, the duo has morphed and expanded into The Nels Cline 4, made up of Cline and Lage plus the fierce and versatile rhythm section of bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey.

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 21, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 21, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 21, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Wahgwontwon, Slogame, Reggie Chapman, Jonathan Ayaz,Caleb Caming & the Heat - Pianos
August 21, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+ WAH GWON TWON (11PM) SLOGAME (10PM) REGGIE CHAPMAN (9PM) JONATHAN AYAZ (8PM) CALEB CAMING & THE HEAT (7PM)

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 22, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 22, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 22, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Dgtl Clr, Brooklyn Bonez, Alayisha and Langston, Demi - Pianos
August 22, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+ DGTL CLR (10PM) Brooklyn Bonez (9PM) Alayisha and Langston (8PM) Demi (7PM)

Demir Demirkan 'Elysium in Ashes' Album Release Concert - DROM
August 23, 2019 - New York

Demir Demirkan, a 25+ year veteran singer-songwriter/guitarist, keeps bringing out songs rooted in real lives and emotions of real people. While building his career from ground up in Istanbul, he recorded and performed with Turkish musicians and bands mainly as a member of the Turkish Heavy Metal band The Pentagram a.k.a. Mezarkabul. Internationally, he recorded and performed with world-renowned names like Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, Dave Weckl, Trilok Gurtu, Omar Hakim and Phil Galdston to name a few.

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 23, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 23, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 23, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Go 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air - Le Poisson Rouge
August 23, 2019 - Ne York

Age: 21+ Your regularly scheduled GO 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air party plus a whole lot more. Welcoming my2000s Party with TRL to the show so you can travel through the millennium like it's New Year's Eve every single weekend. We're talking Y2K memories coupled with your favorite hits of the 90s and 2000s. Seriously, this is what #FlashbackFriday dreams are made of. The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are bringing back all of the slammin' hits you listened to on your walkman from TLC to Third Eye Blind. If your first crush was the Pink Power Ranger or you're looking for an excuse to throw on your jellies, GO 90s at Le Poisson Rouge is where it's at – DUH! So whether you're a New York City OG or just cruisin' through, come bump and grind with the freshest kids in the city!

Grumby (Dj Set), Stella Ruze, Ali Awan, Mellowcoup, Maxx, Jonathan Freeland - Pianos
August 23, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+ GRUMBY (11PM) *FREE* STELLA RUZE (10:30PM) ALI AWAN (10PM) MELLOWCOUP (9PM) MAXX (8PM) JONATHAN FREELAND (7PM)

Kendall Street Company - Mercury Lounge
August 23, 2019 - New York

Kendall Street Company is a six-piece rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, the band's musical style incorporates elements of jam, folk, jazz, ska, funk, and psychedelic rock. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots. The Company evokes an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sound, spinning out an organic repertoire entirely their own. The band maintains a central presence on the East Coast having performed over 100 shows in the past calendar year at venues from Florida to New York City. This includes dates at Lockn' Music Festival (next to Umphrey's Mcgee), FloydFest (Floyd, VA), Rooster Walk (Martinsville, VA), Shadefest (Avenue, MD), and many more. Recently, KSC has played with Moon Taxi, Dark Star Orchestra, and Leftover Salmon. Their set at Lockn was described by Relix Magazine as "raising the crowd's energy with frontman Louis Smith and guitarist Ben Laderberg's acoustic/electric interplay and lively, technical breakdowns".

Schtick A Pole In It: Comedy & Pole Dancing - DROM
August 24, 2019 - New York

From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Schtick starts with a comic and ends with a pole dancer. 5 comics and 5 dancers. Comics tell jokes. Pole dancers pole dance. They're not strippers, it's not burlesque. It's an aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying these crazy rents. Theme and Cast will be updated closer to show time.

Stimulate Presents: God Module - DROM
August 24, 2019 - New York

Stimulate Presents: God Module

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 24, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 24, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 24, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Rhythm Revue Retro Soul Dance Party With Felix Hernandez - Le Poisson Rouge
August 24, 2019 - Ne York

Age: 21+ Rhythm Revue dance parties are New York's biggest and longest-running classic soul dances. They've filled Resorts World NYC, Roseland Ballroom, Nokia Theater, Irving Plaza, Highline Ballroom, Hammerstein Ballroom, B.B. King's, the Hornblower yachts, NJPAC, the Terrace Ballroom and other venues in the metro area since 1991.

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl - Le Poisson Rouge
August 24, 2019 - Ne York

Age: 21+ Every Saturday night for the last 5 years, crowds of ecstatic fans and newcomers alike throw on their best spandex, leg warmers and metal gear, line up, and come downtown for an all-out celebration at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

Kendall Street Company - Mercury Lounge
August 24, 2019 - New York

Kendall Street Company is a six-piece rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, the band's musical style incorporates elements of jam, folk, jazz, ska, funk, and psychedelic rock. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots. The Company evokes an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sound, spinning out an organic repertoire entirely their own. The band maintains a central presence on the East Coast having performed over 100 shows in the past calendar year at venues from Florida to New York City. This includes dates at Lockn' Music Festival (next to Umphrey's Mcgee), FloydFest (Floyd, VA), Rooster Walk (Martinsville, VA), Shadefest (Avenue, MD), and many more. Recently, KSC has played with Moon Taxi, Dark Star Orchestra, and Leftover Salmon. Their set at Lockn was described by Relix Magazine as "raising the crowd's energy with frontman Louis Smith and guitarist Ben Laderberg's acoustic/electric interplay and lively, technical breakdowns".

For the Love of Music Presents: Gillian, Pet Robot, Roman Sky, Genique - Pianos
August 24, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+ GILLIAN (10PM) PET ROBOT (9PM) ROMAN SKY (8PM) GENIQUE (6PM)

Groove Collective - Mercury Lounge
August 24, 2019 - New York

GROOVE COLLECTIVE

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 25, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 25, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 25, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Gardenia, Brook Davis, the Bright Smoke - Mercury Lounge
August 25, 2019 - New York

One Guitar, One Drum, One Mic, No B.S. Gardenia is a new rock duo based out of New York City. Influenced by the dirty, noisy, underground rock scene around them, they seek to explore new sounds while revitalizing classic ones. Their newest single, "2nd Grade", is available on all platforms, and they are playing select Northeast dates this summer to support it.

Lizzie No 'Vanity' Release Show - Mercury Lounge
August 25, 2019 - New York

Building on the songwriting prowess displayed in her critically acclaimed debut album 'Hard Won,' Lizzie No is unsparing in the stories she tells on her new album 'Vanity,' out August 2. The nine songs on 'Vanity' are epic tales of ego, featuring narrative shifts within vividly crafted characters. No embodies characters ranging from a self-obsessed fuckboy in "Narcissus" (which Rolling Stone called a "crisp alt-rock gem") to a broke songwriter waiting for her big break in "Pity Party," to a bitter and isolated rocker on "Loyalty" who rants that the crowd has left him behind. Inventive arrangements written in collaboration with co-producer Nick Rapley elevate the record to shimmering heights, alternating between swaggering grooves and intimate clarity. Lizzie has showcased at Americanafest, SXSW, and as a featured soloist at the Louisville Orchestra's Festival of American Music. She is also a winner of the American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest.

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
Through August 25, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri.


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