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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This Week - December 1-December 8


Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This WeekPhoto: 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.

Jason Moran & the Bandwagon - Village Vanguard
December 01, 2019 - New York

Jason Moran is a specialist in the field of jazz abstraction. The pianist and leader of the trio Bandwagon has a rich knowledge of the musics history and context...But Moran rarely reads it straight: He prefers to dissect, fragment, distill and subvert it. Washington Post

Jason Moran & the Bandwagon - Village Vanguard
December 01, 2019 - New York

Jason Moran is a specialist in the field of jazz abstraction. The pianist and leader of the trio Bandwagon has a rich knowledge of the musics history and context...But Moran rarely reads it straight: He prefers to dissect, fragment, distill and subvert it. Washington Post

Amigo the Devil - Bowery Ballroom
December 01, 2019 - New York

Amigo the Devil with King Dude, Twin Temple

Tim Miller - 55 Bar
December 01, 2019 - New York

Tim Miller...GuitarSantiago Bosch...KeysEvan Marien...BassCliff Almond...Drums

Vic Juris - 55 Bar
December 01, 2019 - New York

Vic Juris

Helen Kay Trio - 55 Bar
December 01, 2019 - New York

SPECIAL MATINEE SHOW3:00pm to 5:00pmHelen Kay...Alto SaxophoneKimon Karoutzos...BassAngus Mason...Drums

John Scofield & Dave Holland Duo - Blue Note
Through December 01, 2019 - New York

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. Looking to commemorate his 66th year, Scofield penned twelve original compositions and formed a swinging new group to record and tour the music. Rising star Gerald Clayton was an obvious choice on piano, an instrument central to the new tunes. The connection between Scofield and drummer Bill Stewart strengthens as the decades pass. It was Stewart who introduced bassist Vicente Archer to the project, having worked with him on a Nicholas Payton recording. Scofield is thrilled with the group and in addition to the musical combustion, especially enjoys the inter-generational quality sixties, fifties, forties and thirties represented! Scofield will tour with the following group through 2019, his most recent Verve recording, COMBO 66, released in September 2018 to great critical acclaim.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
December 02, 2019 - New York

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT SINCE 1966The 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
December 02, 2019 - New York

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT SINCE 1966The 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.

Moon City Masters - Mercury Lounge
December 02, 2019 - New York

The planet of Moon City sent their best band to bring harmonious, souful rock and roll to the people of Earth. The Moon City Masters play positive, feel-good rock music with catchy melodies, funky basslines and crunchy riffs. Every show is good time. You'll want to dance, nod your head, clap your hands! Their upcoming EP, The Adventures of The Moon City Masters, will be out December 6, and the first two singles, "The Price You Pay" and "Sleepwalking" are out NOW. If The Moon City Masters seem like they're completely on the same wavelength when they play, it's because they've been making music together since they were kids. And yes, since you asked, they are twins.

Ashley Strongarm - Mercury Lounge
December 02, 2019 - New York

Ashley Strongarm is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter and member of the indie folk trio Dear Ears. Her solo EP 'For Ghosts' (out Fall 2019) pulls inspiration from traditional folk, southern rock, and indie surf to create a sound that reflects her southern roots and current journey as a young musici

Beera VeNashira - DROM
December 03, 2019 - New York

Come join us for a night of Israeli music; the new and the old - the sounds and tastes of home with "Beera VeNashira".

Pueblo Gitanos - DROM
December 04, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+Pueblo GitanosAlma ChulaGyorgy LakatosPueblo Gitanos, a gypsy and latin music group from Bayonne performs LIVE at DROM in the East Village, NYC, December 4th!

Toni Menage Taking the Stage Book & Documentary Release Party - DROM
December 04, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+Toni MenageSODISRESPECTFULToni Menage hosts "Taking the Stage," a BookDocumentary Release Party of her musical journey; SODISRESPECTFUL! performs live at DROM NYC.

The Warning - Mercury Lounge
December 04, 2019 - New York

This impressive trio of sisters from Monterrey, Mexico composed by Daniela (guitar and voice) Paulina (drums, piano and vocals) and Alejandra (bass, piano and vocals), has musical affinities that range from the classic rock of Queen and Pink Floyd, to sounds from more recent generations like Muse and My Chemical Romance. They have participated in some of the most important rock festivals in Latin America such as Rock al Parque, Hell & Heaven, Mother of All, Pal Norte and Force Fest; they have stepped on emblematic stages like House of Blues; they have supported amazing bands like Def Leppard and The Killers; Their music is part of the popular video game Rock Band, and they are the only Mexican band that has performed live on the Ellen show. The Warning presents their latest album "Queen of the Murder Scene" a conceptual project mounted on a great audiovisual show full of energy and pure rock!

Thurston Moore Group - le poisson rouge
December 05, 2019 - New York

Thurston Moore Group at (le) poisson rouge, 7:30 pm doors | 8:30 pm show | 18+ ,$20 General Admission Advance | $25 General Admission Day Of Show

Rafael Pollo Brito - DROM
December 05, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+El Pollo BritoRafael "Pollo" BritoRafael Pollo Brito GAITERO TOUR Presented by Guataca Nights on Thursday, December 5th, 9PM Drom in the East Village, NYC

Kingkween - Mercury Lounge
December 05, 2019 - New York

Indie alt-rock group kingkween is a collaboration between powerhouse front woman KT Mulholland, legendary writer/producer Hitz, internationally-acclaimed drummer Rob Steadman, and Berklee grad guitar genius Nadav Post. Fusing electro-pop synth with clever rock rhythms and soul-shaking harmonies

B. Miles - Mercury Lounge
December 05, 2019 - New York

B. MILES

The Alpacas Fundraiser Concert - DROM
December 06, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+The Alpacas are a six piece Manhattan based band performing covers from a diverse range of artists including; Elle King, John Mayer, Train, The Eagles, Alanis Morissette, Pink, Crosby, Stills & Nash and many more. The band plays a number of originals as well, with more in the works! What sets The Alpacas apart from other bands are the strong harmonies and vocal abilities that are on display in most songs. Each member of the band sings on most songs, and several members are accomplished a cappella singers! Additionally, most members of the band are versatile and able to play multiple instruments, keeping the sound fresh and lively!

Hot Rabbit - DROM
December 06, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+

The New York Harmonics Presents: A Holiday Cabaret - DROM
December 06, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+The female vocal trio would like to invite you to an afternoon of holiday cheer! With just a female piano player The New York Harmonics will perform classic female hit records along with some of your favorite holiday tunes. There will be a few other female guest singers to help set the holiday mood. And a raffle so a few lucky winners can take home a prize or two just in time for the holidays. You could be one of those winners! This is an afternoon surely not be missed!

Roomful of Sky's 2019 Finale Concert - Bowery Electric
December 06, 2019 - New York

Roomful of Sky's 2019 Finale Concert (& After-Party!!)

Odezenne - Mercury Lounge
December 06, 2019 - New York

Odezenne hails from Bordeaux, France, leaving their unmistakable mark on the musical landscape of the country song after song. With their latest album "Au Baccara", they unveiled a new piece of the puzzle they have been carefully crafting for 10 years now. With Edouard Nardon for artistic direction and Bertrand Fresel for the mix, Odezenne has put their spontaneity to the test of a long-winded studio work, going to the mythical Konk studio in London, where they recorded the album on tape, a mash-up of eras defining how that album came to be. In "Au Baccara", impressionist formulas sit side by side with bittersweet aphorisms, melancholic pads mingle with powerful beats - and everything combines elegantly to create a long-form where it feels good to get lost. The message hidden behind these tracks, is that losing is only a view of the mind, the only thing that matters it is to keep going and enjoy the ride. More recently, Odezenne released "Bleu Fuchsia", a song celebrating the early life of Jacques, one of the MC, a time when he was working at the gigantic Rungis marketplace.

Anna Akana - Mercury Lounge
December 06, 2019 - New York

On her debut album Casualty, Anna Akana takes an unapologetic and uncompromising look at all the battles she's faced throughout her life, from depression to abuse to toxic relationships. But with the same unstoppable spirit and magnetic presence she's shown in her self-driven career as an actress, producer, filmmaker, and writer -- as well as a social media superstar whose YouTube channel boasts over 2.5 million subscribers -- Akana turns all that pain into a message of strength and self-empowerment. As shown in her irresistibly powerful songwriting, Casualty is the outcome of Akana's lifelong and unwavering devotion to music. With no limits to her artistry, she's honed her sophisticated musicality while forging an astoundingly multifaceted career in nearly all corners of the entertainment industry. "The album's called Casualty because even though terrible things can happen to you, you always have the power to transform yourself through those hardships," says Anna. "You have the choice to be a victim, or to learn and grow and make the situation serve you in some way. So while the songs are all about heartbreak, the album is really about overcoming."

The Soft Parade, a tribute to The Doors - DROM
December 07, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. Their impeccable reputation and loyal international following has enabled them this year to celebrate their 29th Anniversary.

Plvtinum - Mercury Lounge
December 07, 2019 - New York

PLVTINUM

Tragedy (All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond) - Mercury Lounge
December 07, 2019 - New York

You may openly love/hate disco or metal. You may secretly love/hate disco or metal. You may have a love/hate relationship with the holidays...or your family. But, Tragedy's holiday album is guaranteed to bring the world together, with a bombastic mix of music, glitter and magic. "One of the hottest bands on the internet...not just fun and catchy Tragedy rules!" LOUDWIRE "Far from being a novelty act, these guys are GENIUS. If they don't put a smile on your face, you must be dead inside" ALL ABOUT THE ROCK

Straight to Hell (The Clash Tribute) - 40th Anniversary of London Calling - Mercury Lounge
December 07, 2019 - New York

The Clash were crucial to the birth of British punk and have become one of the most influential bands...ever. Straight To Hell faithfully recreate their legendary high energy live show, performing punk, reggae, and rockabilly spanning the full catalog.

Arturo Sandoval - Blue Note
Through December 07, 2019 - New York

A protg of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, ARTURO SANDOVAL was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, "For Love or Country" that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, "Dear Diz "Everyday I think of you" and Tango "Como Yo Te Siento" are now available worldwide. Arturo Sandoval's newest CD, Eternamente Man... (read more)

Cristian Allexis & Urbanova - DROM
December 08, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+Cristian Allexis & Urbanova perform LIVE at DROM in the East Village, NYC on Sunday, December 8th!Cristian Allexis & Urbanova is a musical band from Dominican Republic in between rhythms of bachata, Son, Fuson and bolero which makes their music perceived as World Latin Folk. The band has recorded 2 albums, "reciclando palabras" and its most recent "tren 4".The group proposes with its music to make its way into the Latin and American community carrying the Dominican Republic as their flag.

Arturo Sandoval - Blue Note
December 08, 2019 - New York

A protg of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, ARTURO SANDOVAL was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, "For Love or Country" that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, "Dear Diz "Everyday I think of you" and Tango "Como Yo Te Siento" are now available worldwide. Arturo Sandoval's newest CD, Eternamente Man... (read more)

Arturo Sandoval - Blue Note
Through December 08, 2019 - New York

A protg of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, ARTURO SANDOVAL was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.


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