The Best New York City Concerts this weekend

Experience the absolute best concerts in New York City this weekend with this epic guide.

Oct 14, 2021 by Kwhen Contributors

The Best New York City  Concerts this weekend

Wanna hear some great music? Check out our picks for the best concerts happening in New York City this weekend. Whether you're looking for a blowout bonanza with chart-topping songs at one of its big live-music venues or low-key concerts in New York City, we've got you covered. Checkout our guide and buy your tickets!

Kat Cunning

Kat Cunning

1

When & Where

Fri, October 15, 2021, 10:30pm

The Menzingers

The Menzingers

2

When & Where

Fri, October 15, 2021, 10:30pm

The Menzingers are an American punk rock band from Scranton, Pennsylvania, formed in 2006. The band consists of Greg Barnett, Tom May, Eric Keen and Joe Godino. To date, the band has released six studio albums, with their most recent, Hello Exile, released on October 4, 2019.

Metropolitan Opera - New York

Metropolitan Opera - New York

3

When & Where

Fri, October 15, 2021, 11:30pm

"Hansel and Gretel" (/?hæns?l, ?h?n- ... ??r?t?l/; also known as "Hansel and Grettel", "Hansel and Grethel", or "Little Brother and Little Sister"; German: Hänsel und Gret(h)el) is a well-known German fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch living in a forest in a house constructed of cake, confectionery, candy, and many more treats. The two children escape with their lives by outwitting her. The tale has been adapted to various media, most notably the opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck. "Hansel and Gretel" is classified under Class 327? of the Aarne–Thompson classification system.

The Metropolitan Opera is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association, with Peter Gelb as general manager. The company's music director-designate is Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Don Carlos is a five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French-language libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller. In addition, it has been noted by David Kimball that the Fontainebleau scene and auto-da-fé were the most substantial of several incidents borrowed from a contemporary play on Philip II by Eugène Cormon". The opera is most often performed in Italian translation, usually under the title Don Carlo.

La Vida Bohème is an alternative independent band from Caracas, Venezuela, formed by Rafael Perez, Daniel De Sousa, Sebastian Ayala, and Henry D'Arthenay in late 2006 and mid-2007. The band takes influence from late '80s punk, disco, funk, electronic music, jazz, salsa, reggae and dance music. Their first recording is a self-titled EP that includes three songs

IDLES

IDLES

4

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 12:00am

Idles are a British rock band formed in Bristol in 2009. Their debut album, Brutalism, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, as was their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018.

David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia

5

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 12:00am

David Byrne is a Scottish-American musician who was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads. Byrne is a multi-instrumentalist and is known for his distinctive voice.

The New Power Generation

The New Power Generation

6

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 12:00am

The New Power Generation, also known as The NPG, was the backing band of musician Prince from 1990 to 2013. They were replaced by 3rdeyegirl as his backing band in 2013. In 2015, the New Power Generation reunited as Prince's backing band for his final studio album before his death, Hit n Run Phase Two. They reunited once again in 2017 for a US and European tour.

John Legend

John Legend

7

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 12:00am

John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music. Legend has sung on Jay-Z's "Encore", Alicia Keys's "You Don't Know My Name", Dilated Peoples' "This Way", Slum Village's "Selfish", Fort Minor's "High Road", and played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything". Legend's single "All of Me" from his fourth studio album Love in the Future was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.

George Clinton (16+)

George Clinton (16+)

8

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 1:00am

George Edward Clinton is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. His Parliament-Funkadelic collective developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science-fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelic culture, and surreal humor. He launched a solo career with the 1982 album Computer Games, and would go on to influence 1990s hip-hop and G-funk. He is regarded, along with James Brown and Sly Stone, as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. In 2019, he and Parliament-Funkadelic will be given Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards.

RPNA

RPNA

9

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 1:30am

Laura Stevenson with Adult Mom (18+)

Laura Stevenson with Adult Mom (18+)

10

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 10:30pm

Adult Mom is the stage name of musician Stevie Knipe.

Laura Stevenson is an American singer-songwriter based in Long Island, New York, and formerly a keyboard player for the musical collective Bomb the Music Industry!.

Lez Zeppelin

Lez Zeppelin

11

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 11:00pm

Lez Zeppelin is an all-female tribute act, performing the work of Led Zeppelin. In June 2005, Chuck Klosterman wrote an article for SPIN Magazine that featured Lez Zeppelin as a leading protagonist in a trend of all-female hard rock "tribute" bands. He referred to the group as "the most powerful all-female band in rock history" and described the rise of bands like Lez Zeppelin as a "kind of multilayered cultural phenomenon." Stories about the group appeared in The Times, whose journalist called the band "the best new band I’ve seen all year, no question;" Reuters and CNN.com., which ran a front page feature that called the group so "electrifying" they are "driving club audiences to a frenzy."

Julia Wolf

Julia Wolf

12

When & Where

Sat, October 16, 2021, 11:30pm

Frankie And The Witch Fingers with Acid Dad

Frankie And The Witch Fingers with Acid Dad

13

When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 12:00am

Pink Talking Fish (21+)

Pink Talking Fish (21+)

14

When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 12:30am

In a drought-ridden kingdom, the bandit named Pink periodically robs the monopolistic Silver Company of their water reserves to provide water to the thirsting masses.

79.5: Kendra Morris

79.5: Kendra Morris

15

When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 2:30am

Kendra Morris is an American soul singer-songwriter based in New York City, originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. She was a contestant on Fuse TV's Redemption Song. She is signed to Wax Poetics, and in 2011 released her first single, "Concrete Waves". Also in 2011, she joined Dennis Coffey on tour, performing lead vocals. Her debut album, Banshee, was released in August 2012 from Naïve Records. Her sophomore release Mockingbird, a covers record was released on Wax Poetics on July 30, 2013.

Black Pistol Fire (18+)

Black Pistol Fire (18+)

16

When & Where

Sun, October 17, 2021, 2:30am

Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian-born, Austin-based rock duo. The group consists of Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen. Their sound is a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk.

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