Grizzly Bear, Jay-Z, & More Awesome Shows This Week


Grizzly Bear, Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Radio City Music Hall, September 24, $40
Following the release of its excellent three-years-in-the-making new record, Shields, Grizzly Bear is taking on the illustrious Radio City Music Hall. For music as grand and gorgeous as this, we can’t think of a better venue. Openers Unknown Mortal Orchestra also deserve a shout out for being one of the better live bands around right now.

Monday, September 24, 7 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue (between 50th and 51st streets); 212-247-4777.

Dirty Projectors, Lavender Diamond: The Capitol Theatre, September 25, $30
No one would confuse the amalgam of genres and uneasy melodies of Dirty Projects for any other band. This summer’s new album, Swing Lo Magellan, was one of the best of their career, and David Longstreth and co. are a force to be reckoned with live. This one comes highly recommended.

Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester (between North Pearl and Broad Street); 914-937-4126.


Jay-Z: Barclays Center, September 28, 29, 30, October 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, $90
Hov is ushering in the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets new home at Barclays Center with a string of some of the most sought-after concerts of the year. Tickets are supposedly sold out, but there are a ton of them floating around on StubHub. Again, this is Jay-Z. In Brooklyn. At Barclays Center. ‘Nuff said.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 28, 29, 30, October, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue (at Flatbush Avenue); Brooklyn; 212-359-6387.

Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
September 24: Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, and Numerators play Death By Audio.
September 24: Blanck Mass plays Public Assembly.
September 25 and 29: David Byrne and St. Vincent play Beacon Theatre and Williamsburg Park.
September 27: Friends, Phone Tag, Lorna Dune play 285 Kent.
September 27 and 28: Twin Shadow and Niki & The Dove play Webster Hall and The Music Hall of Williamsburg.
September 27: Gossip plays Brooklyn Bowl.
September 27: Vacationer plays Cameo gallery.
September 27: Snoop Dogg (Lion?) plays the Wellmont Theatre.
September 27: Gotye plays Williamsburg Park.
September 28: Kitty Pryde plays 285 Kent.
September 28: Splash play Cameo Gallery.
September 28: The Roots and Talib Kweli play the Capitol Theatre.
September 29: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K'Naan play Global Fest in Central Park.
September 29: Helado Negro plays Glasslands.
September 29 and 30: Jack White plays Radio City.
September 30: Dum Dum Girls play Europa.

Photos: Via Barclays Center, Bowery Presents, The Capitol Theatre


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