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