Kanye West & Jay-Z At MSG Is Just One Of This Week's Amazing Shows

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Kanye West & Jay-Z, Madison Square Garden, November 7 and 8, $69+
Some songs Kanye and Jay have played on their sold-out Watch The Throne tour so far: Heartless, H.A.M., Gold Digger, Izzo, Empire State of Mind, Runaway, Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Touch The Sky, Big Pimpin’, Power, Run This Town, Niggas In Paris, On to the Next One, Murder to Excellence, Made In America, Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Jesus Walks, Why I Love You, Lift Off, Can’t Tell Me Nuthing, Hard Knock Life. There has to be scalpers, right?
Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza # 15 (at 33rd Street); 212-465-6741.
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival: Four Tet, Matthew Dear, Diamond Rings, Girl Unit, NGUZUNGUZU, Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner DJ Set), Hudson Mohawke, Daedelus, and more; Various venues, November 11 and 12, $45
A can’t miss line-up of some of the best electronic musicians in the world, playing venues like Brooklyn Bowl, The Music Hall of Wiliamsburg, Cameo Gallery, and Public Assembly. At $45 it’s a great price to see your favorite knob twisters, laptop tappers, and turntable titans hit the decks.
Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12; Various times and venues. Click here for details.
Kurt Vile & the Violators, Widowspeak, The Young, Webster Hall, November 11, $17
Rather than coast off the success of this year’s superb "Smoke Ring For My Halo," Kurt Vile, the perennial shaggy underdog of throwback rock, is releasing his new "So Outta Reach" EP on November 8th. Expect songs new and old, best experienced with whiskey, or something stronger.
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m. Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th avenues); 212-353-1600.
Up for more? Here are some bonus shows:
Thundercat brings the beats to (le) poisson rouge, November 7.
The excellent Carter Tanton plays Cameo Gallery, November 8.
Guttural (yet, uplifting) Manachester indie rockers WU LYF play The Music Hall of Williasmburg, November 8.
MGMT play the Guggenheim, November 10 and 11.
Cloud Nothings visit The Glasslands, November 11.
The free weekly party Live From Tribeca at the Tribeca Grand features an awesome line-up this Saturday with Beige, and DJ sets from Greatest Hits, Typical Girls, and Scott Mou. November 12.

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