All The Best Live Music In New York City This Week

Posted by Derrick Rossignol on

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There is never a lack of things to do in New York City, and that’s especially true for music lovers. Every night of the week, there’s some buzzworthy band or big-time pop singer or up-and-coming rapper performing in one of the city’s thousand different venues, and the choices about who to check out can become daunting.

Well, to help all you residents of “the city that never sleeps” parse through the hundreds of different artists vying for your hard-earned dollars, we’ve assembled here some of the best and most intriguing concerts coming up in the New York area for the week of December 10.

Monday, December 10

Gavin Batty

Mumford & Sons (with Maggie Rogers) @ Madison Square Garden [Tickets]

With Maggie Rogers in tow, this show is actually a rare opportunity: It’s not often you get to see two artists who have been musical guests on the current Saturday Night Live season in one night.

Tuesday, December 11

Sergey Osipov

Brett Eldredge @ Beacon Theatre [Tickets]

I personally saw Eldredge at a festival in Chicago this summer, and I can attest to the fact that the country star can get a crowd absolutely amped.

Gang Of Youths @ Irving Plaza [Tickets]

Gang Of Youths is one of the most rocking Australian exports in recent memory, and their album Go Farther In Lightness was one of last year’s finest.

Mumford & Sons (with Maggie Rogers) @ Madison Square Garden [Tickets]

Wednesday, December 12

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Andrea Bocelli @ Madison Square Garden [Tickets]

Bocelli is one of the most esteemed pure vocalists of the past few decades, so hearing his voice live is something you should experience if given the opportunity.

Thursday, December 13

Philip Cosores

Hot 97 Presents Hot For The Holidays (Tory Lanez, Lil Baby, Gunna, Trey Songz) @ Kings Theatre [Tickets]

Here’s a nice charcuterie plate of modern hip-hop talent, from the up-and-coming Lil Baby to the more seasoned Trey Songz.

New 102.7’s Holiday in NEW York (Charlie Puth, Lauv, Alec Benjamin, Julia Michaels) @ Beacon Theatre [Tickets]

Like the previous show, this is also a nice sampler, this time of the modern pop landscape, thanks to the rising Lauv and pop star Charlie Puth.

Phosphorescent @ Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]

There was a lot of time between albums, but following the wait came C’est La Vie, one of 2018’s best albums.

Friday, December 14

Evan Jenkins

Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms @ Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]

These two groups have different approaches to indie rock, which means that this show should make for a well-rounded experience.

Ryley Walker @ Baby’s All Right [Tickets]

Walker had a pair of fantastic projects this year: His original record Deafman Glance, and a full-album cover of Dave Matthews Band’s The Lillywhite Sessions.

(Sandy) Alex G @ Warsaw [Tickets]

(Sandy) Alex G went all in on the Americana aesthetic on his 2017 album Rocket, and what that resulted in was one of 2017’s most interesting records.

Saturday, December 15

Mike Dempsey

Jorja Smith @ Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom [Tickets]

Following high-profile collaborations with Drake and others, Smith set out on her own with her 2018 debut album Lost & Found, a compelling R&B record that shows she’s on her way to greatness.

Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms @ Brooklyn Steel [Tickets]