Music & Nightlife

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Best NYC music & nightlife: Critics' picks


  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

You’d never guess from the Heidi Montag wanna-bes hanging out in the neighborhood that the attitude at this club is close to zero, at least once you get past the bouncers guarding the door. On the

  1. 18 Little W 12th St, between Ninth Ave and Washington St
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Berry Park

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

This bi-level behemoth beer hall has a 3,500-square-foot ground floor and a roof deck almost as large. Brooklyn boosters may be disappointed to find that the 15 taps are dedicated to imports (mostly

  1. 4 Berry St, at North 14th St
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Miley Cyrus + Icona Pop + Sky Ferreira

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

While some pegged Miley Cyrus as the black sheep of pop in 2013, the foam-finger-sporting, Terry Richardson–approved former Disney starlet seems to be having the last laugh. The media backlash that

  1. Nassau Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Tpke, at Meadowbrook Pkwy
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Delicate Steve + Dustin Wong + Deradoorian

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Delicate Steve, a project spearheaded by New Jersey home-recorder Steve Marion, churns out charming, mostly wordless tunes that can feel like the psychedelic equivalent of soft rock—mellow but also

  1. Baby's All Right 146 Broadway, at Bedford Ave, 11211
  2. Sun Apr 20
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