New York is the greatest place in the world for live-music lovers, and musicians agree; they’ve written many a tune about it, in fact. (For proof, just check out our 100 best NYC songs.) Seeing a great concert doesn’t have to mean reaching into your wallet, and with all that cash you save, you should treat yourself to a drink and a beautiful view at one of the best rooftop bars in NYC. Be sure to check out our full concert schedule for live music in New York City.
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A Thee Oh Sees show is a sure bet for anyone who likes their riffs big, bad, meaty and pogoworthy. The garage-rock group debuted a new four-member format, behind frontman John Dwyer, earlier this year and play behind their spring release, Mutilator Defeated At Last. At the rate Dwyer churns out material, odds are good they have another in the hopper. If you miss them at the Bowery, worry not—you'll have two more chances at Brooklyn's Warsaw the following nights.Read more
Expect dense walls of distortion and a frenetic stage presence from the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Syracuse noise-punk crew Perfect Pussy headlining this Time Out New York–presented gig. Experimental electronic outfit Guerilla Toss opens.Read more