The best NYC concerts and music festivals in September

Death Cab for Cutie and Robert Plant feature in our recommended NYC concerts this month

Photograph: We Are the Rhoads
Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie + Explosions in the Sky

Critics' pick

Key exponents of the earnest, easy-listening school of indie rock that flourished in the early aughts, Death Cab for Cutie are still going strong. Here, Ben Gibbard and his Washington State crew gig behind their eighth LP, whose title, Kintsugi, references a Japanese art form that, according to Death Cab bassist Nick Harmer, "[makes] the repair of an object a visual part of its history" and also nods to the 2014 departure of DCFC cofounder Chris Walla. In keeping with the bands M.O., fans shouldn't expect too radical a shift; the new material just sounds like good, old Death Cab to us. Texan epic-instrumental-soundtrack-rock specialists Explosions in the Sky set the stage.

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Madison Square Garden Saturday September 12 2015

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Critics' pick

Led Zeppelin may be in the midst of a snazzy, full-catalog reissue campaign, but don't get your hopes up for a U.S. tour. Leonine lead man Robert Plant is on the road with his current cross-cultural concern, the Sensational Space Shifters, touring behind a sensuous African-tinged soul-meets-rock set, lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar.

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Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center) Friday September 18 2015

Billy Joel

Critics' pick

Erstwhile angry young man Billy Joel—now an official Madison Square Garden franchise, like the Knicks and Rangers—is tacking on date after date in what's threatening to become an endless run. May 28 may be sold out, but you can grab tickets for...September.

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Madison Square Garden Thursday August 20 2015 - Thursday December 17 2015

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Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, U2 and more

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By: Sophie Harris

August

Father John Misty, Willie Nelson and Tune Yards

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September

Death Cab for Cutie, Billy Joel and Robert Plant

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By: Time Out New York Music

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