The five best concerts in NYC this weekend

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave Photograph: Bleddyn Butcher

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The fabled Aussie outfit has lost none of its fire and drama playing live. The band's most recent album, Push the Sky Away, shows that Cave's writing is every bit as intense as it’s ever been, from the dark humor of its title track (an apparent ode to Hannah Montana) to such soul-stealingly lovely lines as “I watch your hands like butterflies landing” (“Wide Lovely Eyes”). The group is in town for a pair of gigs, as well as a screening of its film 20,000 Days on Earth, which will be accompanied by a solo Cave perfomance on Aug 4. On July 26, weirdo folkie Devendra Banhart and reverb-drenched torch singer Nicole Atkins open.

  1. French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall 55 E 59th St, between Madison and Park Aves
  2. Mon Aug 4
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