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Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom. Joe’s Pub (see Off Broadway). By Bridget Everett. Music and lyrics by Everett, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Directed by Wittman. With Everett. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Rock Bottom: In brief The astonishing, totally fearless Amazon of alt cabaret

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $33
  3. Wed Oct 1 - Thu Oct 16
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Chick Corea & the Vigil

  • Price band: 3/4
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If you've seen the cover art for Chick Corea's 2013 set The Vigil, the debut by his combo of the same name, then you already know what to expect here—there's truth in advertising behind that fusion-redolent image of the piano star on horseback, dressed in a Return to Forever–style suit of

  1. Blue Note 131 W 3rd St, at Sixth Ave
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 5
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Rita Wilson

  • Price band: 2/4
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Rita Wilson, esteemed as an actor (Sleepless in Seattle), film producer (Mamma Mia!) and Hollywood spouse (Tom Hanks), tries her tonsils at retro-pop in a set of tunes from her debut album, AM/FM.

  1. Café Carlyle (in the Carlyle Hotel) 35 E 76th St, at Madison Ave
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 4
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Black Lips + The King Khan & BBQ Show

  • Price band: 2/4
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Expect riotous antics—including, yes, “a band-specific scent,” to be released into the crowd during the show—from Atlanta’s scuzzy garage heroes Black Lips, taking the stage in support of a brand-new album, Underneath the Rainbow. Devoutly primitive duo King Khan & BBQ Show opens.

  1. Music Hall of Williamsburg 66 North 6th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
  2. Wed Oct 1
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Bryan Ferry + Dawn Landes

  • Price band: 3/4
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England's Mr. Smooth sweeps into town, probably wearing a tux, for a show at the Beacon (of course). The erstwhile Roxy Music singer will likely wrap his wobbly voice around newer tracks (his most recent album of new compositions was 2010's Olympia), as well as classic cuts ("Let's Stick Together,"

  1. Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway, at 74th St
  2. Wed Oct 1
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Terence Blanchard Quintet

  • Price band: 2/4
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Today's audiences are probably more familiar with trumpeter Terence Blanchard for his scoring of Spike Lee joints like Do the Right Thing and Mo' Better Blues than for his work with the legendary Art Blakey. Here, the contemporary-minded postbop ace gigs in support of last year's Magnetic.

  1. Jazz Standard 116 E 27th St, between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 5
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Tycho + Beacon + Christopher Willits

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Scott Hansen crafts lush sonic landscapes under the name Tycho—originally a solo project, but evolving into a trio—joining electronic elements with more organic instrumentation to create atmospheric, leaves-rustling-in-the-sunny-winter-afternoons-of-your-mind pop, as heard on this year's

  1. Terminal 5 610 W 56th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Wed Oct 1
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Tove Lo + Linus Young

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Rising Swedish pop star Tove Lo (pronounced “TOO-veh loo”) stepped into the spotlight last year with her unflinching breakup-aftermath anthem, “Habits.” The hook, “You’re gone and I gotta stay high all the time, to keep you off my mind,” ought to give a vague idea as to what

  1. Webster Hall 125 E 11th St, between Third and Fourth Aves
  2. Wed Oct 1
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Ches Smith Residency

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In recent years, drummer Ches Smith has demonstrated extraordinary range, adapting to the demands of Tim Berne's moody Snakeoil band, Marc Ribot’s free-form power trio Ceramic Dog and many other projects. This residency finds him trying out new configurations (We All Break, a Haitian-themed band,

  1. The Stone Ave C, at 2nd St
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 5
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The Lox

  • Price band: 2/4
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Members of gangster-rap heavyweights the Lox have spent years embarking on their own projects—Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch all put out records in the last few years and have been prolific in the mixtape scene. And at B.B.'s, 14 years since its We Are the Streets album, the crew toasts its

  1. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 10036
  2. Wed Oct 1
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