Tuesday's must-see concerts
Tue Aug 2 2011
Photograph: Randee St Nicholas
Britney Spears + Nicki Minaj at Nassau Coliseum
Though Britney has already bestowed big singles "Hold It Against Me" and "Till the World Ends" upon us, the anticipation now turns to the Femme Fatale tour, which also includes electric pop star--rapper Nicki Minaj. Have a look at our preview here.
Death Cab for Cutie at The Williamsburg Waterfront
Death Cab for Cutie's latest features a moody sound palette that emphasizes Chris Walla's impish synthesizers and glistening string sections over the customary folky guitar strums.
McCoy Tyner Trio at Blue Note
McCoy Tyner is just as talented a pianist now, past the age of 70, as he was in his twenties. Here the former Coltrane collaborator holds court in the Village.
Terence Blanchard Quartet at Birdland
A powerful trumpeter, Blanchard loves jazzing up everything from film music to early pop.
Natalie Joy Johnson at Therapy
Having recently raised her game with a dazzling one-woman show at Joe's Pub, musical-theater neodiva Natalie Joy Johnson keeps the momentum going with a free weekly show at Therapy.