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Tuesday's must-see concerts
Tue Jun 28
Puro Instinct + John Maus at Glasslands GalleryThink of Puro Instinct as Best Coast's sinister cousin. Instead of portraying its L.A. hometown as a dreamy oasis, this indie-pop sister act casts the city as an eerie, garish netherworld. The group, which has toured with Ariel Pink in the past, teams up tonight with another spaced-out underground pop hero, John Maus, who recently put out the beyond-good We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves.Rufus Wainwright at Winter Garden at the World Financial CenterNot content to be merely a folk scion, singer-songwriter and Judy Garland interpreter, Rufus Wainwright increasingly turns to the unlikely musical passion of his youth: opera. His original opera, Prima Donna, will be performed in its entirety in the spring of 2012 by the New York City Opera; tonight, with pianist Kevin Murphy, the company and Wainwright offer excerpts alongside the genre-bender's favorite arias.Minerva + Tim Berne, John Hbert and Ches SmithMinerva, an...
Live photos: D20 Burlesque
Tue Jun 28
You might not think that scantily clad babes and nerd culture are a natural fit—but don't tell that to the gals of D20 Burlesque, who have been exploring the interplay between Poindexters and pulchritude at the Parkside Lounge for the past several months. Previous editions were dedicated to such themes as role-playing games and H.P. Lovecraft (your average geek's fave horror writer); the latest installment, held on June 18, was subtitled I Can Has Internet Memes? But you know what? This is burlesque, and whatever the show's focus, it basically boils down to women taking the stage and taking off their clothes. And here are the photos to prove it! (Photographs: Michael Alexander)
Monday's must-see concerts
Mon Jun 27
Jon Hendricks 90th Birthday Celebration with Annie Ross at Blue NoteThe unstoppable Jon Hendricks, indisputably the father of modern-jazz singing, celebrates his 90th birthday in the company of erstwhile Lambert, Hendricks & Ross bandmate Annie Ross; fledgling vocal star Nikki Yanofsky joins in on June 28. Dave Holland Quintet at Highline BallroomOne of the top bandleaders and talent scouts in jazz for decades, bass master Dave Holland brings his signature fivesome to the Highline for an evening of soulful improv and intricate groove. The impeccable supporting cast includes saxist Chris Potter, trombonist Robin Eubanks, vibist Steve Nelson and drummer Nate Smith. Broadway Sings Tori: A Benefit for RAINN at New World StagesA tremendous lineup of vocalists—including Christine Andreas, Natalie Joy Johnson, Katie Thompson, Max von Essen, Molly Pope and Celina Carvajal—dig into the aching oeuvre of singer-songwriter Tori Amos in this benefit for the Rape, Abuse and Incest...
15 best things to do this week
Mon Jun 27
Monday 27Let an emoticon be an umbrella and check out the eager-to-please works at FriendsWithYou, ":)". Through Aug 6 Lou Reed releases a book of the lyrics he wrote for his song cycle inspired by Poe's The Raven, as well as his illustrations. Pony up for admission and you'll receive a signed copy of his book and hear Reed answer questions about the book and his creative process. Nicolas Roeg's sci-fi cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth orbits back to the Film Forum for another week. Viva the Thin White Duke! Through July 6Tuesday 28The River to River Festival hosts Rufus Wainwright Goes to the Opera, a free preview concert featuring excerpts from Wainwright's first opera Prima Donna.An isolated grandmother (the glorious Mary Louise Wilson) and her grieving grandson exchange hard-won life lessons in Amy Herzog's piercing character study 4000 Miles. Tue--Sun, through July 9There's only one more weeks to catch one of the most daring and topical plays in years, Rajiv Joseph's...
Live photos: Florence and the Machine at SummerStage
Mon Jun 27
In the year since our preview of Florence and the Machine's show at Terminal 5, the eccentric British bandleader has become a bona fide superstar. She performed at the 2011 Grammys; had songs featured in Eat Pray Love and Glee; caused a mini stampede in Australia; and played Glastonbury, Coachella and Bonnaroo. Flo & Co. were recently back in New York at Central Park SummerStage, and TONY photographer wagz2it was there to capture the action.
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