The infamously quirky Icelandic artist is already known for extravagance. In 2017, she re-imagined her eighth studio release Vulnurica as an immersive VR-experience, in which she transforms into a God-like entity of pure light dancing with an ominously fluourescing, flying jellyfish. And previous tours have featured the likes of 70-piece orchestras (2001's Vespertine), as well as electric-bolt-emitting tesla coils and pendulums that utilize the earth’s gravitational pull to create musical patterns (Biophilia). So in other words: When Björk describes her newest stage creation as her "most elaborate" yet, you can be plan to be no less than awestruck. Her first full theatrical production, Cornucopia promises to bridge digital and acoustic worlds in a stunning array of visuals, stage design and sound. But despite the hype, the show remains shrouded in mystery—there's no word on what music she'll be performing exactly, nor has she provided much in the way of promotional imagery or video. The promotional poster features the singer donning the same outfit as in her "Utopia" music video, so its possible the show will expand on music from her latest album of the same name.
Critics want to claim that rock and roll is dying, but not if the fellas in Greta Van Fleet have anything to say about it. Riffing off genre titans like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, but with newfound freshness, the Michigan-bred quartet brings a captivating stage presence to the outdoor venue on the heels of its debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.
Best known as the bassist in Wayne Shorter's envelope-pushing quartet, Patitucci's recent solo releases are smoldering affairs smartly seasoned with roots rock and Afropop. Of his two combo formats this week, his Remembrance Trio—with whom he released his last full-length, Brooklyn—is of particular note, featuring fiery contemporary drum favorite Brian Blade and inventive saxist Chris Potter,
The Tony-winning star of Jersey Boys, both the Broadway musical and the Clint Eastwood film, brings his musical highs and puppyish eyes back to Feinstein's/54 Below in a set of hit tunes from the '50s, '60s and '70s—including, surely, at least one by the Four Seasons.
Since ‘90s mid-western emo is experiencing somewhat of a modern revival, it's only fitting that legend Mike Kinsella (of Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc and Owen fame) would reconvene his short-lived but genre-defining project American Football. The band's new album—the second self-titled followup to its beloved, classic self-titled debut—features the likes of Hayley Williams (Paramore) and Rachel Goswell (Slowdive) accompanying its wistful explorations of middle-aged ennui. Now faced with the responsibilites of work and family two decades later, the band strays farther from its original mythology (based in college music scenes, fiery teenage romances and heartbreak) in search of new, maturer ground.
Sitcom royal Mullally (Will & Grace) joins forces and blends voices with young actor-singer Hunt in the guise of a bespectacled folk duo called Nancy And Beth. Their debut Carlyle set will include selections from their self-titled debut album, which includes songs by Lou Rawls, Leiber and Stoller, Rufus Wainwright and Wynona Carr.
A demigod of the demimonde, Arias has entertained and scandalized the club world for decades with his fetish-drag getups, extravagant charisma, filthy patter and Billie Holiday stylings. In his latest Joe's set, he looks back on his storied career, backed by a five-piece band.
Talented singers from the Broadway and cabaret worlds sing side by side in this tribute to the master of musical theater that has often featured former cast members of Sondheim shows. Guests at the May episode include Sondheim alums Sarah Rice, Hunter Ryan Herlicka, Teri Ralston as well as Carole J. Bufford, Samuel Buttery, Scott Coulter, Natalie Douglas, Stearns Matthews, Lucia Spina and Michael Winther.
Rivera came to New York in the early 1950s, and the rest is razzle-dazzle history: starring roles in the original casts of West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie and Chicago; 10 Tony nominations (including two wins); the 2002 Kennedy Center Honors. She’s often called a legend, but she's very much real—and, at 86, still firmly in command of her talents.
He’s worked with Liza Minnelli, Kylie Minogue and just about every downtown act in NYC. Now composer, pianist and performer Lance Horne hosts his own wild night of singing, drinking and dancing, strip-teasing and bad behavior at the East Village nightlife hub Club Cumming. Expect advanced show-tune geekery and appearances by Broadway stars looking to get down by the piano. Plan on sleeping in on Tuesday.