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The best NYC concerts and music festivals: Further ahead

Grab your tickets early for Stromae and Tobias Jesso Jr.

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Stromae

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Stromae

Rising electro-songsmith and Time Out New York cover star Stromae (real name: Paul Van Haver) specializes in soulful bangers that sound at once sophisticated and bombastic. He's a huge star in his native Belgium, and increasingly a recognizable name in the States as well. This headlining spot at the Garden will be his biggest NYC gig yet.

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Until Thu Oct 1

Iggy Azalea + Nick Jonas + Tinashe

Chances are you have a strong opinion on Iggy Azalea, arrived at after months on end of having ""Fancy" drilled into your skull. As for us, we prefer to set aside the "authenticity" debate that still rages in hip-hop—that all went out the window years ago—and just embrace the glorious absurdity of a white Aussie rapper affecting a black Southern accent. And hey, her songs are catchy as hell. Catch I-G-G-Y's big stadium show here, with rising R&B star Tinashe and Jonas Brother turned surprisnigly effective Miguel-esque soul man Nick Jonas.

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Thu May 7 - Fri May 8

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The best summer music festivals in 2017

Music festivals have become as essential a feature of summer in New York as ice-skating and hot chocolate are to winter in the city. What makes New York's summer music festivals so great? We'll start with the beautiful weather, then add the fact that you'll be watching your favorite bands play in NYC parks and other truly iconic surroundings—say, Central Park, or the leafy BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! bandshell. But for those dedicated festivalgoers willing to travel, we've rounded up the best of the best summer music festivals nationwide.  So be sure to go to some of Gotham's rockin' festivals, but don't blame us if you can't resist splurging on a trip across the country to attend some of the other amazing festivals going on this summer. Whichever ones you decide to go to, just don't forget that '80s sun visor. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to summer concerts in NYC

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By: Andrew Frisicano
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The best concerts in NYC in May

Highlights for the month’s concerts in NYC include Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Animal Collective and Ty Segall

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Electric Zoo 2014: Fashion trends

No one can deny that the attendees of NYC's biggest EDM festival have put some serious time and effort into constructing their Zoo-appropriate looks

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Full Moon Fest 2014: Our favorite photos

Based on a series of monthly all-night dance parties on the Thai island of Ko Pha Ngan, Full Moon Fest took place on the balmy Friday before August's full moon this year, the very peak of summer.

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Firefly Music Festival 2014

OutKast, Weezer, Beck and the Foo Fighters had the crowds surfing all weekend long at the third edition of the East Coast music blowout

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Governors Ball 2014: Friday

OutKast, Phoenix, Julian Casablancas and ridiculously perfect weather highlighted day one of New York’s biggest music fest

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Summer Jam 2014

Hip-hop took center stage as the genre’s finest rocked the mikes at MetLife Stadium

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Boston Calling Spring 2014

Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie and Jack Johnson headlined the three-day Memorial Day weekend music extravaganza in Boston

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Haim at Terminal 5

The L.A. sister act supported its unstoppable 2013 debut with a winningly diverse set

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Coachella 2014

See our best shots from weekend one of Coachella 2014, from crowd-surfing kids to barely clothed hotties

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