And the Band Played On…

And the Band Played On…

Of course, nothing beats dinner and a show in NYC; however, contrary to popular belief, that “show” doesn’t have to be a theater production. If you want to rock out to your fave band while enjoying the energy of NYC, you’re in luck, pretty much every band makes a stop in the Big Apple while touring. Here are a few to check out this month.

Cécile McLorin Salvant will perform in the Appel Room at Jazz At Lincoln Center Feb. 12 thru 14. The singer will give it her all during a series of six Valentine’s Day-inspired performances over her three-night stint. 

Across town, folks can enjoy music and views of the twinkling cityscape from the 67th floor of Top of The Rock Observation Deck during the famed attraction’s Starlight Music Series. Tonight, indie band WILD will take the stage. On Sunday (Feb. 14), Joelle and The Pinehurst Trio will perform jazz tunes with a pop influence (and vice versa). On Feb. 17, singer/songwriter Courtney Graf will perform, and on Feb. 24 the venue will welcome Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers—an interesting group that explores music of the 1920s and 30s. All performances will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. and admission is free with the price of admission to Top of The Rock. Hungry? Food and drink will be available for purchase from The Sea Grill. 

On Feb. 22, fans of show tunes should definitely check out “Broadway by the Year” at The Town Hall. The series kicks off on Feb. 22 with an exploration of Broadway musicals of the 1930s.

On Feb. 24, classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić will perform at Blue Note Jazz Club. Karadaglić will play two solo sets—one at 8 p.m. and the other at 10:30 p.m.—of Beatles songs from his new “Blackbird –The Beatles” album, as well as other classical tunes. 

If you want to catch a show in Brooklyn, The Soul Rebels are headed to Brooklyn Bowl—a music venue, bowling alley and bar all rolled into one—Feb. 25 thru 27. During their three-day appearance, the New Orleans-based brass ensemble will be joined by hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, Big Freedia (best known for specializing in a New Orleans genre of hip hop called “bounce music”), rapper Kirk Knight, funk master Nigel Hall and more.

Back on Manhattan Island, punk band Titus Andronicus will grace the stage of Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom on Feb. 29. The night will also welcome alternative rocker Craig Finn—front man for The Hold Steady.

Pictured: Cécile McLorin Salvant, courtesy Mark Fitton; Miloš Karadaglić, courtesy Andy Earl; The Soul Rebels, courtesy The Soul Rebels Brass Band, Inc.

Homepage Image: The Soul Rebels, courtesy The Soul Rebels Brass Band, Inc.


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