LMB NYC: This Week’s Concert Calendar – Oct 24-30

Medeski, Martin, and Wood | photo © WHITperson

Although last week there were a ton of shows going on due to CMJ, I think I’m actually more impressed with this week’s selection.

Amon Tobin’s doing his ISAM live show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple for three nights (Tues-Thurs). On Tuesday, the Field will bring their hypnotic loop-based electro at LPR and Chris Taylor (of Grizzly Bear) shows off his side project (CANT) at the Bowery. Wednesday, there’s Dawes w/ Blitzen Trapper at Webster Hall, G. Love & Special Sauce at Irving Plaza, and the North Mississippi All Stars are at Brooklyn Bowl. Thursday, there’s some great indie/eclectic rock with Fanfarlo hitting Mercury Lounge and Cymbals Eat Guitars hit the Bowery. You can also get your World Music on with Zongo Junction at the Knitting Factory or check out the mellow, electronic stylings of Justin’s new fav Brandt Brauer Frick at Glasslands. Friday, the North Mississippi Allstars are back at Brooklyn Bowl, and the Pixies are set to rock the Asbury Park Convention Hall w/ Surfer Blood as the opener. Saturday continues with the awesome options. My suggestion, either dig the patented funky jazz stylings of MMW at Terminal 5 (w/ help from Antibalas), or go get a healthy does of jammy bluegrass at the Best Buy Theatre with Yonder Mountain String Band and The Infamous Stringdusters. Oh, and Fanfarlo swings back into town on Sunday night for a second show at Glasslands.

Phew….and those are just the high points. Read on for more NYC show recs.

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
The London Souls w/ Free Entry Before, Lily & the Parlour Tricks, Lyle Divinsky, and more @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
Mingus Orchestra w/ Mingus Orchestra Mingus Mondays and Charles Mingus Orchestra @ Jazz Standard

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Amon Tobin w/ Emika @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (Brooklyn)
CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) @ Bowery Ballroom
The Field @ Le Poisson Rouge
Honoring George Clinton featuring Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, ?uestlove, Vernon Reid and more @ The Apollo Theater

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Amon Tobin w/ Emika @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (Brooklyn)
Dawes w/ Blitzen Trapper and Smoke Fairies @ Webster Hall
G. Love & Special Sauce w/ Apache Relay, Kristy Lee @ Irving Plaza
North Mississippi Allstars w/ Shannon McNally @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
Amon Tobin w/ Emika @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (Brooklyn)
Bernie Worrell Orchestra w/ Special Appearances by Bootsy Collins and more @ The Bitter End
Brandt Brauer Frick and Humans @ Glasslands
Cymbals Eat Guitars w/ Hooray For Earth and Beige @ The Bowery Ballroom
Fanfarlo @ Mercury Lounge
The Naked and Famous w/ The Chain Gang of 1974 @ Webster Hall
Zongo Junction w/ Baba Ola Jagun and Ancestral Rhythms and DJ Hallogallo @ Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
North Mississippi Allstars @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
Pixies w/ Surfer Blood @ Asbury Park Convention Hall (Asbury Park, NJ)
Shpongle and Phutureprimitive @ Hammerstein Ballroom

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Holy Ghost @ The Bowery Ballroom
John Brown’s Body @ Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
Medeski, Martin & Wood w/ Antibalas @ Terminal 5
Project/Object w/ Ike Willis and Ray White @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Yonder Mountain String Band w/ The Infamous Stringdusters @ Best Buy Theater

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
The Little Willies w/ Lee Alexander and Norah Jones at The Bell House (Brooklyn)
Fanfarlo at Glasslands Gallery (Brooklyn)