LMB NYC: This Week’s Concert Calendar (March 5 – 11)

This week in NYC Live Music, we’ve got a special all-star cast for the “Robert Johnson at 100″ benefit at the Apollo, week II of Soulive’s “Bowlive” residency at Brooklyn Bowl, and the start of another mega-residency, the Allman Brothers annual Beacon run. Read on for those and other NYC concert highlights this week…

The historic Apollo Theatre plays host to another big benefit show this week: ROBERT JOHNSON @ 100. The all-star lineup features The Roots, Shemika Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Sam Moore, Todd Rundgren, Macy Gray, Chuck D, Savion Glover, Pedrito Martinez Group, Living Color, and more.

Last week, Soulive kicked off their ten-night Brooklyn Bowl residency in style. Week II of Bowlive III starts Tuesday with Lettuce, Skerik, Zach Deputy & Allen Stone. Other guest spots this week include: Citizen Cope, Alice Smith, George Porter, Jr. & Billy Martin, Alecia Chakour & Nigel Hall, The London Souls and I swear that I saw a listing for Maceo Parker (but that may just been a rumor). As always, pretty much anything can happen at Bowlive:

For something equally groove-worthy but much more electronic, check out Four Tet at LPR.

If you’re looking for something more indie rock/eclectic, there are plenty of great options.

Fanfarlo is back out on tour in 2012, hitting Webster Hall.

Neon Indian’s got one of those hip little gigs a the New York Museum Of Modern Art.

Young the Giant and Grouplove are at Terminal 5…

Young the Giant

Grouplove

We also get the return of Mute Math and Gomez, two bands that busted out strong a few years back and then seemed to quiet down for a time.

Mute Math

Gomez

And even though it’s not really my thing, Of A Revolution is doing an intimate weeklong run of show at the Bowery…notable given their size and that this is yet another long ass run of shows by a big band in NYC.

And speaking of a big ass multi-show run, the Allman Brothers will begin their annual run at the Beacon this Friday. Expect lots of special guests and surprises, and hell, maybe we’ll even see some crossover with Bowlive guest slots this weekend. That could get very interesting.

Also of note is the return of famed Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys, playing with his band the Suffering Bastards on Friday and Sunday nights at the Highline. This should sufficiently rock.

As always, those are just the topline shows. Read on for a few more and all the links and details….

Interesting shows from this week’s NYC concert calendar:

MONDAY, MARCH 5
Bjork @ Roseland Ballroom
Tennis, Hospitality @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

TUESDAY, MARCH 6
A Blues Hall of Fame Benefit: ROBERT JOHNSON @ 100
Featuring The Roots, Shemika Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Sam Moore, Todd Rundgren, Macy Gray, Chuck D, Savion Glover, Pedrito Martinez Group, Living Color
Bowlive III: Soulive w/ Lettuce, Skerik, Zach Deputy & Allen Stone, opening set by Zach Deputy @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fanfarlo, Nightlands, Young Man @ Webster Hall
Jane’s Addiction, Black Box Revelation @ Wellmont Theatre
O.A.R. @ The Bowery Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Bowlive III: Soulive w/ Lettuce, Skerik & Zach Deputy, opening set by Zach Deputy Brooklyn Bowl
Neon Indian @ the New York Museum Of Modern Art
O.A.R. @ The Bowery Ballroom

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Bowlive III: Soulive w/ Citizen Cope, Alice Smith, George Porter, Jr. & Billy Martin + Questlove’s Bowlive Train (DJ Set)
Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady), Virgin Forest @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Delicate Steve, Janka Nabay, xxxy, Braille @ Glasslands
Kaiser Chiefs, Walk The Moon, Transfer @ Terminal 5
MuteMath @ Best Buy Theater
O.A.R. @ The Bowery Ballroom

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards, Leroy Justice, The Polish Ambassador, Stephan Jacobs @ Highline Ballroom
Bowlive III: Soulive w/ George Porter, Jr., opening set by Alecia Chakour & Nigel Hall Brooklyn Bowl
DataRock @ Studio at Webster Hall
Herbie Hancock @ Lincoln Center
Los Amigos Invisibles @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Duane Trucks @ Iridium Jazz Club
O.A.R. @ The Bowery Ballroom
Oneohtrix Point Never @ 285 Kent
RJD2 @ Webster Hall
Young The Giant, Grouplove @ Terminal 5

SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Bowlive III: Soulive w/ Maceo Parker and opening set by The London Souls @ Brooklyn Bowl
Four Tet @ Le Poisson Rouge
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Scrapomatic @ Iridium Jazz Club
O.A.R. @ The Bowery Ballroom
They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton @ Terminal 5

SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Alberta Cross @ Piano’s
Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards @ Highline Ballroom
Gomez, Hey Rosetta! @ Bowery Ballroom