LMB NYC: Concert Calendar (May 21-27) – American Babies, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, Maps & Atlases, Steve Winwood

As we continue the transition from spring to summer, the NYC concert calendar is starting to pick up some steam. The hot ticket of the week is Jack White with the latest “it” band — the Alabama Shakes — playing two nights at Roseland. But there are plenty of other club shows that are looking just as good to me, including Maps & Atlases at Webster Hall, Hooray for Earth at Glasslands, and American Babies with Dangermuffin and Tall Tall Trees at Brooklyn Bowl. For something a little more classic, I’d recommend Steve Winwood with Bobby Long or Bill Frisell, who’s taking over the Village Vanguard for most of the week. And for those needing some serious dance beats, there’s a powerhouse EDM show at Webster Hall featuring Simian Mobile Disco, Lindstrom, Michael Mayer at Webster Hall.

Read on for all of this week’s highlights….

Jack White

Alabama Shakes

Maps & Atlases
www.youtube.com/watch?v=omp_yGC0uMQ&t=1m27s

Hooray for Earth

American Babies

Dangermuffin

Tall Tall Trees

Bill Frisell

Steve Winwood

Bobby Long

Simian Mobile Disco

Lindstrom

Michael Mayer

As always, there’s a lot more going on. Read on for more interesting NYC shows this week, plus all the links and deets for the ones listed above….

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MONDAY, MAY 21
Jack White, Alabama Shakes @ Roseland Ballroom
Maps & Atlases, The Big Sleep, Sister Crayon @ Studio at Webster Hall

TUESDAY, MAY 22
Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Del Sol String Quartet @ The Stone
Jack White, Alabama Shakes @ Roseland Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
The Afghan Whigs, Joseph Arthur @ Bowery Ballroom
Bill Frisell @ Village Vanguard
The Polyphonic Spree, Rocky Votolato @ Webster Hall
Steve Winwood, Bobby Long @ Beacon Theatre
Two Gallants @ The Rocks Off Concert Cruise

THURSDAY, MAY 24
Bill Frisell @ Village Vanguard
Dark Star Orchestra @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ)
Hooray For Earth @ Glasslands
The Spinto Band @ The Rock Shop
Two Gallants, Mariachi El Bronx @ The Rocks Off Concert Cruise

FRIDAY, MAY 25
American Babies, Dangermuffin, Tall Tall Trees @ Brooklyn Bowl
BAIO (Vampire Weekend) @ Le Bain
Bill Frisell @ Village Vanguard
Hoots & Hellmouth, Tall Heights, Darlingside @ Mercury Lounge
Nels Cline, Julian Lage, Kalabalik @ (le) Poisson Rouge
Simian Mobile Disco, Lindstrom, Michael Mayer @ Webster Hall

SATURDAY, MAY 26
Bill Frisell @ Village Vanguard
O’Death @ Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ)
Slick Rick, Converge @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
Steve Winwood @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Underground Horns, PitchBlak Brass Band, Zongo Junction @ 92Y Tribeca

SUNDAY, MAY 27
From Good Homes @ Brooklyn Bowl