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NYC Live Music Roundup 10/29

New York City live music round October 29,2011. Stay informed and up to date on shows in large concert halls to small venues. Over this Halloween weekend, there will be shows at venues that include Terminal 5, Hammerstein Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Ballroom, Town Hall, and Mercury Lounge. Check out Video from the Medeski Martin & Wood + Antibalas show when it airs on Youtube tomorrow.

Saturday October 29, 2011

Medeski Martin & Wood special guest Antibalas

Medeski Martin & Wood fuse jazz, rock, fusion and funk music. The trio conists of John Medeski on keyboards and piano, Billy Martin on drums and percussion, and Chris Wood on double bass and bass guitar.

Antibalas (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band whose background draws on musical lineages steeped in jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, and West African music. African artist Fela Kuti is a big influence on the band’s music.

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $27.50 advance / $35 day of show

Terminal 5
610 W 56th St.(Between 11th and 12th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.582.6600
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John Brown’s Body with iLa Mawana

John Brown’s Body is a reggae band with members that hail from Boston, MA and Ithaca, NY. The band uses reggae as a foundation, but incorporates dub, drum and bass, dancehall, hip hop and other musical experiments and exploration to create a sound both timeless and forward.

iLa Mawana is an 8-piece original reggae movement based in Boston, MA. Their roots are in reggae and dark driving dub.

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 day of show

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue (between Kent Ave and Berry St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718.963-3369
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Danzig is a heavy metal band from the United States, formed in 1987. The band serves as a musical outlet for singer/composer Glenn Danzig, and their music fuses dark lyrics and imagery with blues influenced music.

Show: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $121

Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.279.7740
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Booga Sugar with Hot Lava,Little Embers

Booga Sugar has become the perfect embodiment of impossibly polished dance grooves. They have created a visionary sound that evokes NY 80’s revival veering towards pop bliss.

Little Embers is a collaborative effort featuring Theresa Hoffmann & her husband Anthony Rizzo. While she writes the songs, he provides the setting from which the tunes take flight. Influenced by artists such as Wilco, Paul Westerberg and Lucinda Williams, L.E. has found their own unique style.

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show

Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston St.
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212.260.4700
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Black Lips with Davila 666, Xray Eyeballs, DJ Jonathan Toubin

The Black Lips gained notoriety for their crazy live shows that have included vomiting, urinating in their own mouths, nudity, band members kissing, fireworks, and a chicken. They have slowly built a fanbase that appreciates their energy and style that is a rough mishmash of blues, rock, doo-wop, country, and punk.

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $20

Webster Hall

125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.353.1600 ‎
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Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) with Ólöf Arnalds

Jeff Mangum is best known for being the lyricist, vocalist and guitarist of the band Neutral Milk Hotel.

Ólöf Arnalds is an Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist. Classically educated on the violin, viola and self-taught on guitar and charango, Ólöf’s most distinctive asset is, nonetheless, her voice.

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets Sold Out

Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
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