In honor of music month and the beginning of summer concerts, we bring you the ultimate music itinerary. From blaring bass and melodic voices to over-the-top themes, these are your must-see shows in New York this week.
It may be pouring, but that doesn’t mean you should be snoring. Kick away the rainy day blues with some live music by The Used.
Monday May 21, 6:30pm, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place.
The band born in a time when MTV actually played music videos and Pop-Up Video was an after-school show is back with a new album after a 7-year hiatus. Garbage will perform songs from their new album Not Your Kind of People and hopefully some classics like “Stupid Girl” and “Milk.”
Tuesday May 22, 7pm. Webster Hall, 125 East 11 Street. 212.353.1600
If you stop to dance every time you see the Charlize Theron J’Adore commercial, you can’t miss Gossip’s show in New York this Tuesday. Always a dance-worthy event.
Tuesday May 22, 7pm. Terminal 5, 610 West 56 Street. 212.582.6600.
Take an imaginary vacation to Jamaica with live reggae music by international band Rootz Underground. The beats will keep you moving all night, and you’ll feel like you’ve retreated to tropical paradise. What a nice way to break up the week.
Tuesday May 22, 8pm. B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W 42 Street. 212.997.4144.
A group of dapper Brits telling you you’re beautiful. Need we say more?
Saturday May 26, 3pm. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway. 212.465.6500.