If you were ever in any doubt that NYC is the world capital of music, this article will lay them to rest. This month, the city welcomes everything from jazz-hip-hop fusion to good ol’ fashioned country. Here are our picks for the best concerts coming to NYC this month.
- Where – Highline Ballroom
- When – Jan 5 at 7pm
- Price – $29.50–$59
This progressive jazz outfit offer more than just a pinch of hip-hop flavor. BadBadNotGood bring their Toronto sound to the city in January featuring a performance from Cuban singer Daymé Arocena with a twist of R&B from Lady Wray.
- Where – Rough Trade
- When – Jan 5 at 9pm
- Price – $18–$20
If you’re in the mood for effortlessly melancholic rock then you can’t go far wrong with Whitney. The indie rock duo, hailing from Chicago, offer the perfect mood for the self reflection that comes with those cold dark winters evenings.
Julie Eigenberg with guitarist Manny Moreira
- Where – The Groove
- When – Jan 8 at 5:30pm
- Price – $10
Get down to some sultry bossa nova at a sweet Greenwich Village venue. Jazz vocalist Julie Eigenberg will take the stage with guitarist Manny Moreira in a one-of-a-kind night that will celebrate the life and sounds of the iconic bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim.
Winter Jazzfest 2017
- Where – Various locations
- When – Jan 5–10
With over 140 acts, this annual 5 day Jazz festival is definitely an event to mark down on your calendar.
Shannon and the Clams
- Where – Baby’s All Right
- When – Jan 15 & 16 at 8pm
- Price – $20
If garage-pop is your thing, then this Oakland group may just be your next favorite group. If you are already familiar with the group then expect to hear some new tunes ahead of the recording session for their new album.
- Where – Music Hall of Williamsburg
- When – Jan 20 at 9pm
- Price – $20–$25
On the back of his debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., This Virginia born rapper-singer makes his way to the big apple to sling some feel-good rhymes in the birthplace of hip-hop.
- Where – Irving Plaza
- When – Jan 19-21 at 7pm
- Price – $54
If you were hidden under a rock between 2000 and 2009, it’s entirely possible you’ve never heard of Dashboard Confessional. The emo kid favorites will be beginning their newest tour with these NYC shows.
- Where – Barclays Center
- When – Jan 27 at 8pm
- Price – $85
Singer-songwriter Eric Church comes to NYC bringing with him his own brand of country music. This one nioght only show comes off of the back of his unbelievably successful 2015 album Mr. Misunderstood. If you’re craving some country flavor, this is the gig for you.
Featured image source [Martin Fisch | flickr]