Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: March 6-8

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Looking for tickets this weekend? Check out our selection of what’s hot in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.


bbno$

March 6, 8:00 p.m.
Bowery Ballroom

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, bbno$ (“baby no money”) put his name on the map with his 2019 single, “Lalala.” With a style that weaves together self-produced trap-style beats with old-school groove and upbeat lyrics, his music makes for a guaranteed good time.

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SheBelieves Cup

March 8
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Fresh off their World Cup victory, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is seeking more thrilling wins in 2020. Warm up by watching Japan vs. England (2:15 p.m.), before the world champs take on Spain’s speedy and strong team (5 p.m.).

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Mean Girls

Multiple showtimes
August Wilson Theatre

Relive everyone’s favorite early-aughts movie, portraying the catty yet undeniably truthful trysts that define life in American high school. With music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, Tina Fey’s original, hilarious script takes on new depth—and new drama.

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 28-March 1

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No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.


Fetty Wap, Prostyle, & Friends

February 29, 10:00 p.m.
Stereo Garden, Patchogue, NY

After his single “Trap Queen” charted number two on Billboard’s Hot 100, Fetty Wap became an unstoppable force in the rap scene. This momentum has culminated in his anticipated album, Trap & B, which is just weeks old.

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New York Guardians vs. Los Angeles Wildcats

February 29, 2:00 p.m.
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

The newest thing in sports is the XFL — a winter and spring professional football league launched by WWE CEO Vince McMahon. With only eight teams nationwide, New Yorkers are lucky enough to get their own home team, the New York Guardians. Shorter games and a shorter season mean it’s essential to catch the action while you can!

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WICKED – Behind the Emerald Curtain

February 29, 10:00 a.m.
Gershwin Theatre, New York, NY

Wicked opened on October 30, 2003, and to this day it runs eight shows a week, making it the fifth longest-running show in history. If you’ve always wondered what makes a show like this tick, Behind the Emerald Curtain allows a close look at the logistics, including award-winning set models and costumes, entirely led by the show’s cast members.

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March 2020 Concert Calendar: 15 Can’t-Miss Shows

March 2020 Concert Calendar: 15 Can’t-Miss Shows

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Hang in there. We’re within shouting distance of warmer months here in the New York City metropolitan area, and the music scene is starting to take notice. March is shaping up to be a killer month for live music.

This month’s concert calendar is chock full of under-the-radar indie shows, headliner acts and just about everything in between. Sure, Billie Eilish and Pearl Jam may have sold out in record time, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun to be had all around.

Temperatures may not be warming up quite yet, but the music scene sure is. Here are 15 can’t-miss live shows for March.


Wye Oak

March 4, 9:00 p.m.
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Formed in Baltimore in 2006, Wye Oak have been honing their autumnal indie-pop sound over the course of five critically acclaimed studio albums. Drawing from folk, electronic and R&B influences, their eclectic and transformative live performances are something to behold. They aren’t a well-kept secret anymore; tickets won’t last for this one.

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Boyz II Men

March 6, 8:00 p.m.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY

There seems to be a sort of Boyz II Men renaissance going on, with the venerable group popping up all over the place—even for a collaboration with Tyler, the Creator at the 2020 Grammy Awards. We’re definitely not complaining. The most successful R&B act of all time can’t get enough credit for their silky smooth harmonies. You’ve got to see them live.

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The Jayhawks

March 6 & 7, 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl

It’s hard to believe that The Jayhawks have been making quality, relevant music for 30 years. Gary Louris and company emerged in the ‘80s with a sound that was equal parts Byrds, Beatles and Petty—and they’ve been flying under the radar ever since. Their music is essential, and the beautiful harmonies alone are worth the price of admission. 

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Tickets on sale for these 2020 Jayhawks shows. February 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue & 7th St Entry (Ed Ackerson Celebration of Life Benefit at First Avenue) March 5 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of Homer * March 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl * March 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl * March 8 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre * April 16 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre * April 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall * April 18 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music Music (SOLD OUT) * April 19 (afternoon) – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music (SOLD OUT) * April 19 (evening) – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music (SOLD OUT) * May 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater * May 7 – San Antonio, TX – Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall * May 8 – Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live * May 9 – Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live * May 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston * May 29 – Barcelona, Spain May 30 – Zaragoza, Spain June 2 – Valencia, Spain – Moon Valencia June 4 – Madrid, Spain – OCHO Y MEDIO June 5 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Music Legends Festival June 6 – Pontevedra, Spain – Pazo da Cultura de Pontevedra June 18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre ** June 19 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ** June 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ** June 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ** * = with The Mastersons ** = with Those Pretty Wrongs

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Destroyer

March 7, 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Steel

Slow and steady wins the race sometimes, and Dan Bejar has been at it since his debut in 1998. His music works because he retains his artful eccentricity, but everything else seems to change on a whim. Each album is distinct, and the same goes for his live show.

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The Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band

March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden

While The Allman Brothers may be retired, obviously their legacy lives on. Madison Square Garden is going to be packed with ABB fanatics on March 10 for good reason—this celebration’s lineup includes Jaimoe from the original lineup, along with an all-star lineup of country-rock stars.

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KRS-One

March 12, 9:00 p.m.
Sony Hall

KRS-One was as controversial as he was influential during the hip-hop boom of the ‘80s and ‘90s with his hardcore style. As an MC and rapper, he epitomizes that classic sound. While his career and outlook may have shifted over the years, his influence and clout definitely have not.

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Nathaniel Rateliff

March 12 & 13, 8:00 p.m.
Town Hall

Nathaniel Rateliff, with or without his band, has been on a victory lap over the past few years, dominating the Americana scene in many ways. He recently released his solo album And It’s Still Alright, which is the perfect reason to head to Town Hall to experience his gravelly voice and unmistakable stage presence.

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Against Me!

March 15, 8:00 p.m.
The Paramount, Huntington, NY

Laura Jane Grace and company have gone from an upstart indie-punk project out of Florida to veteran status over nearly 20 years in the scene. Against Me! has a knack for combining traditional thrash-punk simplicity with irresistible pop style. In other words, their shows apply to just about anyone.

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Best Coast

March 18, 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Steel

It’s March in NYC. It’s cold. So, we recommend heading out to Brooklyn Steel for the sunny, California-evoking vibes of Best Coast. They’re reliably great, combining throwback pop in the same vein as Blondie, and just the right amount of indie grunge.

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Stephen Marley

March 20, 8:00 p.m.
Sony Hall

Anytime a Marley rolls through town, it’s a good rule to mark it on your calendar. Stephen makes it hard to forget he’s carrying the torch for his legendary father, bringing socially conscious reggae into the 21st century. It’ll be mellow and mind-blowing all at once.

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Blood Orange

March 20, 8:00 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall

Blood Orange is the epitome of talent. Dev Hynes has become famous for bringing art into R&B and hip-hop, and he almost never ceases to surprise. He’s highly regarded across the music industry in just about every genre, which definitely says something, and you’ll understand when you see his live show.

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Indigo Girls

March 22, 8:00 p.m.
The Paramount, Huntington, NY

You’re not going to get a better sample of the ‘90s singer-songwriter scene than Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. As the Indigo Girls, they helped channel Joni Mitchell’s threadbare style into the pop mainstream. These women are music legends by now, and now’s your chance to catch them at their can’t-miss show at The Paramount.

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Caamp

March 29, 8:00 p.m.
Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, New Jersey

If you needed an excuse to head out to the land of Springsteen, Caamp is the perfect one. They’re modern Americana at its best, incorporating traditional folk/bluegrass melodies with soulful vocals to a hypnotic effect. This show will be warm, intimate and unforgettable.

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Thom Yorke

March 31 & April 1, 8:00 p.m.
Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom

Thom Yorke has well surpassed ‘legendary’ status as a solo artist, composer and with Radiohead, so hurry up and grab your tickets for this show—it will definitely sell out. With 2019’s Anima and multiple side projects/compositions under his belt, this show will most likely continue his streak of being unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

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4 NYC Mardi Gras Celebrations To Hit This Year

4 NYC Mardi Gras Celebrations To Hit This Year

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On the night of Mardi Gras, as celebrations of Fat Tuesday heat up, little pockets of NYC will suddenly feel more like the French Quarter than the cold Northeast in February. You just have to know where to look. We put together a list of some local hotspots and restaurants that are sure to be hits during next week’s festivities.


Good Eats: Aqua Boil, The Jones

New York isn’t known for its Cajun cuisine, but you might be surprised at the hidden gems around town that make for a delicious Fat Tuesday. If you didn’t think a seafood boil was a reasonable ask in NYC, check out Aqua Boil in Hell’s Kitchen, and don’t be afraid to get a little messy. Shrimp, crawfish and lobster boils abound, plus starters like oyster sliders and lobster rolls. Also, be sure to check out the casual seafood concept The Jones, which replaced the longstanding The Great Jones in Noho in 2018.


Mardi Gras Celebration With Ross James’ Gotta Serve Somebody at Brooklyn Bowl

If Brooklyn’s nightclubs aren’t your scene, but you want to make your Mardi Gras musical, check out Brooklyn Bowl, where Ross James, of Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, is bringing his new project, “Ross James’ Gotta Serve Somebody: A Celebration of Dylan & The Dead” to this hotspot. Get ready to rock to Ross’ interpretations of his favorite Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan songs by some of the best players in the jam-band scene. Add that to a diverse food and drink menu, and you’ve got a Mardi Gras party. Get tickets to the show here.


Third Street Becomes Bourbon Street in Williamsburg

On the evening of February 25, South Third Street in Brooklyn will be transformed into Bourbon Street for just a few hours as New Yorkers gather for Cajun food, drinks, music and more. While the street will have no shortage of activity, try exploring tastes of local favorites like the southern fare of Root and Bone, where shrimp and grits won’t be in short supply on Mardi Gras.


Mardi Gras Murder Mystery At Windfall

Go on your own, or grab friends and experience a totally different kind of Mardi Gras celebration where everyone plays a character, and every character is a suspect. The story of the murder mystery begins with the annual Mardi Gras celebration at Fat Tuesday’s Pub on Bourbon Street. The music, food and drinks are all “perfect” until one party-goer meets a mysterious end. Make this a Mardi Gras to remember and reserve your spot here.


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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 21-23

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No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.


Drive-By Truckers

February 22, 8 p.m.
Webster Hall, New York, NY

To the Drive-By Truckers, the sound of the south is equal parts Americana, alternative and country rock. Inspired by their Alabama and Virginia roots, and the group’s origin in Athens, Georgia, they keep crowds on their feet with hits like “Goddamn Lonely Love” and “Where the Devil Don’t Stay.”

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New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers

February 21, 7:30 pm
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Ranking 13th in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks have had yet another tough season. This weekend, they meet the Pacers, who’ve just come out of a six-game losing streak. Get your tickets now to see which team will show up to win.  

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Multiple showtimes
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York, NY

Based off of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic movie, Moulin Rouge! The Musical brings all the spectacle and grandeur of the Montmartre district to stage. Since opening in 2018, this jukebox musical has had guests mouthing the words to the hit soundtrack, while watching Christian and Satine’s beautifully doomed love story.

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Attendee Festival Lookout: March 2020

Festival Lookout: March 2020

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Festival season hasn’t officially begun yet, but that means we’re in the most important part of the process—planning for festival season. As we pointed out in our more broad look at the year in festivals, there are more than a few to pick from and it will take some strategy on your part. 

And, to help with that strategy, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a closer look at which festivals you should attend on a monthly basis. March marks the beginning of the season, so there are plenty of small-to-midsize shows definitely worth checking out (along with one giant exception).

Each month, we’ll pick one or two must-attend festivals for the month, along with some more-than-worthy selections for those who have a more specific taste. Without further ado, here’s your festival lookout for March 2020.


The Headliner

SXSW 2020

March 16-22
Austin, TX

If you’ve never been to SXSW, it’s definitely one to cross off of your bucket list. It’s not your traditional music festival by any means. In fact, the Film and Interactive tracks of the experience are just as well-known as the Music track. 

Running for an entire week, the city of Austin explodes with flocks of creatives, industry insiders, tourists, music fans, you name it. While some locals may feel a bit overwhelmed by the inflow, there may be no better time to get a heavy dose of everything Austin has to offer. 

From a music standpoint, this is maybe the best festival you can attend to catch artists before they break big. Most of the major names—like Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, and 50 Cent—are reserved for speaking engagements and panel discussions.

But, this festival thrives in the unknown. We could list some must-see acts, like Justin Townes Earle, Caroline Rose, Frances Quinlan, Algiers and Weeping Icon, but we think you should discover something new for yourself. There are hundreds (literally) of artists hosting showcases around the city, so you’re not going to be short on options. These artists are hungry, and they’re going all out to show their best side to Austin.

Plus, you get to experience the best venues Austin has to offer as well. Be sure to check out:

To get your tickets to SXSW 2020, click here. You may get a bit of sticker shock looking at the price, but think of it this way: You’re getting a full week of incredible shows and experiences, with hundreds of each to pick from. Not to mention access to some of the best taco shops in the world. We’ll see y’all down south.

Supporting Acts

Innings Festival

February 29–March 1
Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, AZ

Talk about a great idea. Tempe, Arizona, is best known for the home of MLB Spring Training for many teams, so someone out there had one hell of an ‘aha’ moment when they came up with the Innings Festival. This two-day festival is the perfect marriage of baseball and music, featuring appearances from legends on both sides.

Seriously, though. Just check out the lineup. You’ve got Portugal. The Man, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Death Cab for Cutie, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Dr. Dog and many more playing two different stages. Not to mention, appearances from baseball icons like Ryan Dempster, Jim Thome, Jake Peavy and more. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, this seems like a hidden gem worth anyone’s time.

Okeechobee Music Festival

March 5–8
Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee, FL

If there’s a spring music festival in Florida, that’s a pretty reliable bet for a good time. The Sunshine State is known for its consistent weather, and spring may take the cake. But, cool breezes aside, Okeechobee Music Festival is quickly becoming a go-to among the midsize festival circuit. In fact, it’s flirting with the big time.

For proof, just look at their 2020 lineup. Running Thursday through Sunday, you’ve got Bassnectar, Vampire Weekend, Haim, Clairo, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Blood Orange and dozens more. This festival has a great mix of genres, so it’ll be a crowd-pleaser for anyone in your group.

Campfire Gathering 2020

March 16-18
Camp Lucy, TX

Remember we mentioned some locals may get overwhelmed by SXSW? Well, Campfire Gathering may be the antidote to that. Set conspicuously during the same week as the massive festival/conference, this low-key event is located on a rustic ranch in beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas. It’s advertised as more of a summer camp than a music festival, but we think it’ll fit in on this list nicely.

The lineup is killer for anyone looking for an introduction to Texas music, and the next generation keeping “real country” alive. Headliners include Shakey Graves, Margo Price, Colter Wall, Orville Peck, Delta Spirit, Deer Tick and more. If you’re looking for solitude, country swagger and a Texas experience unlike any other, definitely check it out.

If March is an indicator of the festival season, it’s going to be a very good year. Keep in touch with the latest from Attendee for details on festival lineups, announcements and more:

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 14-16

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No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

Ms. Lauryn Hill

February 15, 8:00 p.m.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY

From her record-breaking solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), the singer-rapper is widely regarded as one of the best in the game. Inspired by her early days in the Grammy-winning group The Fugees, her work fuses soul, reggae and rap in well-known hits like “Ex-Factor” and “Doo Wop (That Thing).

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New York Open

Multiple days & times
NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

If three days of tennis sounds like the ideal weekend, you’re in luck. Catch all the matchups spanning the final three days of the New York Open — quarterfinals, semifinals and finals — at NYCB Live and see who leaves victorious.

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All-Star Stand-Up Comedy

February 14, 7:30 p.m.
Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Hosted by comedian Clayton Fletcher, this stand-up show’s laugh-out-loud antics could be the perfect way to rebel against traditional Valentine’s Day candlelit dinners. Grab a drink and enjoy as comedians from the likes of MTV, HBO and Comedy Central take to the mic.

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 7 - 9

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No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

Rex Orange County

February 7 & 8, 8:00 pm
Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Indie artist Alex O’Connor, better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, has come a long way from his self-produced debut album, bcos u will never b free. The British singer-songwriter uses hip-hop, jazz and bedroom pop influences to formulate quirky, undeniably catchy tunes for his newest album, Pony.

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New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings

February 9, 6:00 pm
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

While they aren’t traditional rivals, things got heated on the ice when the Rangers took on the Kings to compete for 2014’s Stanley Cup. With L.A.’s victory still fresh six years later, the competition will be fierce.

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STOMP

Multiple Dates
Orpheum Theatre, New York, NY

An energizing show full of dance, music and theatrical performance, STOMP is captivating and electrifying audiences. Brooms, garbage cans, buckets and more make up the cast’s instruments. Paired with daring dance sequences, STOMP portrays the rhythm of New York in an entirely fresh way.

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7 Unique NYC Valentine's Day Ideas

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Love’s biggest day is just around the corner. Whether you plan on spending it with your significant other or with a new dating-app fling, find the most fitting spot with our guide.

Read on to find out what NYC experiences are sure to make memories that last longer than a dozen roses.


Syndicated: Dinner & A Movie

40 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY

Arguably the most classic of romantic ventures, dinner and a movie at Syndicated provides an elevated take on the time-tested date night. A hybrid of movie theater, bar and restaurant, the spot boasts a grand dining area serving finely-crafted American fare and cocktails, as well as a 50-seat dine-in cinema. You and yours can cozy up to that flick you’ve been waiting to see, with gourmet popcorn in hand.

Valentine’s Day Comedy

487 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY

What better way to ease the tension of spending February 14 with a new love interest than with laughter? EastVille Comedy Club lets you forgo the romantic candlelit dinner for something a bit more easygoing. The stellar lineup features actress and stand-up star, Janeane Garofalo, and writer-comedian, Hari Kondabolu, both of whom will surely have some tongue-in-cheek views on the most romantic day of the year.

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Dine at Buvette

42 Grove St, New York, NY

No one does romance like the French, making a bistro-table for two at NYC’s Buvette the perfect Valentine’s plan. With dishes ranging from the decadent leg of lamb to comfort-food croque monsieurs, and a bar that stays open until 2 a.m., this West Village eatery beckons to couples looking to linger late into the night.

Museum Of Sex

233 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

While admittedly on the nose, a trip to the Museum of Sex can act as the perfect mood-setter for February’s friskiest day. Raunchy yet educational, exhibits like “Superfunland: Journey into the Erotic Carnival” and “Cam Life” offer insightful explorations of human sexuality. While not for the straitlaced, the exhibits and gift shop at MoSex are an alternative take on the traditional date.

New York Open – Quarterfinals

NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Call in sick and start your weekend early by heading to the New York Open Quarterfinals. You and your significant other can relax while watching doubles square off all afternoon. While they might be avoiding that “love” score, as spectators on V-day you certainly won’t be.

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Bathtub Gin

132 Ninth Ave, New York, NY

Sipping on something strong in a speakeasy feels entirely fitting for 2020. A decade post-Prohibition, getting fast and loose at Bathtub Gin is just as thrilling. Cozy up to a custom drink and each other in the shadowy, opulent space.

Valentine’s Day Singles Penthouse Party

7 East 36th Street, New York, NY

Not to fret if the only thing missing on Valentine’s Day is a significant other. The Singles Penthouse Party breaks the ice for you with cocktails, dancing and no shortage of prospects. Bring a friend or show up solo dressed to impress, and maybe Cupid’s arrow will fly.

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February 2020 Concert Calendar: Can’t-Miss Shows

February 2020 Concert Calendar: Can’t-Miss Shows

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There’s a special kind of hell known as February in the New York City metro area. It’s ok, we can all admit it. But, what we experience in bone-chilling temperatures and gale-force winds, we make up for in culture. And our February concert calendar is proof. 

We need to make it through winter somehow, right? It seems like bands and artists are coming out in full force to support our fight against the freeze. February is stacked with major acts, up-and-comers and indie veterans across the tri-state area, and we’re all better off for it. 

In other words, we may be in the dead of winter, but there’s hope. And it starts with this concert calendar. Here’s our can’t-miss February shows for the tri-state area.


Rex Orange County

February 7 & 8, 8:00 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall

If you could sum up what it means to be a modern pop sensation, you’d want to start with Rex Orange County. His music doesn’t really fit into a genre—it’s somewhere in between rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop and jazz—but this charmingly irreverent artist is the self-made musician that reflects the 2020s. Plus, his singles are just so damn catchy.

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Pink Mountaintops

February 8, 7:00 p.m.
LOLA
169 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

Each month, we like to throw in an under-the-radar show for your concert calendar. Pink Mountaintops is definitely a hidden gem worth considering. The brainchild of Stephen McBean, who’s also behind the genius Black Mountain, this Vancouver-based band is right at the intersection of country, psychedelic and straight-up rock. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

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The Lumineers

February 13 & 14, 7:00 p.m.
Barclays Center

The Lumineers have consistently proved to be a top-40 act with surprising depth, and that’s reflected in their latest album III. It’s rare to see a folk-rock band perform heady ballads alongside stomp-and-holler hits, but you’ll get the chance at MSG. If you act fast, that is.

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Raphael Saadiq

February 13, 8:00 p.m.
Terminal 5

February 14, 8:00 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Raphael Saadiq represents R&B at its most thoughtful. As a producer and collaborator, he’s been making waves in the industry for years (and even got an Oscar nod for his work on “Mudbound”), but his live show is not to be missed. Mixing old-school soul with artful modernism, he’s creating a captivating new vision for the genre.

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Eagles

February 14 & 15, 8:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden

Fans of the Eagles know, but the general population may not realize how many hits this band has created. Seriously, they have 18 top-40 hits and so many more that have grown in popularity throughout the years. So, if you’re a fan of any type of music, chances are they’ve had an influence on your favorite band—so head out to MSG to pay your respects.

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Fitz & The Tantrums

February 18, 8:00 p.m.
The Paramount

If there’s a song you can’t get out of your head, then it’s probably a Fitz & The Tantrums song. And, this is by no means a bad thing. It takes quite a bit of talent to pump out earworms like they do, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for their ever-growing resumé. This will be a sing-along to top them all at The Paramount.

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Post Malone

February 18, 8:00 p.m.
Prudential Center

Tickets are going fast for Posty, so we’d suggest you go ahead and get yours right about now. We used to think he just had a dedicated fanbase, but that seems to be about the entire world at this point. He’s going to blow the lid off of the Prudential Center with his emo/hip-hop bangers, and you should be in the front row for it.

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Bat For Lashes

February 19, 8:00 p.m.
Town Hall

New Wave lives on through Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes. Her dreamy synth-pop style is a throwback for sure, but with its own modern twist. Lost Girls, which was well-received in 2019, is a hypnotic album inspired by everything the ‘80s represents and the live show will be nothing short of transcendent.

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Kamasi Washington

February 20, 8:00 p.m.
Kings Theatre

It seems reductive to call Kamasi Washington a “jazz artist.” His experimental work is more of an experience, wordless storytelling at its finest. So, if you’re going to this show with any sort of expectations, you can go ahead and leave those at the door—prepare to have your mind blown.

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Drive-By Truckers

February 21, 8:00 p.m.
Webster Hall

Drive-By Truckers have firmly cemented their status in music by doing their own thing. Their music is probably best defined as country, but just the kind of country you don’t hear anymore. It’s equal parts gritty, poetic, thoughtful and fun—and their live shows are exactly that, too. These icons are a can’t-miss any time they roll into town.

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Ms. Lauryn Hill

February 22, 8:00 p.m.
United Palace 

The original genre bender, Ms. Lauryn Hill has been redefining pop music since her days with the Fugees. Seamlessly jumping between rap, R&B and pop, she’s known for her captivating anthems and her equally captivating live performances. She’s earned her place among icons in any genre.

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Woody Guthrie Center Presents This Land Is Your Land

February 23, 8:00 p.m.
Town Hall

In celebration of 80 years since Woody Guthrie penned his singular ballad “This Land Is Your Land,” some of the biggest names in Americana and folk music will be heading out to Town Hall on February 23. Performers include John Fullbright, Jeff Tweedy and more. Woody’s legendary song hasn’t lost a bit of its relevance, and if you get your ticket for this show, you’ll see why.

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Daryl Hall & John Oates

February 28, 7:00pm
Madison Square Garden

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who like Hall & Oates, and people who lie and say they don’t like Hall & Oates. They’re the kings of irresistible pop, and we suggest never passing up an opportunity to hear “Maneater” live, in-person. The sheer amount of hits they’ve pumped out over the years is astonishing, and we’re going to dance to every single one at MSG. 

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