Hello all music lovers! The second week of the New Year is here and we're bringing you even more concerts happening this week. There are some big time artists like Billy Joel and Passion Pit this weekend, along with some great up-and-coming artists. Who are our faves you ask? Oak and Ash, Chachi, and Doc Martin are definitely up there. Anyone you recognize on the list or anyone you wanna see? Let us know!


Thursday 1/11

Billy Joel - Madison Square Garden

San Fermin - Brooklyn Bowl

Anderson East - The Bowery Ballroom

Jason Manns, Louden Swain, and Ryan Star - Rockwood Music Hall

The Boobies and The Pharmacy - The Bowery Electric

Tiempo Libre  - Iridium

Oak & Ash  - Knitting Factory

iamchelseaiam  - Sofar Sounds


Friday 1/5

The Killers - Madison Square Garden

David Sanborn - B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

Iron Reagan - Brooklyn Bazaar

Morgan James and BAILEN - Highline Ballroom

Calpurnia - Rough Trade NYC

Chachi  - Gansevoort Park Hotel

CHNNLL, Janna Pelle, and Cosmonait Radio - Pianos

Strange Machines - Knitting Factory


Saturday 1/6

Passion Pit - Terminal 5

Selection and DJ Jazzy Jeff - Brooklyn Steel

True Widow - Brooklyn Bazar

Marah - Mercury Lounge

BeauSoleil - Iridium

Yacht Rock Revue - Irving Plaza

Twisted Pine and honeysuckle - Union Hall

Joeski and Doc Martin - Output

Autumn Estate, Until We Get Caught, Bedlam Barrio, and Radiate - Gramcery Theatre

The Keys - Knitting Factory


Sunday 1/7

Say Anything and Tim Kasher - Irving Plaza

Ravi Coltrane - Le Poisson Rouge

Francois K. - Elsewhere Hall

The Accidentals - Iridium

Mike Bennet and the SoulGlo Orchestra - Pianos

The Zen Trickster and Ominous Seapods - Brooklyn Bowl

Damon Smith - Knitting Factory

Michael T. & the Vanities - The Bowery Electric


Upcoming Concerts NYC: 1/1

Happy New Year to all of you music lovers! New year, new music right?  We got another list of concerts happening this weekend in NYC. Hope you enjoy and find something new! Let us know if you hit up any of the concerts. Don't forget to take pictures and follow us on Instagram @curtaincallnyc to be featured. Enough of the blabbering, this is what you came for - thank you Calvin.


Thursday 1/4

Ja Rule - B.B King Blues Club & Grill

Albert Lee - Iridium

Marlon Craft - The Bowery Ballroom

Kicking Sunrise - Rockwood Music Hall

Ot to not to, Sam Vicari & Novelty Daughter - Pianos 

Spirits of Leo  - The Bowery Electric


Friday 1/5

DAZED - The Well

Cheeky Lane - The Slipper Room

Penthouse & 86 Supreme - Drom

King Daniel - Pianos

Damien Lemon - The Stand

Nature Stranger & Snack Cat - Rockwood Music Hall


Saturday 1/6

Dave Mathews, Aaron Neville, Trey Anastasio, & Hurray For the Riff Raff - Radio City Music Hall

Vicetone - Marquee

Balance and Composure - The Bowery Ballroom

Too Many Zooz - Brooklyn Bowl

Kindling & Funeral Advantage - Goldsounds

Sean Bradford - Rockwood Music Hall

Doll Parts - Union Hall

A Valley Son - The Bowery Electric

Trinary System  - El Cortez Safari Room

Horizon Wireless and Tweed - Knitting Factory


Sunday 1/7

Nate Fredrick - Rockwood Music Hall

Steal Your Peach - Brooklyn Bowl

Shane Weisman - The Bitter End

Danny Tamberelli  - Union Hall

Code 509 - Mercury Lounge





Upcoming Concerts NYC: Week 12/25

Happy Holidays! Curtain Call is coming back with some new blogposts. We are starting a new weekly series updating you on what concerts are coming to town this weekend with a small playlist allowing you to listen to the featured artists. 


Thursday 12/28

Matisyahu - Irving Plaza

Gogol Bordello - Brooklyn Steel

Phish - Madison Square Garden


Friday 12/29

Lettuce and John Scofield - Brooklyn Bowl

Cymbals Eat Guitars - The Bowery Ballroom

Yung Bae and Mac Ayres - Mercury Lounge

Patent Pending - Knitting Factory

The Marcus King Band - Gramercy Theatre

Seven Davis Jr - Le Bain, The Standard Hotel

Catalyst Club and Aeon Rings - Goldsounds


Saturday 12/30

Flosstradamus - Brooklyn Steel

They Might Be Giants - Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Budos Band - Knitting Factory

DJ Bobby B - The Bowery Electric

Mary Todd and Jaun Bond  - Goldsounds

Formula5 - Drom

DJ Fresh - Highline Ballroom

Justin Ryan - Pianos


Sunday 12/31

David Guetta - Depot 52 Warehouse

Realestate and Whitney - Brooklyn Steel

Gramatik - Terminal 5

St Lucia - Drom

Amanda Palmer - Brooklyn Bazar

The New Mastersounds - Irving Plaza

The Fritz - Gramercy Theatre


There are plenty more concerts than what you see here so don't be afraid to check something else out and let us know!

Word on the Street: Cloud

Well whether you have been riding on cloud nine this summer or there have been one too many cloudy days we have got you covered for the next hour. Give it a listen, let us know your faves, what you liked and didn't like, etc. you know the drill. 

P.S. We highly recommend you listen to Cloud of Unknowing. Its a fave over on our end and we only discovered it creating this playlist!


Team Spotlight Playlist: Five

Hello, World!

You Already Know - Bombay Bicycle Club

I magically discovered this band when I saw my favorite band, Two Door Cinema Club, wearing a t-shirt of theirs. I instantly fell in love with their sound, which is a sort of feel-good, sway-to-the-beat, soft electric guitar feel. They’re a great band if you’re into chill, Indie music. This song is from 2008, but I first heard it recently, which reminded me how much I love this band. Carissa Estilo


Goodbye - Melvv

Sometimes you need an empowering song about leaving toxicity behind.. sometimes you need a pump-up song for a workout. This one, fortunately, accomplishes both. Tanya Gupta


Jethro - Thundercat

Melodic, discordant, and just downright groovy, Thundercat's skills as a bassist are unparalleled. This one's short, but soulful, and will leave you craving the rest of the 2017 release "Drunk"  Jo Dimatteo


Aphasia - Pinegrove

The lyrics really hit me in this song. "Aphasia" is a communication disorder that affects the parts of the brain that allow you to find the right words to say. Called an "ode to the unexplainable" by Atwood Magazine, this song resonates with the most personal feelings of miscommunication, and paradoxically, the relief that overwhelms you when you finally find the right outlet to express yourself.  Quinn Robertson


New Rules - Due Lipa

1. She's Albanian so I have to give a shout out to my people!

2. Her music is bomb and if you haven't listened to any of her songs you must have been hiding under a rock.

3. The music video is all about women empowerment. Here is the link to the music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qgadSvNyU


Word on the Street: Ice

Were are back and here to cool off your hot summer *insert string of emojis that have to do with summer and flames here* with some Ice.

And not the Ice on your wrist, because you really can't listen to that unless some rapper wants to brag about his new roley. Or about the ice box that is now his heart because you know how you be catching feels in the summer.

If you couldn't tell this playlist is more hip hop heavy than the rest. What can we say, we like to keep you on your feet here. Can't be too predictable now can we?

Any who enjoy this playlists you try to keep cool in this summer heat!

Team Spotlight Playlist: Four

15 Step - Radio Head

I first got really into Radiohead when I was about 13. Before that point, I've always heard of the band but never really delved into their music. This might be kind of embarrassing, but I sort of "discovered" their music from the twilight soundtrack. All of their movie soundtracks are kind of AMAZING, so everyone should take a listen, even if they think sparkling vampires are dumb. Carissa Estilo


Sweep Me Off My Feet - Pod

Just discovered Pond, Tame Impala's side project. Enough said.  Quinn Robertson


Take Off Your Sunglasses - Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

Bob-Dylanesque and angsty, Ezra Furman's voice is both unsettling and captivating in this upbeat jam. I fell in love with their quirky, slightly antiestablishment lyricism, so U guarantee you will at least crack a smile if you're not a moneybags one-percenter. Jo Dimatteo


Live in this Moment - Kakou

I found this song on my discovery weekly playlist last week on Spotify ... it think? I haven't not had it on repeat since I found it. You need to listen to it for yourself.  The lyrics aren't anything groundbreaking but the sound does all of the work for this song. I was upset to see that this is their only song on Spotify because this vibe is everything!!! Laura Ahmetaj


Burn Out Blues - Vince Staples

I first discovered Washed Out because they made the theme song for the show Portlandia, and I've been following their stuff ever since. Their newest album was just released, and I've had this on repeat for days! Tanya Gupta

Word on the Street: Blue

Blue. Azul. Bleu. Gorm. Plava. Kék. Blu. E putsoa. Buluug. 青.  أزرق. (Check this website out how to say blue in 68 other languages https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/words/blue)

Regardless of the language, blue is universally the color of the ocean and the summer sky. 

Check out our playlist even if you aren't feeling blue because we got a little bit of everything. Not gonna lie, we discovered some new music ourselves making this playlist. We also included some classics to instill those feelings of nostalgia we love. Enjoy!