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Music venues in New York City

New York City is blessed with scores of places to hear great music. Here are some of the famous ones--as well as lesser-known gems. To see this list on one page, click on "Printer-friendly format" to the right.

Bowery Ballroom
Famed rock club on the Lower East Side.
-Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm: Ambulance Ltd, $16
-Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm: The Mountain Goats, $14
6 Delancey St between Bowery and Chrystie Street; 212-533-2111; www.boweryballroom.com

Irving Plaza
Rock and rap club in the East Village
-Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm: Bloodhound Gang
-Friday, October 28, 8:00 pm: Black Dice
-Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm: Leo Kottke; Mike Gordon
17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street; 212-777-6800; www.irvingplaza.com

Converted piano showroom now features garage-rock, on the Lower East Side
-Friday, Saturday, Sunday--3rd anniversary weekend, with special guests
158 Ludlow at Stanton; 212-505-3733; pianosnyc.com

Roseland Ballroom
Ballroom dancing has given way to today's big rock (and some jazz) performers, in midtown
-Check website for calendar
239 W 52nd St between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-247-0200; www.roselandballroom.com

Madison Square Garden
Rock bands and other major acts, in midtown
-Saturday, Oct 29, 2005, 8:00 pm: Audioslave, $40.50
7th Ave and 32nd St; 212-465-6741; www.thegarden.com

Arthur's Tavern
Jazz place in the West Village
-Thursday, October 27 through Sunday rotates between Japanese pianist Eri Yamato and her jazz trio, New Orleans trumpet player Ernie "Tasty" Parker, and vocalist Sweet Georgia Brown.
-On Saturdays and Sundays singer- guitarist Raul Midon and South Texas bluesman Curtis Dean join the mix.
57 Grove Street at Seventh Avenue; 212-675-6879; www.arthurstavernnyc.com

Blue Note
Well-known jazz club, in the West Village
Sets at 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, range of ticket prices
-Thursday, Oct 27, Milton Nascimento, Brazilian pop vocalist
-Friday, October 28, Virginia Rodrigues, Brazilian vocalist
-Saturday, Oct 29, Adam Deitsch, drummer; and Jim Payne band, organ trio
131 W. 3rd St near Macdougal Street; 212-475-8592; www.bluenote.net

One of the best venues for no-cover jazz and traditional music, in the East Village
-Check website for calendar
349 E. 13th Street, near 1st Avenue; 212-533-6212; www.jazzatdetour.com

Village Vanguard
Legendary jazz club, in the West Village
-Thursday to Saturday, 8:00 pm: Tom Harrell Quintet, $30
178 7th Avenue South, below West 11th Street; 212-255-4037; www.villagevanguard.net

Zinc Bar
Jazz late into the night, at a West Village bar/club
-Saturday, 10:00 pm, 11:30 pm, 1:00 am: Marianni (Brazilian bossa jazz) $5
90 West Houston Street at La Guardia Place; 212-477-8337; www.zincbar.com/

Carnegie Hall
Landmark classical music venue with three stages, located in Midtown
-Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm: Orchestra of St. Luke's; 8:30 pm: Suzanne Vega
-Friday, October 28, 7:30 pm: Miro Quartet; 8:00 pm: Ravi Shankar's Festival of India II
-Saturday, October 29,8:00 pm: Yellow River Piano Concerto; 8:30 pm: Long Piano Duo
-Sunday, October 30, 2:00 pm: Vladimir Feltsman; 5:00 pm: MET Chamber Ensemble
154 W. 57th at Seventh Avenue; 212-247-7800; www.carnegiehall.org

Julliard School
Free classical, jazz, and vocal concerts by students, on the Upper West Side
-Thursday, October 27, 4:30 pm: Concerto Competition Finals
-Friday, October 28, 6:00 pm: Benjamin Sosland, Tenor
-Saturday, October 29, 8:30 pm: Poh Joo Tan, Cello60 Lincoln Center Plaza, at Broadway and 65th St; 212-799-5000; www.juilliard.edu

Lincoln Center
12 resident arts organizations offer classical, opera, jazz and more, on the Upper West Side
-Wide variety, from New York Philharmonic to Shostakovich Centennial to The Barber of Sevilleto Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra; check website for details
62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues; 212-875-5456; www.lincolncenter.org

DJsBotanica Bar
Featuring a mix of DJs, this Lower East Side bar has been named the best place to get drinks after a first date
-Call for calendar
47 E Houston St between Mulberry Street and Mott Street; 212-343-7251; No website

Joe's Pub
Eclectic cabaret and DJs in the East Village
-Check website for calendar
425 Lafayette St. between 4th St. and Astor Pl.; 212-539-8500; www.joespub.com

This big, sleek space--with a famed jukebox--hosts eclectic bands and DJs, in Brooklyn
-Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm: Park Slope All-stars, $7
-Friday, October 28: Tee Pee Records, check website
-Sunday, October 30, 8:00 pm: The Coup, $12
125 Fifth Ave, between Starling Place and St John's Place; 718-230-0236; www.spsounds.com

92nd Street Y
World-renowned community and cultural center on the Upper East Side.
-Thursday, Oct 27, 8:00 pm: Israeli music Shira NYC, $25
-Saturday, Oct 29, 8:00 pm: Autumn Disco Era Dance, $25
1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street; 212-415-5500; www.92y.org

Arlene's Grocery
A bar/club known for its indie rock scene, on the Lower East Side
-Check website for calendar
95 Stanton Street, between Orchard and Ludlow Streets; 212-995-1652; www.arlenesgrocery.net

City Center
World music at a Midtown location
-Check website for calendar
West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues; 877-581-1212; www.nycitycenter.org

The Living Room
The best of singer-songwriters, acoustic and folk on the Lower East Side--with no-cover
-Check website for calendar
154 Ludlow Street, between Stanton and Rivington; 212-533-7235; www.livingroomny.com

Indie-rock in Brooklyn
-Thursday, Hank Williams III, 8:00 p.m., $17
-Friday, New Amsterdams, 8:00 p.m. $12
-Saturday, Burlesquerade a halloween party and burlesque extravaganza, 9 pm $20
66 North 6th street, at Kent Ave, Brooklyn; 718-599-5103; www.northsix.com

The Stone
John Zorn's not-for-profit space for the experimental and avant-garde, in the East Village
-$10/per set unless otherwise indicated, 8 and 10 pm
-Thursday, October 27: Corrupt Souls and Submerged
-Friday, October 28: End.user and Submerged
-Saturday, October 29: Submerged, Bill Laswell and special guestsCorner of Avenue C and 2nd street; www.thestonenyc.com

Symphony Space
Community-based arts organization specializing in world music, on the Upper West Side
-Thursday, Masters of Modern American Art Song, 8:00 $23 and Paris Combo, 8:00 pm $23 and 28
-Friday, Ganesh & Kumaresh with Zakir Hussain 8:00 pm $35 and $45, Gordon Chambers 8:30 $21
-Saturday, Ivo Papasov and Yuri Yunakov (Bulgarian Wedding), $26, 8:00 pm
2537 Broadway at 95th Street; 212-864-5400; www.symphonyspace.org

Multiple Genres
Knitting Factory
Experimental rock, jazz, electronica and neo-classical in Tribeca
-Thursday, October 27, 8:45 pm: Susu, Junefool, Goldstreets, The Batterie, $8
-Friday, October 28-Sunday, October 30: Drop Dead Festival (Horror Music)
74 Leonard St between Broadway and Church Street; 212-219-3132; www.knittingfactory.com/

Different musicians program the music each month, in the Lower East Side
-Check website for calendar
107 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets; 212-358-75; www.tonicnyc.com

Town Hall
Jazz, folk, and classical music at this historic midtown stage
-Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm: Guitarist Richard Thompson, $25
-Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm: Folk artist Gordon Lightfoot, $55
123 West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue & Broadway; 212-840-2824; www.the-townhall-nyc.org

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