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Top rockin' acts storm Big Apple this season



The biggest musicians always find their way through the Big Apple, and this fall is no different. Whether you want to dance to Katy Perry or laugh with “Weird Al,” we’ve got your top concert stops.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Terminal 5, Sept. 26, $25
Don’t worry if you missed the Pavement reunion tour last year: Malkmus, the frontman of the legendary indie-rock band, is swinging through town with his new band playing tracks from his latest release, “Mirror Traffic.”

Irving Plaza, Oct., 7-8,
sold out
It’s hard to believe that the seminal SoCal punk band has been around for nearly 30 years. Relive your raucous youth and get “Punk in Drublic.”

Iron & Wine
Terminal 5, Oct. 10-13, $35
The music of bushy-bearded singer Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, has gotten noticeably more upbeat since his seriously somber folk-rock years (remember his cover “Such Great Heights” from the “Garden State” soundtrack?).

Ziggy Marley
Best Buy Theater, Oct. 21, $29.50
The eldest son of Bob Marley, carrying on his father’s reggae tradition, tours in support of his new album, “Wild and Free.”

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Beacon Theater, Oct. 23, $44.50-$89.50
The accordion-playing funnyman is still going strong with his popular parodies of pop music. His latest masterpiece is “Perform This Way,” a spot-on spoof of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”

Jeff Mangum
Town Hall, Oct. 29, $35
This is a serious treat from a musician who rarely tours. Mangum, frontman of the critically acclaimed indie-rock band Neutral Milk Hotel, is playing a solo show at Town Hall, and there’s no telling when he might perform in town again.

St. Vincent
Webster Hall, Nov. 3, $20
On her new album “Strange Mercy,” the sultry Manhattan-by-way-of-Dallas songstress Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, delivers some amped-up pop tracks alongside her typically beautiful ballads. This should be an incredibly eclectic show.

Foo Fighters
MSG Arena, Nov. 13, $49.50-$69.50
Better get yourself ready for some serious rocking when Dave Grohl and friends thunder into the Big Apple. There have been some big-name guests at their recent shows (Alice Cooper, Bob Mould), and we can’t wait to see who might show up at MSG. With Social Distortion and the Joy Formidable.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Beacon Theatre, Nov. 14-15, $39.50-$79.50
The always-volatile Gallagher brother has ditched his sibling Liam and his band Oasis for a new solo project of head-bopping Brit-pop. So, yes, it does sound a bit like Oasis.

Katy Perry
MSG Arena, Nov. 16, $49.50-$69.50
Madison Square Garden is going to be grooving when the enigmatic singer performs. We can’t wait to see what kind of crazy costume she’ll be sporting.


Concerts for classical-music aficionados

‘Le Jardin de Monsieur Lully’ BAM, Sept. 25, $25-$95
Le Jardin des Voix will join William Christie and the Les Arts Florissants orchestra to present a semi-staged concert of French Baroque selections.

Mariinsky Orchestra Carnegie Hall, Oct. 5-11, $24-$150
For the opening gala, Yo-Yo Ma will join Valery Gergiev in a presentation of the beginning and end of Tchaikovsky’s career. The ensemble will play through the legendary Russian composer’s six symphonies during the engagement, with a different program each night.

London Symphony Orchestra Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Oct. 19-23, $35-$92
Conductor Sir Colin Davis will lead the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the Great Performers Series and White Light Festival, with a pre-concert lecture by Benjamin Sosland.

Ureuk Symphony Orchestra Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center, Nov. 5, $30-$50
The orchestra, for its 98th anniversary concert, will play an all-Mozart program.
Joshua Bell Plays Tchaikovsky
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Dec. 7-10, $50-$137
Joshua Bell will perform selections by Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky with conductor Daniel Harding.

(Christine DiStasio)


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