The Very Best of NYC Music

Hunter Valentine, Melissa Etheridge, Mary Chapin Carpenter and much more

On Dec 18, Spero Plays Nyro at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, where the Christine Spero Group will perform a tribute to the music of Laura Nyro, the gifted singer-songwriter who became one of the most well-regarded artists of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Matana Roberts brings an exceptional night of music on New Year’s Eve to the Whitney Museum with red, white and blue(s), a sound quilt of sorts. This is a one-time performance of a score composed in response to the Whitney’s new building as well as works from its collection. She’ll be joined by the New Year’s Eve Back Room 12tet, a special ensemble that includes Me’Shell Ndegéocello on bass. DJ Rupture will also be performing. Wear your most festive attire and enjoy the music!

Melissa Etheridge and Mary Chapin Carpenter have sold out City Winery in mid-January, but you can sign up for the wait list. The award-winning rock superstar and lesbian icon Melissa Etheridge will join singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter for an extraordinary co-headlining performance. Carpenter will perform as part of an acoustic trio, while Etheridge will wow the crowd unaccompanied.

We can’t wait for Feb 13, when Hunter Valentine plays The Bowery Ballroom. Now based in Brooklyn, the “fiercely intoxicating” all-girl band has been power rocking stages all over North America for more than a decade. Don’t miss this one-night-only performance, the only NYC stop on their “So Long for Now” tour. So long for now? Yep, the band has announced that they’re going on hiatus and moving on to “a new chapter.” We’re in denial.

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