The Very Best of NYC Music

Antigone Rising, Miley Cyrus, Pet Shop Boys and more

The alt-country rock band Antigone Rising return to their New York City roots to play Mercury Lounge on Apr 11. Promoting the release of the first of two new EPs, Whiskey & Wine, Volume 1 (Whiskey & Wine, Volume 2 is set to debut later this year), the ladies are back to rock the house and get those boots stompin’ with Hannah Thomas as their opening act.

Always controversial, the provocative Miley Cyrus hits Nassau Coliseum Apr 24 on the latest leg of her Bangerz tour. Whatever you think of her new look and onstage shenanigans, you gotta love the hit songs from her new album! “We Can’t Stop,” “Wrecking Ball” and “Party in the USA” are sure to get everyone dancing. Expect to see the pop sensation sing, dance, twerk, costume change, crotch-grab and thrust her way across the stage.

British electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Most notably, they killed it in the '80s with hits like "West End Girls" and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Almost 30 years later, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are still recording and touring with their latest album, Electric. Following the UK release of a special edition single, the boys are crossing the pond to take the stage at Terminal 5 on Apr 26.

Stevie Nicks is a living icon, one who elicits such devoted fandom that an annual, live performance event was created to honor her. Night of 1000 Stevies (NOTS) is an all-night spectacle in its 24th year that pays tribute to the music, fashion and magical whimsy that is the one and only Stevie. Irving Plaza hosts the event with “Spellbound” performances (this year’s theme) from drag queens to DJs, artists, burlesque dancers and more on May 9.

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li is set to perform her hypnotic, electronic melodies at the historic Apollo Theater on May 15. Following the release of her new album, I Never Learn, Li is sure to perform a slew of new numbers, as well as old favorites including “Little Bit” and “I Follow Rivers.” Don’t miss what is sure to be an entrancing evening with one of electronic pop’s most talented artists.

Perennial community favorites Uh Huh Her return to NYC to promote their latest full length album, Future Souls. Recorded at their shared home studio, Future Souls is the band’s seventh record produced. Longtime band mates (and couple) Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey land at the Highline Ballroom on May 20 to rock the crowd with their dancey, electropop beats and harmonious vocals.

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