Six Upcoming March NYC Concerts

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March is jam packed with loads of killer NYC shows! Here are six of the best you should be at. Plus, they can fit in a normal King’s student budget with most being under $22! Bag Raiders

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Who they are: Electropop duo from Australia

Where: Bowery Ballroom

When: Saturday, March 12 at 8pm

How much: $20

Openers: Plastic Plates

Why You Should Go: You’ve almost definitely heard the Bag Raiders’ hit “Shooting Stars,” but probably not much more from them.  If so, you are missing out, because Bag Raiders has a lot of quality tracks in addition to “Shooting Stars.” You should listen to their full catalog now, and check out their sure-to-be energetic show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYHzOJg6ieI

Great Good Fine Ok

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Who they are: Synthpop group from Brooklyn, New York

Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg

When: Saturday, March 12 at 8pm

How much: $15

Openers: Handsome Ghost, Paperwhite

Why You Should Go: Brooklyn band Great Good Fine Ok expertly combines lead singer Jon Sandler’s unique falsetto vocals with the rest of the band’s ultra groovy synthpop beats. With such quality performers and tickets for only $15 you cannot go wrong. What else are you going to spend 15 dollars on? Paying your taxes? Don’t pay your taxes! Go to Great Good Fine Ok’s show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CatpvjS6by0

 

Yung Lean

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Who he is: 19 year old Swedish rapper

Where: Webster Hall

When: Saturday, Mar 19 at 8pm

How much: $22

Openers: None currently listed

Why You Should Go: Yung Lean is the alias for young (sorry, yung) Swedish rapper Jonatan Håstad. Yung Lean is a polarizing musical act. Skeptics claim his music is sloppy, while fans claim his casual tone is uniquely blissful. Count me in the latter group. While Yung Lean’s voice may have a somewhat unmotivated, youthful sound, combined with his creative and euphoric instrumentals this plays to his advantage.

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José González

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Who he is: Swedish Indie Folk singer

Where: Beacon Theatre

When: Thu, Mar 24, at 8pm

How much: $30-$65

Openers: yMusic

Why You Should Go: José González is yet another example of musical quality from the abundantly talented country of Sweden. While his show at Beacon Theatre will be laid back, José’s music is beautifully peaceful. He has a tremendous live voice to go along with his groovy acoustics.

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Petite Noir

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Who he is: Alt R&B singer from South Africa

Where: Baby’s All Right and Mercury Lounge

When: Friday, March 25th (at Baby’s All Right) at 9pm and Saturday, March 26th (at Mercury Lounge) at 7:30pm

How much: $13

Openers: None currently listed

Why You Should Go: Petite Noir is the musical project of South African musician Yannick Ilunga and is the combination of abundance of genres; African house, R&B, alternative, Afrobeat and probably more. Yannick summarizes his project’s genre as “noir wave.” Whatever exact genre it is, the sound is really, really good and is backed up by Yannick’s powerfully deep, assertive vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW7j0eEUPSw

Blackbird Blackbird

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Who they are: Indie Electronic group from San Francisco

Where: Palisades

When: Monday, Mar 28 at 8pm

How much: $12

Openers: Chad Valley, Brett

Why You Should Go: Blackbird Blackbird are so very warm and dreamy, but not in the boring, I-want-to take-a-nap way. They’ll hit you with enough cool synth notes and inventive beats to keep you awake-and dancing. The openers for Blackbird Blackbird, swell electropop singer Chad Valley, will also keep you dancing.

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CultureCaleb Trouwborst