Thanksgiving in New York also means time to give thanks for several noteworthy concerts. A number of venues in the New York area have great concerts booked both before and after the holiday, for those music fans who want to celebrate the holiday with live music. Check out these five shows happening in New York during the week of Thanksgiving, all of which have tickets on sale now here at AXS.
Pixies have lined up two New York shows during Thanksgiving week. That's because they're celebrating their own special occasion - it's the 30th anniversary of their EP Come On, Pilgrim and their debut album Surfer Rosa. The alternative rockers will be playing songs from both at Brooklyn Steel, bringing audiences back to the days of 1980's rock and roll. Watch a clip from one of their recent live shows by playing the video above. Tickets for each show are $65.00; fans must be 16 years old or older to attend. Tickets for Nov. 19 are on sale here; tickets for Nov. 20 are on sale here.
Australian rock act John Butler Trio+ are in New York to promote their latest album Home, which came out in September. It includes the soulful new single "Tell Me Why" which will melt music fans' hearts with how earnest it is. But that song also sums up John Butler Trio+ very well: they're an act that puts real heart into their music, along with elements of roots rock, reggae and alternative sound to create music that wins live audiences over easily. Music fans who like their music straightforward and simple should check out this international band. Tickets range from $43.00 to $58.50.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the party band called Reel Big Fish. With songs like "Take On Me" they are never short of a big musical hook or even bigger production. They make their music as big as possible, and their live performances are the exact same way. Music fans who might be in a post-Thanksgiving slump will immediately be woken up by Reel Big Fish's excitable pop-rock. And with this concert starting early at 5 p.m. audiences will have time to enjoy the music and still go out and party themselves. Tickets are just $25.00.
Ben Folds is putting on a Saturday matinee at Rough Trade NYC to support his new release Mister Peepers. The singer, songwriter, musician and member of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame is one of those artists who can truly do it all. Plus, as music fans know from his time as a judge on NBC's "The Sing-Off," he's incredibly witty, too. Now he'll be "Rockin' The Suburbs" in New York after Thanksgiving with his unique blend of snarky wit wrapped in catchy music. Ticket prices start at just $8.99 with purchase of the new record.
Whether in a band or as a solo artist, Myles Kennedy knows how to rock and he's doing it in New Jersey after Thanksgiving. Kennedy released his solo album Year of the Tiger in March, and the title track is a rip-roaring single that exemplifies the modern sound of hard rock. Between his distinctive, emotional vocals and some great guitar playing, Kennedy's at his best with his new music, and now audiences have the chance to hear it live. Tickets are just $29.50, but ticket holders must be 18 years old or older to attend.
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