Hi all -
I'm going to be in NYC for a week in early May, catching up with mates that work in theatre and contemporary dance. Would love to indulge my live music fetish and see some good under-the-radar bands....discovering artists no-one has heard of back home is always so much fun!
Can anyone recommend some great bands that might be gigging in and around New York in May?
The best way to get info on any live music playing in NYC is picking up a free newspaper every wednesday of the Village Voice at any of the candy stores in the city. In the mid to back of the newspaper displays all types of live music you are able to see within the week and the following week, depending on how long you will in NYC for.
On another note, you might want to check out BB King's and SOB's, for they have great live music going on every night, and I believe on Saturday nights, or within the week, it is Carnival Night, for a Brazilian theme of great music and dancing.
The Village Voice is also online at villagevoice.com. Great resource.