3 concerts to see in New York City this weekend: Sep. 11 - Sep. 13, 2015 - Metro US

3 concerts to see in New York City this weekend: Sep. 11 – Sep. 13, 2015

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Escape from the glamour of Fashion Week and get a little gritty by checking out one of the three concerts we highlight here. Sure, you could hang out with the hipsters at ‘90s Fest on Saturday, but you can also listen to some music that’s, you know, new. Here are the three shows we are most excited for this weekend.

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Who: Jesse R. Berlin
What: Album release party/unofficial MoMA Retrosective
When: Tonight, Sep. 11, at 8 p.m.
Where: Standard Toykraft(722 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn)
Price: $8

This is one party worth trekking to Bushwick for. Indie rocker Jesse R. Berlin is never boring, so you can expect the release party for his new album “Glitter Lung” to take some interesting turns. Party goers will obviously get to listen to the new tracks, but will also be treated to a retrospective of his career thus far, including a pre-mortem eulogy. There will also be carnival games, free food and a performance by Kid In The Attic.

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Who: Otto Knows
What: DJ set
When: Tomorrow, Sept. 12 at 11 p.m.
Where: The Highline Ballroom (431 W. 16th St.)
Price: $30

Be ready for a high-energy show with Otto Knows’s DJ set at The Highline Ballroom. The Swedish-born (because, of course) 26-year-old is gaining recognition all over the world and has collaborated with Avicii, Sebastian Ingrosso and Britney Spears. Pregame to “Million Voices” and “Parachute” before heading over.

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Who: Moon Duo
What: Concert
When: Sunday, Sep. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St.)
Price: $16

If it’s psychedelic rock you’re looking for, Moon Duo are your kind of dudes. The trio is currently on tour promiting their third LP, “Shadow of the Sun,” which Pitchfork describes as music that “elevates you into an altered consciousness.”

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