Whether you want to kick back with something introspective or get into full-on party mode, there's live music happening this weekend for every type of music lover.
Who: Ruby Amanfu
When: Tonight, Sep. 17 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St.)
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Nashville singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu brings her honest lyrics and impressive pipes to the Lower East Side tonight. As if touring with Jack White isn't enough of an endorsement, The Black Keys band member Patrick Carney guest produced her single, "Shadow On The Wall." Rolling Stone, Billboard and NPR have all raved about Ruby Amanfu. Let her kickstart your weekend on a high note.
Who: RL Grime
What:Concert with Young Thug and Mr. Carmack
When: Tonight, Sep. 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Summerstage, Central Park
Catch all three heavy hitters at this concert, one of the city's buzziest events this weekend. RL Grime may only be 22, but he's already had his own world tour and racked up over 3 million hits on SoundCloud. But listening online doesn't even come close to his live performance.
What: Concert with Cody Simpson and Chef Special
When: Tomorrow, Sep. 18 at 8 p.m.
Where: Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway)
Aer hit number one on iTunes after each release of their first two albums and this weekend they're bringing their party vibes to the Best Buy Theater to promote their third one, "One of a Kind." In the same vein as Hoodie Allen and Asher Roth, their music is a little on the bro-y side and has a college party feel to it. Let the good times roll.
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