By Daniel Jumpertz
Special to DNAinfo
While metal lords thunder at Yankee Stadium this week, musical gods of all persuasions will be transfixing audiences across Manhattan. The band Rolling Stone Magazine called "the perfect musical antiheroes for the '70s" — Steely Dan — start a seven-night run at the Beacon Theatre, while breakthrough artists such as Tune-Yards and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart gather momentum with some headline shows.
Wednesday September 14
Steely Dan feature different albums each night during their seven-night run at the Beacon Theatre. Here's the albums they are featuring.
Wednesday "Dawn of The Dan", Friday "Gaucho" and Selected Hits, Saturday "Rarities", Monday "Aja" and Selected Hits, Tuesday "The Royal Scam" and Selected Hits.
Also on Wednesday:
Chillwaver Toro Y Moi's at Webster Hall.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Dailymotion, the world’s largest independent web video site presents Music in Motion: Hal Willner’s Freedom Rides, benefitting the William J. Clinton Foundation. Curated by acclaimed producer Hal Willner, this edition of Music in Motion features collaborative performances by music icons and will be streamed on Dailymotion.
Hal Willner's Freedom Rides at Highline Ballroom, featuring Lou Reed, Macy Gray, Tim Robbins, Geri Allen, Eric Mingus, James Carter.
Also tonight: Australian indie-rockers and hellraisers You Am I and Sloan at The Bowery Ballroom.
Friday, Sept. 16
New York Gypsy Festival features Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino on their first US tour. They are the foremost and longest standing traditional music band from Salento, in Puglia, Italy.
Saturday Sept. 17
Dave Matthews Band Caravan, rescheduled after the Hurricane Irene cancellation. Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island - also Friday and Sunday.
Sunday Sept. 18
On tour in support of his accomplished fifth album Lupercalia, Londoner Patrick Wolf plays Le Poisson Rouge. Wolf's styles range from romantic folk to techno-pop, but in this show he is in acoustic mode.
Monday Sept. 19
According to the New York Times, Tune-Yards' vocalist Merrill Garbus has "a ferocious voice, somewhere between Aretha Franklin and Yoko Ono." Tune-Yards are receiving amazing reviews for their live performances and are sure to be hot at Le Poisson Rouge. Their latest album is "Whokill."
Also: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Bowery Ballroom. Most recent album "Belong" evokes The Smiths and Placebo.
Tuesday September 20