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Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Herbie Hancock Play New York

By DNAinfo Staff on March 7, 2012 7:24am

By Daniel Jumpertz

Special to DNAinfo

Wednesday March 7 

Ever wondered what "hypnagogic pop, glo-fi, chillwave" is? Well, producer Alan Palomo, aka Neon Indian, will let you know during a performance at MOMA Wednesday. The event with this intriguing genre is the opening night party for The Armory Show — a leading modern and contemporary art fair.

Thursday March 8

Catch Delicate Steve at Glasslands Gallery for an inspired dose of cascading, fluid guitars and buoyant, mainly instrumental, upbeat folksy rock-pop. We dare you to not dance.

Friday March 9

This week marks the release of Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball." The album features the E Street Band and one of Clarence Clemons' final recorded sax solos. Clemons died in June 2011 and is being replaced in the live band by his nephew. Lyrically, the album has been described as Springsteen's angriest yet. In the track "Shackled and Drawn," Springsteen sings: "Gambling man rolls the dice. Workingman pays the bill. It’s still fat and easy up on banker’s hill. Up on banker’s hill, the party’s going strong. Down here below we’re shackled and drawn."  Springsteen's special performance Friday evening at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem is being broadcast live across the nation on SiriusXM Radio. 

Saturday March 10

Former Miles Davis quintet member Herbie Hancock constantly changes his musical cover, but always with a solid foundation of jazz. Whether exploring jazz's outer reaches, getting futuristic with "Rockit" or teasing out nuances within jazz standards, his exceptional lyricism and technical prowess as a player are always on display. At Rose Theater, Lincoln Center

Bruce Springsteen at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012.
Bruce Springsteen at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012.
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Sunday March 11

Soulful UK indie band Gomez play The Bowery Ballroom. Expect some tracks from their tuneful Beatle's inspired 2011 album "Whatever's On Your Mind".

Monday March 12

The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys team up for a killer double bill at Madison Square Garden.  Akron duo The Black Keys are touring behind their seventh album, "El Camino," and the hit blues/soul hybrid single "Lonely Boy".

The Arctic Monkeys are one of the UK's most successful indie rock bands — all their four albums have been chart-toppers there, including the latest "Suck It & See" which was released in 2011. The album title is a reference to graffiti in a scene from Stanley Kubrick's film "A Clockwork Orange." Their latest single is "R U Mine?" 

Tuesday March 13

Alabama alt-rapper YelaWolf (Michael Wayne Atha) plays Brooklyn Bowl. YelaWolf is signed to Eminem's label (Shady Records) and he released his debut major label album "Radioactive" in November 2011.