These Are the Best Concerts Coming to NYC This May

What’s New York City without a little music? Quiet, that’s for sure.

If you’re roaming around the Big Apple this May, you’re bound to wander into one of these concert venues for a night of musical revolution. Every one of these bands has made a name for themselves, and we’re sure you’ll recognize more than one.

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Check out which astounding artists are making the urban jungle their stage this month, here.

 

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Black Veil Brides

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Photo Credit: Black Veil Brides Instagram

May 3 @ Starland Ballroom

If you’re still rocking black every day and scream-singing in the shower to these punk masters, we have found the concert for you. Head down to Sayreville, NJ, to see Black Veils Brides at this appropriately chosen mosh-pit-welcoming venue.

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Lord Huron

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Photo Credit: Lord Huron Instagram

May 3 @ Beacon Theatre

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Maybe you prefer to sway to your concert music, lost in the melodies and stoned out of your mind. If that’s the case, check out the king of chill vibes, Lord Huron, this Thursday.

 

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HAIM

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Photo Credit: HAIM Instagram

May 4 @ Radio City Music Hall

Everyone’s favorite all-female rock band is coming to NYC this Friday! Collect all of your femme friends and hit up Radio City Music Hall for a night of rage, pride, and good music.

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Camila Cabello

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Photo Credit: Camila Cabello Instagram

May 4 @ Terminal 5

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We know it’s a tough choice between HAIM and Camila, but it really all comes down to the mood you’re in. Camila Cabello will have you moving all night and make you want to hit up the nearest club on the high you’re riding from this exhilarating concert.

 

The Blue Dahlia

May 4 @ El Kallejon Botanas Lounge

Feeling mellow? You could discover a local favorite this weekend. The lead singer, Dahlia Dumont, is from none other than good ole’ Brooklyn, NY, and writes music in both English and French. The Blue Dahlia is a reggae-inspired group of misfits that feature different accordion styles for you to enjoy.

 

Brett Eldredge

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Photo Credit: Brett Eldredge Instagram

May 5 @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Get your country swag on at the Brett Eldredge concert this weekend! You’re sure to be wooed by his romantic lyrics and nostalgic back-road jams.

 

Alice in Chains

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Photo Credit: Alice in Chains Instagram

May 7 @ Hammerstein Ballroom

If you’re a true heavy metal fan, we already know that we’ll find you at Alice in Chains on May 7. Go full grunge in jean, leather, and a bandana, and take your whole crew to see this celebrated rock band.

 

Arctic Monkeys

May 9 @ Brooklyn Steel

Feeling lonesome since you saw your ex out with somebody else? We know a band that feels your pain, but do you wanna know? Check out the Arctic Monkeys for a chilling night of woeful lyrics.

 

Bon Jovi

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Photo Credit: Bon Jovi Official Website

May 9 – 10 @ Madison Square Garden

Come experience a living legend when you see Bon Jovi himself perform all of his classic hits at this renowned venue. You’d give love a bad name if you didn’t show up to support your favorite rock artist.

 

Kygo

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Photo Credit: Kygo Instagram

May 11 @ Barclays Center

Rave your heart out at this electrifying mashup of progressive house and lyrical domination. Kygo is an inspiring Norwegian artist you don’t want to miss out on.

 

Trampled by Turtles

May 11 @ Playstation Theatre

Prepare for a night of Rolling Stones-inspired folk music with Trampled by Turtles. This lovable band of happy musicians can always put you in the right mood.

 

Sum 41

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Photo Credit: Sum 41 Official Website

May 12 @ Terminal 5

At the epitome of rock in the 90s is the much-loved Sum 41, and what better way to kick off summer than with your favorite hits from this classic band?

 

Florence and the Machine

May 14 @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

This band is unlike any other, performing a smooth blend of soul-searching rock, haunting melodies, and introspective slow songs. There’s no need for an introduction, so come shake it out, only if for a night.

 

Pussy Riot

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Photo Credit: Pussy Riot Instagram

May 17 @ Elsewhere

It’s clearly the month for dominant female bands, so come listen to these Russian feminists for a night you won’t forget. Or, won’t want to forget, anyway. We wouldn’t be surprised if you end up drinking to black out to the inspirationally wild flair of this punk group.

 

Bullet for My Valentine

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Photo Credit: Bullet for My Valentine Facebook

May 17 @ Irving Plaza

There’s enough angst to go around at this punk rock concert. If you’re into those classic heavy metal artists, inspired by the likes of Metallica and Nirvana, then Bullet for My Valentine is the band for you.

 

Delta Rae

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Photo Credit: Delta Rae Instagram

May 18 @ Gramercy Theatre

Happy folk music is in season, especially with the rise of summer on its way, so get in the mood with the cheerful Delta Rae. If you’re not ready to change your life and do some good for humanity by the end of this show, you concerted wrong.

 

21 Savage

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Photo Credit: 21 Savage Instagram

May 20 – 21 Savage @ Terminal 5

We know you probably don’t have 8 Ms in your bank account, but you don’t need all that to see 21 Savage in concert. General admission is relatively cheap, so make sure to come support this rising artist while he’s in his prime.

 

Bishop Briggs

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Photo Credit: Bishop Briggs Facebook

May 22 @ Brooklyn Steel

Rising British rockstar and lyricist, Bishop Briggs, is in town this month, and we know you’ll be running like a river to Brooklyn Steel to see her in concert. Get stomping, clapping, and shouting at this energized event.

 

The Kooks

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Photo Credit: The Kooks Facebook

May 23 @ Brooklyn Steel

You know that we know that you’re not naive to this beloved British pop-rock band. The Kooks are coming to NYC late this May, so settle in for a night of nostalgic punk vibes and good beer.

 

Lissie

May 23 @ Bowery Ballroom

Just as soulful as Fleetwood Mac, and with a little sprinkle of grunge, this tequila-shot-taking artist is fearless on stage. Make sure to spend the night with this chill musician at the Bowery Ballroom.

 

The Indigo Girls

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Photo Credit: The Indigo Girls Facebook

May 24 @ Tarrytown Music Hall

We know The Indigo Girls have been around for as long as you can remember, but if you’ve never seen them live, it’s an opportunity you simply can’t pass up. Fall in love with your favorite lesbian duo once again when you hit up their show at Tarrytown Music Hall.

 

Axwell

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Photo Credit: Axwell Facebook

May 27 @ Brooklyn Mirage

In the wake of the recent death of Avicii, we’ve made it a point to promote our other favorite Swedish DJs. Come show your full support and love for electro house music when you check out Axwell at Brooklyn Mirage.

 

New Found Glory

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Photo Credit: New Found Glory Facebook

May 29 @ Playstation Theatre

No matter what genre you’re into these days, we all had a phase when we fell in love with this band. If you never got to see them in your punk-ass teenage days, don’t pass up the opportunity to catch New Found Glory live later this month.

 

Kendrick Lamar

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Photo Credit: Kendrick Lamar Facebook

May 29 – 30 @ Madison Square Garden and Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Come face-to-face with the king of rap when you experience the lyrical genius of Kendrick Lamar at Madison Square Garden or at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, whichever venue suits your fancy. Accompanied by rising legends like SZA, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock, Lamar is sure to put on a show to remember. So come, sit down, and be humble.

 

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