Funky, serious: Soulive do the Royal Family Ball--plus the Lettuce collective featuring John Scofield—with special guests Talib Kweli, Big Sam and Christian Scott, all at Terminal 5, Saturday, 7:30PM.
The Canadian Tenors have been at the top of the crossover chart for 47 straight weeks. And your grandma loves them. Come see why at the Best Buy Theater, Sunday, 7PM.
Parents, gas up the Bugaboo: Tom Chapin comes to the Brooklyn Center, playing the tunes that have made him one of the kingpins of kiddie entertainment (that happily doesn’t insult adult musical sensibilities). Sunday, 2PM.
Brit dance-punk darlings The Foals bring it to the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Check this gorgeous recent remix of Spanish Sahara, featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra—then check Craigslist for tickets of you don’t have one yet, as it’s sold out. 9PM.
Heavyweight pianist and ex-Miles Davis collab Chick Corea brings his intensity (with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade) rather unusually to Highline Ballroom; the Corea-McBride-Blade Trioplay Friday (8, 10:30PM) and Saturday nights (7, 9PM).
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