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4 music events to plan for in New York City this weekend

If you love live music, there's no time like the present when it comes to getting out and about in New York City. From a "neon grunge" concert to a '90s dance party, here are the local shows worth checking out this weekend.

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Lukr at Rockwood Music Hall

From the event description:

Born in an ambulance on the streets of a nowhere town and raised on a Christmas tree farm, artist Lukr started writing songs as a kid plunking out melodies on the $80, secondhand family piano. His post-genre sound currently reflects the '90s, Ms. Lauren Hill, Dashboard Confessional and old Kanye. It could be called cinematic slo-mo emo hip-hop. He calls it "neon grunge."

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St.
Admission: Free
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Fastball with Jill Sobule

From the event description:

With nearly 20 years of musical explorations and milestones under its belt, Fastball remains one of the most consistent and continuously celebrated rock bands on the road today. Fastball’s career has resulted in a widely loved body of work, which encompasses such acclaimed albums as their 1996 debut "Make Your Mama Proud" and their 1998 platinum breakthrough "All the Pain Money Can Buy," which spawned the Grammy-nominated top-five hit “The Way."

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
Admission: $30
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Area 51 : The Rave Before The Raid

From the event description:

They can't stop all of us. If we shuffle, we can move faster than their bullets. Naruto run through two venues with three rooms of sound, and get your face melted by 3D visual projections from our resident alien Otherweirdly.

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 9 p.m.–4 a.m.
Where: The Deep End, 1080 Wyckoff Ave.
Admission: $20
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Nevermind '90s Alternative Nite

From the event description:

DJs Jet, Swabby and V Christ play all the alternative '90s jams by the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, No Doubt, Blur, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Bjork, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 11:30 p.m.–4 a.m.
Where: Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave.
Admission: $10
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Parking in NYC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of NYC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, see MTA's website for nearby subway stations and schedules.


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