Perfect Dates for Music Enthusiasts in New York
This ain't Coachella, but NYC's music scene is just as fun. Featuring music of all genres and stylings, there's something for every live music fan in the city on any night of the week. If you're stoked to see some great music, then look no further. Here are our picks for the best dates for live music in NYC.

Time travel to the Jazz Age

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Flappers, gangsters, prohibition - in this cruise around the city, you and your date will listen to the best that jazz has to offer on a yacht from the Roaring 20s. With performances by the classical jazz band The Sound Wave, you and your date can enjoy a romantic and classy evening affair while taking in the sights of Manhattan's skyline. "Can't repeat the past?…Why of course you can!"

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Life in the fast lane: bowling, brews and blasting live music

Remember when you used to bowl on your dates in middle and high school? Well, bowling gets a makeover at the Brooklyn Bowl, where you can bowl, eat and booze the night away while listening to some stellar live music from indie bands and local talent. Combining your love for music with your ambivalence toward wearing someone else's shoes, it's a fun date activity to see some underrated live music.

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Rhythm and blues

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Chances are, most of the music you love comes from the Blues. It's the ancestor of rock 'n roll with some country twang and it sure does make for a helluva good show. If you want to appreciate some bluesy tunes with your tambourine partner by your side, then you'll want to attend a show at the Blues Show. Though a two-drink minimum is required, it's well worth it for the great music and nice selection of whiskey.

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Dueling pianos

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Your average cover band has nothing on these two. Two of the East Coast's top piano players and entertainers battle against one another via the piano, playing the hottest hits from the likes of Billy Joel to Britney Spears. A perfect date to lose your concert inhibitions at a show that's equal parts comedy, club and cabaret featuring the best of live music.

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Brunch, booze and a jazz crawl in the Village

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What's more couple-y than a boozy brunch? A live show to boot. Live it up like real New Yorkers enjoying a lax Sunday afternoon. You'll sip mimosas, eat the best brunch has to offer and hear the traditional jazz style in a French Brasserie before it changes tempo to the stylings of swing or experimental by a fine NYC vocalist.

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Go classy with some classical and opera choices

New York is the cultural capital of the world, and in it you can sample the stylings of jazz, blues, rock, pop, country and more. But there's a widely known, oft-ignored music scene you're missing: classical music. If you want to impress your date, take them to a night at either The New York Philharmonic or the Metropolitan Opera where you can score great deals on tickets and bonus points for class.

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Right about now, funk soul brother, check it out now

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Skip the ironic disco parties in Williamsburg and take your date to The Groove's funkiest music scene. Hosted by Li'nards Many Moods, a talented band that plays the classic beats of funk, soul and R&B on the weekends, you'll enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and soul. With a penchant for showmanship and performance, you'll have a blast watching passionate and talented musicians perform for you. Make sure to head downstairs to see photos of all of the celebrities who have frequented the club over the years, including Bruce Willis (remember when he was a recording artist?), John Mayer and Quentin Tarantino, to name a few.

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Free love, revolution and the Beatniks - a retrospect on music from the 60s

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Hendrix. Dylan. Springsteen. These legendary artists got their start at the infamous Cafe Wha and today, Cafe Wha honors their former performers by hosting a themed night where bands cover the best of the era. With an assortment of songs from the Beatles to Bob Marley, you and your date can enjoy fantastic music with a one-drink minimum entry. This is a must-see concert experience for any fan of the 60s.

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Improv + Musicals = the weirdest live show you

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The beauty of live music is that for as many shows as you attend, it's never the same experience twice. This goes doubly for improv musicals; the hottest comedy live music you'll see around. Performers with credits from Second City, Baby Wants Candy, HBO and Comedy Central grace the stage for a fully crafted musical every week - one that's made up on the spot. Hilarious and surprisingly musical, it's the best live improv show for a date with your quirky partner.

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We hear Broadway sometimes has musicals?

Dinner-and-a-show is the classic date night. For music enthusiasts living in NYC, take advantage of the city's vibrant theater culture and catch a musical or two. If you really want to go outside the box, choose a musical one-man show that's off-off Broadway.

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