Posted in To Do | music on June 10, 2013

Paul McCartney at Barclays Center - 6/8/13 (more by Greg Cristman)
Paul McCartney

Bear Mountain at Governors Ball - 6/7/13 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bear Mountain

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Paul McCartney @ Barclays Center
Paul McCartney recently landed in Brooklyn for a Barclays Center show on Saturday (6/8), where he played a three hour set with a ton of Beatles songs. He's set to do it again at the same place tonight, and tickets are still available.

The Drums @ Webster Hall
This is the kickoff party for NYC music industry event The New Music Seminar. It's been a while since The Drums have played (and the members seem to be working on solo stuff these days, so here's a good chance to catch them. Also on the bill: Pearl & the Beard, Avan Lava, and Hess is More who are worth showing up early for.

Bear Mountain @ Glasslands
One of the newer bands we were excited to see at this year's Governors Ball was Vancouver pop four-piece Bear Mountain (pictures of their set), and they won me over. They played at 12:45 PM under a tent on the Friday, so I'm sure some of the people in attendance were just there to stay dry, but most of the very large crowd looked like they were there to see them. They do lean a bit on the mainstreamy side, but they've got the live show to back that kind of thing up, and the tunes are strong too. It doesn't seem like it's going to be very long before these guys are playing way bigger venues than Glasslands, so while they're still in town, it's definitely worth catching their set at the Brooklyn venue tonight. Black Light Dinner Party and Cookies open. - Andrew

The Body, Sannhet & more @ Acheron
The Body played The Acheron last night with Mutilation Rites/Geryon (pictures are up at Invisible Oranges), and return to shake the venue again tonight (tickets) with Sannhet, Theologian and Hasj.

Marijuana Deathsquads (ft. mems of Polica) @ Mercury Lounge
Polica just stopped by NYC to play Governors Ball, and singer Channy Leaneagh plus the two drummers are sticking around to back Marijuana Deathsquads (aka the group led by Ryan Olson of Gayngs) at their Mercury Lounge show tonight. Solid Gold, who also played Govs Ball, and opened Polica's afterparty.

Turnip King at Cameo
Sea Cliff. Long Island's Turnip King make the sort of scruffy indie rock that relies equally on melody, dissonance and washes of ethereal guitar. Tonight's show is with Departures and Don't.

Fat Tony @ Knitting Factory
Houston rapper Fat Tony releases his new mixtape, Smart Ass Black Boy, this week (stream it) and he'll play a release show for it in NYC tonight at Knitting Factory with Tom Cruiz, 1OILLE, and Tecla.

Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos @ Le Poisson Rouge
Experimental guitarist Marc Ribot (who has played with Tom Waits, John Zorn, and more), is bringing his group, Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos, to Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Support comes from Edmar Castaneda.

Chaka Khan & more @ The Apollo
The Spring Gala at NYC's legendary Apollo Theater goes down tonight, and it includes a performance by soul/funk veteran Chaka Khan. There will also be performances "in salute to Chaka" by Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Holliday, Patti Labelle and Alexandra Burke.

Half Moon Run @ Mercury Lounge
Montreal's Half Moon Run swung by NYC for a show at Glasslands on Friday (6/7), and they'll be sticking around for a show at Mercury Lounge tonight with Oceanographer.

Diane Birch @ Joe's Pub
Singer/songwriter Diane Birch plays Joe's Pub tonight.

Plus, there's always good weekly comedy shows on Monday like Whiplash @ UCB and Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield.

Gunplay's SOB's show, which was originally scheduled for tonight, is now happening on Wednesday (6/12), and is billed a release show for his Acquitted mixtape, which drops on Tuesday.

If you don't want to go out in the rain, HBO's Pussy Riot documentary, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, airs tonight at 9 PM EDT.

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Comments (6)

when did mccartney hit the stage?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 4:31 PM

I want to know the same thing. When did he get on stage on Saturday?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 4:34 PM

apparently he went on at 850 and played almost 3 hours. But according to the people on his message board, most shows started around 830 or so.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 5:22 PM

He started at 8:50, fact.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2013 6:48 PM

At the show I went to they were actually better than Bloc Party. They did this think where each song blended into the next song, it was pretty interesting.

Never heard of them before that, but a fan now

Posted by Penelope | September 20, 2013 12:06 PM

Perfect trio! My favorite bassist ever! Awesome drummer..... and Marc Ribot! Thanks guys! You are so far away from just playing . . . but what you did and do kept me making music . . . or sound? Just do it. Go for it . . . Thanks for that impression.

Posted by Magama | October 3, 2014 2:09 PM

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