Posted in To Do on July 20, 2013
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Bob Saget @ Bowery Ballroom (early) & MHOW (late)
Once known for family sitcom Full House , Bob Saget now has a rep for mining the dark side of comedy for "mature audiences." Tonight he performs an early show at Bowery Ballroom before scooting across the East River for a late set at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Bowery is sold out, but you can still get tickets for MHOW.
Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket @ Webster Bank Area
Bob Dylan and Wilco begin their run of NYC-area shows (all of which are with My Morning Jacket, except Jones Beach with Beck) in CT at Webster Bank Arena tonight (moved from The Ballpark at Harbor Yard). Expect lots of multi-generational folk tradition, and maybe even some collaborations.
The So So Glos, The Moon Dudes, Las Rosas, New Cross, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof @ Rippers (FREE)
As long as it doesn't rain, what better way to spend the heatwave than out at the Rockaways with this free show featuring So So Glos, Las Rosas, and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier? 12 PM - 9 PM. FREE
Odd Future, Meek Mill, Schoolboy Q, World's Fair, Funkmaster Flex @ Williamsburg Park
This all killer no filler bill is practically a mini hip hop festival, and one of the best shows outdoor Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park is hosting this summer. It's got mallrat rap crew Odd Future, Black Hippy's Schoolboy Q, upcoming Queens group World's Fair, legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex, and Meek Mill, who has at least a few really fun songs that you'll probably hear tonight.
Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z @ Yankee Stadium
JT and Jay Z (not Jay-Z) both have boundary-pushing new albums under their belts, and tonight they join forces for their second of two shows at the gigantic Yankee Stadium.
The Specials @ The Stone Pony
These Two Tone vets inspired so much mediocre music, it's sometimes easy to forget that The Specials' debut album is just about perfect, and still sounds great today.
Overlord, Miniboone, Giraffes Giraffes @ Cake Shop
Despite a name that suggests throwing devil signs, Overlord are an indiepop group with tendencies towards British Invasion and '60s surf sounds. Tonight they'll say farewell to departing member George Pasles.
The World Is..., Daylight, Dads, Pity Sex @ Death By Audio
Most of this show leans on the emo side, except openers Pity Sex, who have ditched their emo-y past for total shoegaze on their new album, Feast of Love. It's an excellent album, and if you're going to this show, Pity Sex are very worth showing up early to see.
Tim Barry, Cory Branan, Des Ark @ Knitting Factory
Avail have been quiet for the past five years or so, but their frontman, Tim Barry, still tours solo a lot, and tonight he hits Brooklyn for a headlining show at Knitting Factory. Support comes from Lucero associate Cory Branan and Des Ark.
Kode9, L-Vis 1990, Recloose, Kelela, Obey City @ MoMa PS1
The forward-thinking summer electronic music series at MoMA PS1, Warm Up, continues today with sets from Hyperdub label head Kode9, Night Slugs co-head L-VIs 1990, exciting R&B newcomer Kelela, Recloose, and Obey City.
Akitsa, Lussuria, Endless Humiliation @ Saint Vitus
Lussuria and Endless Humilation are great support bands, but the main attraction here is clearly the super rare performance by Quebecois black metal band Akitsa. Their primitive black metal is spotted with Oi, and made for a helluva performance at Chaos in Tejas earlier this year.
The Burlies, Paperhaus, Electric People @ Shea Stadium
The Dismemberment Plan are fully back in action (what do you think of their new song?), but meanwhile, frontman Travis Morrison's other band, The Burlies, are doing stuff too, and you can catch them in Brooklyn tonight headlining a much more intimate venue than D-Plan would probably headline if/when they play here.
Antibalas, The Stepkids, Prince Paul (DJ Set), Pegasus Warning @ The Bell House
The Stepkids spent the early '00s backing up big name R&B and hiphop acts like Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill and 50 Cent. On their own, the trio take a more Steely Dan approach, and they're not afraid to show off their chops. Part of the Music Frees All Festival.
The Lone Bellow, The Low Anthem, Joe Purdy @ Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE)
The free Celebrate Brooklyn! shows at Prospect Park continue tonight with a bill that indie folk fans might not want to miss.
RX Bandits, Northern Faces @ Best Buy Theater
The Bandits are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their seminal album, The Resignation, this year and playing the whole thing in full on tour. Songs like "Sell You Beautiful" and "Decrescendo" still sound great today, and if you were a fan of that era of the band, there should be some pretty great nostalgia for you at Best Buy Theater tonight.
Jonathan Toubin @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tonight's edition of Jonathan Toubin's popular Soul Clap & Dance Off party features guest selector Eleanor Friedberger. Doors at 11 PM.
Tommy James & The Shondells, Felix Cavaliere @ The Great Auditorium (NJ)
Tommy James & The Shondells began in bubblegum ("I Think We're Alone Now," "Mirage") but later penned psychedelic classic "Crimson & Clover."
Kaiju Big Battel @ Stage 48
So you've seen Pacific Rim three times and you're jonesing for more Giant Monster Action? Head to Stage 48 for some old-school guys-in-rubber-suits spectacle which answers the questions, "What would a Wrestling Federation run by TOHO Studios be like?"
Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster @ PNC Bank Arts Center
We don't if we'd spend our "Last Summer on Earth" watching Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, but that's what this '90s nostalgia tour is called.
Zorn@60 @ Lincoln Center
No Wave pioneer John Zorn celebrates his 60th birthday as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. This is the first of three nights, and tonight's performance features "six powerful works for string quartet, performed together in a single evening for the very first time.
Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Brazilian star Seu Jorge -- best known in America for singing Portugese versions of Bowie songs in The Life Aquatic -- is here for a week run of intimate shows as Blue Note.
Week At The Creek with Christian Finnegan and Nick Turner
The Creek & the Cave hosts "Week At The Creek," a standup series where one comedian performs at the Long Island City venue every night for a week. This week, hilarious standups Christian Finnegan and Nick Turner are stepping up to the plate. And it's FREE.
Monkey: Journey to the West @ Lincoln Center
Damon Albarn, Chen Shi-Zheng, and Jamie Hewlett's musical take on one of China's most famous tales is part opera, part Cirque du Soleil.
Other notable shows tonight include Joakim @ Cameo Gallery, Slonk Donkerson, Weiney, The Gradients, Sharkmuffin @ Muchmore's, Marcellus Pittman, Aaron Siegal, Free Magic, Faso @ Glasslands Gallery, and Gunfight, Boytoy, Thizz Rattlers, DJ Double Head @ Union Pool.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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