Power Trip at Power of the RIff East 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Power Trip, Suburban Scum, White Widows Pact, Manipulate @ Saint Vitus
Power Trip master a mix of brutal hardcore and thrash riffs/solos that recall the classics but never make Power Trip sound like a retro band. Of course with music like this though, the live show is really where it's at, so now's your chance.
London Grammar, Wilsen @ Baby's All Right
UK synthpop trio London Grammar first caught our ears as one of the contributors to the Disclosure album, but they've since released their own LP as well. Tonight's their first of two sold-out intimate NYC shows.
Gangstagrass, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Smif N Wessun with The Judah Tribe Reggae Band & Jahdan Blakkamoore @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the release party for Brooklyn bluegrass-hip-hop project (seriously) Gangstagrass, but we also think it's worth showing up early because this bill has two local hip hop veterans, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) and Smif N Wessun.
Endless Boogie, Syphilitic Lust, Hans Chew @ Union Pool
Jammy Brooklyn rockers Endless Boogie continue their Union Pool residency tonight with local metal band Syphilitic Lust and D. Charles Speer & the Helix member Hans Chew, who has opened for the Boogie before. Last week Stephen Malkmus showed up to play with the band -- you never know who might stop by.
Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely @ City Winery
Two progressive country vets share the bill for what should be a terrific night of rootsy rock.
Boy Toy, Bennio Qwerty, Sea Monsters, Infinity Girl @ The Gutter
Fuzzy pop act Boytoy and hard-riff trio Bennio Qwerty highlight this show that happens in the back room of this vintagey-looking Williamsburg bowling alley.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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