Charles Bradley @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Crystal Stilts, The Rogers Sisters, Endless Boogie, Love As Laughter @ Secret Project Robot
A benefit for a sick friend of SPR, they've put together an all-star lineup of local talent, including a one-off reunion of early-'00s underrated dancepunks The Rogers Sisters.
Disclosure, Vic Mensa, Bishop Nehru, Samo Sound Boy @ Terminal 5
In a year where Daft Punk made a huge comeback, Disclosure were still dance duo of 2013 thanks to a killer album jam-packed with hits that translate just as well to the dancefloor. Needless to say, these three nights at Terminal 5 will be a killer time.
Disclosure (DJ set), Samo Sound Boy, Jubilee, FIXED with JDH & Dave P @ Output
If you wanna keep the party going after the T5 show, head to Output where Disclosure (and others) will be DJing all night.
Deafheaven, Wolf Eyes, Noveller, Alberich, MV Carbon, Lussuria, Sugarm @ 285 Kent
It's the second to last ever show at Brooklyn DIY venue tonight with a great lineup that includes metal boundary pushers Deafheaven (who were just revealed as the secret guest), noisemakers Wolf Eyes, atmospheric guitar great Noveller, and others.
Broncho, Saintseneca, Brass Bed, LVL UP @ Baby's All Right
Saintseneca make nasal-voiced tunes with the spirit of folk punk but Arcade Fire levels of grandiosity. Their new album, Dark Arc, is due out in April but hopefully we'll hear some of it tonight.
Echo Friendly, Ravi Shavi @ Coco 66
New York pop duo Echo Friendly are in the midst of their January residency at recently revitalized Greenpoint club Coco 66. Check out a song from their forthcoming debut LP -- as well as a cover of Jay Reatard's "Nightmare" -- below.
Saintseneca @ Rough Trade (2 pm in-store)
Earlier in the day, you can see a stripped down set from Saintseneca when they play this in-store at Rough Trade.
New Bomb Turks, Born Loose, Nervosas @ The Bell House
We've been seeing New Bomb Turks singer Eric Davidson playing around NYC a lot lately with his band Livids, and drummer Sam Brown has been busy with Divine Fits, but they're finally getting the old band together for their first show in a while tonight. They've got tons of excellent garage punk to choose from, so tonight should be a pretty great set.
Andrew Jackson Jihad, Lemuria, Cheap Girls @ Europa
All three of these bands are in town as openers for the final two Bomb the Music Industry! shows (one yesterday, one tomorrow), but tonight they team up for their own show at Europa. Folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad are headlining, but we especially recommend catching Buffalo punks Lemuria and Michigan power poppers Cheap Girls.
Jessy Lanza, The-Drum @ Mercury Lounge
Ontario singer/producer Jessy Lanza recently released her debut album on the trusty Hyperdub label (also home to Burial, Laurel Halo, etc), which fell somewhere between future R&B and the synthpop of Grimes. Tonight she plays her second of two NYC shows with Chicago production duo The-Drum.
The Underachievers, Roofeeo @ Villain
NYC duo The Underachievers rap over psychedelic beats about psychedelic drugs, and they'll probably be stoned when you see them tonight too.
Joakim, Feadz, Speakerbot, DJ Annie @ Glasslands
Joakim recently debuted his new live setup when he opened for Holy Ghost! on Halloween, and tonight he'll take that new setup to a smaller, headlining show.
Homeboy Sandman, YC The Cynic, I Am Many, Open Mike Eagle @ Gramercy Theatre
A few good names in NYC hip hop are on this bill, including the Stones Throw-signed Homeboy Sandman, YC the Cynic, and others.
Datsik, GZA, heRobust, Getter @ Best Buy Theater
You might not want to see brostep producer Datsik, who headlines this show, but we'd be remiss not to mention that rap legend (and Wu-Tang Clan member) GZA is also performing Liquid Swords with his live band at this show.
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys @ City Winery
With his bands The Nuns and Rank and File, Alejandro Escovedo was one of the first to mix punk and country, and since those days has kept on as one of the great rootsy singer-songwriters.
Sinkane, Ian Isiah, Helado Negro, Slowdance @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's line-up is curated by Le Poisson Rouge and is headlinedd DFA artist Sinkane with a full live band. FREE.
Aretha Franklin @ Radio City Music Hall
They don't call Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul for nothing, as she's blessed with some of the finest pipes ever to be heard. She's still got it.
Charles Bradley @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Having spent years as a James Brown tribute artist have bestowed Bradley with killer stage moves, and he's got the kind of weary, ragged voice that was just meant for soul. His band's killer too. Sold out.
Drenge, Heliotropes @ Glasslands
Falling somewhere between post-Nirvana grunge and early '00s garage revival, UK duo Drenge are adored by the British music press. Will NYC take to them as well?
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Each Other, Nurse and Soldier, TONSTARTSSBANDHT, Baked @ Death by Audio
When not playing bass in Real Estate (who are gearing back up for a new album) Alex Bleeker gets jammy with his own band, The Freaks.
Shocked Minds, Ballroom, Law$uits, Little Bastards of Lower Manhattan @ Cake Shop
Shocked Minds is the current band of Josh Martin of Carbonas (and Ex-Humans) and make down-and-dirty old-school NYC punk.
Matthew Dear, Matt Tolfrey, Ryan Crosson, jozif @ Paper Box
Electronic musician Matthew Dear just got back from DJing Montreal's Igloofest and will keep his party going tonight at this Bushwick venue.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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