Perfect Pussy @ NYU 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julianna Barwick @ Wellmont Theatre - 5/16/13 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Total Slacker, Perfect Pussy, Life Size Maps, Honduras @ Baby's All Right
This is technically a record release party for Total Slacker's new album, Slip Away, but we have a feeling there are probably a few folks going specifically to catch opener Perfect Pussy whose Captured Tracks debut, Say No to Love, is out next month.
Jonathan Wilson, Laarji @ Bowery Ballroom
It may be 2014 but Jonathan Wilson parties like it's Laurel Canyon 1973. His highly orchestral, big-sounding new record features contributions from Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman, Wilco's Patrick Sansone, and Mike Campbell & Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. This is the first of two NYC shows.
Juliana Barwick @ Our Lady of Lebanon Church
Brooklyn ambient pop artist Julianna Barwick released the lovely Nepenthe last year and tonight her music will get lots of room to breathe at this stunning Brooklyn Heights church.
Steve Earle (solo) @ City Winery
Having worked inside and outside the music industry, country survivor, protest singer and occasional actor Steve Earle plays his second of four City Winery shows tonight.
Kid Sister, Nadus, Boy/Friend and The New Deal @ Glasslands
Kanye-collaborating Chicago rapper KId Sister returns to NYC to bring the party to Glasslands tonight.
Ane Brun, Linnea Olsson @ Highline Ballroom
Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun just celebrated ten years of releasing music last year with Songs 2003-2013 and Rarities, and she's now finally back in the US to support those releases.
Nothing Changes w/ Theologian, Nick Klein @ Home Sweet Home
Weekly dark arts party Nothing Changes invites Brooklyn industrialists Theologian and squelchy electronics master Nick Klein into their world tonight.
Saint Rich, ARP @ Mercury Lounge
An offshoot of Delicate Steve (role-reversal is probably a more correct term), Saint Rich keep things greasy with their brand of boogie riffs and laid-back grooves.
Brent Arnold, Baby Copperhead, Tom Brosseau, Christy & Emily, Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces) @ Paper Box
Lots of artists on this bill, but we think it's especially worth showing up early to catch The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger, who's been having a pretty great solo career.
Crosses †††, Color Film, Richie Quake @ Santos Party House
Crosses is a side project featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones and Shaun Lopez of Far which gives them a chance to make synthier, gothier music than their other projects. Similarly, Color Film gives Glassjaw's Daryl Palumbo a chance to do the same thing.
Radiator Hospital, Generifus, Frankie Cosmos, Crying, Quarterbacks @ Shea Stadium
It's the Double Double Whammy label party at Shea Stadium with a number of great bands, most notably the emotional/punky Radiator Hospital and the folky Frankie Cosmos.
Hey Rosetta! @ Rockwood Music Hall
Newfoundland orch-pop outfit Hey Rosetta! are known for their spirited, string-laden live shows. The band will be testing out material from their upcoming new album over two nights at Rockwood, this being the first.
Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's playing tonight, but you can check Max's Twitter.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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