Prurient at Saint Vitus in January (more by Greg Cristman)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Rock *A* Teens, Will Sheff, Bird of Youth @ Poisson Rouge
Nineties era indie rock band The Rock*A*Teens took from rockabilly (love of reverb, crazed playing), they added elements of music hall and powerpop, creating a boozy sound all their own. Having been broken up since 2000, the band reformed for Merge 25 and are playing a few more shows while back in action. Having Will Sheff on the bill doesn't hurt.
Tiny Ruins, Tashaki Miyaki, Weyes Blood, Belle Mare @ Baby's All Right
NZ folk act Tiny Ruins will soon be on tour with Sharon Van Etten but they'll be playing NYC club shows first. Tonight actually has a stacked lineup, with LA's misty Tashaki Miyaki, and Brooklyn's very talented Weyes Blood.
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Bobby Patterson, Music Maker Blues Revue @ Damrosch Bandshell
The free Lincoln Center Out of Doors series continues today with a show headlined by soul great Charles Bradley, whose musical career dates back to the '60s but only recently began including albums of new, original music.
Parasites, Shellshag, Flamingo Nosebleed, The Homewreckers, Giant Peach @ Death By Audio
Two melodic punk bands, Parasites and Flamingo Nosebleed, are on tour together and tonight they hit NYC. Locals Shellshag practically call this venue home, and should be a great fit with the touring bands.
Sunflower Bean, Mirror Kisses, Teen Body, Surfing @ Glasslands
Lightly psychedelic with grooving basslines and sweet harmonies, new Brooklyn Sunflower Bean seem to have a firm grasp on their sound.
Baauer, Boys Noize, L-Vis 1990, LE1S (DJ Set), Pilo, Samo Sound Boy, Spank Rock @ Governors Island
Both Baauer and Boys Noize are producers of bass-heavy, in-your-face electronic music, and there's no doubt their sets will be gigantic dance parties at today's outdoor show. It's an all-day thing with solid openers too.
Prurient, Clay Rendering, Lussuria, Dual Action, Sandess, DJ Akitsa @ Home Sweet Home
Tonight's show at Home Sweet Home features some Hospital Productions heavyweights paying tribute to Euronymous of of the forerunning Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, who was notoriously killed by Varg Vikernes of Burzum 21 years ago. At midnight, the venue will play Mayhem's classic debut album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety.
Allen Toussaint @ Joe's Pub
As a songwriter, producer and performer, Allen Toussaint helped shape the sound of New Orleans R&B. Rediscover his rich catalog tonight
King Parrot, Die Choking, Organ Dealer, Nightcrawler @ Grand Victory
Australian trashers King Parrot and Philly grinders Die Choking are on the road together, and tonight they take over Brooklyn for a show at Grand Victory.
Planning for Burial, Sea Creature, Earth Mover @ The Acheron
Planning for Burial put out an excellent album on The Flenser this year which combined elements of drone, shoegaze and black/doom metal, but was also surprisingly catchy for such dreary music.
Heathered Pearls, Lord Raja, Starchild, Tallesen @ Trans-Pecos
Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander, who is Heathered Pearls, makes ambient soundscapes in the Eno tradition with just enough melody to keep it from completely floating away into the ether.
Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Having had his own Comedy Central special and a featured performer on Broad City, Hannibal himself is getting pretty big league. Get there early.
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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