Posted in To Do | music on August 26, 2014

Joanna Gruesome @ CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Joanna Gruesome

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Potty Mouth, Love of Everything @ Shea Stadium
UK noise popsters Joanna Gruesome will play a free show at the South Street Seaport on Friday, but if you'd like to see them somewhere much smaller (and hotter, sweatier, etc) and with a killer lineup that also includes noise punks Perfect Pussy, indie rockers Potty Mouth and the Joan of Arc-related The Love of Everything, Shea Stadium tonight is the place to be.

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Grooms, Bug Arms @ Baby's All Right
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. The record's out today and this is the release show.

The Polyphonic Spree, Icewater @ Brooklyn Bowl
Cult, choir, or just a fun enormous rock band, The Polyphonic Spree are kind of hard to hate in the moment, even if you never want to listen to one of their albums.

Alice Cohen, Monomyth, Nap Eyes @ Cake Shop
Art pop songwriter Alice Cohen has been making music for decades, and her current project as a solo artist is a regular on the NYC DIY scene.

Lair, Bugs and Rats, Skimask, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Massachusetts is in the house tonight with three Boston bands: experimental noisemakers Lair; nervy pop band Bugs and Rats; and Infinity Cat signees Skimask.

Drake, Lil Wayne @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Over the course of his three albums, Drake's evolved into someone capable of making some of the best modern pop songs in recent memory. His old pal Wayne co-headlines this show with him.

Cheap Trick @ The Paramount
Glammy powerpop heroes Cheap Trick are keeping the flame alive on tour this summer, stopping by Long Island's The Paramount tonight.

Yellowman @ BB King Blues Club
With hi natural flow (and sexually explicit lyrics) Jamaican dancehall deejay legend Yellowman is not just an influence in reggae -- his affect on American hip hop looms large as well.

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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Comments (2)

Why can't Joanna Gruesome play with Gringo Starr and Chet Faker and all the other bands who have no creativity in their band name?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 6:46 AM

Drake created some of the best pop songs in recent memory? How bad is your memory, and how recent are you talking?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 7:27 AM

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