What’s going on Monday? (Cinco De Mayo, Slint, Floor, TOY, Matt Pond PA, The Foreign Exchange, Coldplay & more)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Floor, Hot Victory, Darsombra, Godmaker @ Saint Vitus
Sludge pop vets Floor are currently reunited and back with a new album, Oblation. It’s their first since 2004’s Dove, but those familiar with singer Steve Brooks’ other band Torche should pretty much know what to expect here. Their experimental tourmates Hot Victory are worth catching too.
Slint, Spires That in the Sunset Rise @ The Wick
Slint only put out two albums — 1989’s Steve Albini-produced Tweez and 1991’s legendary Spiderland — but their brand of post-rock and post-hardcore has proved to be highly influential over time and it’s held up very well. Tonight’s their second of three sold-out NYC shows on their current reunion tour.
TOY, Weekend, The Vandelles @ Baby’s All Right
UK band TOY are back on our side of the Atlantic to grace us with their krauty shoegaze and extended motorik grooves. Tonight’s the first of two NYC shows this week, and opening are “special guests” Weekend.
Matt Pond PA, The Lighthouse And The Whaler, Brian Bonz @ Bowery Ballroom
It’s the tenth anniversary of Emblems, the 2004 LP from Matt Pond’s indie pop collective Matt Pond PA. To celebrate, the band are on a 10th anniversary tour which hits NYC for its second of two shows here tonight.
The Foreign Exchange, DJ OP @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Phonte of alternative rap vets Little Brother is also 1/2 of the duo The Foreign Exchange with Dutch producer Nicolay. That duo is currently on a tour which hits NYC tonight.
Coldplay, SZA @ Beacon Theater (early and late)
Coldplay will be back with a new album later this month (maybe you heard the song that sounds like Bon Iver or the one with Avicii), and though they’ve yet to announce a proper tour, they’ll be playing some intimate shows beforehand including two in NYC tonight. The late show will be opened by TDE-signed R&B singer SZA. Both sold out.
Hooray For Earth, Ejecta, The Great Void @ Glasslands
It’s a good night for local synth pop at Glasslands tonight with Hooray for Earth and Neon Indian/Ford & Lopatin-related project Ejecta.
Emperor X, Tape Deck Mountain (solo), Small Wonder, Steve Sobs @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn’s Small Wonder does the sad indie songwriter thing — slow, soft acoustic guitars and confessional lyrics, etc — like it’s still 2005, and he does it well too.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac’s weekly Night Train comedy show returns with guests Seaton Smith, Sabrina Jalees, Dave Ross, Daniel Simonsen, Lukas Kaiser, and Steve Macone.
Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Comedian Mike Birbiglia still has plenty of “Thank God for Jokes” tour dates coming up, but tonight he takes a break from that for one of his small “Working It Out” shows at Union Hall. Sold out.
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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