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What’s going on Friday? (James Murphy, Pop. 1280, Ne-Hi, You Blew It, Unearthly Trance, Christines, Fat Wreck 25, more)

photo: James Murphy at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
James Murphy

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

DonMonique, Statik Selektah, DJ Clockwork, TJ Mizell, Dylan the Gypsy @ Output (The Roof)
Brooklyn rapper DonMonique recently released her debut EP, Thirst Trap, which features Danny Brown, Remy Banks and more, and it’s worth a listen. She plays a free show tonight with the great Statik Selektah, who also recently put out a new album. Special guests are promised.

Unearthly Trance, Gnaw, StatiqBloom, Forced @ Saint Vitus
French band Monarch were supposed to be on this bill but appear to have dropped off. The great back-in-action Brooklyn band Unearthly Trance still make it worth seeing.

James Murphy, Eric Duncan @ Output
Man cannot live on dream projects to make the subway sound better alone, and tonight DFA/LCD dude James Murphy spins at this Williamsburg club. It’s a “Vs” event with him battling Eric “Dunks” Duncan.

Pop. 1280, Bambara, Vowws, Lubrication @ Aviv
This looks to be a loud one with industrial punk rock outfit Pop. 1280, crushing trio Bambara and more.

Ne-Hi, Heliotropes, Surf Rock is Dead @ Baby’s All Right
Chicago four-piece Ne-Hi got their start a few years ago, coming up in the city’s basement show scene and quickly gaining a reputation from their wiry, Television-esque style and very spirited live performances.

Christines, The Lemon Twigs @ Fulton Stall Market
South Street Seaport’s multi-use Fulton Stall Market is hosting free shows on Friday. The space is nice, there’s bar and a secluded courtyard…worse ways to spend a couple hours after work on a Friday. Both bands on the bill tonight are pretty good: Christines make Swervedriver-style shoegaze and The Lemon Twigs are more paisley psychedelia.

You Blew It!, Sorority Noise, Microwave @ Shea Stadium
Earlier this year, You Blew It! signed to Jade Tree, a label whose ’90s output is highly influential on You Blew It!’s sound (’90s Polyvinyl too). Tonight’s their first of two shows this weekend with the Weezer-y Sorority Noise.

NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, Strung Out & more @ Stone Pony
Fat Wreck Chords turns 25 this tour, and this tour celebrates it by bringing some of the label’s heaviest hitters together. Some full albums will be played too: NOFX’s 1992 EP The Longest Line and Lagwagon’s 1994 LP Trashed.

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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