What’s going on Friday? (JAMC, Decemberists, Built to Spill, Bob Mould, CocoRosie, Cheap Trick, Cavity, Heaters & more)
photo: The Decemberists at Governors Ball 2015 (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Decemberists, Lucius @ Radio City
The Decemberists have both a new album and a new EP out this year. The new stuff’s a bit more straightforward than their prime-era material, but we’ll probably hear some old favorites tonight too.
The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Black Ryder @ Terminal 5
With it’s mix of Phil Spector melodies and wall-of-noise distortion, no one had quite heard anything like The Jesus & Mary Chain’s debut album, Psychocandy, when it came out in 1985. It’s since become the template for a lot of music, but the band remind us where it came from with these shows playing that album in full.
Built To Spill, Crosss, Clarke and the Himself’s @ Bowery Ballroom
Indie rock guitar heroes Built to Spill continue their NYC show onslaught tonight. Also on the bill: Toronto’s doomy Crosss who are worth catching.
Bob Mould, Jason Narducy @ City Winery
On his current “Works in Progress” acoustic tour, Bob will be trying out now material and playing some favorites, too. Narducy, who plays in his electric band, will open the show.
CocoRosie, A Tribe Called Red @ Webster Hall
CocoRosie returned this month with their sixth album, Heartache City, and it has them sounding as singular and eccentric as ever.
The Internet, Moonchild, St. Beauty @ Highline Ballroom
Odd Future’s The Internet offer up some high quality neo-soul on this year’s Ego Death. They celebrated it with some relatively intimate shows around its release, and tonight they play the larger Highline Ballroom.
Cavity, Genocide Pact, Sunrot @ Saint Vitus
Cavity once included current Floor/Torche members Steve Brooks and Juan Montoya (though it no longer does), and were churning out a similar kind of sludge metal back in the ’90s. They haven’t played the East Coast in over a decade, but that will change tonight.
Dauwd, JDH & Dave P, The Loose Control Band, Pedro Vian, Evan Michael @ Good Room
UK producer Dauwd returned this year with the Jupiter George EP on Kompakt, three airy songs that exist somewhere between garage and house. Tonight he plays a FIXED party.
Houndmouth, Basia Bulat @ Irving Plaza
Americana band Houndmouth headline this show, and if you’re going we recommend showing up for powerhouse folk singer Basia Bulat, who opens.
The Mynabirds, Bad Bad Hats, Stranger Cat @ Rough Trade
The Mynabirds, the project from onetime Georgie James member Laura Burhenn (who was also a touring member for The Postal Service in 2013), just released their third album, Lovers Know.
Black Asteroid ft. Cold Cave, Paul Ritch, Kevin Castro @ Verboten
Earlier this year, Cold Cave’s Wes Eisold collaborated with icy techno artist Black Asteroid on a new EP, Black Moon. They’ll be recreating that live tonight.
Spirit Family Reunion, The Love Supreme, The Horse-Eyed Men, Big Kitty @ Union Pool
Spirit Family Reunion finish up their two-day Harvest Festival featuring “some of our favorite acts, both local and cosmic, we’ve encountered over the years ranging from avant country to North African dance music. Each night will start out with solo performers and culminate with a full band dance party after we play.”
Heaters, The Mystery Lights, Lemon Twigs, Prince Rupert’s Drops @ Alphaville
Grand Rapids, MI psych/surf trio Heaters release their new album, Hawaiian Holiday, today and celebrate tonight with a pretty great bill of likeminded acts. If you’re going tonight, do catch Lemon Twigs.
David Cross, Astronautalis, Josh Gondelman, Joe Berkowitz, Jo Firestone, Chris Rose (host) @ Livestream Public
This is part of the “Late Night Basement” series, with a pretty great lineup of guests. The first 40 people to arrive get a choice of Josh Gondelman & Joe Berkowitz’s upcoming book, “You Blew It!” or a nice cold can of Narragansett.
Marty Willson-Piper, Ryan Martin Steve Shiffman’s Land Of No @ Fulton Stall Market
He’s not currently in The Church, but Marty Willson-Piper is in NYC and playing this free show tonight at this Seaport multi-use space.
Dances, Friend Roulette, Zula, Haybaby @ Baby’s All Right
This is the release show for Dances’ new album, which skirts the line between garage rock and power pop. It’s a cool local bill all around, with chamber pop band Friend Roulette, psych-popsters Zula, and grungy indie rockers Haybaby.
Jose James (Billie Holiday tribue) @ Blue Note
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 this year. In addition to being an inspiration for the new Lana Del Rey album and the first artist to “play” The Apollo’s upcoming hologram concert series, neo-soul singer Jose James will perform her music at a series of shows at the Blue Note this week. 8 and 10:30 PM sets every night through Sunday.
The Suffers, Bhi Bhiman @ Mercury Lounge
Lovers of vintage soul will want to check out Houston’s The Suffers, who raise the roof (and the temperature) at their energetic live shows.
Gardens and Villa, Palehound, Cotillon @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
California duo Gardens & Villa released new album, Music for Dogs, that finds them getting into almost Of Montreal style hazy pop.
Cheap Trick @ St. George Theater
Glammy powerpop heroes Cheap Trick are keeping the flame alive in Staten Island tonight
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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