What’s going on Thursday? (Youth Lagoon, Yvette, Marching Church, Glue, Beyond, Moon Boots, Cramps tribute & more)
Youth Lagoon / Yvette @ Rough Trade in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Youth Lagoon, Moon King, Ronald Paris @ Webster Hall
Youth Lagoon’s recently-released third album is his most diverse yet, with a sound closer to art rock than his first two records but never really sticking to an exact genre. His recent live shows have been great too, and both of tonight’s openers are good.
Marching Church, Ukiah Drag @ Mercury Lounge
Marching Church is another band fronted by Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt, and their sound isn’t miles away from Elias’ main band. Tonight’s their second of two NYC shows, and support comes from psychedelic punk band The Ukiah Drag.
Glue, Strutter, JJ Doll, Slav @ Palisades
Glue make the kind of hardcore that’s all unfiltered aggression, over and done with it about as quickly as it started. They’ve only been around for a few years, but their live shows are already impossible to forget.
Beyond, Nuclear Age, Impact! @ Saint Vitus
NYHC vets Beyond (whose lineup included future Bold/Quicksand member Tom Capone) have been reunited for a bit now, but live shows are still rare. They’re finally playing one again tonight to celebrate Revelation Records’ reissue of their 1988 demo Dew It! and WNYU session “Crucial Chaos.”
Hate Eternal, Misery Index, Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil @ The Studio at Webster Hall
If you’re a death metal fan, you’ll probably find that this bill is utterly stacked from start to finish.
Chad Valley, Stranger Cat, Vesuvio Solo @ Baby’s All Right
Emotive UK synthpop act Chad Valley just released his new album, Entirely True Blue, via Cascine and plays tonight with Stranger Cat (aka Cat Martino) and Montreal’s slightly gothy Vesuvio Solo.
Yvette, Kill Alters, Macula Dog, Hair (Booker Stardrum, Simon Hanes, Brandon Seabrook) @ Trans-Pecos
Yvette have not mellowed out one iota on their new Time Management, offering up industrial shriiiing and other noises that don’t go well with a hangover. They’re awesome.
Courtship Ritual, The Flag, Pajama People, Hand of God (DJ Set) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Courtship Ritual’s music, slinky, sultry with more than a hint of witchy goth, should make for a fun pre-Halloween party.
Moon Boots, Felix Da Housecat, Paul Raffaele @ Verboten
If you’re looking to dance the night away, everyone on this lineup is fit to help you do just that.
Spooky Mansion feat. Talib Kweli, Alissia, Sporting Life, and more @ Paper Box
The Wild Honey Pie is throwing a four-day Halloween party called Spooky Mansion at the Paper Box. This is the second night, and it’s heavy on the hip hop side.
Chelsea Reject, Twelve45, Kait Browne, Nappy Nina, DJ Mursi Layne @ Elvis Guesthouse
While Talib Kweli is at Paper Box tonight, Duck Down signee Chelsea Reject (who’s opened for Talib) has a show at new-ish Manhattan club Elvis Guesthouse.
JD Samson (of Le Tigre), Amber Valentine, Andy Pry, Lauren Flax, Beppe Savoni, DJ James Mulry @ Union Pool
JD Samson’s monthly PAT party has its Halloween edition with “good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ’s that aren’t afraid to go deep.” Requests for “Monster Mash” may go ignored, however.
Chris Gethard, Low Fat Getting High, Gary Richardson, Bambara, The Black Black, Mike Dobbins @ Shea Stadium
The very funny Chris Gethard graces his hometown with another show tonight, and as his shows often are, this one’s got a few great local punk bands playing too.
Tribute to The Cramps, Jonathan Toubin (DJ), DJ Alix Brown @ Bowery Electric
Attentional teenage goo goo mucks of all ages: Start your Halloween Weekend early with this tribute to psychobilly legends The Cramps featuring members of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hogg, The Fleshtones, The Dirtbombs and more.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
Follow BrooklynVegan on instagram.