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What’s going on Thursday? (Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr, Duck Down 20, TWIABP/Foxing, Curren$y, Agnostic Front & more)

photo: Superchunk in Chicago in 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)
Superchunk

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

Superchunk, All Dogs @ Baby’s All Right
Having just played the big Ground Control Touring anniversary extravaganza, Superchunk are sticking around tonight for this show, one of the smallest joints they’ve played in some time. With no new album to plug, either, this should make for a very fun setlist. Openers All Dogs are worth getting there early.

Dinosaur Jr. & special guests @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the quintessential American indie rock bands, Dinosaur Jr. celebrate their 30th anniversary with seven shows at Bowery Ballroom, the first of which is tonight. Each night they’ll play their debut album in full and special guests are promised. There are certainly a lot of people in town right now.

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Foxing, TTNG, Brightside @ MHOW
TWIABP and Foxing both released two of the very best rock albums of this year, with Harmlessness and Dealer, respectively. Both exist somewhere between indie rock, post rock, and emo, with strings, horns, keys, and more gorgeous layers to flesh things out. Good openers tonight too.

Curren$y, Bodega Bamz, Youth Soul Love, Jimi Tents @ Irving Plaza
New Orleans rapper returned earlier this year with the third installment in his Pilot Talk series, and it had his laid-back stoned raps sounding good as ever. This week he puts out a second full length release of 2015, Canal Street Confidential. Needless to say, he’ll have no lack of material to pull from tonight.

TOKiMONSTA, Two Fresh, Anderson Paak @ Rough Trade
EDM producer TOKiMONSTA wraps up a two-night run in NYC tonight, and she’ll be joined by her collaborator Anderson .Paak, whose profile rose a lot after he was prominently featured on Dr. Dre’s new album.

Agnostic Front, Antidote, Hammer and the Nails @ Saint Vitus
NYHC legends Agnostic Front put out their eleventh album this year, The American Dream Died, which sounds more or less how you’d expect an Agnostic Front album to sound (not a bad thing). Tonight they celebrate Vinnie Stigma’s birthday with this show.

Boot Camp Clik, Buckshot, Smif-N-Wessun, Black Moon, Da Beatminerz, O.G.C. @ B.B. King’s
Venerable hip hop label Duck Down celebrates its 20th anniversary with this show, and they’ve got plenty of regulars on board. Should be a great night all around.

Lame Drivers, Dares, Big Quiet @ Union Pool
It’s a great night of local indie rock, headlined by long-running band Lame Drivers who just put out the terrific Chosen Era. Openers Big Quiet are of the jangly variety and made their debut album with producer Mitch Easter.

Tournament, Pale Angels, Smalltalk, Fortunate Ones, First Exposure @ The Acheron
This is a quality punk bill with Tournament (who just announced a new album), the Our Band Could Be Your Life-esque Pale Angels, Smalltalk (mem Bouncing Souls), and more.

Tigue, Alpenglow @ Manhattan Inn
Percussion trio Tigue includes members of Jherek Bischoff collaborators Contemporaneous Ensemble and Damon Albarn collaborators Ensemble Signal. Tonight they team up with the dream pop-ish Alpenglow for this 10 PM show. $5-10 suggested donation to get in.

Gag, Narcoleptics, Pleasure Industry, JJ Doll, Barbed Wire @ Alphaville
Olympia hardcore band Gag are a force to be reckoned with, and if you don’t believe us you just have to see ’em live.

Spector, Little Racer, Slonk Donkerson @ Mercury Lounge
UK band Spector have picked up some buzz in their home country for a sound that’s not far removed from Editors. Tonight’s their second of two NYC shows this week.

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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