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What’s going on Tuesday? (Saul Wiliams, Mike Birbiglia, Wilco, Loren Connors, Billy Gibbons, Gramercy Arms & more)

Saul Williams @ Afro-Punk 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Saul Williams

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

Saul Williams @ Rough Trade
Saul Williams just released his new album MartyrLoserKing. Produced by the singer of She Wants Revenge, it’s got dark, industrial-ish beats that make for a very cool backdrop for Saul’s unique spoken/rapped/sung delivery. To get in to tonight’s show, you have to buy the new record from the Rough Trade store.

Wilco, William Tyler @ The Capitol Theatre
Wilco have been making good to great records for over two decades now, the latest being last year’s Star Wars. Their current tour hits NYC-area venue Capitol Theater twice this week. This is night 1, and the very talented guitarist William Tyler opens.

Loren Connors & Tom Carter, JR Bohannon, Heavy Hymns, Yek Koo @ Trans Pecos
Veteran avant-garde musicians Loren Connors (who’s played with Thurston Moore, Kath Bloom and more) and Tom Carter (of long-running band) Charalambides team up for another of their duo sets tonight. If you’d like an idea of what to expect, check out this recent live video.

WNYC’s Ask Me Another feat. The Duplass Brothers @ Bell House
NPR’s gameshow podcast taping tonight has filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass (who you also may know from being in front of the camera on Transparent and Togetherness). Fun fact: Mark Duplass was one-third of mid-’00s indie rock band Volcano, I’m Still Excited.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Tonight, Mike Birbiglia kicks off his six-week sendoff to current show “Thank God for the Jokes.”

Billy Gibbons & the BFGs, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown @ Gramercy Theatre
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons expanded upon his blues rock palette with his other band The BFGs whose debut album Perfectamundo has a clanky techno-modernism to it.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
New York Doll singer David Johansen puts back on the tux and his party-friendly Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret at this fancypants supper club.

Gramercy Arms @ HiFi
Led by Dambuilders frontman Dave Derby, Gramercy Arms make classic, ’70s-style pop with a rotating cast of guests. 2014’s The Season of Love featured Tanya Donelly, Lloyd Cole, Doug Gillard and more…so who knows who might show up for this show.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress’ Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, “Cake Shop Comedy” might do the trick. Tonight continues Jo Firestone’s residency and features guests Mary Mack, Molly Austin, Mike Abrusci, Sean Patton 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.

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