What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Dizzee Rascal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Part of the Red Bull Music Academy, UK grime icon Dizzee Rascal performs his classic album Boy in Da Corner in full tonight. Sold out.
Dizzee Rascal Afterparty w/ Elijah + Skilliam, DJ MK, Letta, Star Eyes @ Palisades
If you wanna stay dizzee, this is the late night aftershow featuring Dizzee Rascal’s DJ MK.
Jon Brion @ Warsaw
Jon Brion’s residency shows at Los Angeles club Largo are the stuff of legend, but he hasn’t had a show in NYC in five years. This is his first of two sold-out shows here this weekend.
Mykki Blanco, Tygapaw, Psychoegyptian, Yves Tumor, Macy Rodman, Jubilee, DJ Haram, Chris Cherry x Michelle Lhooq @ Good Room
Local rapper/performance artist Mykki Blanco blurs the lines between gender and genre, and tonight’s show is sure to be full of awesome surprises.
Mitski, Porches, Beach Fossils, Becca Krueger and the Watermelon King, Maggie Rogers @ NYU’s Strawberry Festival
NYU’s free annual daytime Strawberry Festival happens today with sets from the seriously talented songwriter Mitski, chill popsters Porches, and chill rockers Beach Fossils.
Solids, Stove, Clique, The Gradients @ Palisades
If you dig the sounds of abrasive ’90s rock, this bill of newer revivalists should quench your thirst pretty well.
Chelsea Wolfe, A Dead Forest Index @ Stone Pony
Not too many people nail gothy pop with an approach as genuinely dark as Chelsea Wolfe. Her Sargent House labelmates A Dead Forest Index are worth catching too.
Prince Tribute ft. members of Disco Biscuits, Lotus & more @ The Hall at MP
There’s no lack of Prince tribute nights happening around NYC (and the world), and this one has members of the jam band world paying their respects.
Honey, The Men, Foster Care, JJ Doll @ Alphaville
Having honed their sound (fueled by early ’70s Detroit snarl) over the last couple years, Brooklyn’s Honey are finally releasing their debut album which is out today. They’ve put together a stacked bill for the LP’s release show.
Arthur Baker, Joey Carvello, DJ Misbehaviour @ American Museum of Natural History
Arthur Baker helped shape the sound of ’80s NYC club music, and pushed New Order in a dancier direction. Catch him in DJ mode tonight.
Chris Cohen @ Baby’s All Right
Chris Cohen has toured as a part of Deerhoof, Cass McCombs’ band and more. His new album As If Apart is airy and baroque, recalling The Left Banke, The United States of America, and other similarly not-adverse-to-harpsichords ’60s pop. He celebrates its release tonight.
YACHT, Colin Self, DJ Kaygee @ Brooklyn Bowl
Have just wrapped up their dates opening for M83, YACHT headline this show tonight.
WALL, Final Bloom, RIPS @ Cake Shop
If you like in-your-face bands inspired by post-punk, tonight is for you with rising band WALL, gothy synth-wielders Final Bloom, and RIPS. This will be a good one.
Sheer Mag, Big Huge, Haram @ Market Hotel
What do you get when you put Sheer Mag’s punk take on Thin Lizzy into Market Hotel? Probably a fair amount of gleeful mayhem.
PC Worship, Creepers, Heaven’s Gate @ Silent Barn
Bring your earplugs for this excellent lineup of noise and shoegaze featuring Deafheaven offshoot Creepers, art-damaged headliners PC Worship and the hazy rock of Heaven’s Gate.
Vetiver, Range of Light Wilderness @ Bell House
Andy Cabic has been making appealing folky pop with his band Vetiver for some time. We hope they play their cover of “Man of Constant Sorrow” (from the Fargo Season 2 soundtrack) tonight.
Kiki & Herb @ Joe’s Pub
Legendary lounge/cabaret duo Kiki and Herb (aka Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman) went into retirement in 2007 but they’re returning to the stage for this run called “Kiki and Herb: Seeking Asylum!” Sold out but a limited number of tickets given away free each night via lottery.
Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show “Thank God for the Jokes” for nearly two years. He’s putting it to bed, but not before this run which was recently extended through May.
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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