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Haley Heynderickx (photo by Alessandra Leimer)

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

Haley Heynderickx, Mike Brandon (of The Mystery Lights) @ Berlin
Haley Heynderickx is gearing up to release her debut album I Need to Start a Garden, and early singles have picked up quite a bit of buzz (and Angel Olsen comparisons), including from us. See what all the fuss is about tonight.

Snoop Dogg @ The Box
Snoop Dogg, who has a new gospel album on the way and recently premiered the new Netflix show Coach Snoop, is in NYC for a VERY intimate show tonight. Good luck getting in!

Brian Fallon @ Rough Trade
Some of the most exciting music news of 2018 is that The Gaslight Anthem are back and planning to play their great 2008 album The ’59 Sound in full on tour for its 10th anniversary, but first, frontman Brian Fallon is releasing a new solo album, Sleepwalkers. If you like The Gaslight Anthem, you’ll probably like Brian’s new solo LP too, and you can see him bring the songs to life in a very intimate environment tonight. He’s got bigger shows in the area at Starland Ballroom and Brooklyn Steel this spring.

HR of Bad Brains, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
HR recently played some shows with the reunited classic lineup of Bad Brains, but he’s still finding time for his solo work too. He plays Bushwick tonight.

Exhorder, War Curse, Pink Mass @ Saint Vitus
New Orleans thrash vets Exhorder released just two albums in their initial run as a band, 1990’s Slaughter in the Vatican and 1992’s The Law. They’re now reunited for the first time since 2008 and playing those albums in full across two nights at Saint Vitus. This is night one, Slaughter in the Vatican night.

Bridget St. John, Galen Ayers, David Nagler @ Wonders of Nature
British folk singer Bridget St John released a few excellent albums in the late ’60s and early ’70s, before disappearing from music for decades and then making a comeback as her classic material started getting praise from new fans. It’s a real treat that she still plays today. Tonight, she plays new Brooklyn venue Wonders of Nature (booked by former Cake Shop co-owner Andy Bodor) with Galen Ayers (daughter of Soft Machine’s Kevin Ayers) and Wesley Stace collaborator David Nagler.

Tiny Moving Parts, Mom Jeans, Oso Oso @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tiny Moving Parts continue their knack for blending math rock, emo, and post-hardcore, and also take their sound in some new directions, on this year’s Swell, which recently came out via Triple Crown. They’re currently on tour with two newer emo bands, SideOneDummy signees Mom Jeans and Triple Crown signees Oso Oso.

Nona Hendryx & Mamafunk with Oxymorrons, BITS aka Blu + Rex Detiger, Soul Clap & Professor Scratch aka Stephen Webber @ Joe’s Pub
One third of Labelle (and Jimi Hendrix’s cousin), Nona Hendryx has been going strong for decades and tonight she celebrates the release of her new EP Keep Funkin’. Direct support comes from the great alternative hip hop band Oxymorrons.

Joseph Arthur @ City Vineyard
Joseph Arthur shows are pretty unique, with him combining his considerable talents as a musician as a visual artist. You’ll really be able to see the brushstrokes at this very intimate show, as part of City Vineyard’s “Voices on the Hudson” series where only 100 tickets are sold.

Palehound, Weaves, Melissa Lozada-Oliva @ Brooklyn Bazaar
New York’s Palehound just released a great new single on Saddle Creek while Canadian tour mates (and Polaris Prize nominees) Weaves ares till riding high on their very good sophomore album.

Palm, Melkbelly, Sammus @ Market Hotel
Philly indie rockers Palm celebrate the release of their brand new album, Rock Island, which came out today via Carpark. The undercard is Chicago’s Melkbelly whose 2017 came out via Wax Nine, the Carpark imprint run by Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis.

Sound of Ceres, Hnry Flwr, Stranger Cat @ The Park Church Co-Op
Do you dig vintage synths, ethereal vocals, baroque arrangements and krauty rhythms? Sound of Ceres, which features members of Candy Claws, experiment in this laboratory with positive results. Last year’s The Twin is definitely worth checking out. Their live show, with an emphasis on lasers, is worth seeing too and with the lovely Park Church Co-Op setting, it should be a memorable night.

Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues LIVE! with Dave Hill and Phil Costello @ Q.E.D.
In 2004 comedian, musician and gadabout Dave Hill created alter-ego Lance, a teenager living with his parents in Gary, IN who also happened to be the lead singer and sole member of “the most extreme, brutal, and Satanic black metal band of all-time,” There’s a lot more to this story, and you can hear it all — and see Witch Taint live — tonight.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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