What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Frightened Rabbit, Wintersleep @ Bowery Ballroom
Frightened Rabbit continue to put out solid albums, but they’ve never totally been able to recapture the magic of their breakthrough album The Midnight Organ Fight, so it’s very exciting news that they’re playing that album in full for its 10th anniversary. They’re also back in the smaller venues that they were playing around the time of that album’s release, like Bowery Ballroom tonight and Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow.
Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Phoebe Bridgers had one of the best debut albums of last year with the highly emotional, folky indie rock of Stranger in the Alps. She’s back in NYC for two sold-out shows this week (this is the second). Both are with the Fat Possum-signed Soccer Mommy, who is a great match for Phoebe Bridgers.
Zola Jesus, Yves Tumor @ House of Vans
Zola Jesus, who will be on tour with Alice Glass later this year, plays this special show that’s part of an immersive installation by visual artist Abby Portner titled “Paradox.” Free, but you do need to RSVP.
Tyler The Creator, Vince Staples @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Tyler the Creator and Vince Staples put out two of the most beloved rap records of 2017, Flower Boy and Big Fish Theory, respectively. Now they’re on tour together (not for the first time), playing two NYC shows this week. This is the first.
Screaming Females, Snakeskin @ Monty Hall
Shredding punk trio Screaming Females just released their new album All At Once via Don Giovanni, and the Jersey band are celebrating with three shows in their home state. This is night two.
Pig Destroyer, SUNROT, Chained to The Dead @ Crossroads
Pig Destroyer haven’t released an album since 2012 but they’ve been in the studio so hopefully that will change soon. They’re in the tristate area this weekend to play NJ tonight and Long Island’s Obnoxious Noise Fest tomorrow.
Dirkschneider, Metalfier, DJ Alex Kayne, Elm Street @ Gramercy Theatre
While heavy metal legends Accept currently tour and release albums without original vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, Dirkschneider has also been touring under his last name and playing entire sets of Accept material. (This is not to be confused with his band U.D.O., though most Dirkschneider members also play in U.D.O.)
Autre Ne Veut, NOIA @ Celsious Laundromat
Today in things you can’t make up, Autre Ne Veut is playing a (fancy) Williamsburg laundromat, and the way to get tickets is via Airbnb.
Tracy Bonham @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3)
Last year, ’90s alt-rock vet Tracy Bonham released a re-recorded version of her 1996 debut The Burdens of Being Upright with a handful of impressive guests, including Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Tanya Donnelly (Throwing Muses, Belly, The Breeders), and Kathryn Calder (The New Pornographers), and it was a reminder of how influential that album proved to be on modern-day indie rock and how relevant it still sounds today.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, EPMD, N.O.R.E., Big Daddy Kane, Onyx, Mr Cheeks, Brand Nubian, Roxanne Shant’e @ NJPAC
The “Art of Rap” tour is back, and as always, it’s a truly stacked lineup of veteran hip hop.
Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep, Shay Leonia @ The Bell House
YouTube rap senstations Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep are bringing their tongue-in-cheek music to the stage in Brooklyn tonight.
Resident Alien featuring Ali Sethi & Sunny Jain @ Le Poisson Rouge
Ali Sethi, a Pakistani writer and singer, has made a name for himself in recent years as a playback singer (where the singer’s voice is dubbed over the actor, typically found in South Asian films) and also collaborated with the Swet Shop Boys on their track “Aaja.” He teamed with Sunny Jain (bandleader of Red Baraat) as Resident Alien, and the two made their live debut at Joe’s Pub in December. They play NYC again tonight.
Twin Peaks, The Districts, Tru @ White Eagle Hall
Chicago’s raucous Twin Peaks released an album’s worth of material last year via their Sweet ’17 Singles series, which is now available in actual album form
The Dandy Warhols, Jacuzzi Boys @ Highline Ballroom
Coming up on their 25th anniversary, The Dandy Warhols are still cranking out catchy psych-pop. This is their first of two shows in NYC this weekend. tonight with Florida hell-raisers Jacuzzi Boys.
Beverly, Wildhoney, Fits, Blush @ Saint Vitus
If you dig catchy, fuzzy guitar pop it’s hard to do better than this show featuring Brooklyn’s Beverly and Baltimore superior shoegazers Wildhoney (both of whom are due for new records).
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.
Brown Titty Hour w/ Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Buteau @ Union Hall (two shows)
2 Dope Queens’ Pheobe Robinson and that podcast’s regular guest Michelle Buteau host this evening of stand-up and storytelling. Two shows, both sold out.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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