What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Jack White @ Warsaw
Jack White celebrates the release of his new album, Boarding House Reach, with this intimate, Governors Ball-presented show. He’s not allowing cameras or phones…except for the ones that will be shooting the show for its livestream (10 PM on Twitter)
Hollie Cook, The Far East, Selector David Normal @ Elsewhere
With a honeyed voice, a great sense of pop and an ear for what makes a reggae record sound great, Hollie Cook effortless updates classic Studio One and Lovers Rock styles. She’s supporting her third album, Vessel of Love, which is her first for Merge.
“Weird Al” Yankovic, Emo Phillips @ The Apollo
While he’s known for his parody’s of rock and pop songs, “Weird Al” also writes his own original funny songs and that’s all he’s playing on this “Ill Advised” tour. Making it even weirder is Emo Phillips who opens.
Iceage, M. Lamar, Vejret Over Niverød @ Kinfolk 90
Danish punks Iceage continue their four-show NYC residency of small venues, and this is their second show at Kinfolk. Iceage’s new album, Beyondless, is out in May.
Shame, B Boys, Suburban Living @ Market Hotel
What’s a moody punk to do in NYC on this Friday night, with Iceage at Kinfolk and UK group Shame at Market Hotel? The point is moot, both shows are sold out. Shame’s live reputation as wildmen precede them.
Miguel, SiR, Nonchalant Savant @ Terminal 5
Miguel got more political than usual on last year’s War & Leisure, which also has some of his most accessible music in a while. He’s on tour now with recent TDE signee SiR, whose soulful new album November is very worth hearing.
Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi Da Prynce, Childish Major @ Irving Plaza
Big K.R.I.T. returned last year with the double album 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time, his best since his breakthrough mixtape era. He’s now on tour with Cyhi Da Prynce, who also put out a good LP last year, and tonight they play a sold-out show at NYC’s Irving Plaza.
The Soul Rebels featuring Curren$y, GZA, Smoke DZA @ Brooklyn Bowl
NOLA brass band The Soul Rebels are on night two of a three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl, and this one is perhaps the most exciting, with appearances from the legendary GZA and two great, comparatively newer rappers, Curren$y and Smoke DZA.
Four Tet @ National Sawdust
Four Tet returned last year with his great new album New Energy, and the IDM musician is in the midst of debuting his new live show at a five-night Brooklyn run, which ends tonight.
Jackson MacIntosh, EZTV @ Union Pool
Jackson MacIntosh of Montreal groups Sheer Agony and TOPS released his solo debut, My Dark Side, earlier this month. Not dissimilar to the ’60s-baroque-meets-’80s-mutant-pop vibe of Sheer Agony, Jackson’s definitely a little more in ’70s Solo Artist mode here, mellow, occasionally groovy, and most definitely tuneful. This is his NYC release show and has him out with fellow jangle-pop grou EZTV.
Brandy, DJ Mitch @ BB King’s
R&B/soul vet Brandy has been in the midst of something of a comeback, which includes her standout performance on Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins’ new album as August Greene. Tonight she plays NYC, and going by recent setlists, we can probably expect tons of classics.
Men I Trust, Barrie @ Baby’s All Right
Montreal’s Men I Trust make dreamy, electronic-tinged dream pop, and their live show was great at SXSW last week. They’re now in NYC for two sold-out shows. This is the second, and if you’re going, it’s worth catching likeminded Brooklyn opener Barrie.
Incantation, Believer, Belus @ Saint Vitus
US death metal vets Incantation are about tour with Mayhem in the lead-up to Mayhem’s set at Philly’s Decibel Metal and Beer Fest, but meanwhile, Incantation are in NYC tonight for the official Decibel Metal & Beer Fest kickoff party.
Turnover, Summer Salt, pronoun @ House of Independents
Dream pop band Turnover are doing another round of dates in support of last year’s Good Nature, including Asbury Park tonight and Brooklyn tomorrow.
Billie Eilish, Reo Cragun @ Bowery Ballroom
Billie Eilish is a young, buzzy pop singer that has earned herself some Lorde comparisons. See what all the fuss is about for yourself, tonight.
Porches, Girl Ray, Palberta @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Porches tour with UK band Girl Ray comes to a close with two hometown shows, this being the first. Porches also play a third NYC show on Sunday without Girl Ray.
Springsteen on Broadway @ Walter Kerr Theatre
The Boss continues his t “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has just been extended through June. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
Kaki King @ Iridium
Seriously skilled guitarist and songwriter Kaki King brings her multimedia show “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” that finds “the guitar serving as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other.”
Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival w/ Descendents @ A.C. Convention Center
Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival returns this weekend with classic punk and lots of beer. Tonight’s musical guest is legendary band the Descendents.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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