What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Kills @ House of Vans
House of Vans is doing another of their “Get on Board: A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding Open Skate and Concert” skate clinics, and this time the musical guest is The Kills, who are always an awesome band to see and also an especially cool band for this show since singer Alison Mosshart recently penned an ope-ed about skateboarding.
King Tuff, Cut Worms, SASAMI @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Kyle Thomas is back with his bubblegum garage persona King Tuff, having just released The Other. The whole bill is pretty good with Cut Worms (whose debut album just came out), and former Cherry Glazerr keyboardist Sasami Ashworth opening the night.
Andrew W.K., Newborn @ Irving Plaza
Party animal Andrew WK recently released his first album in nine years, You’re Not Alone, and he’s now supporting it on an extensive tour. His live show is hard partying and hard rocking as ever, and tonight is sure to be a blast.
Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville Floor Kids Edition, Adira Amram & the Experience, DJ Jester @ Elsewhere (Hall)
The great hip hop producer and turntablist Kid Koala recently scored the breakdance battle video game Floor Kids and now he’s celebrating the soundtrack album on tour.
Todd Terje (DJ), Justin Van Der Volgen (DJ) @ Analog BKNY
The “Inspector Norse” creator is busy at work on his second full-length but will be spinning other people’s music (and probably “Inspector Norse”) tonight.
White Reaper, RIPS @ Public Arts
In town working on a new record, riff-rockers White Reaper play this free show tonight. If you can’t make it, they’re streaming it live.
Black N’ Blue pre-party w/ Danny Diablo, Brick By Brick, Inhuman, Concrete Dream, 1865, Unruly Boys, Examine @ Coney Island Baby
NYC’s annual hardcore festival Black N’ Blue Bowl is this weekend at Brooklyn Bazaar, but first there’s a pre-party tonight at new venue Coney Island Baby (which took over the old Brownies/HiFi space), with a lineup led by NYC punk/hip hop vet Danny Diablo.
Reg Bloor, God Is My Co-Pilot, Samantha Riott Radio Shock @ Muchmore’s
Experimental guitarist Reg Bloor has a new album Sensory Irritation Chamber, which is a great title for her cacophonous, metallic guitar work. She celebrates the album with this release show.
Damien Jurado, Naomi Wachira @ Outpost in the Burbs
Damien Jurado remains prolific and consistently great, and this year’s very solid The Horizon Just Laughed is a reminder of. He’s supporting that album on tour now, hitting Montclair tonight and Brooklyn next week.
Basement, Citizen, pronoun, Souvenirs @ White Eagle Hall
Basement and Citizen used to be Run For Cover labelmates (Basement are now on Fueled by Ramen) and they make a similarly appealing mix of post-hardcore, punk, and indie rock. They’re a great pairing, and the openers are pretty well-matched too.
Hannibal Buress @ BAM
The hilarious Hannibal Buress is doing new material on the road right now, and, having played just outside of NYC last night, he hits one of the five boroughs tonight.
Uni, Warbly Jets @ Rough Trade
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s Charlotte Kemp Muhl and guitarist David Strange (ex Courtney Love’s band) made a collaborative EP a few years back which, with singer Nico Fuzz, flowered into glammy, psychedelic Uni.
Tinder Live! with Lane Moore ft. Todd Barry, Jeff Hiller @ Littlefield
Lane Moore hosts this monthly Tinder-based comedy show, where comedians riff on online dating and even help audience members swipe through Tinder themselves. This month’s installment features the hilarious Todd Barry and UCB regular Jeff Hiller.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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