What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Jeremy Enigk, Chris Staples @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk released his great (and underrated) new solo album Ghosts last year and played several living room shows in support of it, and now he’s on his first “proper” tour in a while, in support of the expanded reissue of his classic 1996 solo debut Return of the Frog Queen. Chris Staples is a good opener too.
Gang Gang Dance, Deakin, Nar @ Elsewhere
Gang Gang Dance’s first album in seven years, Kazuashita, came out today on 4AD, and this collection of delightfully weird pop was worth the wait. They celebrate in Elsewhere tonight with another pop weirdo, Deakin of Animal Collective.
Gogol Bordello @ Asbury Lanes
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello’s live shows are always a wild party, and tonight’s at the newly-reopened Asbury Lanes will surely be no different.
Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Jake Burns @ Forest Hills Stadium
The awesome double Celtic punk bill of Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly lands in Queens tonight, and opening is Jake Burns of Irish punk legends Stiff Little Fingers, who surely influenced both co-headliners.
R+R=NOW, Paul Beaubrun @ Prospect Park
Jazz/hip hop great Robert Glasper is now leading the group R+R=NOW (which also includes Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, and Justin Tyson), who just released their debut LP Collagically Speaking on Blue Note last week. Tonight, they play this free Brooklyn show.
Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Featuring Los Straitjackets, The PI Power Trio @ White Eagle Hall
One of the true class acts of the last 40 years, Nick Lowe brings talent, wit, elan and a boatload of great songs with him. Backed by luchador-masked surf band Los Straitjackets (who will play their own set) Lowe’s highs will be in the spotlight. He’s got a brand-new EP out, too.
The Monkees present The Mike & Micky Show @ Beacon Theatre
The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith will be touring together this year, the first time they’ve ever done so as a duo. They’re calling it “The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show” and they’ll pull from their band’s classic catalog of hits, as well as some deep cuts. “I love being onstage with Micky,” says Nesmith. “We’ve been collaborating for over 50 years, so it’s hard to believe it’s never been just the two of us. I’m excited to dust off some tunes that I haven’t played for a long time too.”
UPDATE: Cancelled due to Mike Nesmith’s illness.
Azealia Banks, Sateen & DonMonique @ Sony Hall
It’s Pride Week and Azealia Banks, who has played several Pride events over the past few years, hosts and performs at tonight’s Rainbow Ball at Sony Hall.
The Dirty Nil, High Waisted @ Berlin
The Dirty Nil are releasing their sophomore album Master Volume later this year, and lead single “Bathed In Light” is another dose of the ripping melodic punk that they did so effectively on their debut. Ahead of the release, they play two NYC shows and two LA shows. This is the second.
Justin Vivian Bond and friends celebrate Pride 2018, Ah-Mer-Ah-Su @ Le Poisson Rouge
To quote LPR’s website, “In celebration of the Summer Solstice, Queer Spirit, and Trans Magic, Justin Vivian Bond will be drawing a circle, raising the cone of power and BRINGING YOU LIFE at LPR for Pride 2018!”
Harry Styles, Kacey Musgraves @ Madison Square Garden
This is Harry Styles’ second of two MSG shows this week, and if you’re going, it’s worth getting there on time for Kacey Musgraves, whose new country-psych LP Golden Hour is one of the more enjoyable albums of the year.
John Early @ The Bell House
Very funny comedian and actor John Early (Search Party, Wet Hot American Summer, 30 Rock) is doing four shows across two days at The Bell House on June 22 & 23. Titled “Now More Than It,” the shows promise a “searingly intimate evening with John Early backed by a full band.”
Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones @ Brooklyn Bowl
Psychobilly/surf king Reverend Horton Heat doesn’t slow down. He’s been on tour most of this year already and rides into town tonight with likeminded acts Big Sandy, and Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones.
Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders w/ Elisa Albert, Masih Alinejad, Louise Goffin, Elizabeth Gold, Dave Hill, Terry Reid, Sandcatchers, Doogiie Horne @ City Winery
The June edition of Wesley Stace’s variety show features a great lineup as usual, including Louise Goffin (daughter of Carole King and Gerry Goffin and esteemed singer and songwriter in her own right), comedian/musician Dave Hill, authors Elisa Albert and Masih Alinejad, and more.
Tommy McNamara’s Summer Beach Bash @ Union Hall
Tommy McNamara (The Onion) hosts this summer-themed comedy show, featuring stand up from Emmy Blotnick (Colbert), John Reynolds (Search Party), Sean Donnelly (Conan), Sonia Denis (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch), and Sam Taggart (Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest).
Puke Fest 11
Rachel Sennott and Moss Perricone host this monthly showcase that doubles as a drinking game (hence the name). Held at an apartment in Clinton Hill, drinks are provided, but the comedians are more than funny enough to enjoy sober. Featuring Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras), Ian Fidance (Sirius XM), Charlie Bardey (Vulture), Hannah Boone (Caroline’s), Lizzie Martinez (Sketchfest), and Saurin Choksi (Fuse).
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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