What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Mineral, Tancred @ Asbury Lanes
Mineral released two of the best and most influential indie-emo albums of the late ’90s and then called it quits, until they finally reunited for live shows in 2014. They went back into hibernation after that, but returned this year with their first new songs in 20 years and a tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band. No word on if they plan to stick around after this, so catch ’em while you can. And Tancred’s opening set is worth seeing too.
Danielson, Oneida, Spectre Folk @ The Bell House
Those who miss the heyday of early ’00s indie rock, here’s a great triple bill of groups from that era who are still fighting the fight and keeping it weird.
Big Ups, Guerilla Toss, Washer, Bethlehem Steel @ Bowery Ballroom
Having given it their all since 2010, Brooklyn indie rock band Big Ups are calling it quits, and tonight is their final show, going out with a bang and lots of their friends.
The Jayhawks, Sean Rowe @ Brooklyn Bowl
Americana vets The Jayhawks released Back Roads and Abandoned Motels last year, which featured songs frontman Gary Louris had originally written for other artists like The Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines, Jakob Dylan, and others. This is their first of two nights at Brooklyn Bowl.
Japanese Breakfast, WHY?, Hand Habits @ Brooklyn Steel
Indie popster Japanese Breakfast continues to rise in the world, and plays the second of her two big NYC shows at Brooklyn Steel tonight. This one’s got support from WHY? and Hand Habits, which is a solid bill all around.
The Lemon Twigs, Jackie Cohen, Rubber Band Gun @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Lemon Twigs took a left turn in 2017 with their oddball concept album/musical Go to School. We would not be surprised to learn they’ve record three new albums since.
Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
The great Alejandro Escovedo kicks off his annual winter City Winery residency tonight.
B Boys, Operator Music Band, Goodfight @ Elsewhere Zone One
B Boys make arty punk that’s more than a little indebted to Wire; Operator Music Band pull from ’90s nu-krautrockers like Stereolab and Broadcast.
Juan Wauters @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Onetime member of Jackson Heights’ finest, The Beets, Jaun just released a new solo album that he made while travelling all over South America and Central America, using local street bands as backup along the way.
Altitudes and Attitude (members of Anthrax & Megadeth) @ Rough Trade
Altitudes and Attitude are Frank Bello of Anthrax and David Ellefson of Megadeth who just released their debut album. They celebrate with this live performance and bass clinic. Free with purchase of the LP.
Maria Bamford @ The Paramount
A in-demand voice actress and a totally unique comedian, Maria Bamford is one of the best (we miss her canceled show Lady Dynamite).
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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