What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Jeff Rosenstock, Remember Sports @ Bowery Ballroom
Jeff Rosenstock released one of the best albums of last year with POST- (his first for Polyvinyl), and now he’s set to record a live album at this BrooklynVegan-presented, four-night run at Bowery Ballroom. Each show will be opened by a different artist in Jeff’s inner circle of friends/collaborators; tonight (night three) is with recent tourmates Remember Sports.
Screaming Females, Algebra II @ Asbury Park Brewery
Shredding NJ punk trio Screaming Females are playing two home state shows this weekend in continued support of last year’s great All At Once. This is night one.
Earthless, White Hills @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Stoner rockers Earthless are heading overseas for a tour, but first they’re stopping in Brooklyn for two shows this weekend. This is the first, and White Hills makes this an appealing double bill.
Colin Blunstone @ City Winery
The Zombies helped define baroque/psych pop as we’ve known it for the last half-century, and they’re still active today. Currently, singer Colin Blunstone is taking some time off from the band to do a solo tour. He’s mostly playing his solo material, but expect a little Zombies and some other covers too.
Ambulance Ltd., Wolf Toy @ Mercury Lounge
We’re not sure when the last time underrated ’00s-era NYC indie rockers Ambulance LTD actually played but it’s somewhere around a decade ago. They’ll be trotting out favorites like “Primitive,” “Stay Where You Are,” “Heavy Lifting” and “Yoga Means Union,” tonight as part of Mercury Lounge’s 25th anniversary. We wouldn’t mind if they continued to play after this.
Kool & the Gang @ Sony Hall
Funk/disco legends Kool & the Gang have undergone several lineup changes over the years, but they’ve still got a handful of longtime members and it’s a real treat to still get to see them. The classics hold up super well.
SRSQ, Public Memory, Anatomy, Canal St Electronics @ Saint Vitus
Goth pop artist SRSQ (aka Kennedy Ashlyn) released her very enjoyable album Unreality on Dais Records last year, and before she heads out on tour with Dillinger Escape Plan offshoot The Black Queen and Uniform, she’s playing some headlining shows including this one.
James Chance & The Contortions, Shilpa Ray @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
A great double bill: No Wave icon James Chance with the sometimes-skronky, always-giving-her-all Shilpa Ray.
Erika Spring, Stranger Cat, Erin Durant @ Park Church Co-Op
Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone has been working on new solo material, and her minimal pop style should sound great tonight in the intimate Park Church Co-Op. Stranger Cat, aka singer-songwriter Cat Martino, makes for an appealing bill.
TMBOY, Liam Benzvi, Andrew Fox @ Union Pool
Brooklyn synthpop act TMBOY celebrate the release of their new album, The Light, tonight.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
It’s been almost 20 years since Seinfeld went off the air but Jerry is still making wry observations about minutiae and wondering what the deal is with stuff, and is doing so once a month at Beacon Theatre.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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