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 Movielife, Travis Shettel @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Long Island melodic hardcore greats The Movielife are revisiting two of their best and most-loved releases, 2001’s The Movielife Has A Gambling Problem EP and 2003’s Forty Hour Train Back to Penn, and playing them in full on this tour. Making the tour even more exciting is an opening set from Piebald frontman Travis Shettel. They’re hitting Brooklyn tonight and Long Island on 4/20.
Have A Nice Life, Planning For Burial, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Midwife, Consumer @ Market Hotel
Cult faves Have A Nice Life fall somewhere between shoegaze, noise, goth, post-punk, industrial, and drone, and they’re gearing up to release their highly anticipated third album this year. While most info on that album is still unknown, they’re playing some rare shows in Brooklyn tonight and tomorrow. Both shows are showcases for the label they’re on, The Flenser, and both shows have all-around great lineups of dark music.
A$AP Mob Presents A$AP Tyy’s Project Rockstar Party @ Sony Hall
A$AP Tyy recently released Project Rockstar and he celebrates it at this show which is billed as “A$AP Mob Presents.” None of the more famous A$AP Mob members are on Project Rockstar, but who knows if they (or any other guests) may show up tonight.
Alice Smith, Liv Warfield @ Apollo Theater
Vocalist Alice Smith headlines the third “Women of the World Festival” at Harlem’s Apollo Theater tonight, which “celebrates the power of women and girls from Harlem and around the world.” She’ll be joined by Prince’s New Power Generation member Liv Warfield.
Men I Trust, Michael Seyer @ Bowery Ballroom
Montreal indie pop band Men I Trust play to a sold-out crowd at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom tonight, with help from California bedroom pop artist Michael Seyer.
Buster Poindexter @ Loft at City Winery
The New York Dolls’ David Johansen dons his tux and martini glass as his cabaret partyboy alter-ego Buster Poindexter takes over at this early show.
Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer @ Loft at City Winery
The late show at the loft features Hoboken rock icons Glenn Mercer (The Feelies) and Richard Barone (The Bongos) are performing a special set celebrating the post-Velvet Underground wave of the mid-1970s, including songs by Bowie, Eno, Television, Iggy Pop and more. Joining them will be members of The Bongos and The Feelies including Rob Norris, Dave Weckerman, Vinny DeNunzio, and other special guests.
Antibalas @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat vets Antibalas begin a two-night hometown stand at Brooklyn Bowl, in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre (2 shows)
NYC legend Jerry Seinfeld continues his 20-show Beacon Theatre run tonight with a pair of stand-up shows.
Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, Jackson Hill @ The Kitchen
Musician and occasional Son Lux member Rafiq Bhatia plays The Kitchen tonight, as part of his brief US tour this month.
Phil Lesh & Friends (w/ Benmont Tench, John Scofield, Jackie Greene, Grahame Lesh and John Molo) @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh turns 79 this week and to celebrate, he’s doing a run of shows at the Cap. Among the musicians in his band this week is Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench.
The Interrupters, Masked Intruder, Rat Boy @ Convention Hall
The Interrupters make ska-punk that’ll bring you right back to the era of classic Rancid (and they work closely with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong), but their music sounds relevant today too. Their 2018 single “She’s Kerosene” was one of the year’s biggest alternative rock songs (seriously!), and their album Fight the Good Fight was one of the most enjoyable punk albums of the year. They play Asbury Park tonight and NYC on Sunday.
Sean Bonnette (of AJJ), Shellshag, Showtime Goma @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
This is an all-around cool and diverse bill with Sean Bonnette of folky punks AJJ, long-running DIY duo Shellshag, and Showtime Goma, the solo project of Jen Goma (A Sunny Day In Glasgow, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, etc).
Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip), Money Mark, Nick Relph @ The Met Cloisters
When not making laid-back dancepop with Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor is generally in more of a quiet mode with his solo material…which should sound especially nice in the bucolic setting of the Cloisters.
Corporal (w/ Michael Shannon), Dirty Cosmos, I Get Wild (playing Talking Heads) @ Littlefield
You may only know Michael Shannon for his roles as buttoned-up psychos in nearly every film or show he’s ever been in (The Shape of Water, Boardwalk Empire), but he also fronts very ’90s-style, very good indie rock band Corporal.
Bob & David & Friends @ The Bell House
It’s a Mr Show dream come true: “Bob Odenkirk and David Cross perform comedy in the form of standup talking and confrontational yelling. FRIENDS FROM SHOWBIZ will join them.”
Most of the BrooklynVegan staff is in Austin this week for SXSW and if you’re there too, please head to Mohawk this afternoon for the free BrooklynVegan/Margin Walker day party with Amanda Palmer, Laura Jane Grace, The Beths, Strand of Oaks, Her’s and more. Hope to see you there!
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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