What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
37d03d @ Pioneer Works
Aaron Dessner (The National) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) are bringing their 37d03d (aka PEOPLE) festival to Brooklyn today and tomorrow. Today’s headliner is Boys Noize, and there will also be collaborations both days from all artists on the lineup, including Aaron Dessner, Anaïs Mitchell, Andrew Broder, Boys Noize, Crystal Quinn, Eric D. Johnson, Eric T. Carlson, Greg Fox, Josh Kaufman, JT Bates, Justin Vernon, Kate Stables (This Is The Kit), Mike Lewis, Resistance Revival Chorus, Shahzad Ismaily, Sinkane, and Trever Hagen.
Morrissey @ Lunt Fontanne Theatre
With a new covers album out later this month, Morrissey continues his Broadway run tonight which is being billed as an “intimate career-retrospective show.”
Cher, Nile Rodgers & Chic @ Prudential Center
Having had hits in most of the decades since the ’60s, Cher is a pop icon with real staying power. Pairing her with Chic should make for a glitzy, fun evening.
The Feelies @ Rough Trade
The Feelies are a national treasure and their live shows remain wonderful marathons. This is the first of three Rough Trade shows this weekend. If you’ve never seen them, you should go to one of them.
Deer Tick, Courtney Marie Andrews @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Country rock greats Deer Tick, who released Mayonnaise earlier this year, wrap up their three-show Brooklyn run with Courtney Marie Andrews.
Santigold @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Santigold’s instant classic self-titled debut album (which came out when she was called Santogold) turned 10 last year, and she’s celebrating it this year on the “10 Years Golder” tour. She’ll perform the whole thing in full plus songs from the rest of her career. Should be an awesome night.
Onyx Collective, Kelsey Lu, John Benitez Salsa Band, Pretty Sick & more @ East River Park Amphitheater UPDATE: Rescheduled to Friday, May 17 due to inclement weather. RSVP to the new date HERE.
Onyx Collective are putting on a “freeform collaboration” at this free Red Bull Music Festival show with Kelsey Lu, John Benitez Salsa Band, Pretty Sick and “as many other musicians as they see fit.” Any guesses on who the other guests might be?
Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood, Portrayal of Guilt @ Saint Vitus
Skeletonwitch had to part ways with their longtime frontman for some very serious reasons, but fortunately they’ve continued on with new singer Adam Clemans (of Wolvhammer) and made a killer album with Clemans, 2018’s Devouring Radiant Light. They support that album at Saint Vitus tonight and tomorrow with the absolutely stacked (and musically diverse) lineup of Portland post-punks Soft Kill and Belgian black metallers Wiegedood (members of Oathbreaker), and there’s additional support varying by date from Texas screamo newcomers Portrayal of Guilt.
Kali Uchis, Jorja Smith @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
UK soul singer Jorja Smith and US alt-pop singer Kali Uchis, who teamed up on “Tyrant” for Kali’s 2018 debut album Isolation, have now teamed up for this co-headlining tour. It looks like they’ve been collaborating on stage during the tour too.
Infest, Scapegoat, Sick Shit, The Fight @ The Kingsland
Powerviolence legends Infest have been reunited for a bit now, but their shows are still pretty rare. They don’t seem to have played NYC since 2015, but that’s finally set to change with these Brooklyn shows tonight and tomorrow.
Talib Kweli (live with full band), Dudley Music, Jessica Care Moore, and DJ Spintelect @ Brooklyn Bowl
Talib Kweli has long been a staple of Brooklyn hip hop and he’s always worth seeing. This week, he graces his hometown with three consecutive full-band shows at Brooklyn Bowl, this being the final one.
Murs, Locksmith, Cojo, Tron & DVD @ Elsewhere Zone One
Long-running underground rapper Murs returned last year with A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable, and he’s in Brooklyn tonight in continued support of it.
Zombi, Norman Westberg @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Masters of eerie space rock, Zombi return to Brooklyn this week for El Cortez shows tonight and tomorrow. This one has appealing support from longtime Swans guitarist Norman Westberg.
TR/ST, Lydia Ainsworth @ Elsewhere
Robert Alfons has been making gothy, house-y pop as TR/ST for the better part of a decade and just released the first of two albums this year.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre (2 shows)
Still exploring the minutiae of our daily lives for “What’s the deal with” jokes, Jerry Seinfeld continues his monthly Beacon residency tonight with two shows, and the 9:30 show will be his 50th Beacon show. Congrats, Jerry!
Wild Horses @ The Bell House (2 shows)
This long-running longform improv team — featuring Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, and Erin Whitehead — have become known in their own right but have a comedic magic when performing together.
Matt Kivel, James Place, Lori Scacco, Daphne Tunes @ The Park Church Co-Op
Former Princeton singer/songwriter Matt Kivel will return with his new solo album, last night in america, on May 10 via Cascine/Pedro Y El Lobo. He’ll celebrate a bit early with this release show and the Park Church Co-Op should be a lovely place to hear his gorgeous, placid music.
Brion Starr @ 13th St Repertory Theater
Quirky, glammy artist Brion Starr celebrated the release of his new album, Global Identity, tonight with this very special show that includes a dance performance and film screening.
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