What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Dead Meadow, Dommengang, Sun Voyager @ The Bell House
Last year psych rock greats Dead Meadow celebrated their 20th year as a band and released their eighth album, The Nothing They Need, which found them still in full command of their stoner-y wig-out sound.
Limp Wrist, Lebenden Toten, Moor Mother, Pobreza Mental @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Philly queercore icons Limp Wrist and Portland noise punks Lebenden Toten both made comebacks with new 2017 albums, and shows are still fairly rare for both bands. So it’s very exciting that they’re in NYC together for gigs tonight and tomorrow. Experimental rapper Moor Mother makes this bill even more appealing.
Ringworm, All Hell, Slashers, High Cost @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Metallic hardcore vets Ringworm recently released their new album Death Becomes My Voice on Relapse and it continues to prove that they are still making killer music two and a half decades removed from their influential debut. Tonight’s their first NYC show since the new album’s release.
Coheed & Cambria, Mastodon, Every Time I Die @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
This is a pretty solid triple bill all around for fans of mid 2000s melodic metal, and it’s especially exciting because Mastodon are celebrating the 10th anniversary of 2009’s proggy Crack the Skye on this tour.
Triptych (composed by Bryce Dessner) @ BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music
Bryce Dessner composed the music for Triptych which is inspired by the life and art of Robert Mapplethorpe and features ensemble Roomful of Teeth.
Sachiko Kanenobu, Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society @ Union Pool
Japanese folk artist Sachiko Kanenobu is getting her 1972 album, Misora, reissued by Light in the Attic next month and is playing a few shows in support after being coaxed out of retirement by Steve Gunn. She’ll also play with Parquet Courts at SummerStage on Saturday.
Lady Wray, 79.5 @ Industry City
The Industry City Summer Series continues tonight with a double dose of classic-style soul from Lady Wray (of Lady) and 79.5.
Local Natives, Middle Kids @ Brooklyn Steel
Local Natives are far removed from the buzz of their instantly-loved debut Gorilla Manor, but the rhythmic indie pop band are still going strong and have the new album Violet Street out this year on Loma Vista. Their tour with Middle Kids hits Brooklyn Steel tonight (night two of two).
The Soul Rebels @ Blue Note
New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels are constantly busy and they’ve also made a name for themselves as collaborators of artists like Nas, Talib Kweli, GZA, DMX, Portugal. The Man and more. They’re playing some small NYC shows this weekend: Blue Note tonight and Baby’s tomorrow.
A-Trak, DJ Swisha, Justin Miller @ Elsewhere Hall
From his days as Kanye’s tour DJ to Fool’s Gold Records owner and superstar DJ, A-Trak has done it all and his shows are always a party. He’s in Elsewhere’s main hall tonight, and you can also dance upstairs when…
TOKiMONSTA, Rosehardt, bad tuner @ Elsewhere Rooftop
…LA beatmaker TOKiMONSTA gets the party started on Elsewhere’s roof. It’s 5 PM start, and afterwards…
TOKiMONSTA, Holly Eztioko @ Schimanski
…TOKiMONSTA does her thing late-night at Schimanski.
Samia, Indigo De Souza, Squirrel Flower @ Rough Trade
NYC indie rocker Samia has been on the rise lately, thanks to some promising singles and a memorable live show. Catch her for yourself in her hometown tonight.
Alexisonfire, Angel Du$t @ Terminal 5
Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire are reunited and in the midst of a comeback, with some new singles out and this tour. They’ve got great openers lined up for this run, varying by date. Tonight’s with jangle punks Angel Du$t, who just released the very good new album PRETTY BUFF. Tomorrow they play T5 again with Drug Church.
Modern Life Is War, Krimewatch, Druids @ House of Independents
Iowa melodic hardcore greats Modern Life Is War reunited a few years back, and they’ve stayed active both in the studio and on the road. They’re always worth catching, and tonight’s bill has cool openers too.
Empire of the Sun @ Webster Hall
Relive the innocent days of 2009 when Obama was still fresh in the White House and Empire of the Sun’s “Walking on a Dream” was inescapable. They’re celebrating their debut album, which that song is from, at these Webster Hall shows.
The Losers Lounge: Tribute to ABBA @ Joe’s Pub
Joe McGinty has led The Loser’s Lounge since the ’90s, paying tribute to a different artist every month with a cavalcade of guest vocalists. This weekend should be an especially good time as they’ll be singing the songs of ABBA.
Fog Lake, Trace Mountains @ Trans-Pecos
Fog Lake, aka Canadian singer-songwriter Aaron Powell, makes music that sounds like it was pulled out of a dusty pile of records at a salvation army (that could well be where the samples come from). This is his first NYC show and also on the bill is Trace Mountains (David Benton formerly of LVL UP).
Martin Rev, Enfant Vj, Gustaf, Whiner @ Sunnyvale
Martin Rev is, of course, one half of the iconic NYC duo Suicide whose shows were notorious for a palpable sense of danger. Rev hasn’t really mellowed too much. Gustaf have a playful sense of menace that should pair nicely.
Toth @ National Sawdust
Tōth, aka Brooklyn artist and Rubblebucket co-founder Alex Toth, just released his debut solo album, Practice Magic And Seek Professional Help When Necessary, last month. The record was born from being cooped up in his apartment with a broken foot, resulting in an ethereal folk-rock sound. For this special performance he’ll be joined by a string and horn section.
Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra @ City Winery
Perry Farrell just released his first solo album in 18 years, Kind Heaven, which is also the name of this new Las Vegas hotel and entertainment destination…so expect a little razzle dazzle tonight.
Whiplash @ Union Hall
After years at UCB, weekly standup show Whiplash moved to Brooklyn and to Fridays. You never know who might show up.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
Jerry’s monthly residency at Beacon Theatre, which wraps up at the end of the summer, continues with two shows tonight.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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