What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Vampire Weekend, Angelique Kidjo, Despot @ Madison Square Garden
Vampire Weekend finally released their first album in six years, Father of the Bride, and it wasn’t just a good comeback but one of the band’s best and one of 2019’s best so far. They celebrated it with a small NYC release show when it came out, and now they’re back for a much larger show at the iconic Madison Square Garden. Angelique Kidjo and Despot make it a good bill all around. And if you aren’t going to the show, you can stream it live (details in the link above).
The Raconteurs @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Jack White, Brendan Benson & co re-activated The Raconteurs late last year, and this year they released their first new album in 11 years, Help Us Stranger, which is a genuinely great comeback and the best Jack White-related album in years. They celebrated it with four intimate NYC shows back in June (where they sounded great), and now their proper tour brings them back to NYC for three larger shows. This is the second.
Eyehategod, Sheer Terror, All Out War, Come to Grief, Dutchguts @ White Eagle Hall
This is a truly stacked bill of veteran heavy bands with NOLA sludge metallers Eyehategod, NYHC crew Sheer Terror, metalcore OGs All Out War, and Come To Grief, an offshoot of Boston sludge vets Grief. A similar lineup (minus Sheer Terror, plus Merauder) plays Brooklyn tomorrow.
Fontaines D.C., Pottery @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ireland’s fiery Fontaines D.C. spent the first half of the year on tour with IDLES, now they’re back, Mercury Prize nomination in hand, on their own headlining tour, with Montreal’s Pottery opening (and who you should try to catch if you’re going tonight).
Adam Green, Devon Church @ Rough Trade
Adam Green’s new album, Engine of Paradise, is out today and the former Moldy Peach will celebrate with this show tonight. Adam’s always fun live.
Michael Nau, Erin Durant @ Baby’s All Right
This is a cool double bill of folky indie singer/songwriters, Michael Nau (Page France, Cotton Jones) and Erin Durant.
Liturgy, Deli Girls, Child Abuse, Sadaf, TBHQ @ Market Hotel
Liturgy just released their first new single in four years, the eight-minute orchestral black metal song “God of Love,” and it’s pretty cool stuff. They’ll debut more new material tonight.
Bas, Oddisee, Sinkane, Alsarah & The Nubatones & more @ Industry City (Madaniya: A Night for Sudan)
Tonight, Industry City hosts Madaniya: A Night for Sudan, with a cool multi-genre lineup of performances from rappers Bas and Oddisee, the funky Sinkane, and Sudanese singer/songwriter Alsarah and her band The Nubatones. There will also be poetry from Afaq & Safia Elhillo, DJ sets from DJ Moma and DJ Mo Yasin, and more.
As Cities Burn, All Get Out, Many Rooms @ Saint Vitus
Post-hardcore staples As Cities Burn recently released their first new album in ten years, Scream Through The Walls, and now they’re on tour with a cool support lineup: alt-rockers All Get Out and atmospheric singer/songwriter Many Rooms.
Chris Forsyth, Garcia Peoples @ Nublu
If you like jammy indie rock, tonight’s a good double bill, and if you can’t make it, Garcia Peoples will be back every Thursday in October at Nublu.
CRX, Hideout, These People @ Mercury Lounge
When not playing rhythm guitar in the Strokes, Nick Valensi leads synthpop band CRX who released their second album, Peek, a couple weeks back.
Lower Dens’ album release party w/ Lower Dens (DJ), Mike Simonetti (DJ) @ Elsewhere Loft
Lower Dens celebrate the release of their terrific new album, The Competition, with this free party where Jana Hunter will be DJing.
Elseworld w/ Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, Shannon F of Light Asylum, Nomi Ruiz, Ash Lauryn & more @ Elsewhere Hall, Zone One & Loft
Meanwhile in the rest of Elsewhere it’s the launch of the venue’s monthly signature “Elseworld” party featuring lots of the DFA family and more.
Shellshag, Lung, Freezing Cold, Privacy Issues @ The Windjammer
DIY duo Shellshag’s live show is like no one else’s, and any chance to experience it is worth taking.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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