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Riot Fest 2019 - Saturday
Bloc Party at Riot Fest last weekend (more by James Richards IV)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

blink-182, Lil Wayne, Neck Deep @ Barclays Center
blink-182 released their second album with Matt Skiba replacing Tom Delonge today, and while they’ll probably play some stuff from it tonight, this tour is really about celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic Enema of the State, which they’re performing in full. Tom is of course missed, but we caught blink-182 performing the album at a couple fests earlier this year, and the current lineup pulls it off. The show is also a chance to see Lil Wayne, who made a pretty big comeback with last year’s The Carter V, and before the show, blink-182 are staging their own “Storm Area 51″-type event outside the venue. They encourage you to show up dressed like an alien, or a nurse, or an alien nurse, and they’ll have a chance to get free swag and “more surprises.”

Bloc Party, Cults @ Central Park SummerStage
Speaking of bands performing classic lineups without the full lineups that recorded them, Bloc Party are playing their debut album Silent Alarm in full at Central Park tonight, and though the original rhythm section is missed, those songs hold up incredibly well and it’ll still be a real treat to hear Kele, Russell & co perform them. Indie popsters Cults open.

Tropical Fuck Storm, Gustaf, Lola Pistola @ Elsewhere Hall
Melbourne, Australia’s Tropical Fuck Storm, which features former members of The Drones, are touring new album Braindrops, which is loaded with  phantasmagoric, world’s end rock n’ roll. Gustaf are worth getting there early to see (and we mean early, doors are at 6 PM).

Parsnip, Air Waves, Waist, People’s Court @ The Footlight
More Melbourne music: A name like Parsnip might conjure words such as jangly, whimsical and baroque, and that’s pretty on-the-money here; you can hear it with the band’s appealing debut album that pulls from ’60s paisley pop, early-’80s post punk, and beyond.

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Play ‘Profundo Rosso’ @ PlayStation Theater
Italian prog musician Claudio Simonetti is here with his version of Goblin to perform their classic score for Dario Argento’s 1975 film Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) in full.

Easy Rider Live (screening + performance) @ Radio City Music Hall
Counter culture classic Easy Rider is being show tonight with a live soundtrack featuring Steppenwolf’s John Kay, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn and “special guests.”  Peter Fonda, who died in August, was originally supposed to host this evening which is now happening in his honor.

+/- {Plus Minus}, Elk City, Charles Bissell (of The Wrens), The CFR @ The Bowery Electric
Indie rock vets +/- {Plus/Minus}, the trio of Versus’ James Baluyut and Patrick Ramos plus drummer Chris Deaner, celebrate the release of their first EP in five years. Elk City, which includes Luna’s Sean Eden, are are also celebrating the release of an EP. Charles Bissell could be celebrating the release of the new Wrens album if he’d ever stop tinkering with it…put it out already!

Allah-Las, Frank Locrasto @ Union Pool
Allah-Las new album, LAHS, is out in a couple weeks and they’ve got two Union Pool shows this weekend that serve as both a preview and a release show (copies of the LP might be at the merch table).

Gospel, Heatmap, Kaiju Daiseno @ Saint Vitus
Gospel were only around for a few years in the mid-2000s, but that was enough time to write one of the most seminal screamo records of the 21st century, their sole 2005 album The Moon Is A Dead World. They’ve been broken up for a while, but they’re now back for a very rare Brooklyn show tonight. It’s their only scheduled date at the moment, so catch them while you can.

Jenn Champion, Maneka, Lauren Tischler @ Sunnyvale
Indie pop vet Jenn Champion first rose to prominence as a member of Carissa’s Wierd, then played as S for a while, and now she plays as Jenn Champion. Whatever her moniker is, and whatever subgenre she’s experimenting with, her music remains addictive. Direct support comes from the Speedy Ortiz-related Maneka.

Chris Forsyth, Dave Harrington, Ryan Jewell @ Nublu 151
Jammy indie rocker Chris Forsyth’s music usually splits the difference between Television and the Grateful Dead, and he’s been bringing his very appealing style to Nublu every Friday this month, for “two sets with unique guests, collaborations, and material each night.” Among tonight’s guests is former Darkside guitarist Dave Harrington.

Lucinda Williams @ The Capitol Theatre
As country continues to creep into current indie rock, Lucinda Williams”>Car Wheels On A Gravel Road has been especially influential lately. She started performing it in full when it turned 20 last year, and she kept going into this year, but she says this run will be her final run playing the album. See the show while you still can!

Hater, Hideout, Gawn @ ALPHAVILLE
Malmö quartet Hater recall classic Swedish indiepop such as The Concretes, Acid House Kings, Sambassadeur and, yes, The Cardigans, with their genial, jangly pop that just skirts winsome/whimsy territory.

Ellen Allien, Volvox, Juana @ Basement NY
German techno vet Ellen Allien plays this newish haven for electronic music tucked away in Knockdown Center’s basement.

Chrome Sparks, Ela Minus @ Industry City
There aren’t many shows left as part of the Industry City Summer Series, so bliss out to this terrific electronic double bill and make the most of the last days of summer.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! @ Kings Theatre
MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, alongside bots Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy, will be riffing live to 1960 British horror film Circus of Horrors.

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight @ Limited to One Records
Power poppers Mike Adams at His Honest Weight recently released new album There is No Feeling Better and play this free show at tiny record store Limited to One. 7 PM.

Dude York, Desert Sharks, QWAM @ Mercury Lounge
Seattle band Dude York’s new album Falling puts influences — mid-’00s alt-rock like The Killers and bands like New Order and The Cure who inspired them — in a blender and then filter it through a spunky DIY spirit sieve.

41 Days Till Halloween with Jo & Aparna @ The Bell House
Do you know how many days it is till Halloween? Jo Firestone and Aparna Nancherla do and present this night “exploring the spooky, the chilling, the horrific, the terrifying, for those of us who need more of a buffer around frights and some softening around the edges for even the suggestion of the macabre.” Also, jokes.

The Toasters @ The Kingsland
NYC ska vets The Toasters never seem to slow down. They’ve been doing tons of touring this year, and they’re back in their hometown tonight.

Diane Cluck, Ezra Feinberg @ Trans-Pecos
Diane Cluck has been at it for years, making a mix of anti-folk, psych-folk, and other similar types of music. She’s always worth seeing, and she brings her current tour to NYC tonight.

Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
Seinfeld turned 30 this year, and the show has been in the air lately (not that it usually isn’t). The ‘Seinfeld Experience’ is coming to NYC this fall, Netflix just acquired the global streaming rights to the show, and Jerry is in the midst of doing tons of Beacon Theatre shows. As evidenced in his 2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld special, he’s still got it.

Tom Morello @ Minetta Lane Theatre
Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage’s Tom Morello wraps up his three-night Off-Broadway run of stories and music tonight. Tom says, “I was the only black kid in an all-white town, the only anarchist at a conservative high school, the only heavy metal guitarist at Harvard University, and the only Ivy League Star Trek nerd in the biggest political rap rock band of all time. The songs, the stories, the triumphs, the tragedies, the riffs, the rebellion — all will be revealed. Oh, and I’m going play a lot of ripping guitar, too.”

The Aquabats, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, MC Lars @ Warsaw
Theatrical ska vets The Aquabats always put on over the top, ridiculous shows, and tonight’s stop of the “Holy Guacamole Tour” should be no different.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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