What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Gibby Haynes (of Butthole Surfers), The Paul Green Rock Academy (performing Butthole Surfers) @ Market Hotel
Did you ever want to see Gibby Haynes play an all-Butthole Surfers set backed by kids from the Paul Green Rock Academy? Here’s your chance.
Peter Hook & The Light (performing New Order’s ‘Technique’ & ‘Republic’), Night Dreamer @ Brooklyn Steel
Peter Hook continues his quest to play every New Order song live (at least the ones he played on) with this tour that has him and his band The Light doing 1989’s Technique and 1993’s Republic in full, plus sets of other New Order and Joy Division songs. Hook puts a lot of care into recreating the sounds on these songs, and they’re mostly songs New Order never even consider playing.
David Byrne’s American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and while the setlist and arrangements are much like what they were on his tour, songs are now threaded together with new monologues from Byrne, making for a much more theatrical experience.
Jay Som, Boy Scouts @ Elsewhere Hall
Jay Som’s new album Anak Ko is another fine dose of her dream pop-ish indie rock, and she’s now on tour with Boy Scouts, whose Taylor Vick contributed to the new Jay Som album and who just released her own new album Free Company on ANTI-.
The Wonder Years, Trash Boat, Homesafe, Future Teens @ Warsaw
The Wonder Years’ annual Halloween Extravaganza tour hits Brooklyn tonight, and as usual, every band will play a proper set and an in-costume cover set, and there will be free candy and a costume contest for the audience. The Wonder Years are doing Limp Bizkit, Trash Boat are doing Oasis, Homesafe are doing Weezer, and Future Teens are doing Carly Rae Jepsen.
Velvet Negroni, Rum Gold, Jazz Ingram @ Elsewhere Zone One
Velvet Negroni has had a busy year. He’s on the new Bon Iver album, he opened Tame Impala’s tour, and he also released his debut album Neon Brown on 4AD. If you dig the various ways indie and R&B have crossed paths throughout the past decade, you’ll probably dig Velvet Negroni too.
Pig Destroyer, Genocide Pact, Sunrot @ Saint Vitus
Grindcore greats Pig Destroyer went in a slightly slower metalcore direction on last year’s Head Cage, but it was just as great as their whiplash-inducing classics in its own way. They’re playing Vitus tonight and tomorrow, with different setlists and different openers each night.
Susanne Bartsch’s Halloween Ball, Charlene, Mrs. Smith, Mazurbate, Eli Escobar, Amber Valentine, W Jeremy, and more! @ MoMA PS1
“MoMA PS1 and New York legend Susanne Bartsch are teaming up once again for the eighth annual Halloween Ball. Be transported to the infamous Valley of the Dolls, with outrageous live performances, tableaux vivants, DJs, and the most elaborate costumes in the city.” Sold out.
Eli Escobar, Amber Valentine, PAT, Harry Charlesworth @ Elsewhere
While Susanne Bartsch’s Halloween Ball is sold out, the afterparty at Elsewhere is not and features a lot of the same DJs.
Georgia Anne Muldrow, Amina Claudine Myers, Kneebody, Joel Ross’ Good Vibes, María Grand, Tosin Aribisala Trio, QNA @ BRIC House
BRIC JazzFest continues today with a marathon featuring some very cool names, including psychedelic soul great Georgia Anne Muldrow, fusion quartet Kneebody, vibraphonist Joel Ross (who picked up buzz this year for his new album KingMaker), and more.
Starcrawler, Dan Luke @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Los Angeles’s Starcrawler make glamoursly trashy rock n’ roll, led by magnetic hellion Arrow de Wilde.
Cypress Hill (Haunted Hill) @ PlayStation Theater
Cypress Hlll‘s annual “Haunted Hill” shows are an NYC Halloween tradition where spooky fog machines may be supplemented by other smoke devices.
Azar Swan, Pop. 1280, Canal St Electronics @ Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn electro-goths Azar Swan celebrate the release of their new album The Hissing of a Paper Crane, with Pop. 1280 and Canal St. Electronics keeping the rest of the evening dark and noisy.
David Cross @ Union Hall
David Cross tested out the stand-up material that became the 2018 Oh Come On tour at a bunch of shows he called “Shootin’ the Shit, Seein’ What Sticks” that mostly happened at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. He’s shootin’ the shit again.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
When he’s not riding around with comedians in cars getting coffee, Jerry Seinfeld does monthly shows at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. Two shows tonight.
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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