What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Feelies (playing Crazy Rhythms / The Good Earth) @ White Eagle Hall
One of the great New York area bands of the last 40 years, The Feelies are still amazing and any chance to see them should be considered. Tonight’s show is special, as they’ll be playing their first two albums in full. They’ll probably play at least one more set of other material — and lots of covers — as well, plus an encore.
Taking Back Sunday, Errortype:11 @ Terminal 5
Taking Back Sunday’s 20th anniversary tour hits Terminal 5 tonight and tomorrow, and they’ll play their classic debut Tell All Your Friends in full both nights, plus Where You Want To Be one night and Louder Now the other. Making these shows extra appealing is support from the back-in-action Errortype:11, who hailed from the same Long Island hardcore scene that helped birth TBS. This is night one.
Black Mountain, Ryley Walker @ Bowery Ballroom
Black Mountain remain excellent blenders of ’70s hard rock, modern indie rock, and psychedelia, as evidenced by this year’s very solid Destroyer. Support comes from jammy indie rocker Ryley Walker.
TR/ST, Light Asylum, Total Freedom, Christeene, SRSQ @ Knockdown Center
Canada’s TR/ST released two albums this year and have put together a killer night for fans of dark synthpop, with Brookyn’s own Light Asylum as the undercard.
Kikagaku Moyo, Minami Deutsch @ Warsaw
Japanese psych band Kikagaku Moyo released Masana Temples last year and have been touring ever since, having gained quite a following from their excellent live show.
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.
The Ergs!, Big Eyes, Chris Gethard, Weird Skin @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Cult pop punks The Ergs! are doing a rare tour for the 15th anniversary of their debut album dorkrockcorkrod. This sold-out show has a great bill all around, including punk-friendly comedian Chris Gethard.
Pokey LaFarge (solo), Jake La Botz @ The Bell House
Vintage-music-loving singer/songwriter Pokey LaFarge is in the midst of a solo tour, which hits The Bell House tonight.
Leeway @ The Kingsland
The Kingsland opened in 2018 and it has quickly become one of Brooklyn’s better punk and metal venues. It celebrates its two-year anniversary with NYHC vets Leeway tonight and Iowa melodic hardcore greats Modern Life Is War tomorrow.
Remember Sports, Lisa Prank @ Rough Trade
Indie pop punks Remember Sports are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their debut album Sunchokes (released back when they were just called Sports) with a reissue and a short tour that sees them playing the album in full. Likeminded artist Lisa Prank opens.
Mortician, Funerus, Sacrificial Blood, Sick Bay @ Saint Vitus
Yonkers deathgrind vets Mortician turned 30 this year, and they’re celebrating with anniversary shows on the East Coast, including this hometown-area show tonight.
Kate Davis, Miss Grit, Emily Jackson @ Elsewhere Zone One
Kate Davis has been a known name in jazz circles for a few years now, and she got her major introduction to the indie rock world when she co-wrote Sharon Van Etten’s “Seventeen.” She also released her own indie rock-oriented album Trophy last week, and tonight’s the release show.
Yasiin Bey’s Negus installation @ Brooklyn Museum
For the 20th anniversary of his great Mos Def album Black on Both Sides album, Yasiin Bey is presenting his latest recorded work, Negus, exclusively as a listening installation at Brooklyn Museum. Today’s the opening and it runs through January 26, 2020. Bey says that Negus will not be released in any digital or analog mediums and can only be heard at galleries and here contains all new material that has been uniquely arranged for the Brooklyn Museum.
Schitt’s Creek: Up Close and Personal @ Kings Theatre (two shows)
As riches-to-rags sitcom Schitt’s Creek heads into its sixth and final season, the series creators/stars Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, along with other cast members, are presenting “Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal” for a “live, interactive evening that promises to be fun and insightful while giving fans an insider’s look into the making of the series.”
The Mystery Lights, No Parents, Miranda and The Beat @ Market Hotel
Brooklyn’s best current garage-psych band.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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