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Psycho Las Vegas 2019 - Friday
High On Fire at Psycho Las Vegas 2019 (more by Ben Stas)

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

Brockhampton, slowthai, 100 gecs @ The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Since becoming the biggest breakout rap group of 2017 (a year in which they released three albums), Brockhampton have stayed super busy and super prolific since then, and their super fun live shows are just as worth it as their albums. They’re now touring in support of this year’s Ginger with rising UK rapper slowthai, who appears on Ginger and who released his excellent debut album There’s Nothing Great About Britain this year. Opening is the undefinable experimental duo 100 gecs. They’re playing NYC tonight and tomorrow.

Angel Olsen, Vagabon @ Brooklyn Steel
Angel Olsen went in a more atmospheric direction on this year’s great All Mirrors, and she’ll bring the new songs to life — and play a few old favorites and probably her recent Mark Ronson collaboration — at her three-night Brooklyn Steel run, which continues tonight. Opening is Vagabon, who released her first album for Nonesuch earlier this year and who is worth getting there early for.

Jacolby Satterwhite & Nick Weiss – “PAT” @ Pioneer Works
It’s the final weekend of Jacolby Satterwhite’s immersive installation “You’re at Home” and tonight PAT, his musical project with Teengirl Fantasy’s Nick Weiss, will perform their their album Love Will Find a Way Home which owes a lot to trip hop and other club music.

High on Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master, Creeping Death @ Elsewhere
This is a ridiculously stacked bill for fans of punk/metal crossover with long-running sludge greats High On Fire, modern-day crossover thrash staples Power Trip, rising thrashy death metallers Creeping Death, and rising blackened punks Devil Master. This is their second of two Brooklyn shows this weekend.

Alex Cameron, Holiday Sidewinder, Emily Panic @ Webster Hall
Alex Cameron’s records are good, heartland rock with more synthesizers, but it’s his live show where the magic happens.

Black Marble, Automatic, Devon Church @ Bowery Ballroom
Bigger Than Life is the first Black Marble album Chris Stewart has made since leaving New York for Los Angeles, and you can hear it in the music. The synthesizers are brighter, the drum machines have more snap and his voice rises from the murk and into the light. If you’re going, get there in time for L.A. trio Automatic whose drummer, Lola Dompe, is the daughter of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets drummer Kevin Haskins and they’ve cleary heard their dad’s band.

Witch Taint (w/ Dave Hill), Chris Lee @ Mercury Lounge
Dave Hill’s extremely extreme Norwegian black metal band Witch Taint — now a real band (previously not a real band) — will release their debut album in early 2020 and play this late night show (11:30 door) tonight. “I know it’s late, but when you’re conjuring the devil and stuff you can’t go on any earlier or it’s weird,” Dave tells us. “Anyway, please come before we destroy the universe and it becomes harder to get bookings as a result. The show is like a Broadway play but with cheaper drinks and more guitar solos. We even have an opera singer in the band.”

Pip Blom, The Britanys @ Rough Trade
Amsterdam quartet Pip Blom ‘s debut album, Boat, is hooky, quirky indie rock with a nice balance of noise and pop melodies.

Counterparts, Stray From The Path, Varials, Chamber, End @ Gramercy Theatre
Modern-day melodic metalcore staples Counterparts are on the road supporting their new album Nothing Left To Love, and if you dig this kinda stuff, it’s a pretty solid bill all around.

Youth of Today, The Fight, Chrome Skulls, Crucial Youth, Gel, Redactor @ House of Independents
Youth of Today haven’t released new music in about 30 years, but they remain one of the best hardcore bands you can see live today. They don’t play very often, so don’t sleep on the opportunity to see ’em.

Gesaffelstein @ Kings Theatre
French producer Gesaffelstein put out the new album Hyperion (featuring pop-oriented songs with Haim, The Weeknd, and Pharrell) and he more industrial-inspired Novo Sonic System EP this year, and now he brings his tour to Brooklyn’s gorgeous Kings Theatre for shows tonight and tomorrow.

The Low Anthem, Futur Primitif @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Low Anthem are back, and tonight’s a special show, as the band will be performing their fan favorite LP Oh My God, Charlie Darwin for its 10th anniversary.

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Debra Devi @ WFMU Monty Hall
Punky alt-country band Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are on the road again supporting last year’s solid Years.

Crumb, Divino Niño, Shormey @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn dream pop band Crumb put out their debut album Jinx earlier this year and they continue to rise. They play hometown shows tonight and tomorrow at MHOW.

La Dispute, Touche Amore, Empath @ Starland Ballroom
La Dispute and Touche Amore came up together in the late 2000s, and they’ve remained staples of modern-day post-hardcore ever since. They’re both killer live bands, so tonight is sure to be a great show. Rising noise rockers Empath open.

M.O.D., The Great Lie @ Saint Vitus
NYC crossover thrash vets M.O.D. grace their hometown with a show at Saint Vitus tonight.

Le1f, Beaujangless, Magenta, Mary Con @ The Sultan Room
Experimental rapper Le1f always puts on great shows, and tonight should be no different.

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.

Lucy Wainwright Roche @ City Vineyard
One of the many talented members of the Wainwright/Roche clan, Lucy plays this very intimate show tonight…only 100 seats.

Eaters, Greg Fox, David Watson, Michael Shea, Kate Mohanty @ Trans-Pecos Eaters, who also have a collaborative band with Pill members, are playing a special “microtonal drone set with our handmade Glass Armonica and synthesizers” along with a bunch of other experimentalists like Greg Fox and more.

Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
Still exploring the minutiae of our daily lives for “What’s the deal with” jokes, Jerry Seinfeld continues his monthly Beacon residency tonight with two shows.

Mortiferum, Ruin Lust, Replicant @ Union Pool
PacNW death doom crew Mortiferum recently released their new LP Disgorged From Psychotic Depths on Profound Lore, and tonight they’re in Brooklyn in support of it.

Cannibal Corpse, Perdition Temple, Thy Art Is Murder @ Warsaw
Following their recent slots on the Decibel Magazine and Slayer tours, death metal vets Cannibal Corpse are now on a headlining tour which hits Brooklyn tonight and NJ tomorrow.

Varaha, Axioma, Gates to the Morning @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Two post-metal bands, Cleveland’s Axioma (who put out their debut album Crown on Translation Loss this year) and Chicago’s Varaha (who put out their debut album A Passage For Lost Years on Prosthetic this year), are playing some shows together. This Brooklyn stop is being opened by NJ prog metallers Gates to the Morning.

Foxtails, Stay Inside, Ultra Deluxe, LMI, Hysteria @ Bushwick Public House
If you dig atmospheric ’90s screamo, you might like newer band Foxtails, who do a good job reviving that sound.

You can also find quality entertainment on almost any night of the week at: Barbès bar and performance space in Park Slope, LunÀtico in Bed Stuy, Nublu in the East Village, Blue Note jazz club in the West Village, The Stone in multiple locations, Comedy Cellar in the West Village, and Q.E.D. comedy club in Astoria.

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

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