What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
LUH. (ex-WU LYF), Glass Gang @ Mercury Lounge
Back in 2011, UK group WU LYF put out one of the more eccentric indie rock debuts in a while, but broke up shortly after. Now frontman Ellery James Roberts is focusing on a new band, LUH (Lost Under Heaven), which is even more far out than WU LYF. BrooklynVegan is proud to present the band’s first NYC show.
Miracle Legion, EZTV @ The Bell House
Before he got kids-TV-famous with Polaris and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Mark Mulcahy led New Haven, CT band Miracle Legion. Of the many jangly guitar bands to form in R.E.M.’s initial wake, Miracle Legion were one of the best — and they’re playing live as a full band tonight for their first NYC show in about two decades. Whipersnappers EZTV make a great opener.
Joe Jackson @ Apollo Theater
Straddling the line between pop and jazz with a string of new wave-era classic album, Joe Jackson continues to make great music today.
Sonny and the Sunsets, LODRO, Scully @ Baby’s All Right
Sonny’s latest albums, Moods, was produced by Merrill of tUnE-yArDs and is his quirkiest yet. Live, he’s got a deep catalog of great songs to choose from and an ace band (including Shayde of Fresh & Onlys) to accompany them.
The Hotelier, Told Slant, Bellows, Loone @ Bowery Ballroom
The Hotelier made a massive leap with this year’s Goodness, which is one of the year’s most passionate rock records. As cathartic as they are on album though, they’re even more so live.
The Cowboy Junkies @ City Winery
Best known for their haunting cover of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane,” Cowboy Junkies have remained prolific since their prime late ’80s/early ’90s era, most recently releasing The Kennedy Suite in 2013 and Margot Timmins’ voice remains just as beautiful.
Psychic TV @ Rubin Museum of Art
As part of Genesis P Breyer-Orridge’s exhibit ‘Try to Altar Everything,” Psychic TV tonight perform a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman’s In The Shadow of The Sun as well as other songs.
Public Service Broadcasting @ The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
This UK duo specialize in an AV geek blend of quirky instrumental rock set to samples from old instructional films and newsreels. Their most recent album is The Race for Space so it makes perfect sense that they will make history as the first band ever to play under the Space Shuttle Enterprise, aboard The Intrepid. They’ll do it again on Saturday, too.
Jane’s Addiction, Dinosaur Jr., Nothing @ The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
It’s a double bill of veteran alt-rock, with Jane’s Addiction who are playing 1990’s beloved Ritual de lo habitual in full, and Dinosaur Jr who have an anticipated new album coming out. It’s the first of three shows in the NYC-area, and heavy shoegazers Nothing open this one.
The Muffs, 1-800-BAND, Louie Louie @ Union Pool
Poppy garage punks The Muffs put out a handful of albums in the ’90s that still sound great today, and 2014’s comeback album Whoop Dee Doo is just as spirited as their classic material.
Party Static, Dumb Wolves, Sic Tic @ The Bowery Electric
Dallas band Party Static make danceable, sneery punk that is in the same general sonic universe as Priests, The Gossip or Romeo Void.
Heathers, French Vanilla, Weeping Icon, Decorum @ ALPHAVILLE.
Los Angeles quartet French Vanilla make skronky feminist art punk that delivers its message emphatically on the dancefloor. They play tonight with Montreal trio Heathers.
Hakim, Krar Collective @ Prospect Park Bandshell BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Egyptian singer Hakim and London-based Krar Collective play this free Celebrate Brooklyn! show tonight.
Wolfmother, The Living Statues @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
Having just opened some shows for Guns N’ Roses, Wolfmother will bring their throwback riffs to NYC tonight.
Fucking Invincible, Namatay Sa Ingay, Hardware, Lakras, Olor A Muerte @ Aviv
Fucking Invincible are an ultra-aggressive hardcore band with members of Dropdead and Daughters. Tonight they take on Greenpoint DIY spot Aviv.
Xenia Rubinos, Chelsea Reject, 79.5 @ Baby’s All Right
The highly unique Xenia Rubinos just released her newest album Black Terry Cat on ANTI-.
No Redeeming Social Value, The Krays, Examine, We All Die @ Grand Victory
NYHC vets No Redeeming Social Value are still going strong, and tonight they play one of the last-ever shows at Williamsburg’s intimate Grand Victory, which closes at the end of the month.
The Tracys, Perp Walk, Caterwaul of Sound, Magic Brian @ City Reliquary
NY1 reporter Roger Clark is throwing this “Wild Summer Night” party at Williamsburg’s charming City Reliquary (right next door to The Commodore) featuring his own band Perp Walk and more.
Shigeto, Lord Raja @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Dance the night away with this late show (11:30 PM doors) at Knitting Factory.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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