What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
A$AP Mob’s Yams Day @ Barclays Center
A$AP Mob‘s annual Yams Day — their big annual, guest-filled NYC concert that happens in honor of the late A$AP Yams — returns tonight. The lineup isn’t announced, but big guests always show up at these. Any guesses on who will be there tonight?
Winter Jazzfest Marathon
Winter Jazzfest extended its Marathon to two weekends this year, and tonight’s options include Daedelus, Kendra Morris, L’Rain, Quantic, Kung Fu, Kneebody and Mark Guiliana, Morley: Sphere Ensemble Ft. Meshell Ndegeocello, Peoples Champs, and more.
Agnes Obel @ National Sawdust
Danish artist Agnes Obel wraps up her two-night run at National Sawdust tonight, ahead of the release of her upcoming album Myopia, which drops next month via Blue Note.
The Budos Band, Paul and the Tall Trees @ White Eagle Hall
Instrumental greats The Budos Band do everything from jazz-funk to psych to heavy rock, and their live show is always a good time.
Leon Vynehall, Moxie, Physical Therapy, Alejandra Sabillón @ Elsewhere Hall
Electronic wiz Leon Vynehall brings his short US tour to Elsewhere tonight for the multi-room Elseworld party. He headlines in the Hall, and there’s also in Papi Juice b2b Gardens and Laenz b2b Lii in the Loft.
Ether Coven, Barishi, WVRM, Zombie Apocalypse @ Saint Vitus
Ether Coven (who have a new album, Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering, which has a Bjork cover) and Season of Mist-signed proggy sludgesters Barishi co-headline this show, and they’ve got two cool openers lined up too: South Carolina deathgrinders WVRM (who just signed to Prosthetic and announced a new album) and Shai Hulud-related crossover thrashers Zombie Apocalypse (who released their first new music in 15 years last summer).
Hamilton Leithauser (of The Walkmen) @ Café Carlyle
Former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser is using this residency at swanky supper club Cafe Carlyle (“chic attire required”) to preview songs from his upcoming album The Love of Your Life. Don’t be surprised by leftfield covers and special guests, either.
Nick Thune, Damien Jurado @ The Bell House
Musician Damien Jurado and comedian Nick Thune met at a special memorial service for their mutual friend and producer, the late Richard Swift. Both Seattle natives, they bonded further and decided they’d like to collaborate and put on a series of shows at Largo in Los Angeles last May. Those went well, and they’ve taken the show on the road.
Josh Gondelman, Dave Hill, Brendan Eyre, Ophira Eisenberg, Jasmine Pierce, Dan Wilbur @ The Gutter
This comedy event is called “The Finished Basement” and features “a group of Ohio expats for a night of laughs, prizes, and Midwestern niceness.” All proceeds will benefit Humans of Addiction, a project focused on de-stigmatizing people in recovery in Ohio (ground zero for the opioid crisis, an epidemic that kills up to 70,000 people in the US each year).
Wume, Ka Baird, 1000 Yard Stare, Activity @ Trans-Pecos
Baltimore duo Wume create music that’s heavily electronic but is also vividly alive and very clearly created by human beings.
Michael Hurley @ Union Pool
Storied ’60s Greenwich Village scene folk veteran Michael Hurley remains active today, and wraps up a three-night stand at Union Pool tonight.
NY Night Train Shakin All Over w/ Jonathan Toubin & Friends! @ TV Eye
Jonathan Toubin is one of the co-owners of new Bushwick/Ridgewood venue TV Eye and has relocated a lot of his regular NYC parties to the new space, like this one tonight where JT and friends spin 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” vinyl.
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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