What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off (10th anniversary bash), Irma Thomas, Joe Bataan, David Johansen, Archie Bell, Maxine Brown, Young Jessie, Baby Washington, King Khan, Ural Thomas, Nick Waterhouse, and more! @ Warsaw
Jonathan Toubin‘s New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off party is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a killer show. Instead of spinning his favorite records, Toubin is flying in some of his favorite singers who will all be backed by Nick Waterhouse & The Tarots. Some of the singers haven’t played NYC in ages — like Ural Thomas whose last show here was 1971!
The Soul Rebels w/ Jarobi, Consequence, Mobb Deep, Raekwon & surprise guests; Statik Selektah @ Brooklyn Bowl
NOLA brass band The Soul Rebels are known to be joined by very cool rappers at their shows, and their current three-night stay in NYC is no different. This is night 2, and it’s got Jarobi of the reunited A Tribe Called Quest and unofficial Tribe member Consequence, plus Queensbridge legends Mobb Deep, Staten Island legend (and Wu-Tang memer) Raekwon, plus more surprise guests. The show opens with the great rap producer Statik Selektah.
Thundercat, Zack Fox @ Irving Plaza
Bass wiz Thundercat just released his new album Drunk, which is as ambitious as ever and features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, and more.
Kane Strang, Katie Von Schleicher, Elijah @ Baby’s All Right
New Zealand’s Kane Strang owes more than a little to the indie rock herritage of his country’s famed label Flying Nun (The Clean, The Chills). His new album will be out via Dead Oceans later this year but you can get a preview tonight.
The So So Glos, High Waisted, Thick, Unstoppable Death Machines @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It’s a night of garage-y punk at this playground of music, games, karaoke and gourmet food. Of special note: Australia’s Unstoppable Death Machines open the night.
A Place to Bury Strangers, Oneida, Yvette @ Villain
Brooklyn indie rock vets Oneida are not what we’d ever call quiet, but they’ll likely seem like a pleasant respite from the noise onslaught that is Yvette and headliners A Place to Bury Strangers. Wear earplugs (don’t worry it’ll still be really loud).
Molly Burch, EZTV, Lina Tullgren @ Union Pool
Molly Burch has a sad and lonesome old-school country sound that fits her smoky voice. Her debut album, Please Be Mine, was just released on Captured Tracks.
The English Beat @ The Hall at MP
Dave Wakeling is keeping the English Beat flag flying as the only original member of the band. If you don’t mind not having Ranking Roger (or David Steele or Andy Cox, etc) on hand and don’t mind the odd General Public song, it’s hard to deny those classic songs.
Mike Doughty, Wheatus @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The onetime Soul Coughing frontman is currently on tour supporting last year’s The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, with “Teenage Dirtbag” singers Wheatus in tow.
Slothrust, Ian Sweet, Surfbort @ Rough Trade
This show, featuring three local indie rock talents, is the tour kickoff for Ian Sweet who released their first album for Hardly Art last year.
Sicko Mobb, Mistervacation, De Se, and DJ Ezra @ Knockdown Center
Chicago duo Sicko Mobb’s name may sound gruesome, but they make fun, danceable (though very druggy) auto-tuned rap. They’re back in NYC tonight.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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