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 xx, Sampha @ Forest Hills Stadium
Having released this year’s acclaimed I See You, The xx hit NYC for their first of two big shows at Forest Hills Stadium with Sampha.
Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, Zoey Dollaz @ Barclays Center
Future remains prolific and massive, with two 2017 albums already out, one of which is home to one of his biggest singles yet, “Mask Off.” He’s on tour with some ridiculously impressive openers, and tonight’s the second of two shows in the NYC-area. This one has direct support from Migos, makers of one of 2017’s biggest rap hits (“Bad and Boujee”).
Migos @ Stage 48 (late show)
After the Barclays Center show, Migos will head to Stage 48 for the late-night ‘Too Naughty’ party.
Sylvan Esso, Lucy Dacus @ Brooklyn Steel
Tonight’s the second of two celebratory, sold-out shows for Sylvan Esso’s new album What Now. They’ll be back to play Prospect Park later this summer.
“This is What We Mean by Short Films,” Innov Gnawa @ The Old American Can Factory (Rooftop Films)
Rooftop Films kicks off it’s 2017 season with its annual short film program, and before the show will be a live set from Innov Gnawa.
Blonde Redhead (original film score performed by Simone and Amedeo Pace) @ The Kitchen
Like they did in January, Blonde Redhead members Simone and Amedeo Pace will be performing original scores live alongside experimental films, as part of Cinema 16.
Ty Segall, Xylouris White, Shannon Lay @ Warsaw
Having recently released his ninth solo record Ty Segall and his Freedom Band (featuring regular players Mikal Cronin and Charles Moothart) hit NYC for a sold-out three-night stand at Warsaw.
Derv Gordon (of The Equals), So What, Baby Shakes @ WFMU Monty Hall
UK Rock band The Equals are best known in the U.S. for their 1968 bubblegum hit “Baby Come Back,” their song “Police on My Back” (which was made famous by The Clash), and that it was the old band of Eddie Grant who scored a massive 1982 hit with “Electric Avenue.” In the UK however, they had a string of hits, most of them great. Frontman Derv Gordon, backed by Oakland, CA’s So What, is in town for his first-ever East Coast shows. He plays Baby’s All Right on Saturday.
Joey Ramone Birthday Bash @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Like every year, Joey Ramone’s birthday is being celebrated with a tribute show in NYC. Among the lineup this year is Joey’s former bandmates CJ and Richie. They’ll be doing songs from Leave Home and Rocket to Russia this year.
Murphy’s Law, Perro Bravo, IRIEspect, Burn Unit, Aqua Cherry, MSH, Dj i-Ray @ Knitting Factory
NYHC greats Murphy’s Law remain staples of the live-show circuit in their hometown. Any chance to see them is one worth taking.
Whores, Wrong, Bummer @ Saint Vitus
Heavy noise rockers Whores, Torche-related Helmet worshippers Wrong, and Kansas City sludge punks Bummer are touring together this year, and hitting Saint Vitus twice this weekend. This is night 1.
Signals Midwest, Great Cynics, Thin Lips, Thick @ Suburbia
Last year, Ohio emo band Signals Midwest released their very good Evan Weiss-produced At This Age. If you’re going tonight, don’t miss Philly indie-pop punks Thin Lips.
DREAMCAR, Superet @ Irving Plaza
DREAMCAR is AFI singer Davey Havok and all the non-Gwen Stefani members of No Doubt making pop rock that sounds straight out of the mid-1980s. They play their first NYC show ever tonight.
Mitski & Tom Kitt (in conversation) @ Joe’s Pub
Part of Joe’s Pub’s “Festival of Songwriting,” Mitski talks about her process with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Kitt.
Green Day @ Central Park SummerStage (Good Morning America)
If you’re prepared to line up by 6 AM, you can see Green Day play a free show in Central Park this morning which brings new meaning to the phrase “all-ages matinee.”
Mary J Blige @ Rockefeller Center (TODAY Show)
Mary J Blige is Green Day’s early-morning competition today.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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