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Kendrick Lamar at Barclays Center
Kendrick Lamar at Barclays Center in July (more by P Squared)

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

Kendrick Lamar, YG, D.R.A.M. @ Prudential Center
Earlier this year, Kendrick followed the highly complex and dense To Pimp A Butterfly with his most bare-bones album yet, DAMN., and it remains one of 2017’s finest. His live shows on this tour have been excellent too. He already played two nights in Brooklyn and tonight he’s back in the area for a Newark show. Don’t miss “Fuck Donald Trump” rapper YG, who provides direct support.

The Bouncing Souls, Lucero, The Menzingers, Timeshares @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Though summer is almost over, The Bouncing Souls are still stoked for it and throwing their ‘Stoked for the Summer’ show at The Stone Pony’s outdoor Summer Stage venue tonight (it’s right on the boardwalk, perfect place to celebrate summer). The lineup is stacked, with country punk vets Lucero, modern torch-carriers The Menzingers, and twangy Long Island punks Timeshares.

Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas, Whores, Dalek @ Gramercy Theatre
Last year, Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas teamed up for a collaborative album, Mariner, which combines CoL’s towering sludge and Julie’s crazed vocals in very interesting ways. Tonight’s the first time they’ll perform those songs together in NYC, and both openers are great: noise rockers Whores and experimental rap group Dalek, who have a new album on the way.

Bölzer, TREPANERINGSRITUALEN, Sangus @ Saint Vitus
Swiss death metal duo Bolzer released Hero last year to much acclaim. They’re in NYC tonight.

Kitty, Teen Suicide, Qualiatik, Effie Liu @ Baby’s All Right
Kitty (fka Kitty Pryde) started off as a novelty rapper, but these days she makes atmospheric electropop and there’s nothing novelty about it. This is the release show for her new album Miami Garden Club, and it includes her husband Sam Ray’s punk band Teen Suicide.

Worriers, Hurry, Crusher, Hiccup @ Sunnyvale
Worriers, the current band of Lauren Measure, are releasing their first album for SideOneDummy, Survival Pop, this year. Ahead of tour, they play this small show with some cool local-ish bands.

Lil Yachty @ Terminal 5
Lil Yachty’s music annoys a lot of people, but he’s also got a lot of really huge fans. If you’re one of those fans, or still unsure where you stand, you can catch him tonight.

Paramore @ Central Park SummerStage (Good Morning America)
Paramore made the full switch to sharp, ’80s-ish pop on this year’s After Laughter, and the change suits them well — it’s one of their best albums yet. They’ll be back in NYC for a big Radio City show in the fall, but you can also see them for free this morning if you have it in you to line up at 6 AM.

Aaron Roche, Clarice Jensen, Grey McMurray, Greg Fox @ Union Pool
Aaron Roche has played with everyone from Sufjan Stevens and ANOHNI to R. Stevie Moore, Lower Dens, and Flock of Dimes, and you may remember him from neo-classical ensemble Bright Wave. He’s set to release new solo album, HaHa HuHu, which was co-produced and mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

Michelle Buteau (host), Chris Gethard, Emmy Blotnick, Joyelle Nicole, Alex English, Jaboukie Young-White, Shawela Sharpe, Donwill (DJ set) @ Littlefield
Michelle Buteau hosts this “Night of Really Funny People in Brooklyn” which is a Brooklyn Comedy Festival afterparty.

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

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