What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Nicolas Jaar, Eartheater @ Brooklyn Steel
Electronic musician, singer, and leader of the on-hiatus Darkside, Nicolas Jaar wraps up his four-night Brooklyn Steel run tonight and he says this will be his last NYC show for a while. Avant-pop artist Eartheater opens. Sold out.
Propagandhi, Iron Chic, Heartsounds @ Warsaw
Canadian heavy-yet-melodic punk vets Propagandhi have been making political music for decades, and this year’s Victory Lap hits especially hard in the Trump era. Direct support comes from Long Island punk staples Iron Chic, who recently released their first album for SideOneDummy.
Big Freedia @ Brooklyn Bowl
Queen of Bounce Big Freedia always puts on insanely fun live shows and it’s the kind of thing that you really need to experience for yourself. She returns to Brooklyn tonight.
Elvis Perkins, Vera Sola @ Rough Trade
Elvis Perkins revisited his quiet folk roots on 2015’s I Aubade, and now he’ll really revisit those roots by performing his debut album, 2007’s Ash Wednesday, in full for its tenth anniversary tonight.
Baauer x What So Not, 16yrold @ Terminal 5
You may still know him best for “Harlem Shake” and its accompanying meme, but Baauer continues to make dancefloor bangers and tonight should be a great time.
Cupcakke, Gooddroid (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Chicago rapper CupcakKe continues to rise off the strength of her amazingly raunchy songs, such as “Best Dick Sucker,” “Deepthroat,” “Spider-Man Dick,” and “Cumshot.” She graces NYC with her super fun live show tonight.
Umphrey’s McGee, Sinkane @ The Capitol Theatre
Talented jam band Umphrey’s McGee began a NYC-area run tonight, and this show is extra appealing with support from Sinkane, who released the great, funky Life & Livin’ It earlier this year.
Melkbelly, Anni Rossi, Maneka @ Alphaville
Noisy indie rockers Melkbelly recently released their new album on Wax Nine Records, a new Carpark imprint run by Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis. If you dig Speedy, there’s a good chance you’ll dig this band too.
Kali Uchis, Phony PPL @ Bowery Ballroom
Having collaborated with Tyler the Creator, Kaytranada, Gorillaz, and more, Kali Uchis continues to rise in the world. She’ll tour opening for Lana Del Rey next year, but first she plays headlining shows at Bowery and MHOW this week with quality support from hip hop group Phony PPL. Both shows are sold out.
The Early November, Gates, Owel @ White Eagle Hall
The Early November’s 2003 debut album The Room’s Too Cold is a classic of early 2000s emo. Having recently performed the album in full in Brooklyn, they’ll do it again in Jersey City tonight.
A Wilhelm Scream, Such Gold, After The Fall, We Were Sharks @ Saint Vitus
Massachusetts band A Wilhelm Scream have been making quality melodic hardcore for all of the 21st century, and though they haven’t released a new album in four years, they have plenty of worthy material to pull from tonight.
Marc Cohn, Valerie June @ Outpost in the Burbs
Montclair, NJ’s Outpost in the Burbs celebrates its 30th anniversary with this show, a double bill featuring Marc Cohn (of “Walking In Memphis” fame) and soul-folk singer Valerie June, who released her great new album The Order of Time earlier this year.
Tori Amos (signing) @ Barnes & Noble Union Square
Tori Amos released her fifteenth album Native Invader earlier this year, and she’s reissuing her “lost” hair metal album Y Kant Tori Read for Record Store Day Black Friday. Tonight she’s doing a signing at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. You need to buy a copy of Native Invader from B&N to get in.
Nels Cline, Julian Lage @ National Sawdust
Nels Cline (Wilco, etc) and jazz guitarist Julian Lage are frequent collaborators and tonight will be showing of some serious virtuosity.
Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls, Al Scorch @ Monty Hall
Mekons frontman Jon Langford traveled to Alabama the week of the 2016 election to make Four Lost Souls, a politically charged country record that only he could make.
‘Nathan for You’ @ The Bell House
What to expect at these Nathan For You Events? “Host Nathan Fielder appears live and in person to give you a sneak peek of the upcoming season of Nathan for You. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion that will include several off-the-cuff jokes by Fielder, who’s a mediocre improviser.” Sold out.
Springsteen on Broadway
It’s the hottest ticket on Broadway: Bruce Springsteen playing solo at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre, performing some of his biggest hits and telling stories about them. His show runs through February.
Losers Lounge Tribute to Bee Gees @ Joe’s Pub
For 20+ years Joe McGinty has been leading the Losers Lounge, paying tribute to different artists with his talented band and a host of surprise guest vocalists. Tonight: The Brothers Gibb. 7PM & 9:30PM shows.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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