What’s going on Friday?
Record Store Day Black Friday
Record Store Day’s annual mini-event will take place on Black Friday, with many exclusive releases from Neil Young, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Fleet Foxes, Mike Watt, and more. Also, the day-long event is set to include some RSD-related happenings around the city…
Richard Hell (signing) @ Generation Records
The punk legend will be reissuing his seminal debut album with The Voidoids, Blank Generation, which includes unreleased outtakes, demos, bootleg live tracks, and more. The reissue will be released as part of RSD Black Friday, in honor of its 40th anniversary. In celebration of the new reissue, he’ll be signing copies of the album at NYC’s Generation Records.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle — Q&A and signing) @ Rough Trade
Speaking of reissues, it was announced a few weeks ago that most of Throbbing Gristle’s catalog will be receiving the reissue treatment by Mute Records. Several of these reissues have already come out, including the new reissue of their debut, The Second Annual Report (which turns 40 this year). On Friday, TG’s Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will be doing a Q&A and signing at NYC’s Rough Trade. In order to attend the Q&A, you need to first purchase The Second Annual Report on LP or CD at the store.
WFMU Ichiban Night w/ Greg Cartwright, Miriam Linna, Mick Collins, Georgia and Ira from Yo La Tengo, Gaylord Fields & more @ The Bell House
WFMU’s “Rock and Soul Ichiban” show hosts this night of DJs and live performances, including appearances by Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound, Oblivians), Miriam Linna (Norton Records), Mick Collins (Gories, Dirtbombs), Georgia and Ira from Yo La Tengo, Gaylord Fields, and more surprise guests.
Slaughter Beach, Dog (Jake from Modern Baseball), Shannen Moser @ Mercury Lounge
Last month, Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald put out Birdie, his great sophomore album under the Slaughter Beach, Dog moniker. He’ll be playing NYC’s Mercury Lounge alongside opener Shannen Moser, who released an album of her own, Oh, My Heart, back in January.
Cut Copy, Palmbomen II @ Terminal 5
If you’re in the mood to dance, Australia’s Cut Copy will bring their strong grooves to Terminal 5 Friday, as part of their tour in support of their newest album Haiku From Zero. The group will be joined by hazy, nostalgia-tinged beatmaker Palmbomen II, who’s set to release his second album Memories of Cindy in January.
mewithoutYou, Pianos Become The Teeth, Slow Mass @ Warsaw
mewithoutYou have experimented with so many different styles of music over the years. Their debut album, [A–>B] Life, was their heaviest, with traces of Fugazi and At the Drive-In and some hints of the highly distinct sound that mewithoutYou would eventually develop. The album turns 15 this year, and the band is currently touring in celebration of the anniversary, playing the album in its entirety. Excellent direct support comes from Pianos Become The Teeth, whose highly anticipated and long-awaited fourth album Wait For Love comes out in 2018.
Killing Time, King Nine, Outburst, Krimewatch, Ice Cold Killers @ Brooklyn Bazaar
NYHC greats Killing Time turned 30 this year, and they’ve been celebrating the anniversary with reissues, a new patch, and now this rare hometown one-off. Among the openers is feminist hardcore newcomers Krimewatch, who are worth catching.
Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples @ Beacon Theatre
Earlier this year, Bob Dylan released his standards covers album Triplicate, and he just put out a new box set, Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981. Additionally, Mavis Staples just put out her excellent new record, If All I Was Was Black, written and produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. This is the penultimate night of their five-night Beacon run.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss is currently in the midst of his completely sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which runs through February 10. At these shows, Bruce plans to give fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.” The run has him playing completely solo, to a crowd of roughly 960 people – a much smaller crowd size than he’s used to.
Math the Band, Nervous Dater, Shellshag ft. John Hays, Teenage Halloween, Ivan Saladin @ Silent Barn
Silent Barn hosts a five-band bill tonight with some cool indie-punk staples.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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