What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
DIIV, LODRO, Melt @ Market Hotel
This is the second of DIIV’s sold-out, three-night run at Market Hotel, with old friends LODRO and Melt.
Prince Rama, PC Worship, Nymph @ Baby’s All Right
Astral duo Prince Rama celebrate the release of their terrifically fun new album Xtreme Now. Regular Prince Rama shows tend to be out-there, this one should be somewhere past Jupiter.
Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos @ Le Poisson Rouge
Guitar virtuoso Marc Ribot is in party mode with his Cuban band Los Cubanos Postizos that perform songs by Arsenio Rodríguez and others.
Miike Snow, Beau @ Warsaw
These Swedes day job as hitmakers to the stars (including Britney Spears’ “Toxic”) allow them to be a little weirder in this also-successful side gig. The just released their third album and this is the second of two celebratory NYC shows.
Migos @ Irving Plaza
Atlanta rap has been having an incredible moment lately, with guys like Future, Young Thug and the trio Migos really reshaping how the genre can sound. They’re fresh off releasing a very solid new mixtape.
Rangda, Alan Licht, 013 @ Saint Vitus
Rangda is the band made up of Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny, Sun City Girls’ Sir Richard Bishop, and prolific drummer Chris Corsano, and they make genuinely trippy psych rock. Their new album, The Heretic’s Bargain (on Drag City), is very good.
Port St. Willow, Ben Seretan, Widest Smiling Faces @ Alphaville
Last year Port St. Willow released their newest album Syncope, which was a nice dose of atmospheric indie rock that featured contributions from Antlers frontman Peter Silberman.
Mary Lattimore, James Richardson (MGMT), Dave Gagliardi (Trash Talk), Hi-soft and Diamond Terrifer/Michael Beharie/Don De Vore + Drooids @ Trans Pecos
Harpist Mary Lattimore has collaborated with Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Quilt, Wrekmeister Harmonies, and a handful of others, and she also makes very beautiful music on her own. At her recent NYC show opening for Julia Holter, you could hear a pin drop during her set. Tonight’s the release show for her new album on Ghostly, At the Dam, and it’s a good bill all around.
Dead Stars, Infinity Girl, Holy Tunics, Wild Pink @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn trio Dead Stars have been keeping the ’90s indie rock sound alive for some time now, cranking out super-catchy, fuzzy pop that would’ve fit right in during the Clinton years but sounds great right now. This is the release party for their new album Bright Colors.
Ra Ra Riot, Sun Club, PWR BTTM @ Webster Hall
Ra Ra Riot’s newer albums aren’t their strongest material, but some of those early songs hold up well. If you’re going tonight, it’s worth catching queer punk duo PWR BTTM.
Coheed & Cambria, Glassjaw, Silver Snakes, I The Mighty @ Theater at MSG
Coheed & Cambria headline this show, but we’re most excited about post-hardcore crushers Glassjaw, who recently released a killer new single and are promising their long-awaited third album for this year. Openers Silver Snakes have a cool, sludgy sound too.
DJ Harvey @ Output
London’s DJ Harvey has been DJing since the early ’90s, and he’s still putting out acclaimed music today. Tonight he takes over Output from open to close.
Judy Collins & Ari Hest @ City Winery
Folk veteran Judy Collins has been consistently putting out music since the early ’60s, and recently she’s struck up a collaborative relationship with the younger Ari Hest. Tonight they’re playing songs from their forthcoming album together.
Night Birds, Dirty Fences, Crazy and the Brains @ WFMU Monty Hall
Night Birds tap brilliantly into Dead Kennedys-style surf punk and classic Fat Wreck Chords/Epitaph-style skate punk (they’re also currently signed to Fat), and they keep that sound alive with the same vigor the early bands had. Tonight also has garage punk from Dirty Fences and xylophone-fueled punk from Crazy & the Brains.
Lauryn Hill @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Though Lauryn Hill still hasn’t released another album besides her timeless 1998 debut, she did recently put out a new single and we have no complaints about hearing the classics.
Cleaveland Against the World @ Union Hall
Ramon Rivas hosts this night of laughs featuring talented ex-pats from the “mistake on the lake” including Phoebe Robinson, Jim Tews, Dave Hill, Ray Devito, Dan Wilbur, Dave Arena, Brendan Eyre, Mike Joyce (not the Smiths drummer, obviously), and more.
Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show “Thank God for the Jokes” for nearly two years. He’s putting it to bed, but not before this run which just got extended through May.
An Evening with Molly Ringwald @ Birdland
John Hughes’ Pretty in Pink just celebrated its 30th anniversary and tonight its star Molly Ringwald sings cabaret. She has been known to cover “(Don’t You) Forget About Me” from The Breakfast Club. 8:30 PM and 11 PM shows.
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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