What’s going on Monday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Eric B & Rakim, Yo-Yo @ Irving Plaza
Rap as we know it wouldn’t exist without the music that Eric B and Rakim made together, so it’s great news that they’re finally back after two decades and on a reunion tour. Tonight’s their first of two NYC shows, and they also play Long Island this week.
The Lawrence Arms, Red City Radio, Sincere Engineer @ Gramercy Theatre
Long-running makers of high-quality melodic punk, The Lawrence Arms are celebrating their fruitful career this year with a new comp (a “greatest hits for a band without hits”) and this tour. Direct support comes from likeminded newer band Red City Radio, who just dropped a new EP.
Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang @ National Sawdust
Jazz/indie/hip hop guitarist Rafiq Bhatia plays in Son Lux and he’s also a solo artist, fresh off releasing his new album Breaking English on ANTI-. He’s on tour now with Ian Chang (who’s also in Son Lux and also a solo artist), who’s drumming in Rafiq’s band and also opening the shows.
The Go! Team, Basement Revolver @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Go! Team are back with a new album, Semicircle, that’s more of their cut-n-paste, marching band/cheerleader/hip hop/blue-eyed-soul mashups.
Rodriguez @ Count Basie Theatre
Some 30 years after the release of his first two albums, Rodriguez went from cult obscurity to overnight sensation thanks to documentary Searching for Sugar Man and he’s kept it going since.
Helado Negro, Sneaks @ Elsewhere
Roberto Carlos Lange has been making music as Helado Negro for a decade, blending all manners of musical styles and incorporating visual art into his captivating live show.
Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve @ Littlefield
This week Butterboy welcomes Shane Torres, Matthew Broussard, Julia Claire, andMax and Nicky, plus there’s always a chance of a special drop-in.
Whiplash @ Union Hall
After nine years at UCB Theater, standup show “Whiplash” moves to Union Hall tonight. It’s earlier now (10 PM) and is no longer free.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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