What’s going on Monday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Barenaked Ladies, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, Howard Jones @ Central Park Summerstage
This year’s edition of the retro-leaning ‘Last Summer on Earth’ tour oddly pairs ’80s synthpop acts (one of which, OMD, are still great) with Canadian pop-rockers Barenaked Ladies…but as long as the weather’s nice, how’s to argue?
Guida, Baby Shakes, Brooklyn Bluebirds @ Grand Victory
Italy’s glammy, soccer-loving rockers Giuda mix punk and glam into an irresistable mix that is even better live. Coupled with the tiny Grand Victory this will be a fun, sweaty show.
Preoccupations, What Moon Things @ Baby’s All Right
Finally settling on a new name, Preoccupations (the band that used to be Viet Cong) make their NYC debut under this name tonight ahead of a tour opening for Explosions in the Sky.
Acrylics, Anni Rossi, Brooms @ Manhattan Inn
Acrylics were one of Brooklyn’s more promising bands of the late-’00s, with strong songwriting and arrangements. Glad to see their still with us.
Night Train Hosted by Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac’s weekly comedy cavalcade, tonight is an especially good lineup with guests Jen Kirkman, Dan Soder, Gina Yashere, Jim Tews, Casey Ley, and Katrina Pope.
Aesop Rock (with Rob Sonic & DJ Zone), Homeboy Sandman @ Irving Plaza
Indie rapper Aesop Rock doesn’t put out albums as consistently as he used to, but each new one he does release is another winner, like this year’s The Impossible Kid. Homeboy Sandman, who released the collaborative EP Lice with Aesop Rock late last year, opens this show and he’s also got a new album, Kindness For Weakness.
Very Fresh, Spit, Young Jesus, Did Is Dead, Pope @ Aviv
There’s some cool stuff on this bill, including melancholic Chicago indie rockers Young Jesus, Speedy Ortiz associates Very Fresh, and more.
Joe Budden @ BB King’s
Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden is working on a collaborative album with AraabMuzik this year. While you wait for that, you can catch him in NYC tonight.
Mitski, Secret Mountain, Algebra II @ The Saint
Mitski releases her Dead Oceans debut and best album yet, Puberty 2, this week. Her tour with Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som hits NYC twice, but first she’s got this Asbury Park show tonight.
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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