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Solange at Afropunk Festival 2017
Solange at Afropunk Brooklyn 2017 (more by P Squared)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Chassol @ Radio City Music Hall
Solange is playing more and more shows in support of last year’s excellent A Seat At The Table, and her shows have been serious spectacles with an ace live band and it’s the kind of thing that you really just need to see for yourself. This is her first of two nights at Radio City (which sounds like a perfect place to see her), and she has great and very interesting openers. There’s direct support from Earl Sweatshirt, whose 2015 LP I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside remains one of the more unique major-label rap albums in recent memory, plus there’s Sun Ra Arkestra, who feature members of the late jazz legend Sun Ra’s band and perform his songs, and French composer Chassol, who uses field recordings in a way that no one else is really doing.

Dinosaur Jr., Easy Action @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dinosaur Jr recently played 1987’s You’re Living All Over Me in full at Riot Fest, and they’ll probably play a bunch of those songs tonight too, but they don’t rely on nostalgia. Last year’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not stands up just fine against their classic material. Plus, no matter what they’re playing, they just remain a must-see live band. This is their first of two Brooklyn Bowl shows with Negative Approach frontman John Brannon’s band Easy Action, who are not to miss.

Paul Weller, Lucy Rose @ Irving Plaza
Having fronted two classic bands and had a long and successful solo career, “modfather” Paul Weller continues to be a class act, having released A Kind of Revolution earlier this year. This is his first of two nights at Irving Plaza.

Denzel Curry, Show Me The Body @ Highline Ballroom
Florida rapper Denzel Curry continues to rise in the world. He recently released the 13 EP, his first for Loma Vista, and he’s planning to drop his next album soon. First, he’s on tour and playing NYC tonight with punk-rap maniacs Show Me The Body.

Jorja Smith, OSHUN @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
British soul singer Jorja Smith debuted with the Project II EP last year, and her career got a huge boost this year when Drake prominently featured her on More Life. NYC neo-soul group OSHUN is a perfectly-matched opener and very worth catching.

Fastball, Wesley Stace @ City Winery
Nineties alt-rock vets Fastball recently returned with their first album in eight years, Step Into Light, which is a nice dose of McCartney/Kinks-inspired power pop. Their old hits also hold up pretty well, especially in a live environment. Tonight’s show is with Wesley Stace, which makes for a great double bill.

Zia Anger, Eartheater, GDFX, Emel Mathlouthi, Precious Okoyomon, Jennifer Vanilla, Darcie Wilder @ Saint Vitus
The Creative Independent celebrates its one-year anniversary with this free show that has a very diverse and impressive lineup.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt is about to wrap up Night Train for good and tonight has a pretty stellar lineup with Jon Glaser, Jo Firestone (who, along with Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, will soon take over Wyatt’s Monday slot at Littlefield), Tanael Joachim, Eman El-Husseini, Josh Rabinowitz, Myka Fox, Emily Heller

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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