What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Bananarama @ PlayStation Theater
Bananarama in their original lineup of Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward produced some of the more buoyant pop of the mid-’80s, including great singles like “He Was Really Saying Something,” “Shy Boy,” “Cruel Summer,” and “Robert DeNiro’s Waiting.” Their terrific debut album, Deep Sea Skiving, features post-Specials band Fun Boy Three, a song written by Paul Weller and production by Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. The original line never toured, but that is being remedied now.
Frightened Rabbit, Wintersleep @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Frightened Rabbit continue to put out solid albums, but they’ve never totally been able to recapture the magic of their breakthrough album The Midnight Organ Fight, so it’s very exciting news that they’re playing that album in full for its 10th anniversary. They’re also back in the smaller venues that they were playing around the time of that album’s release, like Bowery Ballroom last night and Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.
Tyler The Creator, Vince Staples @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
Tyler the Creator and Vince Staples put out two of the most beloved rap records of 2017, Flower Boy and Big Fish Theory, respectively. Now they’re on tour together (not for the first time), playing two NYC shows this week. This is the second.
Screaming Females, Spowder @ WFMU Monty Hall
Shredding punk trio Screaming Females just released their new album All At Once via Don Giovanni, and the Jersey band are celebrating with three shows in their home state. This is the final night.
Rhett Miller, Evan Felker @ Gramercy Theatre
Rhett Miller and Turnpike Troubadors’ Evan Felker are doing an “Acoustic Song Swap” where they’ll trade songs and stories.
Nikki Glaser, Roy Wood Jr., Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, Mike Lebovitz, Special Guests @ Murmrr Theatre
It’s another addition of “Regular Comedy” with a pretty great lineup including Nikki Glaser (Inside Amy Schumer), Aparna Nancherla (Corporate), Jo Firestone (Seth Meyers), Roy Wood Jr (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah) and more.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Lord Fascinator @ Nublu
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the groovy, lush Phenomenal Handclap Band but they’re back with a new single on Daptone imprint Magnifreeq. Aussie tripper Lord Fascinator DJs.
Amy Rigby, Lenny Kaye @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
NYC singer-songwriter Amy Rigby, whose debut Diary of a Mod Housewife still sounds great, celebrates the release of her new album, The Old Guys, tonight with Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye on hand as well.
People of the North, Glockabelle, Lalande @ Trans-Pecos
While Oneida are gearing up to release their first new album in six years, the band’s Bobby Matador and Kid Millions are playing this show tonight under their People of the North guise.
Olden Yolk, John Andrews & The Yawns, Nighttime @ Union Pool
Olden Yolk began as a solo project for Quilt’s Shane Butler but grew to include fellow multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Caity Shaffer, and is now a four-piece band. If you are familiar with Quilt, you’re not going to be surprised by what you hear on this album, but that’s totally ok. Shane’s style — melodic baroque psych folk, with strong krautrock tendencies — is in very fine form here. Tonight’s the record release party and Shane’s Quilt bandmate, John Andrews, plays with his band as well.
Pale Lights, The Jeanines, My Teenage Stride @ Wonders of Nature
Brooklyn’s Pale Lights are led by Phil Sutton who used to be in cult indie band Comet Gain and who make jangly indie pop a la The Go Betweens or Lloyd Cole & The Commotions. Also on the bill: NYC indiepop stalwarts My Teenage Stride and related band The Jeanines.
The Giraffes @ Cape House/Rose Gold
Long-running North Brooklyn rock band The Giraffes are crowd-funding their new album and tonight is the kickoff event for that campaign.
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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