What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Tibet House US Benefit w/ Philip Glass, Angel Olsen, Carly Simon, Blood Orange, Stephin Merritt, Patti Smith, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Los Vega, Resistance Revival Chorus, Rhiannon Giddens, Techung @ Carnegie Hall
It’s the 31st annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, and in addition to musical director Philip Glass, the amazing lineup includes past performer (and punk legend) Patti Smith, songwriting legend Carly Simon, newer indie artists like Angel Olsen, Blood Orange, and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, and more.
David Byrne @ Count Basie Theatre
With his new album American Utopia out this Friday, David Byrne debuts his ambitious new stage show tonight in New Jersey: “I had an idea that everyone in the band might be mobile… so there would be no risers, drum platform or any of that stuff…. If we could have the monitors in our ears, the amps off-stage and the lights up high, then we had the possibility of a completely empty space.”
Shopping, French Vanilla, Future Punx, Pickled Onion @ Market Hotel
With their new, Edwyn Collins-produced album The Official Body, UK trio shopping come into their own, full of memorable hooks and songs. They’ve always been good live, as you’ll be able to see tonight. LA’s French Vanilla make for a solid, skronky undercard.
The Men, Honey, Brandy @ Union Pool
Brooklyn punk crew The Men celebrate the release of their new album, Drift, with two hometown shows at Union Pool, tonight with the Stooges-y trio Honey, and Brandy which features ex-members of Pampers.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his completely sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through June! At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
Bambara, Frigs, Weeping Icon, Reverence, Dean Cercone @ Alphaville
Toronto post-punk quartet FRIGS’ dark, soulful brand of rock is powered by Bria Salmela, a firebrand frontperson possessing a commanding voice that can go from smoky cool to full-on wail. Their album just came out via Arts & Crafts, and the whole bill is great tonight, with Bambara headlining.
Bob Weir & Phil Lesh @ Radio City
Founding Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have played together a few times recently, but this is their first time ever going on tour as a duo. They’re at Radio City for two nights for an acoustic set and an electric set. This is night two.
Andrew Bird @ The Capitol Theatre
Andrew Bird is always busy, having released a new instrumental album last fall and now back on the road. He brings his unforgettable, violin and loop pedal-filled live show to Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre tonight.
Leikeli47 & more @ Brooklyn Museum
The Women’s History Month edition of Brooklyn Museum’s free “Target First Saturdays” series is today, and one of the many events is a performance from the genre-defying and mask-wearing rapper/singer Leikeli47.
Joe Russo & Dave Harrington Duo with special guests, DJ Y-Gun @ Nublu
The very talented drummer (and Grateful Dead family member) Joe Russo and very talented guitarist (and Darkside member) Dave Harrington are teaming up for two duo shows with special guest at Nublu this weekend. This is night two and it’s sold out.
Bad Gyal, The Large, Epic B @ Elsewhere
Spanish singer Bad Gyal has been picking a lot of buzz lately, and just released her new album Worldwide Angel, which has an impressive cast of producers including Jam City, Dubbel Dutch, and D33J. Tonight’s show is sold out.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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