What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
MGMT, Matthew Dear @ Kings Theatre
MGMT recently released their great new album Little Dark Age, which is still rooted in the kind of ultra-weird psychedelia of the band’s last two albums, but they seem more focused on catchy pop on this one than they have been sine Oracular Spectacular. They’re about to play three Brooklyn shows, this being the first.
Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market w/ Hailu Mergia, Vagabon, Yo La Tengo (DJ) & more @ MoMA PS1
Other Music are back for a second year at MoMA PS1 with this Indie label fair and music symposium. You can meet (and by stuff directly from) independent labels like Merge, 4AD, Mexican Summer, Secretly Canadian and more, plus films, live music from Vagabon, a DJ set by Yo La Tengo, and lots more. Noon- 9 PM.
Iceage, Excepter, Horoscope @ Babycastles
Iceage continue their “Opening Nights” residency, moving tonight to Babycastles, giving folks an early taste of new album Beyondless.
IDLES, Bambara @ Rough Trade
What’s an angsty, sullen punk to do having to decide between Iceage at Babycastles and shouty UK punks IDLES at Rough Trade? Well, both shows are sold out so there’s not really any choosing, but IDLES were great at SXSW and we’re fans of Bambara too.
Porches, Girl Ray, Palberta @ Bowery Ballroom
Porches tour with UK band Girl Ray comes to a close with this hometown show. Porches also play a third NYC show on Sunday without Girl Ray.
Miguel, SiR, Nonchalant Savant @ Brooklyn Steel
Miguel got more political than usual on last year’s War & Leisure, which also has some of his most accessible music in a while. He’s on tour now with recent TDE signee SiR, whose soulful new album November is very worth hearing.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Weeping Icon, tina-hanaé @ Baby’s All Right
The highly unique Montreal collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are fresh off releasing their new album Dirt, which has bits of indie rock, metal, psychedelia, prog, pop music, folk, choral music and more without ever sounding unfocused. The album is great, and the band’s theatrical live show is truly a sight to be seen. See it for yourself, tonight.
Valerie June, Elizabeth @ the Catapult @ City Winery
Soul-folk singer Valerie June has a powerful set of pipes, and it’ll be pretty mesmerizing to hear her belt in person.
Paul de Jong, Jessica Pavone String Ensemble @ Issue Project Room
One half of experimental duo The Books, Paul De Jong has a new solo album called You Fucken Sucker out in April but first he plays this one-off tonight.
Turnover, Summer Salt, pronoun @ Warsaw
Dream pop band Turnover are doing another round of dates in support of last year’s Good Nature. Having played Asbury Park last night, they’re in Brooklyn tonight.
Neil Hilborn, Mina Caputo, Many Rooms @ Murmrr Theatre
Mental illness awareness activist and slam poet Neil Hilborn headlines this show, and there are two musical openers: Life of Agony singer Mina Caputo and folk-ish up and comers Many Rooms.
The Soul Rebels featuring Cory Henry, Marcus King, Keyon Harrold @ Brooklyn Bowl
NOLA brass band wrap up their run at Brooklyn Bowl tonight, and this time they’ll be joined by a cast of jazz and rock musicians.
Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival w/ The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pepper @ A.C. Convention Center
For lots of beer and veteran ska-punk talent, there’s nowhere better to be tonight than Atlantic City.
Circa Survive, Foxing, Hail the Sun @ The Paramount
Circa Survive are doing another round of dates in support of last year’s The Amulet, and they’ve got killer direct support from Foxing, who have a highly anticipated followup to 2015’s Dealer promised for this year.
Susanna feat. Giovanna Pessi, Frode Haltli & Cheyenne Mize @ The Park Church Co-Op
Norwegian singer/songwriter Susanna was recently the subject of a new tribute album by Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and she also released her own album of covers, Go Dig My Grave. She celebrates that album in Brooklyn tonight.
Worriers (solo), Rachel Lightner, Distants, Cold Wrecks, Hard Pass @ Bushwick Public House
The great political pop punk band Worriers are set to tour with The Wonder Years later this year, but first singer Lauren Denitzio plays a solo Worriers set tonight.
Bugg, Sick Head, Fealty, Sangrad @ HECK
New-ish band Bugg love ’90s alternative rock, from their sound to the aesthetic of their music videos — it all feels imported directly from two decades ago.
Tyvek, Straw Pipes, Writhing Squares @ Elsewhere Zone One
Detroit DIY punks Tyvek don’t get enough credit for being as awesome as they re but all it takes to realize it is to see them live. This is a snow makeup show from January.
Ellen Allien, Moritz Von Oswald, Doc Sleep @ Elsewhere
DJ, musician, label manager, businesswoman and fashion designer Ellen Allien helped shape the Berlin techno scene..
Springsteen on Broadway @ Walter Kerr Theatre
The Boss continues his t “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has just been extended through June. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
Anemone, Video Age, Hypoluxo @ Alphaville
Led by Chloé Soldevila, Montreal psych artist Anemone, who are named after a Brian Jonestown Massacre song, are a bit like Stereolab but with more groovy ’60s baroque pop and less situationalist politics.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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