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Citizen at Webster Hall
Citizen at Webster Hall (photo by Amanda Hatfield)

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and you can check out our guide to all the shows going on this holiday weekend. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

Citizen, Angel Du$t, Oso Oso, pronoun @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Post-hardcore bands Citizen and Angel Du$t make for one ripping pairing, and there’s solid support from the pop punk-ish Oso Oso and indie rockers pronoun.

Alela Diane @ National Sawdust
Folk singer Alela Diane has been consistently great (and often underrated) for a while now, and this year’s Cusp is more of her usual brand of bare-bones folk but it also covers some new ground.

Branko, Uproot Andy, Alex Pasternak @ Elsewhere Rooftop
It’s second Grand Opening event for Elsewhere’s rooftop with this all day party featuring Portuguese producer/DJ Branko (of Buraka som Sistema), Uproot Andy, and Alex Pasternak, plus a food pop-up from Holy Ground BBQ.

Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Midnight Magic (DJ Set), Jacques Renault
Meanwhile, inside at Elsewhere Hall it’s DJ sets from DFA family members Juan Maclean, Midnight Magic, and Jacques Renault.

Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World @ The Bell House
Greg Proops (Whose Line is it Anyway?) has taken his Proopcast around the world, where he recommends art, music, poetry and more as the self-designated “smartest man in the world.” This Saturday, he brings his insights and musings to The Bell House, where he will host what is essentially a live version of his podcast.

Today is the Day, Khemmis, Chain Gang Grave @ Saint Vitus
Noisecore vets Today Is The Day and doom new-ish-comers Khemmis are two of the many bands playing NYC surrounding Maryland Deathfest, and it’s extra exciting that they’re doing so on the same show. Khemmis recently announced their new album Desolation, and going by the epic lead single “Isolation,” it’s gonna be a good one.

American Pleasure Club, Special Explosion, Edgar Clinks @ Baby’s All Right
American Pleasure Club (fka Teen Suicide) are touring behind this year’s A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This (out now on Run For Cover), which mixes shoegazy punk, lo-fi folk, electronic pop, and more. It’s a doubly exciting tour because of openers Special Explosion, whose 2017 LP To Infinity (Topshelf) does a lot of justice to late ’90s / early ’00s-style PacNW indie rock.

The Austerity Program, Blessed, Tunic, Fond Han @ The Glove
NYC heavy noise rockers The Austerity Program returned in 2014 with Beyond Calculation, which was their first album since their 2007 debut. No word on new music yet, but they’ve been keeping busy at live shows.

Regenerative Feedback @ Issue Project Room
Issue Project room presents this three-day symposium of talks, presentations, discourse, and performances centered around biological, social, political and cognitive negotiations in music. Performances Saturday include Reza Negarestani, Brandon Covington/N-rolenta, and more and more.

Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”

John Fogerty, ZZ Top @ PNC Bank Arts Center
It’s a double bill of rock royalty, with CCR’s John Fogerty and boogie blues greats ZZ Top. They play NJ on Saturday and Jones Beach a few days later.

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

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