What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
It’s day two of NYC festival Governors Ball on Randall’s Island, and there’s tons of cool stuff today, including the back-in-action Gaslight Anthem playing The ’59 Sound in full, Pusha T’s first post-Daytona show, Manchester Orchesta, Cut Copy, 2 Chainz, Japandroids, Kelela, The Menzingers, Jay Electronica, Moses Sumney, The Regrettes, and more.
Deradoorian, L’Rain @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
One of our favorite warm weather traditions is Union Pool’s Summer Thunder series which offers up free shows every Saturday. The 2018 season kicks off today at 2 PM.
Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Legendary thrashers Slayer are saying that this is their final tour before they call it quits (and even though they only have two classic-lineup members, their live shows are still great), and they’ve got some huge openers lined up too. Should be an awesome night all around.
Shelter, Don’t Sleep, Mindforce @ Brooklyn Bazaar
It’s been a while since Krishnacore legends Shelter have toured, but they’re finally back out on the road and opening is Don’t Sleep, the new band of Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, Down By Law, ALL), who play a lot of Can I Say-era Dag Nasty songs.
Marissa Nadler, serpentwithfeet @ Untermyer Gardens (Yonkers)
This is a very unique concert at what should be a very beautiful location, with the awesome double bill of dark-folk singer Marissa Nadler and orchestral R&B singer serpentwithfeet.
Margo Price @ Brooklyn Bowl
Margo Price mixes alt-country, folk, soul, Southern rock, and more, and her live shows are just as great as her two fantastic albums. She’s in town for Governors Ball and playing this GovBall After Dark show tonight.
The Menzingers, Kevin Ryan @ Knitting Factory
The Menzingers play GovBall today, but it’ll be way more fun to see them in a small sweaty club, and you can do just that at this GovBall After Dark show.
Vic Mensa, Kami @ Bowery Ballroom
Ahead of his set at Governors Ball tomorrow, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa plays this smaller GovBall After Dark show. Last year’s The Autobiography (which Vic supported on tour opening for Jay-Z) is great stuff.
Amine @ Irving Plaza
Amine went viral after releasing his “Caroline” video, but last year’s Good For You proved that he’s got plenty more where that came from. It’s fun stuff.
Burna Boy @ Gramercy Theatre
Nigerian afro-fusion artist Burna Boy has been popular in Africa for a few years now, and he’s been getting more popular in North America and the UK since collaborating with Drake, J Hus, Lily Allen, and others. He’s on tour now supporting this year’s very good Outside.
Bushwick Collective Block Party w/ Ja Rule, Chris Webby, Mr. Cheeks, Statik Selektah & friends, DJ Evil Dee, Cruch Calhoun & more
The Bushwick Collective Block Party returns at 7 Saint Nicholas Ave, and it’s got cool hip hop lineup including headliner Ja Rule, who doesn’t often play stuff like this (his recent NYC shows have tended to be at the now-closed BB King’s in Times Square).
Brooklyn Raga Massive 6th Anniversary Celebration @ Pioneer Works
Celebrate six years of performance by Brooklyn Raga Massive over three musical acts focused on creativity, tradition, and community.
Wild Pink, Lilith, Fits, Pet Fox @ Trans-Pecos
NYC indie rockers Wild Pink went in a heartland rock direction on their new album Yolk In The Fur, which comes out in July on Tiny Engines, and if you’re into stuff like The War On Drugs or the new Amen Dunes album, you’ll probably like this too.
Kimbra @ The Surf Lodge
It’s basically summer and that means the concerts at Montauk’s Surf Lodge are underway, and today they’ve got alt-pop staple Kimbra, who recently released Primal Heart.
Red Aunts, Las Hormiguitas, PinkLips @ Rough Trade
Long Beach riot grrrls The Red Aunts were around in the ’90s with albums on Epitaph and Sympathy for the Record Industry, and got back together a couple years back and have been going ever since.
Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Stargazer Lilies @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Gritty, low-fi synthpop outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow just released Panic Blooms, their first proper studio album since 2012’s Cobra Juicy. Their paired tonight with the likeminded Stargazer Lilies
Suzanne Ciani @ Bushwick Methodist Church
Part of the “Ambient Church” series, tonight welcomes synth pioneer, sound designer and engineer Suzanne Ciani. We’d be hard pressed to think of a cooler place to see her.
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.”
Wyatt Cenac, Tim Barnes, Chrissy Shackelford, Eliza Cossio, Kerry Coddett, Dillon Stevenson, Chris Duffy @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac, who used to have a weekly show at Littlefield, returns with the writers of his HBO series Problem Areas, for a night of comedy to benefit Common Justice. Tickets available at the door.
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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