What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Amen Dunes, U.S. Girls, L’Rain @ Brooklyn Steel
Amen Dunes and U.S. Girls both have two of the most well-received indie rock (umbrella term) breakthrough albums of the year, the heartland rock-ish Freedom and the disco-psych-funk In A Poem Unlimited, respectively. To see them on the same bill is a real treat.
Fischerspooner, Xeno & Oaklander, Juliana Huxtable @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Let’s hope the rains stay away for this Pride Weekend show featuring Fischerspooner’s big, wild, over-the-top live show which will really be something to see.
Pride Island w/ Tove Lo, Lizzo, DJ Simon Dunmore, Big Freedia, Sasha Velour, DJ Dawson @ Pier 97
It’s NYC Pride Week and that means tons of events including the annual two-day concert Pride Island. This is day one, and there’s a lot of appealing stuff, including pop singer Tove Lo, energetic rapper Lizzo, bounce queen Big Freedia, and more.
Code Orange, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Twitching Tongues, Vein, Trail of Lies @ Irving Plaza
This is a pretty wild bill all around, with Code Orange, Twitching Tongues and Vein, who all kind of blur the lines between hardcore and nu metal, plus emo-trap guy Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (ex-Tigers Jaw), and straight edge band Trail of Lies.
Lee Ranaldo, Greg Fox, Bentley Anderson, Mystic Ruler @ Saint Vitus
Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo has remained busy since SY broke up, and released the very solid Electric Trim last year. He plays a solo show at Vitus tonight, with support from avant-metal drummer Greg Fox and more.
Baths, Autre Ne Veut (Production in the Sampling Era workshop) @ Power Station Studios
Part of NY Music Month, Baths and Autre Ne Veut host these free workshops on sampling production.
Punk Island 2018
Free, all ages DIY punk festival Punk Island returns to Randall’s Island today with TONS of bands, including Dog Breath, Sister Munch, Choked Up, Cold Wrecks, Desert Sharks, Lady Bizness, Nine of Swords, No Use For A Tribute, The Jukebox Romantics, The Loneliers, Trashy, and many more.
Las Rosas, Champagne Superchillin’, Tall Juan and Breanna Barbara (acoustic duet set) @ Alphaville
French expat Juliette Buchs leads Champagne Superchillin’ who are not an Oasis cover band but instead take inspiration from Parisian ye-ye and new wave. They highlight an all-around cool bill featuring superior psych-garage-pop act Las Rosas, and a duo set from Tall Juan and Breanna Barbara.
Spirit Night, Curtail, Reckon @ The Kingsland
Dylan Balliett left TWIABP last year and recently released a new album with his Spirit Night project, Shame. If you liked his vocal contributions to TWIABP’s 2017 album Always Foreign, you’ll almost definitely dig this too.
Floating Points (DJ) @ Analog BKNY
Floating Points’ live shows have become electro-jazz performances by pretty massive ensembles, but tonight he’s in DJ mode.
The Adolescents, Electric Frankenstein @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Punk vets The Adolescents are gearing up to release a new album this year, and while most details on that are TBA, they’re first playing some shows. Maybe they’ll preview some new stuff tonight, and you can surely expect classics as well.
Poison, Cheap Trick, Pop Evil @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Power pop vets Cheap Trick are still going strong, and right now they’re on the road opening for hair metal vets Poison (who they’ve toured with before). Bret Michaels says “I promise this will be awesome.”
Springsteen on Broadway @ Walter Kerr Theatre
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 Early, Theda Hammel, Yazan and the Gates Family Band @ The Bell House
Very funny comedian and actor John Early (Search Party, Wet Hot American Summer, 30 Rock) is doing four shows across two days at The Bell House on June 22 & 23. Titled “Now More Than It,” the shows promise a “searingly intimate evening with John Early backed by a full band.”
Due to today’s rainy forecast, the free Sun Ra Arkestra show at Union Pool as part of Summer Thunder has been moved to September 1.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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