What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Radiohead, Junun @ Madison Square Garden
Radiohead wrap up their four-show MSG run tonight.
Dirty Projectors @ Rough Trade (1:30 PM)
Dirty Projectors just released their new album Lamp Lit Prose, and it’s another dose of the kind of eccentric pop that no one does quite like them. They’re celebrating with this daytime release show, which you had to purchase the new album from Rough Trade to get into.
Erasure, Reed & Caroline @ Beacon Theatre
Vince Clarke and Andy Bell have created some of the most memorable synthpop of the last 30+ years, and continue their sold-out Beacon run tonight.
Suicidal Tendencies, Killing Time, Chud @ House of Vans
Crossover thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies are staying busy on the road, and tonight they’re hitting Brooklyn for a free show (that you had to RSVP for). Their lineup for this tour is extra interesting, as The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman is filling in on guitar (and Dave Lombardo is also their current drummer).
Foo Fighters, The Struts @ Jones Beach
Dave Grohl’s gigantic rock band Foo Fighters are back on the road supporting last year’s Concrete and Gold, hitting Jones Beach tonight and then two MSG shows.
Girl Ray, Talullah Ruff @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
UK group Girl Ray, who were one of our favorite new artists of 2017, play Union Pool’s free Summer Thunder series today. BV’s Bill Pearis is the DJ for the afternoon, and it’s free. 2 PM.
Immersion (Colin Newman of Wire and Malka Spigel of Minimal Compact), Heathered Pearls @ Rough Trade
Colin Newman (of Wire) and Malka Spigel (of Minimal Compact), who have more than a few musical projects together, have recorded as duo Immersion since the ’90s, and their chilled-out grooves still bares a bit of that decade’s sound.
Kimya Dawson (kids show) @ Sunnyvale (1 PM)
After taking some time off from music, anti-folk vet Kimya Dawson returned this year with the great new song “Cyclone” and she’s playing shows again too. She plays this daytime “kids show” today and then…
Kimya Dawson @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
…she plays her second of two El Cortez shows of the week at night.
A-Trak, Sahbabii, Buddy, Amber Mark, Florentino, DJ Taye, Iglooghost @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
The dance parties under the sun that are known as Warm Up continue today, and this is a pretty awesome lineup with the great A-Trak headlining, plus rising rapper Buddy, rising R&B singer Amber Mark, and more.
The Octopus Project, Botany, Kempt @ Elsewhere
Austin indie/electronic vets The Octopus Project are on the road in continued support of last year’s Memory Mirror, hitting Brooklyn tonight.
Kronos Quartet, Trio Da Kali @ Prospect Park
Contemporary classical ensemble Kronos Quartet (who sometimes collaborate with indie musicians like members of The National) are in Brooklyn tonight to headline one of the free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows. The gorgeous Prospect Park sounds like a great place to see them.
Greatest Day Ever @ New York Expo Center
The two-day Bronx rap/EDM fest Greatest Day Ever begins today and there’s some cool stuff like electronic musicians RL Grime and Alison Wonderland, Drake collaborators Majid Jordan, Kanye collaborator 070 Shake, rising rapper Lil Skies, and more.
Khalil, Jubilee, Nasty Nigel, Maachew Bentley, Beejoux @ Baby’s All Right (11 PM)
This hip hop show is free before midnight with RSVP (and $10 after that), and among the lineup is Nasty Nigel of the great Queens crew World’s Fair, whose debut album comes out next week.
Jonathan Toubin (NY Night Train) @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar Bathhouse Pavilion
The long-abandoned, sprawling 1930’s art deco bathhouse at Riis Park in the Rockaways is reopening as part of the Riis Park Beach Bazaar and Jonathan Toubin will be spinning there today.
Chokehold, SECT, When Heavens Die, Bleed, Crushed @ The Kingsland
Metallic straightedge hardcore vets Chokehold headline this show, and direct support comes from metallic straightedge supergroup SECT, who have members of Earth Crisis, Catharsis, and Cursed (and Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley). If you’re going, it’s worth showing up early for local punks Crushed.
Hamilton Leithauser, Caveman @ White Eagle Hall
We miss The Walkmen, but Hamilton Leithauser’s raspy style sounds great on the record he made with Rostam, too. Catch him tonight in Jersey City with fellow Brooklyn indie rock vets Caveman.
Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers @ Bethel Woods Center
While Walter Becker is very much missed, Donald Fagen will bring the Steely Dan hits on this tour with fellow ’70s mellow superstars The Doobie Brothers. Also missed: Michael McDonald who doesn’t tour with the Doobies any more, and who sang backup on many Dan songs and would really make this double bill something.
Bridget St. John, Galen Ayers, Eamon Fogarty @ Wonders of Nature
Cult British folk singer Bridget St John has been at it since the ’60s, and the fact that you can still see her today should not be taken for granted.
Car Bomb, Yashira, Cryptodira, Inside The Beehive, Mouthbreather, Juan Bond @ Saint Vitus (Mathcore Indexfest)
Music podcast Mathcore Index and Metal Injection are presenting this two-day fest at Saint Vitus, which promises a full weekend of “intellectual heavy metal.”
Artificial Brain, Voidspawn, Aeviterne, Pyrrhon @ Trans-Pecos
Happening in conjunction with Mathcore Indexfest is this Trans-Pecos show headlined by local death metallers Artificial Brian, who released the great Infrared Horizon last year.
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.”
Calpurnia, Little Junior @ Irving Plaza
Finn Wolfhard (aka Mike from Stranger Things) isn’t just into cool music, he also leads the band Calpurnia, whose debut EP was recorded with Cadien Lake James of Twin Peaks and released on Royal Mountain Records (home to releases by Alvvays, Mac DeMarco, and more). Calpurnia have been taking off — this show is sold out. (They were also going to play a second show at Irving tomorrow but that was cancelled.)
Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
The lineup isn’t great, but this is the final Warped Tour, so if you do wanna go one last time, now’s your chance.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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