What’s Going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Action Bronson, The Soul Rebels, Amayo’s Fu-Arkist-Ra, DJ Cochon de Lait @ Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center For The Arts
The fifth annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival goes down in Queens today (moved from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park due to weather), and headlining is a Queens native, modern-day rap great Action Bronson. Right before Bronson is NOLA brass band The Soul Rebels, who frequently collaborate on stage with cool rappers. For example…
The Soul Rebels, GZA, Talib Kweli @ Blue Note
…Later tonight, The Soul Rebels will hit the Blue Note for a show with two local legends, the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA and Talib Kweli (who played NYC last weekend as one half of Black Star).
The Veda Rays, Operator Music Band, Flexi @ ALPHAVILLE
Here’s a solid triple-bill of shoegaze (Veda Rays), Stereolab-ish krautrock (Operator Music Band) and post-punk (Flexi).
Krallice, Pyrolatrous, Yellow Eyes, Forn @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Brooklyn black metal staples Krallice have been very prolific lately, and their recent releases have been all killer no filler. They play a hometown show tonight.
OZY Fest @ Central Park Rumsey Playfield
OZY Fest returns to Central Park for a third year of music, comedy, food and innovative thinking. Saturday’s lineup features Common, Young the Giant, comedian Hasan Minhaj, Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay, and more.
Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/ Reigning Sound, Miriam & Nobody’s Babies, Jonathan Toubin, more @ Elsewhere
Jonathan Toubin’s monthly party takes over all of Elsewhere’s spaces with live music, DJs, and the titular post-midnight dance-off. Tonight features the great soul-garage band Reigning Sound as well as Norton Records vest Miriam & Nobody’s Babies.
Coheed & Cambria, Taking Back Sunday @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Relive your early 2000s emo/post-hardcore days with the nostalgic double bill of Coheed & Cambria and Taking Back Sunday tonight.
Sequence Music Festival: Neon Indian (DJ), Pomo, SHAED, Plastic Picnic @ Industry City
Sequence Music Fest is a two-day outdoor party in Industry City’s courtyard where you can chill to the sounds of Neon Indian and others, and enjoy games and other fun activities. 4-11 PM.
Warm Up w/ Maurice Fulton, Josey Rebelle, Innov Gnawa, Antal, rRoxymore, Emily Sprague @ MoMA PS1 Warm Up
House music great Maurice Fulton, who has been collaborating with Roisin Murphy on a series of singles this year, headlines today’s Warm Up which also features UK DJ Josey Rebelle, a live set from Innov Gnawa and more. Noon – 9 PM.
Electric Six (Aboard The Cosmo) @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
It’s been 15 years since “Danger! High Voltage!” but Electric Six are still going strong, making tongue-in-cheek riff rock (most recently on last year’s How Dare You? which was their 13th album). Seeing them on a boat feels appropriate.
T-Pain, Smoke DZA, Abby Jasmine, Levy Grey, Lowfi, Cruch Calhoun @ The Bell House
Tonight, The Bell House hosts the inaugural Brooklyn Spread, “a neighborhood festival and a chance to celebrate Brooklyn, food, music, and basketball.” Headlining is auto-tuned singer turned real singer T-Pain, and the lineup also includes local rap staple Smoke DZA.
Lie @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Vancouver trio Lié, who just released Hounds, make visceral punk that’s equal parts raw, tightly wound, and dark.
Sunwatchers, Susan Alcorn, Eamon Fogarty, Blue Values @ Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn’s skronky, improvisational, psych/jazz/punk quartet Sunwatchers may be instrumental but their music is fueled by fiery politics…so expect a hot set.
John Early & Jacqueline Novak @ Union Hall (2 shows)
Jacqueline Novak is ironing out the kinks of her show “How Embarrassing for Her” before taking it to the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. John Early (Search Party, Wet Hot American Summer) is your host for both the early and late shows.
Bridget St. John, Jemeel Moondoc, The Super Blue Trio @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
This week’s edition of Union Pool’s free “Summer Thunder” series is headlined by UK folk icon Bridget St. John and her band. 2-6 PM, free.
Tender Defender, Shellshag, Cutters @ Brooklyn Bazaar
3/4 of beloved Long Island punks Latterman also play in Tender Defender, who basically pick up where Latterman left off. Tonight’s their second of two NYC shows this month, and this one’s with DIY lifers Shellshag.
The Stand at Slate NYC w/ Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Florentine, Ron Bennington @ Slate NYC
While they finish up their new Union Square location, The Stand is putting on events at other venues like tonight’s at Slate NYC with a pretty killer lineup of comedians.
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.”
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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