What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Bob Dylan and His Band @ Beacon Theatre
It’s the final night of the legendary Bob Dylan’s seven-night run at Beacon Theatre. He’s been doing a setlist full of classics, and it’s a real treat that Dylan stays as active as he does.
The Hold Steady @ Brooklyn Bowl
It’s also the final night of The Hold Steady’s third annual ‘Massive Nights’ holiday run at Brooklyn Bowl. Each night has had an exciting opener and a different setlist. What surprises will they have in store tonight?
Mitski, Downtown Boys, Sasami @ Brooklyn Steel
Mitski’s fantastic new album Be The Cowboy is one of her best yet and one of the year’s best, and she’s also bigger than ever. This is night two of her entirely sold-out, four-night run at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Political punks Downtown Boys and indie rocker Sasami are both great openers, so don’t miss ’em.
Live From Here With Chris Thile ft. Cat Power, Matteo Lane @ Town Hall
Chris Thile is doing a December residency at Town Hall for his NPR show Live From Here with Chris Thile, and he’s got exciting some guests lined up for it. Tonight is with indie vet Cat Power, who released the great Wanderer this year.
Cloud Nothings, The Courtneys @ Warsaw
Cloud Nothings returned this year with Last Building Burning, the heaviest and most abrasive album of their career. It rips, and songs like these should come across even better live.
Mary Margaret O’Hara @ Issue Project Room
Canadian singer-songwriter and cult artist Mary Margaret O’Hara has a one-of-a-kind voice that made quite an impression with her 1988 debut, Miss America. She’ll be celebrating the 30th anniversary of that album with this her first NYC show in 10 years featuring a host of special guests, including Peggy Lee, Aidan Closs, Marcus O’Hara and “a rare collaboration with Jim White.”
Brooklyn Rock Lottery @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Twenty-five hand-picked musicians form five, randomly chosen ad-hoc bands who then must write songs and perform them all in the same day. Members of Baroness, Bleachers, Bodega, Phony Ppl, Jets to Brazil, Dirty Projectors, PC Worship and more will be part of this year’s Brooklyn Rock Lottery with proceeds going to charity.
The Helio Sequence, Wild Pink @ Elsewhere
PacNW indie staples The Helio Sequence are on the road playing their fourth and best album Keep Your Eyes Ahead in full for its 10th anniversary. These songs sound as great today as they did a decade ago, so it’s a real treat to be hearing them all at once. There’s also great, well-matched support from newer indie band Wild Pink.
Mutoid Man, Mrs. Smith @ Saint Vitus
The awesome, bluesy Cave In/Converge offshoot Mutoid Man are back at their home base for a Saint Vitus show tonight, and it’s with “heavy metal drag busker” Mrs. Smith, which should make for a very interesting pairing. There’s also a Two Minutes To Late Night Comedy Hour at this show (2M2LN is a heavy metal talk show that tapes at Vitus and Mutoid Man are the show’s house band).
Jimi Tents @ Brooklyn Museum
Jimi Tents is one of the finer — if lesser known — rappers to come out of Brooklyn in the past few years, and tonight he plays a museum in his home borough.
Peter Bjorn and John, Talos @ Bowery Ballroom
Veteran Swedish indie rockers Peter Bjorn and John released new album Darker Days this year but you can expect some classics, including a couple songs that feature whistling.
Actress, Veronica Vasicka, Eartheater @ Good Room
UK electronic producer Actress should be a treat for the senses tonight with this “Live AV & DJ” show,
Jesse Malin W/ His Band & Bill Burr @ Highline Ballroom
Massively popular comedian Bill Burr and D Generation’s Jesse Malin play this show benefiting Crohn’s & Colitis Research.
Feels, Native Sun, Chorizo @ ALPHAVILLE
L.A. band Feels make catchy, glammy punk and are gearing up to release their next LP, Post Earth, in February via Wichita Records.
Shy Boys, EZTV, Hnry Flwr @ Union Pool
Kansas City power-pop outfit Shy Boys released new album Bell House via Polyvinyl back in August, and play tonight with like minded bands EZTV and Hnry Flwr.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which wraps up soon — December 15. 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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