What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Guster, Nada Surf @ Beacon Theatre
Guster released their first album in four years Look Alive earlier this year, and they’ll be playing a sold-out date with fellow alt-rock vets Nada Surf tonight at Beacon Theatre.
Have A Nice Life, Planning For Burial, Wreck and Reference, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Consumer @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Cult faves Have A Nice Life fall somewhere between shoegaze, noise, goth, post-punk, industrial, drone, and more, and they’re gearing up to release their highly anticipated third album this year. While most info on that album is still unknown, they’re playing two rare shows in Brooklyn this week (this is night two). Both shows are showcases for the label they’re on, The Flenser, and both shows have all-around great lineups of dark music.
Youth of Today, No Tolerance, Mil-Spec @ Saint Vitus
Hardcore as we know it wouldn’t be the same without Youth of Today, and their influence stretches far beyond the genre too. They’re currently reunited with the We’re Not In This Alone lineup of Ray Cappo, Porcell, Walter Schreifels, and Sammy Siegler, and this lineup is playing its first NYC shows in over 20 years this week. This is the first of three (and tickets are only still available for night three).
Antibalas @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas conclude their two-night hometown stand at Brooklyn Bowl, in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band.
The Bouncing Souls, Strike Anywhere, Dead Bars @ White Eagle Hall
New Brunswick punks The Bouncing Souls have been doing their thing for 30 years, and they’re still in fine form. They released a new Will Yip-produced EP this week and it sounds pretty great, and they’re also bring their killer live show on the road for this 30th anniversary tour. Tonight’s the home state show, and it’s an awesome bill all around with Strike Anywhere and Dead Bars. Sold out.
Noisem, No/Mas, Oxalate, Stinger, High Cost, Concussion @ Saint Vitus (matinee)
Noisem may have a very different lineup (including a different vocalist), but their sound is even filthier than ever on their new album Cease To Exist. They celebrate it at this matinee.
Phil Lesh & Friends (w/ Benmont Tench, Jackie Greene, Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh and John Molo, w/ Sisters of the Strawberry Moon) @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh turns 79 tonight and to celebrate, he wraps up a run of shows at the Cap. Among the musicians in his band this week is Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and this Saturday night birthday show has an expanded lineup that also includes Amy Helm.
The Veldt, The Giraffes, Aerial Love Feed @ Mercury Lounge
Part of Mercury Lounge’s 25th anniversary celebration, here’s a very early-’00s lineup bookended by shoegaze bands The Veldt and Aerial Love Feed, with riff-rockers The Giraffes sandwiched in between.
“Concert for Mark” @ The Glove
Members of Stringer, Zomber, The So So Glos, Titus Andronicus, Shapes, Bethlehem Steel, sham-poo, Bueno and more will celebrate the life of Mark Fletcher tonight.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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