What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Antlers (acoustic) @ First Unitarian Congregational Society
The Antlers stop in Brooklyn for two consecutive sold-out, BrooklynVegan/LPR-presented acoustic dates, playing their celebrated 2009 LP Hospice in its entirety, in honor of its 10th-anniversary.
Earl Sweatshirt @ Irving Plaza
Earl Sweatshirt’s latest stop on his “FIRE IT UP!” North American tour is at NYC’s Irving Plaza, where he’ll perform tracks from last year’s superb, inventive Some Rap Songs.
Better Oblivion Community Center, Christian Lee Hutson, Lala Lala @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Better Oblivion Community Center is the collaborative project from one of our favorite newer artists, Phoebe Bridgers, and one of our more lifelong faves, Conor Oberst, so, needless to say, we were very excited when we heard they’d be putting out an album and touring together and that album is very good. Tonight’s their second of three sold-out NYC shows, and BOCC have been doing covers relevant to the city they’re in on this tour. Who will they cover in NYC?
Gauche (members of Priests / Downtown Boys), Pearie Sol, Privacy Issues @ ALPHAVILLE
DC-based Gauche includes the core trio of Priests drummer Daniele Yandel, Downtown Boys’ Mary Jane Regalado and Jason P Barnett, and they’ll play Brooklyn’s Alphaville tonight behind their upcoming, as-of-yet untitled 2019 Merge Records debut.
Reigning Sound, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Brandy @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Garage rock staples Reigning Sound are coming to NYC for a show co-presented by BrooklynVegan and The New Deal, with support from local punks Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, and newer trio Brandy (ex-Pampers, not the ’90s singer).
The Soul Rebels, Matisyahu @ Brooklyn Bowl
NOLA brass band The Soul Rebels are doing two nights at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend, and they’ve got very special guests joining at both shows. This is night two, where the band will be joined by singer/rapper Matisyahu.
Nils Frahm @ Brooklyn Steel
Fresh off an appearance at Big Ears Festival, composer and electronic artist Nils Frahm settles in for a two-night stay at Brooklyn Steel. Night 2.
Mike Baggetta, Mike Watt, Stephen Hodges @ Coney Island Baby
The legendary Mike Watt played bass on guitarist Mike Baggetta’s new LP Wall Of Flowers, and they’ll play some songs from it at Coney Island Baby tonight, where they’ll be joined by former Tom Waits drummer Stephen Hodges.
Horse Meat Disco, Amber Valentine @ Elsewhere
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12″s, having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste… and the beat.
Face to Face @ Saint Vitus Bar
Cali punk vets Face to Face are on night two of a three-night run at the intimate (for their standards) Saint Vitus, and they’re playing a different album each night. Tonight they’re doing their 1996 self-titled LP.
Failure, Criminal Hygiene @ Stone Pony
Following a Brooklyn show with Swervedriver last night, heavy 90’s act Failure head down to Asbury Park, NJ for a show with LA-based Criminal Hygiene.
Big Eyes, Metalleg, Moral Panic @ Union Pool
Catchy Brooklyn punks Big Eyes kick off their spring tour tonight in Brooklyn, ahead of the release of their newest LP Streets of the Lost next week.
Indigo Girls @ The Capitol Theatre
Long-running Georgia folk duo Indigo Girls are touring the US throughout 2019, featuring sogs spanning their 14-album discography.
Jawbreaker, War On Women, Pohgoh @ Starland Ballroom
Jawbreaker are reunited after 20+ years, and their live shows are as great as ever. They just did two nights in Brooklyn last weekend and sounded fantastic, and tonight they’re making their way to NJ. If you’re going, get there on time for the openers, both of which are very worth seeing.
Oxymorrons, Jafe and The Royals, W2TL @ Rough Trade
Queens group Oxymorrons make an appealing blend of rock and hip hop, and they’ve been gearing up to release a new record called Gateway Drug that they say is due this spring/summer. No concrete release date is set yet, but maybe they’ll preview some more new stuff tonight.
DBUK (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club), Norman Westberg (Swans) @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
DBUK’s lineup includes the four core members of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and earlier this year they released Songs Nine Through Sixteen which is cut from the same noir-ish alt-country cloth as Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. Opening this show is longtime Swans guitarist Norman Westberg.
Today is also the last day for Enid’s in Greenpoint…we’ll miss your brunch but our fuzzy memories of ’00s late night debauchery remain.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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