What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Record Store Day 2019
It’s Record Store Day again, the annual celebration of independent shops, and a ravenous descent on all the special exclusive vinyl that’s coming out just for the occasion. Even if you have no interest in buying stuff, there are lots of fun things to do and see in NYC as part of it, including live bands, swag, free beer and more. Rough Trade is hosting live performances from Steve Gunn, TEEN, Eli Paperboy Reed and more; Generation has The Alarm’s Mike Peters; and Academy Annex has Endless Boogie offshoot Prison. And more!
Caetano Veloso @ BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music
Tropicalia great Caetano Veloso is joined by his three sons—Moreno, Zeca, and Tom—for a very special all-in-the-family two-night stand at BAM.
WBAR-B-Q 2019: Amindi K. Fro$t, April and Vista, The Spirit of the Beehive, Shilpa Ray, Coco and Clair Clair, Goo @ Barnard College
Barnard College’s annual spring concert at the college’s Futter Field features a solid lineup of diverse acts, and is open to the public.
Nick Lowe (Quality Rock & Roll Revue), Los Straitjackets @ Bowery Ballroom
A true class act, Nick Lowe brings his 40+ years of great songs and killer backing band Los Straitjackets.
Foals, Preoccupations, Omni @ Brooklyn Steel
Swinging from jerky post-punk to sweeping anthems (and sometimes swinging from the rafters), Foals have a busy year with two albums due, the first of which is out now. If you like their jerky post-punk side, you’ll definitely want to get there early for both openers: Canadian band Preoccupations and Atlanta trio Omni. Tonight marks night two of their three-night run at Brooklyn Steel.
The Alarm @ Irving Plaza
Led by Mike Peters, The Alarm have been making stirring, anthemic rock since the early 80’s, with such classics as “The Stand,” “68 Guns,” “Strength” and “Sold Me Down the River.”
John Prine @ Kings Theatre
The great John Prine released The Tree of Forgiveness last year, which was his first album of original material in over a decade, and he swings through the NYC area one more time.
GE Smith, Marshall Crenshaw, Taylor Barton @ Mercury Lounge
Part of Mercury Lounge’s 25th anniversary celebration, tonight features new wave hitmaker Marshall Crenshaw and SNL / Hall & Oates guitarist GE Smith.
Chris Cohen (of Deerhoof) @ National Sawdust
After an early appearance at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade for Record Store Day, Deerhoof’s Chris Cohen heads a few blocks down for this headlining evening show at National Sawdust.
Bob Saget @ PlayStation Theater
Bob Saget is mostly known for his role on Full House or as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, but he’s also a pretty dark stand-up act too. His show at Playstation Theater tonight marks his second of three stops around the NYC area this week.
Less Than Jake @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
Gainesville ska-punk vets Less Than Jake are coming to NYC to board Rocks Off Cruises today and tomorrow, and this one’s a 90’s-themed party that will see LTJ playing exclusively from their 90’s albums, Pezcore, Losing Streak, and Hello Rockview. Their shows are always fun, but it doesn’t get much better than a set focused on the classic material like this.
Inter Arma, Forn, Timelost @ Saint Vitus Bar
Inter Arma just released their excellent new album Sulphur English on Friday, and it’s a super ambitious, genre-defying, psychedelic metal album that should sound even more gigantic live.
Live From Here with Chris Thile: Sara Bareilles, The Milk Carton Kids, Aparna Nancherla, Madison Cunningham @ Town Hall
This week’s edition of Chris Thile’s Minnesota Public Radio show Live From Here welcomes singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles (whose LP Amidst the Chaos dropped last week), folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, comedian Aparna Nancherla, and songwriter/past guest Madison Cunningham.
Trey Anastasio @ United Palace Theatre
Before Phish head out on their summer tour, Trey is doing his own shows including his second of two sold-out shows at United Palace.
Knocked Loose, The Acacia Strain, Incendiary, Harm’s Way, Sanction, Higher Power, Phantom Pain @ Starland Ballroom
The all-around stacked hardcore tour of Knocked Loose, The Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way, Sanction, and Higher Power hits NJ tonight, and making this bill even more exciting is Long Island’s great Incendiary are joining up with them tonight.
Dave Davies @ Count Basie Center For the Arts
We’re still holding out just a little hope that he and his brother Ray will patch things up, but in the meantime The Kinks’ Dave Davies plays this solo show tonight.
Roger McGuinn @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Last year, Byrds frontman and jangle pop master Roger McGuinn did a Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th anniversary tour with fellow Byrds member Chris Hillman, and now he’s on a solo tour which includes his first NYC show in ten years later this month. Before hitting NYC, he hits Tarrytown Music Hall tonight.
Deva Mahal @ Carnegie Hall
R&B and soul artist Deva Mahal is bringing a special performance to Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall tonight, as part of the venue’s ongoing multi-venue Migrations: The Making of America festival. She’ll be joined at this show by special guests Meshell Ndegeocello and the Resistance Revival Chorus.
East of the Wall, Marching Teeth, Disparager, Human Capital @ Gold Sounds Bar
NJ’s prog metallers East of the Wall are celebrating their new album NP-Complete at this release show tonight, and there’s a pretty solid support lineup too.
Stillsuit, Vault (ex-Snapcase, Avail, Windhand), Death Cults, High Disciple @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This is an all-around cool bill of veteran punk/hardcore musicians. Queens post-hardcore vets Stillsuit headline with a rare set, and direct support comes from Vault, the new band of Snapcase frontman Daryl Taberski that also features Asechiah Bogdan (ex-Windhand, Alabama Thunderpussy), Daryl’s Snapcase bandmate Dustin Perry, and Erik Larson (also of Alabama Thunderpussy and the reunited Avail). The bill is rounded out by Death Cults (ex-Pilot To Gunner, I Hate Our Freedom) and High Disciple (dub from members of Texas Is the Reason, Jets to Brazil, 108, Lifetime).
Tony Bennett @ Radio City Music Hall
One of our last great crooners, Tony can still belt it out.
Rave of Thrones with Kristian Nairn (Hodor) @ Schimanski
As you’re well aware, Game of Thrones is back for its final season on Sunday, If you’re not spending the night catching up on old episodes you could go see Hodor himself, Kristian Nairn, spin EDM.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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