What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Girlpool, Hatchie @ Asbury Lanes
With this year’s What Chaos is Imaginary, Girlpool went from stripped down folk to a much bigger sound, incorporating synths, drum machines and shoegazy sounds. Tonight’s show is with dreampop act Hatchie who at times sounds a little like The Cocteau Twins.
Dave Davies (Q&A/signing) @ Rough Trade
Having just wrapped up a spring tour, The Kinks’ Dave Davies stops by Brooklyn’s Rough Trade for this free event, where he’ll take fan questions and sign copies of last year’s rarities LP, Decade.
Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds) @ Society for Ethical Culture
The Byrds frontman and jangle master Roger McGuinn will play his first solo NYC concert in ten years tonight, and it’s also the last stop on his current US solo tour.
Tribeca Film Festival
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival continues today and Saturday highlights include a 35th anniversary screening of This is Spinal Tap that includes a Q&A with stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner.
WFMU Record Fair @ Brooklyn Expo Center
It’s day 2 of WFMU’s annual fundraiser and vinyl-palooza, and today there are afternoon live performances from Derv Gordon (The Equals), The Gories, and Oblivians. We’ve got a coupon for $3 off admission.
The Gories, The Oblivians, Derv Gordon, Baby Shakes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
If you need more Derv Gordon, Gories and The Oblivians, they all also play a nighttime Brooklyn show too.
Kris Kristofferson (& The Strangers) @ City Winery
Best known these days as an actor, Kris Kristofferson is also a songwriter having penned such hits as “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.
Bad Bunny @ Madison Square Garden
Having just played Coachella last weekend, Puerto Rican trap sensation Bad Bunny plays to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden tonight, behind his debut album X 100PRE.
Hot Chip (DJ set), Greg D, Jex Opolis @ Good Room
Before Hot Chip’s sold-out date at Elsewhere on Monday, they’ll first stop by another Brooklyn venue, Good Room, to spin other people’s’ songs (and probably drop their new single too).
Loudon Wainwright III Presents “Surviving Twin” @ Sony Hall
Loudon Wainwright III brings his personal, unique solo show Surviving Twin to NYC’s Sony Hall, which was documented in a 2018 Netflix special. The show is described as a “hybrid theatrical form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon III, along with readings of magazine columns written by his late father, Loudon Jr., and photographs that span four generations of the Wainwright clan.”
Ratboys, Groupie, Fire Is Motion @ Elsewhere Zone One
Having just opened for PUP at Brooklyn Steel last night, alt-country-ish punks Ratboys are sticking around NYC for this smaller headlining show. If you’re going, it’s worth showing up early for chamber pop-ish indie rockers Fire Is Motion too.
Pink Avalanche, Superblonde, LAPeCHE @ Gold Sounds Bar
Pink Avalanche, the Chicago trio fronted by prolific musician Che Arthur, head to Gold Sounds Bar for a matinee show behind their new album III, which dropped last week.
Hot Water Music, Iron Chic, Crime in Stereo @ House of Independents
Gravelly-voiced punk greats Hot Water Music are on the road playing two of their most loved albums in full, Caution and No Division. Tonight’s No Division night in Asbury Park, NJ. Likeminded newer band Iron Chic and Crime in Stereo open.
Phoebe Robinson & Guests @ Murmrr Ballroom
2 Dope Queens co-host Phoebe Robinson will be hosting her comedy show “An Evening with Phoebe Robinson & Guests” at Murmrr Ballroom tonight, and as the title suggests, there’s some special guests TBA.
Gavin Rayna Russom @ National Sawdust
LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Rayna Russom heads to National Sawdust for a series of special residency shows, titled “PHYSICALITY: An Exploration of Embodiment in Three Remixes,” in which “Russom will conjure up a set of short bursts of song, movement, film, and story-telling that capture the kaleidoscopic energy of the digital age.”
Hailu Mergia, Chances With Wolves DJs @ Pioneer Works
Etheopian jazz musician Hailu Mergia plays this after party benefit for the 2019 Myth and Logic Village Fête. Tickets are $200 but includes open bar, and food trucks and benefits “Pioneer Works’ mission of building community through the arts and sciences.”
Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Champagne Superchillin’, Dougie Poole @ Rough Trade
Jaakko Eino Kalevi, the Finnish artist/producer (and sometimes tram-driver) just wrapped up a tour opening for Kero Kero Bonito and is stopping in NYC before heading home. Brooklynites Champagne Superchillin’ have a name that sounds like they’re an Oasis cover band but actually make slinky Francopop.
Desertfest: Windhand, Weedeater, Danava, The Skull, Electric Citizen, Steak, Mirror Queen, Worshipper, Tower @ The Well
Following a show at Saint Vitus last night, the first-ever NYC edition of stoner metal festival Desertfest now moves to The Well, and today’s lineup includes Richmond doom metallers Windhand, stoner metal vets Weedeater, and more.
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Elisa Ambrogio @ Union Pool
Folk singer Meg Baird and harpist Mary Lattimore teamed up last year for the collaborative album Ghost Forests, which was pretty much the best of both worlds for fans of these two artists. Tonight, they’ll bring those songs to life at Union Pool for a second night.
“Classic Deep Purple Live” Performed By Glenn Hughes @ Iridium
Glenn Hughes was one of the vocalists in Burn-era Deep Purple and his wail still sounds great today. If you’re looking to hear that era of the band performed the way you remember it, this is one of your best bets.
Juan Wauters @ 3 Dollar Bill
Formerly one half of THe Beets, Juan is gearing up to release his latest solo album, Introducing Juan Pablo, in May.
The Field, BROUHAHA @ Baby’s All Right
Axel Willner is bringing his electronic alter ego, The Field, to the U.S. for Moogfest is stopping stopping in Brooklyn on the way for this fairly intimate show.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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