What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Guided By Voices @ White Eagle Hall
We’ve lost track of how many album Guided by Voices have made…this year…but one thing’s for sure: Bob Pollard and the band remain a unstoppable force live, playing marathon, beer-fueled sets that always have lots of classics.
Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
It’s the spring edition of the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, featuring over 50 vendors, including tables from independent labels (Mexican Summer, Mute, Partisan, Sacred Bones, Superior Viaduct, more), independent record stores (Academy, Rough Trade, Human Head, Halcyon, more), and vintage vinyl vendors. There are also DJs (including BV’s own Bill Pearis at 1 PM), a beer tent, and more. 11 AM – 6 PM.
Broken Social Scene @ Webster Hall
Toronto indie rock greats Broken Social Scene just released a new EP and they’ve still got that power to make you swoon. They conclude their three-night stand at Webster Hall tonight.
Meat Puppets, Sumo Princess, Stephen Maglio @ WFMU Monty Hall
Meat Puppets are back with their original lineup of Curt & Cris Kirkwood and Derrick Bostrom (plus Curt’s son Elmo and new keyboardist Ron Stabinsky), and they’ve got a very good, folky new album called Dusty Notes out now. Tonight’s show in Jersey City, NJ is the last on their current Northeastern tour.
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Beacon Theatre
Mexican acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela play NYC’s Beacon Theatre tonight, supporting their new album Mettavolution.
Black & Blue Bowl w/ Killing Time, Outburst, Wisdom In Chains, Death Before Dishonor, I Am, World Demise, Boundaries, Ante Up, Wrong Move @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Annual New York hardcore festival Black & Blue Bowl officially begins tonight at Brooklyn Bazaar, featuring a solid lineup of new(ish)comers and vets.
Disclosure, Carl Craig, DJ Seinfeld, Jay Daniel @ Brooklyn Mirage
It’s been a while since we’ve gotten a proper LP from Disclosure, but their DJ set at Brooklyn Mirage tonight could contain some new material, as well as some of their biggest hits.
Nitzer Ebb, Liebknecht, Katie Rex (DJ Set) @ Elsewhere
Due to visa issues, Nitzer Ebb are performing as a duo on this tour, but it is founding members Bon Harris and Douglas and they’ve been playing classics like “Murderous,” “Control I’m Here,” “Godhead,” “Lightning Man” and “Join in the Chant.”
Tamaryn, Ships In The Night, DJ Frankie Teardrop @ Littlefield
Tamaryn’s new album, Dreaming in the Dark, was made with frequent collaborator Jorge Elbrecht who is the right man for the job to help her achieve that gothy, late-’80s 4AD sound that’s equal parts Cocteau Twins, Dif Juz and Colourbox. Tonight’s show is part of Littlefield’s 10th anniversary week.
Mike Viola, Hannah Winkler @ Mercury Lounge
Aside from his production work with Jenny Lewis, and contributions to the That Thing You Do! and Get Him To The Greek soundtracks, Mike Viola is a terrific songwriter in the Elvis Costello tradition, and his Mercury Lounge show tonight — part of the venue’s continued 25th anniversary celebration — features support from local songwriter Hannah Winkler.
The Mystery Lights, Dirty Fences, Future Punx @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn garage rock revivalists The Mystery Lights celebrate the release of new LP Too Much Tension with this special record release show, with Dirty Fences and Future Punx rounding out the bill.
‘Mulholland Drive’ screening / Q&A with David Lynch (via Skype) and Justin Theroux @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The music portion of the Brooklyn edition of David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption got canceled, unfortunately, but this 20th anniversary screening, featuring a Q&A with Justin Theroux and Lynch (via Skype, which should be surreal) is still happening.
The Slackers, Love and War, Westbound Train @ The Kingsland
NYC ska vets The Slackers have been going strong since the early ’90s and they’ve remained a prolific band both live and in the studio. They’re gracing their hometown with a three-night stand at The Kingsland this weekend; this is night two.
The Unholy Three (film screening), Stephin Merritt (performing live score) @ Town Hall
The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt has composed original music for the 1925 Tod Browning silent film The Unholy Three, and he’ll be performing it during a special screening of the film tonight, accompanied by accordionist/novelist Daniel Handler of Lemony Snicket fame, and viola player Pinky Weitzman.
Alex Borstein, Eric Mills, Salva Rey @ Union Hall
Comedian Alex Borstein, who you may recognize from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and MADtv, brings her musical trio The Amstergang (with bassist Eric Mills and ukelele player Salva Rey) to Union Hall tonight.
Aziz Ansari @ BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music (two shows)
Comedian Aziz Ansari concludes his three-night stand at BAM tonight with two shows, as part of his “Road to Nowhere” tour.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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