What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Other Music’s Final Day in Business
After 21 years, one of NYC’s best record record store is shutting its doors forever. Go say goodbye, buy a record or CD (or a t-shirt or a tote) — it’s 25% off everything.
The 2016 NYC Pride Week events continue today, including “Teaze,” formerly Rapture on the River, an exclusive dance party for women on Pier 26.
Skrillex, Cartel Nation, D.R.A.M., DJ Burn One, Ya Boy Big Choo & Da Crew @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
The weekly dance parties under the sun at MoMA PS1’s courtyard, aka Warm Up, continue today. The surprise headliner is none other than Skrillex, and also of note is rising rapper/singer D.R.A.M.
Dolly Parton @ Forest Hills Stadium
A legend of pop-country and maker of several classic hits (“Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Love Is Like A Butterfly,” “Touch Your Woman,” etc), Dolly Parton plays Queens venue Forest Hills Stadium tonight.
Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor, Thin Lips @ Irving Plaza
This is a great bill all around, with three bands who toe the line between pop punk and indie rock, and make those two things not seem so different after all. Modern Baseball are touring behind this year’s much-loved Holy Ghost, Joyce Manor’s last LP was 2014’s great Never Hungover Again, and Thin Lips’ debut Riff Hard came out earlier this year. This is night 2 of 2.
Julianna Barwick, Mas Ysa @ Bowery Ballroom
Julianna Barwick excels at making ambient pop, as heard most recently on this year’s Will.
Dead & Company @ Citi Field
One of the current Grateful Dead-related groups, Dead & Company has surviving members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart joined by John Mayer and more. They’ve been loading their sets with favorites, and mixing it up really well from night to night. This is the first of two shows.
Quasi, Saqqara Mastaba @ Rough Trade
Now that Sleater-Kinney aren’t having quite as busy of a year, Janet Weiss has a little more time for Quasi, her band with Sam Coomes. The duo’s albums for UP, including 1997 R&B Transmogrification, 1998’s Featuring “Birds” and 1999’s Field Studies were just reissued by Sub Pop and they’re on a short tour in support. They’ll also play WFMU Monty Hall on Sunday.
Disassociate, Short Leash, Astroland, Agitator, Mad Diesel, EID @ ABC No Rio
NYC grind vets Disassociate are reuniting to send off beloved punk venue ABC No Rio before they close their current building. (A new building is in the works.) This is a 3 PM matinee, and afterwards…
Disassociate, Cattle Press, Starkweather, At Wits End @ The Grand Victory
…Disassociate play Grand Victory, which also closes soon.
The Mystery Lights @ Rough Trade
Recorded at Daptone’s House of Soul studio, The Mystery Lights’ debut LP manages to capture the band’s wild energy (and Mike Brandon’s impassioned vocals) on tape, and with a great batch of songs, it’s a humdinger. Garage-psych bands may be a dime a dozen, but The Mystery Lights prove themselves worthy NYC successors to the likes of The Fleshtones. This is a free record release matinee, doors at 1:30 PM.
PUP, Rozwell Kid, Pkew Pkew Pkew @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
PUP make ripping, melodic, anthemic punk, and they continue to rise in popularity (this show is sold out). If you’ve seen them live, you probably know exactly why.
The So So Glos, Big Ups @ Market Hotel
If you don’t have tickets to the sold-out PUP show tonight, you can still catch another good melodic punk crew, The So So Glos, at Market Hotel.
Robert Glasper w/ Special Guests Taylor McFerrin & more @ Blue Note Jazz Club
The Blue Note Jazz Festival continues with a residency from the great jazz/hip hop pianist Robert Glasper.
Tim Fite, The Woes, Wild Manes @ Mercury Lounge
The eccentric folk/hip hop/etc songwriter Tim Fite graces his hometown with another show tonight.
Dave Harrington’s Merry Pranksters @ Rough Trade
This is billed as a Dead & Company afterparty, and it has former Darkside member Dave Harrington playing with his Merry Pranksters. Dave’s pretty unpredictable, so who knows what this show will include?
Porches @ The Surf Lodge
UPDATE: This show has been canceled.
Hurray for the Riff Raff, John Fullbright, Sara Watkins & more @ American Roots Music Festival
This small music festival is just a train ride away from NYC (it’s in Katonah), and it’s got some cool stuff in the folk/alt-country world.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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