What’s going on Saturday?
Temperatures nearing 100 degrees today: OZY Fest is Central Park got canceled because of it, as did Coney Island Music Festival and PInknic. Some outdoor events appear to be still on, but you might do well to check the venue’s social media before going out in the heat. Stay cool! You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Weird Al Yankovic, Queens Symphony Orchestra @ Forest Hills Stadium
Following his 2018 acoustic “Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” Weird Al Yankovic returns to NYC for this grandiose show as part of his ongoing “Strings Attached Tour.” As the title suggests, Weird Al will perform with the usual hits, costumes, props, etc, but with assistance from the Queens Symphony Orchestra. He may regret the Eat It suit in this weather.
Warm Up w/ Take A Daytrip, Smino, Shenseea, Boogie, Everyday People, The Marías, Jezenia Romero @ MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1’s Warm Up continues today with an especially great lineup including “Mo Bamba” producers Take A Daytrip, St. Louis rapper Smino whose Noir was one of last year’s best rap albums, rising Jamaican dancehall artist Shenseea whose “Blessed” is one of this summer’s most fun jams, Shady Records-signed Compton rapper Boogie, bilingual indie pop band The Marías, and more.
The Marias, Paul Cherry, Rodes Rollins @ Bowery Ballroom
After their daytime set at Warm Up, The Marías head to Bowery Ballroom for a sold-out headlining night show.
Saor, Wayfarer, Fall of Rauros @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty great bill all around for black metal fans, with Scotland’s folk-tinged Saor, Denver’s Wayfarer, and Maine’s Falls of Rauros, who just released their gorgeous new album Patterns In Mythology yesterday.
Ana Tijoux, Combo Chimbita, L’Unicorns, DJ Shame @ Corporal Thompson Park UPDATE: Cancelled due to “excessive heat.”
French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux is kind of a big deal in the Latin music world, as she’s rose to prominence in the ’90s with her group Makiza, before breaking off to achieve success as a solo artist in the 2000s. She plays this free show with artsy Colombian quartet Combo Chimbita.
Drugdealer, Purr, Maraschino @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With Raw Honey, Michael Collins’ second album as Drugdealer, things go deep in the ’70s shag for a mellow groovy trip.
Baauer, Take a Daytrip @ Elsewhere
Electronic producer Baauer makes energetic, colorful beats ready for the dance floor, which should make for a very fun stop at Elsewhere tonight. Take A Daytrip is also on the lineup, who plays this show following an appearance at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up earlier in the day.
The Mooney Suzuki, The Realistics @ Mercury Lounge
Before The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol there was rip-roaring NYC garage rockers The Mooney Suzuki who help Mercury Lounge celebrate 25 years in business tonight with another group of NYC rock vets, The Realistics.
Will Butler, Jo Firestone, Lorelei Ramirez, Miles Francis, Sister Squares @ Rough Trade
You may know Will Butler for his storied work with Arcade Fire, but he’s also a great solo musician as well, with two LPs under his belt. He’ll play this one-off date at Rough Trade tonight.
War @ Sony Hall
Legendary funk band War, responsible for iconic hits like “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” are still kicking, nearly four decades into their career. Tonight’s NYC show is part of their extensive US summer tour.
Silversun Pickups, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me @ Starland Ballroom
Hazy alt-rockers Silversun Pickups released their newest album Widow’s Weeds last month, and you can expect to hear many of those songs tonight in New Jersey, along with some of their other big hits, like “Lazy Eye,” “Panic Switch,” and more.
Iron Chic, Toys That Kill, Ramona @ Asbury Park Brewery
Two great melodic punk bands, Iron Chic and Toys That Kill, are on tour together and land in Asbury Park, NJ tonight following a Brooklyn stop last night. Ramona and Choked Up both make for well-matched support too.
Dave Chappelle @ Lunt Fontanne Theatre
Dave Chappelle wraps up his two-week Broadway run tonight. As is usually the case at Chappelle shows, no phones.
Superego (Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville) @ The Bell House
Comedian, voice actor, podcaster and more, Paul F. Tompkins is in town for a weekend worth of improv-based shows with his various projects. Tonight it’s two shows with his Superego Clinic for Analytical Pscience.
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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