What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Squeeze, They Might Be Giants @ Pier 17
This is a pretty great double bill of offbeat, yet still classic, pop. Add that its on a rooftop venue with killer views, this is a very fun Saturday night option.
AFROPUNK 2019 @ Commodore Barry Park
Annual fest Afropunk Brooklyn returns to Commodore Barry Park today for its 2019 edition, and today’s headliners include Jill Scott, Gary Clark Jr., Tierra Whack, and Leon Bridges, with tons of other great acts including Rico Nasty, Kelsey Lu, Leikeli47, and more.
Afropunk After Dark
…and the fun continues around Brooklyn as part of Afropunk’s After Dark series, with shows at various venues from DJ Moma + Rich Medina, Chika, and more.
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Control Top @ White Eagle Hall
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are still going strong after two decades, and they’ll be joined tonight by rising Philly noise punks Control Top, which should make for an awesome double bill.
Gauche, Public Practice, Dumb Wolves @ ALPHAVILLE
If you like danceable, post-punk influenced rock, this is a pretty great bill: Gauche, which includes members of Priests and Downtown Boys, just released their first album for Merge; and Public Practice are one of NYC’s most promising new bands, channeling everything from Pylon to Yellow Magic Orchestra and Talking Heads.
Slayter, A$AP Ant, Delly, Venus X @ Baby’s All Right
NYC-based rapper Slayter (not to be confused with singer Slayyyter) plays this headlining show at Baby’s All Right tonight, where he’ll be joined by fellow local rap heavyweight A$AP Ant, along with Delly and Venus X.
Juliana Huxtable, Heidi Sabertooth @ Basement NY
World-renowened visual artist and performer Juliana Huxtable is teaming up with avant-garde musician Heidi Sabertooth for this unique night of music at Queens club Basement NY, where they promise to deliver “driving, menacing sounds”.
Renata Zeiguer, Tomberlin, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Remember Sports @ Bryant Park
Today marks Day 2 of the Emerging Music Festival, a free event in Bryant Park showcasing some of NYC’s best musical newcomers. Among today’s performers include somber singer-songwriter Tomberlin; electic, lo-fi inspired musician Renata Ziguer; the groovy Ghost Funk Orchestra; and catchy emo rockers Remember Sports.
Washed Out (DJ Set), Goldroom (DJ Set), Manila Killa (DJ Set), RAC (DJ Set), Roosevelt (DJ Set), Eau Claire @ Hornblower Infinity Yacht
Tons of great acts will set sail as part of NYC’s High Seas Festival East, which brings together tons of summery electronic acts like Washed Out, RAC, Goldroom, and others for a fun day out on the seas.
Warm Up: The Martinez Brothers, Shigeto, Noodles, P-Lo, Djrum, Grace Ives, DJ Osh Kosh @ MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1’s weekly Warm Up dance parties continue today with Bronx duo The Martinez Brothers headlining, along with hip-hop influenced producer Shigeto, San Francisco DJ Noodles, and several others.
Sannhet, Alberich, Lussuria @ Saint Vitus Bar
Hospital Productions’ weekend at Saint Vitus wraps up tonight with a show headlined by mesmerizing post-rock greats Sannhet.
Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, Quaker City Night Hawks, Lo-Pan @ Starland Ballroom
Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar have been doing it forever and they both still put on killer live shows.
The Death Set, NinjaSonik, Missyou, Unstoppable Death Machines, Orthopedic Cranial Encavement, Lackadazies, X.ILE @ Sunnyvale
Sure everyone’s talking about the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, but this night celebrates the 20th anniversary of the infamous Woodstock ’99. They’re calling in “Grunchstock” and The Death Set (who we didn’t realize were still together) headline. No fires, please.
Rufus Wainwright, The Rails @ South Orange Performing Arts Center
Rufus Wainwright previously brought his “Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus” solo shows to NYC earlier this year, and tonight he’ll bring the intimate show to NJ, with help from Chicago band The Rails.
Adrian Belew @ My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel
Adrian Belew sang on a handful of classic King Crimson albums, from Discipline to Thrak and beyond, and he has also lent his guitar skills to David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Nine Inch Nails, and plenty of others. After an NYC run earlier this week, he’ll head to Long Island tonight.
Hieroglyphics, Stoney Hawk, Rap Noir, BreakBeat Lou, Landon Wordswell, Dox Black, DJ Audio Dru @ Brooklyn Bowl
Alternative hip hop vets Hieroglyphics — who count the legendary Del the Funky Homosapien as a member — are on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic 1998 debut album 3rd Eye Vision.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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