What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Wilco, Daughter of Swords @ Radio City Music Hall
Wilco released their slightly darker and socially-conscious new LP Ode to Joy this past week, and they’ll perform cuts off the record at this huge sold-out Radio City show, before playing the smaller Brooklyn Steel tomorrow.
Mike Watt & The Missingmen, Unnatural Ways, Shellshag @ Mercury Lounge
Punk rock legend Mike Watt leads The Missingmen though a loud journey through his career, from the Minutemen and fIREHOSE and beyond…including some Stooges songs.
Rolling Loud NYC @ Citi Field
The first-ever NYC edition of Rolling Loud goes down today and tomorrow at Citi Field in Queens. Today’s headliners are the ever-popular Travis Scott, the still-having-a-comeback Meek Mill, and the always-amazing hometown heroes Wu-Tang Clan. The stacked lineup also features Playboi Carti, YG, Blueface, Sheck Wes, Fat Joe, Young M.A, Polo G, Rico Nasty, Pop SMoke, Conway the Machine, Kemba, Anik Khan, and tons of others.
Madonna @ BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music
After a nearly month-long residency, Madonna hits the stage at BAM tonight for what’s currently her last-scheduled show in NYC as part of her Madame X tour. So far, she hasn’t rescheduled Monday’s show that she postponed due to injury, so this is her final date in the area for now.
The New Yorker Festival
The 2019 New Yorker Festival kicks off today with, as usual, a mix of talks and performances featuring folks from the world of the arts, media, politics and more. Saturday’s events include Liz Phair, John Cameron Mitchell, Paul Rudd, Sarah Silverman, Billy Porter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Paulson, Willem Dafoe, Bill Nye, Michael Chabon, Pete Buttigieg, Terry Gross, and more.
Rob Delaney @ The Bell House
While in town for the New Yorker Festival (he was in a talk on Friday), Catastrophe co-creator/costar Rob Delaney is doing a standup set tonight at The Bell House.
Get Lost NYC @ Knockdown Center
Damian Lazarus brings his “Get Lost” party to NYC for a two-day event this weekend. Tonght is “Get Lost Live” which, according to the press release, will be an “audio-visual experience aimed to redesign the way a live show is experienced” with the kind of “immersive theatrics” Get Lost parties are known for. Saturday is a 2 PM – 6 AM “multi-environment journey” featuring with music in four rooms as well as an outdoor celebration.
David Byrne’s American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and while the setlist and arrangements are much like what they were on his tour, songs are now threaded together with new monologues from Byrne, making for a much more theatrical experience.
Municipal Waste, Sick of It All, Napalm Death, Take Offense, Dropdead @ Bowery Ballroom
It’s night two of two for the amazing quadruple metal/hardcore bill of Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Sick Of It All and Take Offense at Bowery Ballroom, and tonight’s bill is extra exciting thanks to the inclusion of Dropdead. Napalm Death’s lineup looks slightly different on this tour, as Vernon Blake has taken on bass duties, replacing usual bassist Shane Embury, who had to drop out of the tour due to unforeseen circumstances.
Revocation, Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Boston tech-death staples Revocation and legendary psych/prog thrashers Voivod are on a co-headlining tour together, and they’ll bring their eardrum assault to Brooklyn Bazaar tonight with help from Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, and Conjurer.
Tortured Soul, The Golden Dawn Arkestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
Texas collective Golden Dawn Arkestra recently released their new album, Darkness Falls on the Edge of Time and it’s the group’s widest-reaching album yet, pulling in elements of French pop, post-punk, krautrock, tropicalia and more into their jazzy, funky, cosmic sound. They don’t usually play outside of Texas.
Life of Agony @ Coney Island Brewery
Brooklyn alt-metal vets Life Of Agony’s new album The Sound of Scars came out yesterday, and it’s a concept album that continues the story of their classic 1993 debut River Runs Red. To celebrate, they’re playing this exclusive, intimate, hometown show, which BrooklynVegan is proud to co-present.
Double Parked Street Festival
This free Jersey City festival, which starts at noon and takes place on Newark Ave between Barron and Jersey, features some pretty cool musical performances from Ex Hex, Ice Balloons, Barrie, Crazy & The Brains, Glazer, The Lo-Fis, and more.
Horse Meat Disco @ Elsewhere
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12″, having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste…and the beat.
Frenchkiss 20 Year Anniversary w/ Les Savy Fav, The Dodos, Eleanor Friedberger, Diet Cig, more @ Elsewhere
New York indie label Frenchkiss celebrates 20 years of releasing records with the party featuring Les Savy Fav (label founder Syd Butler is bassist), The Dodos performing Visiter in full, Eleanor Friedberger, Diet Cig and more.
Rich Aucoin, Apartment X, NO SIR E @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Nova Scotia-based electronic/rock artist Rich Aucoin hits Knitting Factory tonight, behind his latest album Release, which dropped last May.
!!! (chk chk chk), Shilpa Ray, Wake Island @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn punk-funk stalwarts !!! (chk chk chk) released Wallop, the band’s most diverse and poppiest record to date.
Earthless, Maggot Heart, Sacri Monti @ Saint Vitus
Heavy psych band Earthless have become known for their jammy, hypnotic live shows, where songs can reach up to a half-hour in length, and they’re sure to deliver tonight.
Explosions in the Sky, FACS @ Starland Ballroom
With seven albums under their belt, post-rock greats Explosions in the Sky are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band on tour, and they’re hitting Sayreville, NJ tonight, before heading up to NYC tomorrow.
Y La Bamba, Stefa, NOIA @ The Sultan Room
Portland trio Y La Bamba stop by the recently-opened Brooklyn venue The Sultan Room tonight, as part of their brief US tour behind this year’s Entre Los Dos.
Live From Here with Chris Thile: Trey Anastasio, Wynton Marsalis, Sarah Jarosz, Tom Papa, Edward Norton @ Town Hall
Chris Thile hosts his regular Minnesota Public Radio show Live From Here at Town Hall tonight, with a group of exciting guests, including Phish’s Trey Anastasio, jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, Americana songwriter Sarah Jarosz, comedian Tom Papa, and actor/director Edward Norton.
David Cross @ Union Hall
David Cross tested out the stand-up material that became the 2018 Oh Come On tour at a bunch of shows he called “Shootin’ the Shit, Seein’ What Sticks” that mostly happened at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. He’s shooting the shit again with another series of shows.
Titus Andronicus @ WFMU Monty Hall
Titus Andronicus are currently on an extensive US tour behind this year’s An Obelisk, and after a show in Asbury Park, NJ last night, they’ll head up to Jersey City for their second-consecutive show in their home state.
Sicko, Mikey Erg, Weird Skin @ Goldsounds
Seattle cult pop punks Sicko were around for most of the ’90s before breaking up in 2001, and they crossed paths with a lot of the now-iconic punk and alternative scenes of the time but never got as popular as they deserved to. Now they’re back, and tonight’s their first NYC show in about 20 years. Opening is Mikey Erg (whose band The Ergs have covered Sicko).
Found Footage Festival: Volume 9 @ The Bell House
Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) have been digging through garage sales for weird VHS tapes for over 20 years and are still finding hard-to-believe gems.
Chris Farren (live + signing) @ Rough Trade
Punk songwriter and Jeff Rosenstock associate Chris Farren dropped his latest solo LP Born Hot this week, his first on Polyvinyl, and he’ll sign copies of the record following an intimate performance at Rough Trade tonight.
Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Grand Magus @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Swedish death metal vets Amon Amarth are on the road supporting their new album Berserker, and the tour has stacked support from fellow long-running Swedish bands Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus. At The Gates, one of the best and most influential bands of our time, are on second of four, so make sure you’re there on time to see them.
Robert Glasper Acoustic Trio feat. Vicente Archer & Damion Reid @ Blue Note (two shows)
Robert Glasper is taking over the Blue Note for a full month, and his shows are not only always worth seeing, but these Blue Note residencies tend to be full of surprise guests.
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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