What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
They Might Be Giants (performing FLOOD) @ Bowery Ballroom
It’s the 30th Anniversary of They Might Be Giants’ breakthrough third album, Flood, and this is the first of a whole bunch of Bowery Ballroom shows John & John will do in celebration.
Modern Nature, Olden Yolk, Dida Pelled @ Rough Trade
Modern Nature, featuring members of Ultimate Painting, Beak>, and Woods, released their terrific debut album last year, which mixed krautrock, drone and folk. They’re in the midst of their first-ever North American tour, which is with with the equally great Olden Yolk which features Shane Butler of Quilt.
Winter Jazzfest Manhattan Marathon
The 2020 edition of NYC’s Winter Jazzfest continues tonight with night two of its Manhattan Marathon, with various shows happening across all night. Highlights include Laraaji, Robert Glasper, Cup (Nels Cline and Yuka C. Honda), Karriem Riggins, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Terrace Martin, Makaya McCraven’s tribute to Gil Scott Heron, and tons more.
Blue Hawaii, Mutually Feeling @ Baby’s All Right
Montreal ambient/synth outfit Blue Hawaii returned last year with their third LP Open Reduction Internal Fixation, and they’ll perform cuts off the album tonight, with support from fellow Montreal duo Mutually Feeling.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre (two shows)
He may be mega-rich off reruns but Jerry Seinfeld still loves doing comedy and does so once a month at Beacon Theatre. Two shows tonight.
Don Slepian, Ana Roxanne, Jab @ Bushwick United Methodist Church
Electronic music pioneer and New Age great Don Slepian, who made such records as Sea of Bliss and Rhythm of Life, plays this edition of “Ambient Church.”
Sacrifice, Midnight, Battletorn, DSS @ Market Hotel
Japanese thrash vets Sacrifice initially were together briefly from 1985 to 1992, before a 2013 reunion, and now they’ll head to Brooklyn’s Market Hotel for a pair of dates, marking their first-ever US shows. This is night two, which has support from Cleveland black metallers Midnight, Brooklyn metal trio Battletorn, and New Jersey-based DSS.
Trey Anastasio Band @ The Capitol Theatre
Trey Anastasio recently kept busy in NYC during Phish’s annual New Year’s Eve run at MSG, and he’s got his own two-night run at Port Chester’s The Cap, which concludes tonight.
You can also find quality entertainment on almost any night of the week at: Barbès bar and performance space in Park Slope, LunÀtico in Bed Stuy, Nublu in the East Village, Blue Note jazz club in the West Village, The Stone in multiple locations, Comedy Cellar in the West Village, and Q.E.D. comedy club in Astoria.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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