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Nate Watters
Mbongwana Star @ Coachella 2016 (photo by Nate Watters)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

Mbongwana Star, Songhoy Blues, Lura, Dj Nenim @ The Apollo
This is the fifth annual “Africa Now!” concert at The Apollo and features a great lineup, including Congolese synth-leaning Mbongwana Star and the joyous Songhoy Blues.

Regina Spektor @ Radio City Music Hall
Last year Regina Spektor released Remember Us To Life, another fine dose of her unique piano pop. She did a tour of some small venues last year, and now she’s on the road playing much bigger rooms, like Radio City.

Jeezy, Lil Durk, YFN Lucci @ Irving Plaza
A veteran of Atlanta rap for over 15 years now, Jeezy is still going strong and he’s on tour in support of last year’s Trap or Die 3. Opening is two newer artists who frequently collaborate with each other, Lil Durk and YFN Lucci. This is the first of two Irving Plaza shows.

Agent Orange, The Queers, Guttermouth, The Atom Age, Sweet Lucy @ Knitting Factory
Orange County surf-punk legends Agent Orange are on tour now with skate-punk goofs Guttermouth, Ramones/Beach Boys lovers The Queers, and the Asian Man-signed newer-comers The Atom Age. That’s a pretty great bill, and it hits NYC tonight.

Little Simz, CJ Fly @ The Studio at Webster Hall
British rapper/singer Little Simz released the excellent Stillness In Wonderland last year, and just opened for Lauryn Hill at Radio City. Tonight she plays a smaller headlining show in NYC, with Pro Era’s CJ Fly opening.

Valerie June, Anthony D’Amato @ Town Hall
Vocal powerhouse Valerie June just released her excellent new album, The Order of Time, which adds an atmospheric edge to her soul/folk blend.

Noveller, Egyptrixx, Eartheater @ Saint Vitus Bar
Working in ethereal textures, guitar innovator Noveller floats somewhere between ambient and orchestral, coaxing gorgeous sounds out of her instrument. Tonight’s the record release show for Noveller’s new album, A Pink Sunset For No One.

Totally Mild, Gabrielle Marlena, Bay Faction, Middle Child @ The Delancey
Totally Mild’s Mitchell is possessed with an ethereal voice, prone to falsetto and is probably the most striking thing about the band… but it wouldn’t be so engaging without her lovely songs and the just-so jangly arrangements.

Nels Cline, John Schott Trio, Rafiq Bhatia, Marcus Gilmore, Rashaan Carter, Adam Rudolph’s Go @ Nublu
This is the annual “Alternative Guitar Summit,” which features “daring, inventive players who emphasize new and unusual approaches to the guitar.”

Horse Meat Disco, Christy Love, W. Jeremy, Kim Ann Foxman, Amber Valentine @ Output
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.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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