What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Mountain Goats @ Beacon Theatre
Jason Isbell just released his new album The Nashville Sound, a full-band followup to two inward-looking solo albums that offers a more widespread perspective on the world. Tonight’s his third of three shows at the Beacon. This one’s with The Mountain Goats, who are fresh off releasing their great new album Goths.
Dead & Co @ Citi Field
Of all the Grateful Dead-related bands active at the moment, this one is undoubtedly the most popular. It’s got classic-lineup members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart and vocalist/guitarist John Mayer, and their setlists are full of fan favorites.
Denzel Curry, Kemba, Powers Pleasant @ Coffey Park (Red Hook)
This free outdoor rap show has a great lineup all around, with energetic Florida rapper Denzel Curry, pensive New York rapper Kemba (fka YC the Cynic), and Pro Era member Powers Pleasant.
Spiral Stairs, Lazyeyes, Grooms @ Mercury Lounge
Spiral Stairs (aka Scott Kannberg) always had a couple gems on every Pavement record, and his most recent solo album has his catchiest songs since “Date with IKEA.” He peppers in Pavement songs too. If you’re going, do get there early for Brooklyn trio Grooms which features members of Obits, The Make Up, and more.
Tegan & Sara, Years and Years, Roisin Murphy, Gallant, Dimitri From Paris @ Pier 26 (Pride Island)
Part of NYC Pride Week, Pride Island is an all-day music festival featuring a lot of great talent, headlined by Tegan & Sara, but we’re equally excited about onetime Moloko singer Roisin Murphy. Plus French staple Dimitri From Paris, and more. 2PM – 10 PM.
Black Pus, Burning Star Core, Eartheater @ Pioneer Works
Friday night Lightning Bolt played Pioneer Works’ “Grand Ole Opera” exhibition and tonight drummer Brian Chippendale headlines under his Black Pus guise. The night also features Burning Star Core (aka C. Spencer Yeh) and Alexandra Drewchin’s Eartheater project.
Evan Dando, Jason Lowenstein (of Sebadoh) @ Bowery Ballroom
On tour supporting the reissue of his 2003 solo debut Baby I’m Bored, main Lemonhead Evan Dando will favor that record, but expect songs from throughout his career.
LCD Soundsystem @ Brooklyn Steel
It’s show #11 for James Murphy and crew who will have played Brooklyn Steel 22 times by year’s end. The band seem to be getting more comfortable with their new songs, and have started slotting in “Call the Police” at the start of their set.
YOB, Kings Destroy, Pyrolatrous @ Saint Vitus
Boundary-pushing metal band YOB had to reschedule some dates earlier this year due to Mike Scheidt’s illness, but he’s doing better now and tonight they’re on night two of their three-night run at Vitus.
Julie Byrne, Your Friend @ The Park Church Co-Op
Julie Byrne released one of the very best folk albums of this year so far, the gorgeous-sounding Not Even Happiness. Seeing her in a church sounds perfect.
Guerilla Toss, The Dreebs, Sunwatchers Sunnyvale
Guerilla Toss just released their new album, GT Ultra, via DFA (stream it below) and tonight celebrate with fellow NYC experimentalists Dreebs and Sunwatchers.
John Early, Jacqueline Novak, Hamm, Yazan and the Gates Family Band @ The Bell House
Comedian John Early, who you may know from Broad City, Difficult People, Search Party or the 72 other things he stars in, is presenting two nights of comedy and music at The Bell House
Feral Ohms, Sunwatchers, Honey Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
One of our favorite things to do in Brooklyn during the warm months is hit Union Pool’s free Summer Thunder series. Today’s headlined by Oakland, CA’s noisey fuzz-rockers Feral Ohms.
EZTV, Clearance, Kyle Forester @ Union Pool
If you like superior jangly pop, tonight’s a great bill featuring Captured Tracks signees EZTV, Chicago’s Clearance, and Kyle Forester (Woods, Crystal Stilts, Ladybug Transistor).
Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups @ Jones Beach
Third Eye Blind’s hits-filled debut album means a lot to a lot of people, so it’s an exciting thing that they’re performing it in full for its 20th anniversary. Solid support at this show: Silversun Pickups.
Crashin’ In Britpop/indiepop Dance Party @ Brooklyn Bazaar
A staple of the mid-’00s, the Crashin’ In party returns for an evening of Britpop and UK indie with Lio from Kanine Records, Maz from NYC Popfest and BV’s own Bill Pearis on the decks. Come party like it’s 1995, free. 8 PM – 2 AM.
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