What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr. @ Forest Hills Stadium
Coming up fast on their 20th anniversary, My Morning Jacket are still riding high and, with no new record to plug, should pack their sets with favorites.
Sleep @ Pioneer Works
Reunited doom metal legends Sleep’s shows are few and far between but that hasn’t affected their power at all — any Sleep show is a real treat. This one’s part of the unique “Grand Ole Opera” series.
Japanese Breakfast, Yohuna @ Union Pool
Having just released their terrific new album (and Dead Oceans debut) Soft Sounds From Another Planet, Japanese Breakfast celebrate with this free show, part of Union Pool’s Summer Thunder series. Things kick off at 2 PM.
Waxahatchee, Cayetana, Snail Mail @ Warsaw
Waxahatchee is fresh off releasing her fourth album Out in the Streets, her first recorded mostly live with a band and her most traditionally indie rock yet. These songs should translate well live, and tonight’s openers make this show even more appealing.
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival closing concert w/ Rakim, DMX, The LOX, OSHUN, Stretch & Bobbito & more @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
The main event of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, the closing concert, is tonight. It’s got groundbreaking MC Rakim (who reunited with Eric B for the first time in two decades last week), late ’90s/early ’00s chart-topper DMX, the back-in-action The LOX (who recently released their first LP in 16 years), rising neo-soul duo OSHUN, reunited legendary DJ duo Stretch & Bobbito, and more.
The National’s “Guilty Party” w/ Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, Mouse on Mars, So Percussion and more @ Basilica Hudson
The National’s anticipated new album Sleep Well Beast is due out in September and its latest single is called “Guilty Party.” Ahead of the album’s release, the band is throwing two guest-filled shows also called “Guilty Party.” The shows will have live projections by Casey Reas, who directed the “Guilty Party” music video. This is night 2.
Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, Modern Chemistry @ Webster Hall
Taking Back Sunday remain popular and influential — on both “emo nights” and young bands — and, though their new album is a far cry from the classic Tell All Your Friends, their live shows still deliver the fan favorites.
Greatest Day Ever @ New York Expo Center
NYC EDM/rap fest Greatest Day Ever happens across two days in the Bronx this year. This is day one, and today’s lineup is headlined by Dillon Francis and also includes Anna Lunoe, KYLE, DJ Esco, THEY., Westside Gunn & Conway the Machine, and more.
Caveman, Buscabulla, Psychic Twin, Crush Club, Suburban Living, Cuddle Magic, Monograms, Balun, Surf Rock is Dead @ The Well (Out in the Streets fest)
The annual Out in the Streets festival is in a new location this year — Bushwick’s The Well — but once again hosts a great lineup of mostly local bands.
Pill, Bambara, Olivia Neutron-John, Weeping Icon @ ALPHAVILLE
This is a double EP release party for two terrific Brooklyn punk bands: Pill and Weeping Icon.
Los Pericos, Chicano Batman, La Vida Boheme @ Central Park SummerStage
It’s an afternoon of alt-Latino sounds, ranging from reggae, to funk, rock and pop. Of special note: LA’s hard-to-classify Chicano Batman who are renown for their live show. Free, 2 PM.
Drawing Boards @ Seaport Garden Bar
Featuring members of Dirty on Purpose, Sisters, TEEN, and Darlings, Drawing Boards pull from a variety of ’90s indie rock sources and do it really well. This is a free show at the Seaport’s Garden Bar (right on Fulton at Front St) and the early evening begins at 6 PM with a DJ set by BV’s Bill Pearis, and the band’s on at 7:30 PM. Free.
Las Rosas, Tall Juan, Champagne SuperChillin, Sarita y Carlitos @ Rippers
It’s July, it’s very hot and you could do a lot worse than spending the late afternoon at Rockaway Beach seeing a bunch of garage rock bands (Las Rosas and Tall Juan are both very good). Free, 5 PM.
Tim and Eric (10th Anniversary Awesome Tour) @ Town Hall
Can it really be 10 years? Tim and Eric celebrate a decade of weirdness with “”new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances and hope to create memories to last a lifetime.”
Wreckmeister Harmonies, Charlie Looker, Sick Feeling, Del Judas, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (DJ), Edley ODowd (DJ) @ 1090 Wyckoff
This bill is all over the place (in a good way), with heavy boundary-pushers Wrekmeister Harmonies, experimental musician Charlie Looker, hardcore rippers Sick Feeling, “blackened Americana” artist Del Judas, and DJ sets from two Psychic TV members.
Horrendous, Undergang, Necrot, Siege Column @ Saint Vitus
Horrendous offer up an excellent take on old school death metal. Their latest album is 2015’s Anareta and their live show is tight too.
Jacques Greene, MikeQ, Sophie, Smerz, Bbymutha, Project Pablo @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up — the dance party under the sun in MoMA PS1’s courtyard — continues today, headlined by Canadian producer Jacques Greene and also featuring Fade to Mind’s MikeQ, PC Music associate SOPHIE, and more.
Masta Killa (of Wu-Tang Clan) @ City Winery
Wu-Tang’s Masta Killa is releasing a new solo album this fall called Loyalty Is Royalty, and he’s prefacing the release with this show.
Oxbow, Self Defense Family, Queen Elephantine @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Noise rock vets Oxbow returned this year with their first album in ten years, Thin Black Duke. Tonight they play NYC in support of its release with wordy post-hardcore greats Self Defense Family.
Animal Collective DJ Set (Deakin and Geologist) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Animal Collective returned this year with the Meeting of the Waters EP. They have some live dates coming up, but tonight two members of the band are taking over Brooklyn Bowl in DJ mode.
Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Warped Tour has a surprisingly high number of cool bands this year, including GWAR, Sick Of It All, Municipal Waste, The Alarm, TSOL, The Adolescents, War On Women, Candiria, Hatebreed, Anti-Flag, Valient Thorr, and Bad Cop / Bad Cop.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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