What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Iron Maiden, Ghost @ Barclays Center
Heavy metal as we know it wouldn’t exist without Iron Maiden, but they aren’t content to just stick to the classics. Their latest album, 2015’s The Book of Souls, is is truly worthwhile and they’ve been playing a bunch of songs from it on this tour. Occult rock newcomers Ghost make for a great double bill.
Burger Beach Bash @ Coney Art Walls
Burger Records is back for a second bash at Coney Island featuring garage rock (Nobunny), punk (The Zeros), Chinese post-punk (Re-TROS), psych pop (Sunflower Bean) and lots more…not to mention Randy Jones (the Cowboy from the Village People) is the MC. 2-10 PM.
Phish @ MSG
Phish have already played the Garden nearly 40 times, and by the end of this ‘Phish – The Baker’s Dozen: 13 Nights at the Garden’ run, they’ll have played the arena 52 times. This is night 2.
Sad13, Prima, Zenizen @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
In addition to fronting Speedy Ortiz, Sadie Dupuis has a solo project called Sad13, which is a little poppier but still in the same general ballpark. Catch them this afternoon for free.
The Alarm @ Gramercy Theatre
Fronted by Mike Peters, Welsh band The Alarm were compatriots of Big ’80s anthemists U2 and Big Country, mixing earnestness, big choruses, bigger hair and more than a little cheese. The band’s early song “The Stand” remains one of the best Stephen King adaptations in pop culture, and singles like “68 Guns” and “Marching On” can still rouse.
Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, PVRIS @ Jones Beach
Muse are no doubt bombastic, but they bring a little tongue-in-cheek humor to the over-the-top proceedings, and they’ve got some pretty catchy songs to boot. There will be no lack of spectacle tonight.
Baby Dayliner, Fusilier @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Baby Dayliner has been circling the fringes of NYC since the early ’00s, with a style of music that’s part Scott Walker and part ’80s synthpop, but really with a style that is 100% his own.
Algiers, Eaters, Moon Diagrams @ Baby’s All Right
Having just played last night with The Kills, Georgia’s goth-soul outfit Algiers play this headlining show tonight with Brooklyn synth duo Eaters.
D∆WN, Yaeji @ Knitting Factory
Dawn Richard continues to make adventurous, experimental R&B, and she’s been very prolific since the start of her D∆WN project. Tonight’s show is sold out.
Roni Size, Evian Christ, Laurel Halo, Jlin, J. Albert @ MoMA PS1 (Warm Up)
British drum and bass icon Roni Size headlines today’s Warm Up, and there are some cool younger artists too. Kanye/Danny Brown collaborator Evian Christ is working on his first album for Warp, Laurel Halo just released her first “vocal” album in a while, and rising footwork producer Jlin returned this year with her acclaimed second album Black Origami.
Jesse Malin, Juliana Hatfield, Matthew Ryan @ Bowery Ballroom
NYC punk staple Jesse Malin and ’90s alt-rock vet Juliana Hatfield are teaming up for a couple shows this week, including one at Bowery Ballroom.
Siege, Trigger plays John Zorn’s Bagatelles, Wicked King Wicker @ Saint Vitus
Influential Boston hardcore/grind band Siege reunited last year with Mark Fields of Proclamation (the hardcore band on Bridge 9, not the death metal band) on vocals, after original vocalist Kevin Mahoney and his replacement Seth Putnam both passed away in 2011. They’re saying this is their “final area appearance.”
Una Bestia Incontrolable, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, La Misma, The Impalers, Subversive Rite @ Brooklyn Bazaar
This is a great hardcore show all around, with Barcelona’s Una Bestia Incontrolable headlining, two local staples (Hank Wood and La Misma), and the Power Trip-related Impalers, who recently released a new album.
OZY Fest @ Central Park
Music, comedy, and more festival OZY FEST returns today with Jason Derulo, Talib Kweli, Samantha Bee, RuPaul, Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and many more. Full lineup and more details at the link above.
Buck Gooter, Eartheater, The Dreebs, Sunk Heaven @ Silent Barn
With a drum machine, guitar and netherworld vocals, Virginia primordial blues act Buck Gooter gets to the nitty gritty with an industrial bent.
The Figgs @ Union Pool
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 30 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows. They’re celebrating three decades of killer tunes tonight.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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