What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Quicksand, No Joy @ Irving Plaza
Walter Schreifels’ highly influential post-hardcore band Quicksand are about to release Interiors, their first album in 22 years, in November via Epitaph. Ahead of that, they’re on tour previewing a new songs and playing tons of classics. They’re in NYC tonight and tomorrow with shoegazers No Joy.
Vic Mensa @ Bowery Ballroom (hurricane relief benefit)
To get into this Tidal-presented hurricane relief benefit, you have to be a Tidal member and enter for a chance to win tickets. Attendees of the show are required to bring either toiletries, school supplies, cleaning products, toys, or diapers for donation to hurricane victims. If you’re not going, you can stream it live on Tidal and you can also donate one of those items at Tidal’s website if you’d like.
Marilyn Manson, Alice Glass @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Industrial shock rocker Marilyn Manson returns to NYC for a show that should have tons of classics and a huge spectacle, plus some new stuff. His new album Heaven Upside Down comes out this week. If you’re going tonight, don’t miss former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass, who recently released her debut solo EP.
Wire, Brian Turner (DJ Sets) @ Baby’s All Right
Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, Wire are like a shark — moving forward constantly with very little interest in nostalgia. They released a very good new album this year — Silver/Lead — and for fans of their mid-’80s period, they’ve been playing “Ahead” and “Over Theirs” (both from 1987’s very under-appreciated The Ideal Copy) on this tour — the first time for those in 25+ years. This is their last of three Baby’s shows, and final night of their tour.
Modern Sky Festival @ Central Park SummerStage
As in year’s past Modern Sky Festival is really a showcase for Chinese rock and pop — some of which is on the underground tip, some of it very popular — with a few Western acts as well. This year’s lineup: Edison Chen, the not-to-be-missed Re-TROS, A Si, hip hop group HHH, Brian Hill and The Noh Starrs, and Calvin Love. Sold out.
Thundercat, Saco & Uno, PBDY @ Brooklyn Steel
Thundercat is riding high off the release of this year’s Drunk and he continues to get bigger and bigger. This week, he headlines two back-to-back nights at Brooklyn Steel. This is night one.
Limp Wrist, Mommy, Nandas, Exotica @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Queercore greats Limp Wrist recently released Facade, their first album in 9 years, and it picks up right where their last album left off.
Funk Flex, 50 Cent, Rotimi @ Highline Ballroom
Having just premiered his sketch comedy show 50 Central on BET, ’00s hitmaker 50 Cent joins Funk Flex at his anniversary party tonight.
Questlove (four-hour DJ set) @ Brooklyn Bowl (hurricane relief benefit)
Questlove DJs for four hours straight tonight, for a very good cause.
Yelle, Glassio (DJ) @ Rough Trade
French pop artist Yelle hasn’t released an album since 2014’s Complètement Fou, but things are stirring in her world with a string of new singles. This is her second of three Rough Trade shows this weekend.
together PANGEA, Tall Juan, Daddy Issues @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Burger Records scene-makers and LA garage punks Together Pangea usually draw a crowd ready to stage dive and get bananas.
Pharoah Sanders @ Birdland
A true jazz icon, Pharoah Sanders remains a force at age 76 and wraps up his five-night Birdland residency with two shows tonight.
Jim Gaffigan @ Beacon Theatre
While known as the comedian who doesn’t curse (and as the “Hot Pockets guy”), Jim Gaffigan is still one of the funniest comedians around (even if you’re Aunt Linda thinks so too)
Corbin, Shlohmo, D33J @ Warsaw
Corbin (fka Spooky Black) recently released his debut album, which was produced entirely by Shlohmo and D33J, who both open tonight’s show.
Stiff Little Fingers, Death By Unga Bunga, Crazy & the Brains @ Wonder Bar
Irish punk legends Stiff Little Fingers are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, playing Asbury Park tonight and NYC tomorrow.
Teklife pop-up party w/ special guests @ Mercury Lounge
The Teklife crew throws this free midnight show with special guests. Who do you think it will show up?
GoGo Penguin, The Mattson 2 @ Le Poisson Rouge
Indie/jazz/etc band GoGo Penguin use acoustic instruments to mimic electronic music, and the results are more convincing than you might think.
Francis and the Lights @ Public Arts
Having just opened for his collaborator Chance the Rapper at two big Forest Hills Stadium shows, Francis and the Lights now does a three-night residency at a much smaller NYC venue. This is night two.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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