What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Nails, Woe, Couch Slut @ Knitting Factory
To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Knitting Factory, BV’s metal sister site Invisible Oranges is presenting this show with metallic hardcore greats Nails, black metallers Woe, and powerful noise rockers Couch Slut.
Luna, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band @ Brooklyn Steel
Much like the Mary Chain, Luna have been back together for a while but only returned with a new album (actually two records) this year that finds them picking up right where they left off. Their sound has never really changed, but it never grows old either.
Robyn Hitchcock @ City Winery
Getting to see Robyn Hitchcock in any form — solo or with a band — is a treat and an opportunity that shouldn’t be taken lightly. In addition to 40 years worth of great songs, he’s an unparalleled banterer and always worth seeing.
The Brooklyn Podcast Festival
The inaugural Brooklyn Podcast Festival, of which BrooklynVegan is the exclusive media partner, continues tonight with We Hate Movies, Las Culturistas Live, Book Club: A Comedy Show and more.
Celebration, Lover @ Elsewhere (Zone One)
Baltimore’s Celebration have been making intense, emotionally charged rock since the mid-’00s with Katrina Ford’s magnetic presence at the forefront of their power. Their new album, Wounded Healer, came out June.
Revolting Cocks (Big Sexy Land), Front Line Assembly @ Gramercy Theatre
Industrial supergroup Revolting Cocks — current lineup featuring Chris Connelly, Luc Van Acker, Paul Barker and Richard 23 — will be playing their debut album, Big Sexy Land, in full. Also on board are Canadian EBM/industrial group Front Line Assembly.
Stars @ Rough Trade
Masters of epics in miniature, Toronto’s Stars remain heartfelt and tuneful on new album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light. This is their final of three intimate, sold out Rough Trade shows.
Jonathan Richman (w/ Tommy Larkins), Xylouris White @ The Kitchen
Part of The Kitchens fall season, JoJo will be playing five nights with longtime drummer/compatriot Tommy Larkins. Duo Xylouris White open all five and things kick off tonight.
Springsteen on Broadway
It’s the hottest ticket on Broadway: Bruce Springsteen playing solo at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre, performing some of his biggest hits and telling stories about them. His show runs through February.
Halfnoise, John The Baptist @ Baby’s All Right
Original Paramore drummer Zac Farro is back in the band and plays on their great new album After Laughter. At their recent shows, he’s also been taking center stage to do a song from his solo project Halfnoise. Tonight, he’s in NYC for a proper Halfnoise show at a way more intimate venue than the places Paramore normally plays.
John Cale, Wordless Music Orchestra @ BAM
Having just played two BAM concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico, John Cale is now doing a career-spanning set at the same venue to celebrate his 75th birthday.
King Crimson @ Beacon Theatre
Prog rock icons King Crimson — which currently includes Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, and Bill Rieflin — bring their fall tour to Beacon Theatre tonight for the second time this week.
Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere, Big Jesus @ Warsaw
Gravelly-voiced punks Hot Water Music are still at it and consistently great as ever, with this year’s Light It Up full of rippers in their trademark style. They’re on tour with fellow melodic punk vets Strike Anywhere and promising newcomers Big Jesus.
Pissed Jeans, Pawns, Shimmer @ Market Hotel
Angry, sarcastic noise rockers Pissed Jeans returned this year with Why Love Now on Sub Pop. Tonight they play the recently-reopened Market Hotel.
Grade, We Were Black Clouds, Descender @ Saint Vitus
Canadian post-hardcore/emo band Grade are active but their shows are few and far between these days, so any chance to see them is one worth taking. This one is in celebration of Slip Productions’ 20th anniversary.
Circa Survive, Thrice, Balance and Composure @ Starland Ballroom
Thrice are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Alchemy Index EP series, and while they won’t be playing the whole thing, you can expect more songs from those EPs than an average Thrice show. Circa Survive released their latest album The Amulet this year and Balance & Composure released their Vagrant debut Light We Made last year.
Cheap Trick, Jesse Malin @ Capitol Theatre
Cheap Trick have written some of the best power pop songs of all time, and tonight they play Port Chester with NYC punk staple Jesse Malin, whose music surely has some Cheap Trick influence.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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