What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Allah-Las, Cut Worms, Sam Evian @ Brooklyn Steel
Los Angeles band Allah-Las look and sound like it’s still 1966, wearing their fringe like Roger McGuinn and jangling those 12-string guitars just so. Cut Worms, meanwhile, could be from 1959 with a serious Everly Brothers vibe.
Fetty Wap @ Irving Plaza
We’re still waiting on a proper followup to Fetty Wap’s hits-filled 2015 debut album, but meanwhile he’s been releasing a series of For My Fans mixtapes, and now he’s on his “FMF Tour.” This is his first of two Irving Plaza shows.
PopRally x Items: BOOTLEGGED w/ DJs Stretch & Bobbito @ MoMA
This event is “a farewell blowout in celebration of Items: Is Fashion Modern?, MoMA’s first fashion exhibition in over 70 years, which closes on January 28″ and it features a DJ set from the legendary Stretch & Bobbito, who are in the midst of a major comeback.
Slick Rick, DJ Kaos and The Slickettes, Voss @ Brooklyn Bowl
The groundbreaking Slick Rick helped shape storytelling rap as we know it, and fortunately, he’s still active today. He’s been celebrating his birthday at Brooklyn Bowl each January for a while now — this is his eighth year doing it.
Hamilton Leithauser @ Cafe Carlyle
“Jacket required” is certainly not a problem for snappy dresser and former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser who continues his 10-night run at swanky dinner club Cafe Carlyle.
Alejandro Escovedo, Chris Stamey & Millie McGuire @ City Winery
Like last year, Alejandro Escovedo is doing a winter residency at City Winery which wraps up tonight. He’ll be performing his album A Man Under The Influence in its entirety, backed by a string section. Like at the first two shows, opener is Chris Stamey of The dB’s, who will be joined by Millie McGuire.
Nuclear Assault, Heavy Metal Kings, Kings Bounty @ Saint Vitus
Back in 2015, NYC thrash vets Nuclear Assault revealed they’d be going on their final tour, as bassist Dan Lilker (also of Anthrax and Brutal Truth) planned to retire from music. They aren’t done just yet, and they’re playing their hometown tonight. Sold out.
Yumi Zouma, Colin @ Baby’s All Right
New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma tred the line between indiepop and lite R&B — it’s both delicate and danceable. They do a great, original, version of Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova,” too (which hopefully they’ll play tonight).
New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/ David Johansen, Daddy Long Legs, Baby Shakes, Beechwood @ Elsewhere
After moving the party around different venues for a few years, Jonathan Toubin has made Elsewhere the permanent home of his Soul Clap & Dance Off party, taking over the whole venue with DJs, live bands and general merriment. For the first one he’s got David Johansen who has taken off his Buster Poindexter tux and is ready to get down and dirty with some NY Dolls classics.
Royal Trux, Shilpa Ray @ Market Hotel
Raw, scuzzy, often unhinged indie rock duo Royal Trux have influenced everyone from Primal Scream to Sleigh Bells and are best seen somewhere with a vibe that matches the band’s music. Market Hotel fits that description. Night two of two and opener Shilpa Ray is definitely worth catching.
David Cross, Sasheer Zamata, Shane Torres, Hannah Boone, Josh Rabinowitz @ Murmrr Ballroom
David Cross, who is doing a ton of standup in NYC this month, headlines this night called “The Temple Ballroom Show” at Murmrr (which is an actual temple).
Springsteen on Broadway @ Walter Kerr Theatre
The Boss continues his completely sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through June! At these shows, Bruce plans to give fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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