What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Kings Theatre
After two personal solo albums, Southern rocker Jason Isbell got The 400 Unit back together for last year’s excellent The Nashville Sound, which added some drive back into his sound and lyrically took on many social issues of the moment. He’s continuing to support it with another tour this year, hitting Brooklyn tonight and NJ on Monday.
The Radio Dept., Psychic Twin, Surf Rock is Dead @ Warsaw
Having just launched their own Just So! label, Sweden’s The Radio Dept are back in the U.S. for more hushed singing, lightly jangling guitars and techno-inspired dance beats. Stop by the merch table for a vinyl reissue of their debut LP, Lesser Matters, which is exclusive to this tour.
Brockhampton @ Irving Plaza
Rap collective (or “boy band”) Brockhampton released THREE albums last year and all three were among the best albums of 2017. Paired with a killer live show, Brockhampton were one of the best breakout groups of the year in any genre, and they’re keeping it going in 2018. They have a fourth album promised for this year, and this weekend they play three sold-out GovBall-presented Irving Plaza shows, ahead of their set at GovBall in June. This is night two.
Jools Holland @ Blue Note
These days Jools Holland is best known as host of popular musical variety series Later…With Jools Holland which has aired on BBC 2 since 1992. He is, of course, an acclaimed musician in his own right, having been an off-and-on member of Squeeze in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and currently leads Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. His four-night run at Blue Note — his first NYC shows in 15 years — continues tonight
Wolf Eyes (with Twig Harper), Blazer Sound System, Humanbeast, Emil Bognar Nasdor @ Secret Project Robot
Wolf Eyes, the primitive electronic poetry & vibes trio, are in the midst of a three-night residency at Secret Project Robot. Tonight they’re playing a collaborative set with Twig Harper.
Sunwatchers, Eugene Chadbourne, PC Worship, Throbbing Chakra, Kate Mohanty @ The Glove
Brooklyn’s skronky, improvisational, psych/jazz/punk/political instrumental quartet Sunwatchers celebrate the release of Sunwatchers II (via Trouble in Mind) tonight with a pretty great lineup of fellow experimentalists, including living legend Eugene Chadbourne.
Shilpa Ray, The Dreebs, Sharkmuffin @ Union Pool
It’s a night of rebellious rock with the soulful sounds of Shilpa Ray, dissonant trio The Dreeps, and punky Sharkmuffin.
Wardruna @ Town Hall
Norwegian dark folk outfit Wardruna are currently on their first-ever headlining tour of North America, and tonight’s Town Hall show is sold out. Their latest album is 2016’s Runaljod – Ragnarok.
Latasha Alcindor @ Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn rapper Latasha Alcindor (who used to go by L.A. and is actually now going by just Latasha) released two full-lengths last year, B(LA)K and Teen Nite at Empire, both of which toe the line between retro and modern, and have some nice jazz/psych production. Tonight, she presents All A Dream: Intro to Latasha, “the sequel to her 2017 interdisciplinary performance art project.”
Death of Lovers, Choir Boy, Fred Pessaro (DJ) @ Saint Vitus
The band Nothing usually spend their time reviving ’90s shoegaze, but 3/4 of Nothing also pay homage to ’80s synthpop with their Death of Lovers project.
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.” After tonight, Bruce is taking most of February off, but will return on 2/28.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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