What’s going on Sunday (Mother’s Day)?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Florence and the Machine, serpentwithfeet @ BAM
Florence + the Machine are following 2015’s great How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful with their fourth album, High As Hope, this June, and going by the two singles, it’s already looking very promising. First, Florence plays some intimate shows, including two nights at BAM this weekend. Opening both is orchestral R&B artist serpentwithfeet, whose anticipated debut album comes out in June on Secretly Canadian.
Alice Glass, Zola Jesus, Pictureplane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass began a solo career last year, and if you miss the music she made with Crystal Castles, her solo songs scratch a very similar itch. She plays two NYC shows this month, this being the first, and it’s with Zola Jesus and Pictureplane who are awesome and well-matched openers. (The next show, 5/17 at Public Arts, unfortunately isn’t with Zola Jesus.)
Fever Ray, Nidia, Bunny Michael @ Brooklyn Hangar
Karin Dreijer (The Knife) brings her Fever Ray solo project to NYC for two nights as part of the Red Bull Music Festival. This is night 2.
Stephin Merritt, Terry Riley, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Julia Wolfe, Xenia Rubinos, and more @ NYU Skirball Center
It’s the annual Bang-on-a-Can Marathon which runs noon to 10 PM and is free, so swing by, take in a little. Performers, as always are pretty stellar. Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields performs during the first hour, and the full schedule is here.
Lifted Bells, Yazan, Bethlehem Steel, Fire Is Motion @ Trans-Pecos
Lifted Bells is one of the many bands fronted by emo vet Bob Nanna (of Braid, Hey Mercedes, etc), and they’re currently touring behind their new album Minor Tantrums on Run For Cover. If you’re going tonight, don’t miss chamber pop-ish emo band Fire Is Motion, who play first of four.
Omni, EZTV, RIPS @ Baby’s All Right
Atlanta trio Omni make minimalist, nervy pop inspired by early-’80s post punk acts like Joseph K, The Fire Engines and Television. They’re well-matched tonight with Brooklyn bands EZTV (jangly power-pop) and RIPS (think early Feelies).
The World/Inferno Friendship Society, DOG (Dirty Old Gangsters) @ Brooklyn Bowl
A punk cabaret band that’s like no other, The World/Inferno Friendship Society bring their unparalleled live show to Brooklyn Bowl.
Mikey Erg, Sean Carney (of The Scandals), Mike Vidal (of Nine Eighteen), Samantha Campanile (of Answering Machine) @ Muchmore’s
The Ergs! recently played a very small amount of reunion shows, and while there’s no word that they’ll do more, frontman Mikey Erg plays a lot and his 2016 solo album Tentative Decisions is cut from a very similar cloth as The Ergs’ material. Tonight’s show is a full bill of solo artists from punk bands.
Zeta, Sick Shit, Alumine, Ditz, Kill Yr. Idolz @ The Saint
Venezuelan experimental post-hardcore band Zeta recently released some new singles that mix Afro-Caribbean rhythms and psychedelic guitar, which will appear on their upcoming album Magia Infinita. They’re a great, very unique band, and they don’t play around or here too often.
Sasheer Zamata, Nico Santos, Eliza Skinner, Solomon Georgio, Madison McFerrin, and special guests @ The Bell House
Sasheer Zamata (SNL) hosts this monthly showcase with her friend and house DJ Donwill, in a show that ends up feeling as much like a house party as a comedy show thanks to music and audience participation. This month’s lineup features Nico Santos (Superstore), Eliza Skinner (@midnight), Solomon Georgio (Comedy Central), and neo-soul singer Madison McFerrin.
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