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Metallica at Citi Sound Vault
Metallica at Citi Sound Vault in February (photo by Jay Valena)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat @ MetLife Stadium
Last year, Metallica returned with the new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, which wasn’t half bad. It’s a throwback to Metallica’s classic thrash sound, and in a live setting, the new stuff works well with the old favorites. Tonight’s their first of two NYC-area shows this week.

The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cobbs @ Brooklyn Steel
The Reid brothers released their first new JAMC record in almost 20 years in March — Damage & Joy — which is a pretty good record all in all, that doesn’t really futz with their formula too much. Not that you’d want them to, say, make a reggae album. They’ll drop new songs in amongst original era classics tonight.

The Feelies @ Rough Trade
One of the great New York bands (yes, technically Hoboken), The Feelies’ two-guitar attack never goes out of style. The band don’t really tour, so chances to see them — like this three-night stand at Rough Trade — should never be taken lightly. They play marathon sets (Friday had FOUR encores) with loads of favorites and covers. You should go. They go on at 8 PM tonight.

Midnight Oil, BOYTOY @ Webster Hall
One of the best live bands of the last 30+ years, Australia’s Midnight Oil are on their first tour since 2002, and they remain a force. Setlists on this tour have been packed with favorites, and given the world political climate, we expect them to have a lot to say at these shows.

Joan As Police Woman, Anni Rossi, Ora Coga @ Union Pool
An in-demand instrumentalist who has worked with Antony, Scissor Sisiters, Lou Reed (and was a member of ’90s indie rockers The Dambuilders), makes her own sophisticated pop as Joan as Policewoman.

Wavves, Post Animal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wavves is about to release a new album next week, which a handful of songs are out from now. First, they play two NYC shows this weekend. This is night 2.

Iron Reagan, Extinction AD, Chud, Skullshitter, Lion’s Cage @ Knitting Factory
Tony Foresta and LandPhil are very busy this year with the new Iron Reagan album Crossover Ministry and the upcoming Municipal Waste album Slime and Punishment. Before they go into full Municipal Waste mode, they’ve got a few Iron Reagan shows this month.

Kevin Devine, Adult Mom, King Neptune @ Amityville Music Hall
Last year, Kevin Devine released his very solid new album Instigator on Brand New’s Procrastinate Music Traitors label. Now he’s on a solo tour.

Church of the Infinite You w/Minister Jean Grae, Ted Leo, The Intersectionals Choir @ The Bell House
Jean Grae’s “non-denominational, only motivational” Church of the Infinite You show takes place at the Bell House tonight with an exciting musical guest, Ted Leo.

Tokyo x Brooklyn
Tokyo X Brooklyn is a two day music, food and culture festival happening at Brooklyn Expo Center on May 13 – 14 that is “bringing together two cultures, Tokyo and Brooklyn, featuring an exciting lineup of musicians, a variety of culinary favorites, innovative technology, artists, and performers. The concept is to bridge the gap between Brooklyn creativity and craftsmanship and Japanese pop culture.”

Sasheer Zamata Party Time! w/ Bob The Drag Queen, Michelle Wolf, Ivory Steward (Sasheer’s mom!), Molly Austin, DJ Zephyr Ann @ The Bell House
“Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.”

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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