What’s going on Sunday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Breeders, Vacation @ Bowery Ballroom
The lineup of The Breeders that made Last Splash are set to make their first album together since that one (Courtney Barnett is on it), and we may get to hear some of those songs tonight…along with their solid gold ’90s faves.
The Clientele, Hoops @ The Bell House
The Clientele have an established style at this point; you know what you’re going to get — delicately arpeggiated guitars, brushed drums, wistful strings, baroque melodies, and the airy vocals (and erudite lyrics) of Alasdair MacLean. With Clientele albums and tours few and far between — Music For the Age of Miracles is the band’s first in seven years — you don’t really want anything else.
Godflesh (playing Streetcleaner), Skin Crime, Bone Awl, Geography of Hell, Ames Sanglantes, Jesu / Nothing with Prurient, Regis, Orphx, Clay Rendering, Dedekind Cut, Dual Action / Dust Belt, Becka Diamond, Nikki Sneakers, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Alberich / Lussuria @ Warsaw
Tons of cool acts are coming together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hospital Productions label, and the most exciting is industrial metal legends Godflesh playing their classic 1989 debut Streetcleaner in its entirety. Godflesh frontman Justin K. Broadrick is also performing a Jesu set, where he’ll be collaborating on stage with Nothing and Prurient.
The Shins, Baio @ The Capitol Theatre
The Shins returned this year with new album Heartworms, and they’re continuing to tour in support of it with two NYC-area shows this weekend. This is the second, and Vampire Weekend member Chris Baio opens.
Ibeyi, theMIND @ Brooklyn Steel
XL-signed French-Cuban duo Ibeyi released their second album, Ash, this year to much acclaim. They’re in NYC tonight for a sold-out show with Chicago R&B singer theMIND.
Krallice, Yautja, Pyrrhon @ H0L0
Local experimental black metal band Krallice have been on a roll lately. They released the great Prelapsarian LP in late December, followed it last week with Loüm (a collaboration with Neurosis’ Dave Edwardson), and they’re planning to release their eighth album Go Be Forgotten by the end of 2017. They also have three hometown shows coming up before the year ends, this being the first. Yautja and Pyrrhon make for a great triple bill.
Thor and Friends, Norman Westberg @ Le Poisson Rouge
The 2010s iteration of Swans just played what they say is their last show ever last night, and tonight Thor and Norman Westberg (both members of that iteration of Swans) are teaming up for a double bill together.
Rich Chigga, Duckwrth @ Irving Plaza (two shows)
Teenage Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga started out making comedy videos online (and reportedly learned English from watching YouTube and listening to rappers like Tyler the Creator), and now he’s become a pretty famous rapper that continues to rise. Tonight he plays two back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza.
Waxahatchee, Ought @ White Eagle Hall
Waxhatchee returned this year with her fourth album, the full-band indie rock-oriented Out in the Storm. She’s on tour now with her Merge labelmates Ought, whose first album for Merge will be out in February.
Kllo, April + Vista @ Berlin
Melbourne duo Kllo make electronic pop that sorta sounds like a more downtempo AlunaGeorge, and they recently released their debut album Backwater on Ghostly International. This is their second of two NYC shows this weekend.
RL Grime, Graves, Kittens @ Terminal 5
EDM/trap DJ RL Grime continues to get huge, and takes on massive NYC venue Terminal 5 twice this weekend. This is night two.
Lars Ulrich in Conversation with Mike Hogan @ 92Y
Tonight, 92Y hosts a live interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who “will share details from a storied life — from the tennis courts to headlining stadiums for millions of fans around the globe.”
Eleanor Friedberger (Solo), Ariel East @ Union Pool
Eleanor warms up for her upcoming tour with Luna at this small show — her second of two this weekend.
Tall Juan, The Wedge, Ensalmo, Champagne SuperChillin @ Baby’s All Right (Puerto Rico benefit)
This matinee benefit, titled “Que Lio!,” is headlined by Tall Juan and all proceeds (“pay what you will”) go to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Noon start.
Pinact, Living Hour, Slight, Powersnap @ Silent Barn
Scottish punky indie rockers Pinact returned this year with The Part That No One Knows which finds their ability to meld fuzzy guitars with super-anthemic choruses still fully intact.
It’s also the NYC Marathon today, be sure to cheer them on.
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