What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
SOPHIE, Bully Fae @ Elsewhere (Hall)
After years of work as a beatmaker, SOPHIE got into more traditional songwriting for the excellent single “It’s Okay To Cry.” This is billed as a “live show,” which is out of the ordinary for SOPHIE, so maybe we’ll get more stuff like that song tonight.
Girlpool, Land of Talk (solo), Forth Wanderers @ Brooklyn Steel
Girlpool went from winsome folk to fuzzy (winsome) indie rock on last year’s Powerplant, but the unmistakeable harmonies of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad remain at the center of their sound. If you’re going, do catch Land of Talk’s Liz Powell and NJ’s Forth Wanderers’ opening sets.
Rakim @ B.B. King’s
Rap as we know it wouldn’t exist without Rakim’s innovative rhymes, which influenced just about everyone who helped define the genre as it reached mainstream popularity in the ’90s. We’re lucky that he stays active and still plays live shows today.
Bilal, Onyx Collective @ Le Poisson Rouge
Bilal has been going strong for close to two decades, and he continues to stay very relevant, thanks in part to things like his recent collaborative relationship with Kendrick Lamar.
Jose James @ Blue Note
Neo-soul great Jose James has been celebrating the 10th anniversary of his 2008 debut album The Dreamer with a residency at the Blue Note, with two shows a night. It wraps up tonight.
Nadine, Lexie, Barie @ Baby’s All Right
Nadine is a collaborative project between Nadia Hulett (Phantom Posse) and Ava Luna’s Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader, whose sound is jazzy, buoyant pop. This is a release show for Nadine’s debut album, and also on the bill are new Winspear signing Barie.
The Golden Dawn Arkestra, Razor-N-Tape @ Elsewhere Zone One
Texas’ Golden Dawn Arkestra pull from ’60s soundtracks, Sun Ra, world music and just about everything else. (They’re sonic kin to Sweden’s GOAT.) This is their first NYC show.
Weyes Blood @ House of Vans
This might be NYC’s first chance to hear songs from Weyes Blood’s upcoming Sub Pop debut. It’s also the first House of Vans show in 2018 (which is the last year they’ll have their Greenpoint space). Free with RSVP.
Tom Green @ The Bell House
It’s a decade and a half sense Tom Green’s anarchic sense of humor gave us The Tom Green Show and Freddy Got Fingered (which has aged pretty well) — though you may have seen him on The Travel Channel lately. He’ll be doing standup tonight.
JR Bohannon, Dave Harrington, Alexander Turnquist, ZZZwalk @ Trans-Pecos
Darkside’s Dave Harrington and Ancient Ocean’s JR Bohannon will make their debut as a duo tonight that is headlined by Alexander Turnquist (who’ll be playing with his father, Brian).
David Cross @ Union Hall
David Cross hasn’t been working on a new act and has been testing out the material at these “Shootin the Shit, Seeing What Works” shows at Union Hall.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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