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Despacio: the Dewaeles and James Murphy

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

Despacio @ Knockdown Center
James Murphy and Soulwax’s David and Stephen Dewaele are bringing Despacio — their “one-of-a-kind sound system designed to deliver absolutely optimum audio to the dance floor, showcasing classic records in entirely new dimensions” — to three nights at Knockdown Center. Tonight’s the first.

Dashboard Confessional, Beach Slang, Kississippi @ Brooklyn Steel
Nostalgia-inducing emo vets Dashboard Confessional will headline this show, and both openers are great too. There’s roaring, singalong punks Beach Slang, and new-ish indie rockers Kississippi, who have an anticipated new album on the way.

Monster Magnet, Painted Doll @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Riff rock vets Monster Magnet are still going strong and just released their very fun new album Mindfucker, their fastest, punkiest album in a while. They’re playing a couple NY/NJ shows this week with Painted Doll, the new psych/garage rock band from death metal legend Chris Reifert (Death, Autopsy, etc) and comedian/rock musician Dave Hill.

Rogue Wave, Dear Boy @ Baby’s All Right
Long-running indie rockers Rogue Wave are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their third album Asleep at Heaven’s Gate with a recently-released reissue and also a tour where they’ll be playing it in full. This is the second of two NYC shows.

S. Carey, Gordi @ Rough Trade
Bon Iver member S. Carey recently released his latest solo album, Hundred Acres, and tonight’s his first NYC show since its release. Opening is Gordi, who contributes to S. Carey’s new album.

Laurel Halo (Live with Eli Keszler), Embaci @ Public Arts
Laurel Halo released her latest vocal-oriented album, Dust, last year, and tonight she plays a live set with percussionist/composer Eli Keszler.

Drive-By Truckers, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fueled by state of the union turmoil, Drive-by Truckers delivered one of their most powerful records to date with 2016’s American Band and it’s been powering fiery live shows since.

The Fleshtones, Miriam and Nobody’s Babies, Muck And The Mires @ The Bowery Electric
It’s a great night of NYC garage rock, with the 42-years-and-still-amazing Fleshtones, and Miriam Linna (who was the original drummer for The Cramps and played in A-Bones and co-ran Norton Records with her late husband Billy Miller).

Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has just been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”

Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire @ WFMU Monty Hall
Replacements bassist and Bash & Pop frontman Tommy Stinson along with collaborator Chip Roberts are playing as acoustic duo Cowboys in the Campfire where you’ll get “some laughs, some songs, a lot of fun.”

David Cross, Jon Glaser, Jo Firestone @ Littlefield
David Cross has been doing these work-in-progress shows for a while now (and he’s done a lot of them), so whatever it is he’s working on has to be getting pretty good at this point. The openers tonight are especially good.

Never Again: A Night to Benefit Stoneman Douglas High School @ The Bell House
After being rescheduled due to that Nor’Easter last week, this fundraiser for the MSD Victims Fund, Everytown for Gun Safety, and March For Our Lives is the perfect way to laugh for a good cause following the March For Our Lives this past weekend. The show features Mike Birbiglia, Dave Hill, Lena Hall, Seth Herzog, Jo Firestone, Michelle Buteau, Christian Finnegan, and more

SNL Writer’s Showcase @ Q.E.D.
This sold out show is hosted by SNL co-head writer Bryan Tucker. While the lineup is yet to be announced, past guests have included Kate McKinnon, Jay Pharoah Pete Davidson, Sasheer Zamata and Leslie Jones.

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

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