What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Sloan @ Bowery Ballroom
Having kept the same four-member lineup (all of whom write and sing) since forming in the early ’90s, Canadian greats Sloan just release their 12th album which is another power pop keeper. Few bands have stayed this good for this long, and remain an extremely entertaining live show. Tonight’s “An Evening With Sloan” featuring two full sets.
Martin Courtney @ Cafe Carlyle
The Real Estate frontman heads uptown for this residency at tony Manhattan supper club. He’ll be performing songs from his solo debut, Many Moons, and other songs
Power Trip, Sheer Mag, Fury, Red Death @ Elsewhere
Crossover thrashers Power Trip and classic rock/punk blenders Sheer Mag are on tour together, and tonight they play their second of two Brooklyn shows. Great openers too: Fury who just signed to Run For Cover, and Red Death who make a similar type of thrashy hardcore to Power Trip.
EPMD, Funk Flex @ Highline Ballroom
EPMD helped define New York rap as we know it back in the late ’80s, and they’re expected to release their first album in a decade this year. Tonight’s their first of a few upcoming hometown shows.
Shoreline Mafia @ Baby’s All Right
California rap crew Shoreline Mafia released their debut project ShorelineDoThatShit last year (and just re-released it on Atlantic last week), and it’s the kind of rowdy, raucous group album that sounds like it’d be even better live. Find out for yourself tonight.
Wale, Kemba @ Sony Hall
Seinfeld-loving rapper Wale just returned with a surprise new EP, Self Promotion, this week, and he plays NYC tonight. Opening is local rapper Kemba, who is not to miss.
Hinds, QTY, Sharkmuffin @ Warsaw
Spain’s super fun, garagey quartet Hinds, who just released new album I Don’t Run. are are no strangers to NYC. Here they are again!
The Perceptionists, TYNG @ The Kingsland
Underground rap trio The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, DJ Fakts One) returned last year with Resolution (Mello Music Group), their first album since their 2005 debut Black Dialogue (Def Jux). The Boston-based group play NYC in continued support of the new LP tonight.
Ani DiFranco, Gracie and Rachel @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Influential singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco is doing more touring in support of last year’s Binary (which has features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon). She plays NYC tonight and Jersey City with Haley Heynderickx in June.
Naked Giants, Native Sun, Twiga @ Alphaville
The members of Naked Giants are currently touring as members of Car Seat Headrest’s band, and tonight they play their own show at Brooklyn’s Alphaville.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
Martha Wainwright, Dave Hause, Brendan Fletcher, special guests @ Le Poisson Rouge
Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) and Martha Wainwright lead this 50th anniversary celebration of the Guthrie Family legacy.
Bash and Pop, Johnny And The Bootlegs, The Liza Colby Sound @ Coney Island Baby
While best known as bassist for The Replacements, Tommy Stinson also fronts Bash & Pop his ’90s-era band he rejuvenated a couple years back. They headline this show at Jesse Malin’s new club, Coney Island Baby, which is in the former Brownies/HiFi space.
Mo Welch, Aparna Nancherla, Liza Treyger @ Union Hall
Mo Welch is undoubtedly one of the coolest, wryest comics in LA, and this Thursday, she’ll grace the stage of Union Hall with her personal anecdotes and knowledge of the WNBA. She’s also bringing along with her some pretty amazing openers – Aparna Nancherla and Liza Treyger.
5th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza @ The Bell House
Eugene Mirman, Ophira Eisenberg, Michelle Buteau (Key & Peele), Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo, Sasheer Zamata, and more come together to do stand up to raise money for Grist, the humorous non-profit climate-change publication that’s been chugging along since 1999.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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