What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Damien Jurado, Naomi Wachira @ Murmrr Theatre
Damien Jurado remains prolific and consistently great, which this year’s very solid The Horizon Just Laughed is a reminder of. He’s supporting that album on tour now.
Laura Veirs, The Hackles @ Rough Trade
Speaking of long-running indie singer/songwriters that get taken for granted, the forever-underrated Laura Veirs is currently on the road supporting her enjoyable new record The Lookout (which features a duet with Sufjan Stevens, a Grateful Dead cover, and more).
Rostam, Joy Again, Instupendo @ Brooklyn Steel
While Rostam is no longer in Vampire Weekend (but reportedly still contributing to their TBA fourth album), he’s been a very active solo artist lately. He released his debut LP Half-Light last year and he continues to do a good amount of touring.
Wormrot, Cognizant, Mother Brain, Stimulant, Durian @ Saint Vitus
Singapore grinders Wormrot are one of the many excellent international metal bands currently in the US for this weekend’s Maryland Deathfest. Ahead of that, they play NYC tonight.
Cozz @ SOB’s
Cozz is on tour supporting his new album Effected, which came out this year on J Cole’s Dreamville label and features Cole, Curren$y, and Kendrick Lamar.
Modeselektion: Apparat, Vatican Shadow, Lone, Modeselektor (DJ set) @ Output
Start your Memorial Day Weekend early with the killer lineup of DJs headlined by two (well, three) of Germany’s best: duo Modeselektor and Apparat, plus UK producer Lone, and Vatican Shadow (aka Dominick Fernow aka Prurient for whom this will be his third gig tonight). Note: this show has been moved from Brooklyn Mirage to Output.
Justin Townes Earle, Lilly Hiatt @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Son of Steve Earle, Justin is an established singer-songwriter in his own right and tonight plays with LIlly Hiatt (the daughter of John Hiatt).
Oneohtrix Point Never (MYRIAD) @ Park Avenue Armory
0PN’s site-specific “concertscape” presentation of his new album Age Of features his new live band, plus appearances by Prurient, Kelsey Lu, dancers, and a giant inflatable garbage bag. Early and late shows tonight. His music sounds great in the Armory.
Bob Dylan Tribute @ Town Hall
Bob Dylan first played NYC’s Town Hall on April 12, 1963, and in celebration of that show’s 55th anniversary and Bob Dylan’s 77th birthday (today), Mark Kozelek, Laurie Anderson, Metric’s Emily Haines, Peter Wolf, Joan as Police Woman, Teddy Thompson and more (like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog!) will perform songs from that Dylan Town Hall show.
PAT Party 5 Year Anniversary @ Union Pool
JD Samson’s been bringing PAT to Union Pool for five years: celebrate tonight as it takes over the whole place with DJ sets from Amber Valentine, Natasha Kitty Cat, CLARA 3000, Murray Hill, Matty Horchatta, and more. Free.
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.”
Macy Gray @ Opry City Stage
Long-running soul singer Macy Gray plays NYC twice tonight ahead of the release of her new album Ruby. The shows are at Grand Ole Opry’s new “home away from home” in Times Square.
Thomas Bartlett, Nico Muhly @ (le) poisson rouge
Le Poisson Rouge kicks off its LPRX 10th Anniversary series with this collaborative performance between old friends Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) and Nico Muhly: “Using Colin McPhee’s transcriptions of Balinese music as a springboard for their own texturally hypnotic dual piano compositions, Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly perform a collection of nine new songs.”
David Cross @ Littlefield
David Cross will soon set out on his “Oh Come On” tour but he’s still working out some kinks with small Brooklyn shows like this one.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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