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The Gaslight Anthem (photo by Danny Clinch)

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

The Gaslight Anthem, Matt Mays, Make War @ Bowery Ballroom
The Gaslight Anthem are finally back from hiatus, and making their return even more exciting, they’re playing their most loved album The ’59 Sound in full for its tenth anniversary. They play this intimate (for their standards) GovBall After Dark show tonight ahead of their appearance at Governors Ball on Saturday.

Johnny Marr @ Gramercy Theatre
Johnny Marr’s new album, Call the Comet, finds the guitarist playing with the kind of melodic riffs we haven’t heard from him since his days with The Smiths and The The. Tonight’s a special pre-release show.

St. Vincent, SIMIHAZE @ MoMA (Party in the Garden Afterparty)
MoMA’s annual Party in the Garden fundraiser returns today and this year’s afterparty performer is St. Vincent, who’s been extensively touring behind last year’s great MASSEDUCTION. Tickets for the afterparty are $250.

Japanese Breakfast, Radiator Hospital, Long Beard @ Warsaw
Dream pop band Japanese Breakfast are touring behind last year’s great Soft Sounds from Another Planet (their first for Dead Oceans), and tonight they’re back in NYC for a pretty big (and sold out) show. Both openers tonight are worth catching too.

The Psychedelic Furs, Sunshine and the Rain @ White Eagle Hall
Alt-rock vets bring their stable of ’80s hits — from “Pretty in Pink” to “Love My Way” to “Heartbreak Beat” — to Jersey City tonight.

Smino, special guests @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Talented rapper/singer Smino is on the road in continued support of last year’s great blkswn, and his shows (which usually include a live band) are always great. Tonight’s his second of two consecutive nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and special guests are promised.

Jay Electronica, CJ Fly @ Brooklyn Bowl
Since getting mixtape buzz about a decade ago, the world has been long awaiting a proper album from Jay Electronica, though he remains active with singles and guest verses here, and live shows there. He’s playing NYC twice this week, once for Governors Ball this weekend at once at this GovBall After Dark show tonight. Pro Era’s CJ Fly makes this an appealing double bill.

Sannhet, Self Defense Family, Weeping Icon, Cloakroom @ Brooklyn Bazaar
This is a great bill all around, with heavy post-rockers Sannhet, wordy post-hardcore rippers Self Defense Family, dark psych-punks Weeping Icon, and sludgegazers Cloakroom.

Laura Gibson, Heather Woods Broderick @ Wonders of Nature
This is an awesome double bill of indie-leaning singer/songwriters with Laura Gibson (who last released the very solid Empire Builder on Barsuk in 2016) and Heather Woods Broderick (who last released the very solid Glider in 2015).

The Dreebs, Sediment Club, Bambara, Blue Jazz TV @ Secret Project Robot
Noisy indie rockers The Dreebs and Sediment Club both have brand new albums out and celebrate tonight, with newer noise-rockers Bambara. Bring earplugs.

Dommengang, Mick’s Jaguar, Amour Fou @ Union Pool
Dommengang is fronted by Castanets/Scout Niblett associate Sig Wilson, and their rhythm section are also members of Holy Sons‘ backing band. They recently released their sophomore album Love Jail on Thrill Jockey and they’re supporting it in Brooklyn tonight.

Chloe x Halle @ SOB’s
Beyonce proteges Chloe x Halle released their debut album The Kids Are Alright this year (featuring Joey Bada$$, GoldLink and Kari Faux), and having played Coachella in April, they play this NYC one-off tonight.

Michael Rault, Dark Tea, Sam Kogon @ Our Wicked Lady
Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Rault signed with Daptone rock subsidiary Wick Records and released the soulfully psychedelic It’s a New Day Tonight earlier this month. This is the NYC release show and it’s on OWL’s rooftop.

Dizzy, Mima Good @ Elsewhere Rooftop
Canadian dream pop band Dizzy have just a few singles out but they’re already picking up some buzz. See what it’s all about tonight.

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.”

‘Nancy’ screening, Katie Von Schleicher @ MetroTech Commons
Rooftop Films continues tonight with movies and music under the stars. Tonight’s the New York premiere of the new psychological thriller Nancy (which screened at Sundance and hits theaters in June), and music comes from Brooklyn indie rock singer/songwriter Katie Von Schleicher.

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told @ The Bell House
Hollywood comedy Power Couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally celebrate the release of their book, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, tonight at this show which is likely to feature jokes, singing and, perhaps, woodwork.

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

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