What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Woods, Robert Earl Thomas @ Brooklyn Bowl
Mixing folk, rock, African and krautrock rhythms (with some jammy tendencies), Woods are consistently great live. Tonight’s a warmup show for their Mountain Jam appearance this weekend.
Shilpa Ray, Lola Pistola, Thelma @ Elsewhere Zone One
A one-of-a-kind performer and vocalist, Shilpa Ray just released a new EP and celebrates tonight.
Kevin Morby, Cut Worms (solo) @ Industry City
Kevin Morby’s one of the greats of the last 10 years, consistently making heartfelt, tuneful, and twangy folk-rock, with a killer live band. This is part of The Bell House’s Summer Series in Industry City.
Supersuckers, Speedealer, The Sweet Things @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
For 30 years Supersuckers have been making over-the-top twangy punk with tongue firmly in cheek.
Venetian Snares, Daniel Lanois, Ensemble LPR, Joanne Pollack @ Le Poisson Rouge
Electronic musician Venetian Snares (real name Aaron Funk) and record producer and musician Daniel Lanois a collaborative LP and tonight will perform together live as part of Le Poisson Rouge’s LPR X 10th anniversary celebration.
Hall and Oates, Train @ Madison Square Garden
One of the biggest hitmakers of the 70’s and ’80s, Hall & Oates many classics include “Rich Girl”, “Kiss on My List”, “Private Eyes”, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)”, “Maneater”, and more.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Lithics @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
While Pavement were known for being brainy and willfully obtuse, Stephen Malkmus has let real feelings and straightforward lyrical narratives enter into his songwriting of late. His new album, Sparkle Hard, features his best batch of tunes in a while. This is his first of two MHOW shows with fellow Portlandians Lithics.
METZ, Holy Fuck @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
It’s an all-Canadian edition of Rocks Off Concert Cruise with noisy punks METZ and the dance-rock of Holy Fuck.
Cold Cave, Black Marble, Choir Boy @ Warsaw
If you dig coldwave gothy synthpop you may already be counting down the minutes till this show starts.
Jimmy Eat World, Alex Lahey @ Brooklyn Steel
Emo vets Jimmy Eat World, who followed up 2016’s Integrity Blues with a couple great new songs earlier this year, wrap up their two-night stand at Brooklyn Steel with great support from Alex Lahey.
Pianos Become The Teeth, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, Teenage Wrist @ Elsewhere Hall
Pianos Become the Teeth and The World Is A Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die are both on Epitaph, both have band names with lots of words, and both make a fantastic blend of post-rock, indie rock, and emo. They did a co-headlining tour together back in the day — which was as awesome as you’d expect — and now they’re doing one again with new albums to support, Wait For Love and Always Foreign, respectively.
Action Bronson, Special Victims Unit, Darnell Williams, B.A.G. @ House of Vans
Queens rapper Action Bronson’s stint on a major label ended, which means he’s back to self-releasing mixtapes, just like he was doing when he won us all over. He’s got one promised for later this year, and maybe he’ll preview some of it at tonight’s free Brooklyn show (RSVP required, entry is first come, first served).
Charlie Looker, Daisy Press @ National Sawdust
Tomorrow, Brooklyn experimental vet Charlie Looker (of Zs, Extra Life, and Psalm Zero) releases his first solo album, which he made with a 17-piece orchestra and sopranos Daisy Press and Megan Schubert. Tonight, he’ll be joined by all of those same people for this release show, plus guest vocalist Doug Moore of tech-death band Pyrrhon, who will perform “surprise cover songs with Looker’s arrangements.” Daisy Press also opens the show, singing the music of Hildegard von Bingen.
Titus Andronicus film screening and Q&A) @ Rough Trade
Earlier this year, Titus Andronicus released their ballad-heavy new album A Productive Cough, and they also released a documentary about the making of the film, directed by Ray Concepcion. Rough Trade will screen the film tonight, followed by a Q&A with Titus Andronicus leader Patrick Stickles, Ray Concepcion, and famed rock writer Michael Azerrad (Our Band Could Be Your Life, Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana, etc).
Young Widows, Emma Ruth Rundle, Alexis Marshall @ Saint Vitus
Noise rock/post-hardcore staples Young Widows are on tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of 2008’s Old Wounds, and dark singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle makes this a very appealing double bill. Also, Alexis Marshall of Daughters will be reading from his book, A Sea Above the Pains of Our Youth.
Real Estate, Habibi @ White Eagle Hall
Real Estate’s breezy guitar pop always sounds best in warm weather, and hopefully tonight they’ll be playing some new material.
Taste Flavor @ UCBeast
Alyssa Stonoha is one third of “Three Busy Debras,” an absurdist sketch group about three desperate housewives that just got picked up for a pilot from Adult Swim (produced by Amy Poehler, no less). But once a month at UCB, she moonlights as the host of Taste Flavor, an alternative standup showcase at UCBeast. This month’s show features Larry Owens (TruTV’s Paid Off), Emily Panic (Pitchfork), Marissa Goldman (Vice), and the sketch group Max & Nicky (Vintage Basement).
Pop Show @ Union Hall
Ziwe Fumudoh (The Rundown With Robin Thede) has a way of turning every comedy show into a dramatic affair, and the same can be expected of this variety show in which comedians perform original pop songs. The lineup includes Jordan Temple (Conan, Smilf), Mariah Smith (The Rundown with Robin These), Mitra Jouhari (The Big Sick), musician Showtime Goma, and Sam Taggart.
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.”
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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