What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Aimee Mann, Superchunk, Jonathan Coulton @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Going to see Aimee Mann, Superchunk, and Jonathan Coulton at a free show in Prospect Park seems like a very Brooklyn indie thing to do (and a great Thursday night).
Hit Bargain, Pill, Yvette @ ALPHAVILLE
While they’re LA-based, Hit Bargain features almost all ex-NYers, including members of These Are Powers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, North Highlands, and Beach Fossils. Fierce, sneery and rocking, the band take aim at “the ennui of late stage Capitalism” and tonight’s show is all-around great, with sax-fueled post-punks Pill and noise-rock duo Yvette.
mewithoutYou, Tigers Jaw, lowercase roses @ Asbury Lanes
Art rock/post-hardcore shapeshifters mewithoutYou are planning a new Will Yip-produced album for this year, and while most details on that are TBA, maybe we’ll hear a new song or two tonight? The show is co-headlining with Tigers Jaw, who released the great spin last year. It’s worth catching Sidekicks offshoot lowercase roses too.
The Dirty Nil, Ghost King @ Berlin
The Dirty Nil are releasing their sophomore album Master Volume later this year, and lead single “Bathed In Light” is another dose of the ripping melodic punk that they did so effectively on their debut. Ahead of the release, they play two NYC shows and two LA shows. This is the first.
GBH, Pinata Protest, Drunken Rampage, The Minutes @ Brooklyn Bazaar
UK street punk vets GBH returned last year with Momentum on Tim Armstrong’s Hellcat label, their first new album in seven years. Having played Asbury Park last night, they’re hitting Brooklyn tonight.
Dr. Dog, (Sandy) Alex G @ Brooklyn Steel
Philly indie-psych vets Dr. Dog have been at it forever and this year’s Critical Equation finds them in fine form. Tonight’s their third of three Brooklyn Steel shows with newer Philly act (Sandy) Alex G.
Face to Face, Counterpunch @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
West Coast punk vets Face to Face are releasing an acoustic album this year and playing some acoustic shows later in the year, but first they’re playing some regular full-band shows, including tonight’s cruise.
Grizzly Bear, Michelle Buteau, and more tba! @ Brooklyn Bowl
Having just played Prospect Park with Spoon, Grizzly Bear tonight play this benefit event titled “New York Public Radio LIVE” which is “an evening celebrating all of New York Public Radio’s brands including, WNYC, Gothamist, and New Sounds.” Podcaster Michelle Buteau will also perform, and more.
San Fermin, The Weather Station @ Coffey Park (Red Hook)
Orch-pop maestros San Fermin and terrific Canadian folk artist (and Polaris long-list nominee) The Weather Station play this free SummerStage show.
Moaning, Painted Zeros, Patio @ Elsewhere
L.A. post-punk trio Moaning incorporate dark shoegaze and wall-of-noise rippers into their hazy palette, with some soaring, poppy numbers too — as heard on their new Sub Pop LP.
Reductress (Live), Sasheer Zamata, Anna Drezen, Samantha Ruddy, Larry Owens @ Industry City
The feminist satirical magazine Reductress has likely dominated your Facebook feed with irreverent headlines like “Man With Thick Mountain Beard Really Prefers Waxed Vag.” Tonight at the Industry City Courtyard, Reductress editors Rachel Wenitsky and Nicole Silverberg host this jam-packed special edition of Reductress Live, with appearances by Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Anna Drezen (Reductress, SNL), Samantha Ruddy (Collegehumor, Someecards), and Larry Owens (TruTv’s Paid Off).
Poison, Cheap Trick @ Jones Beach
It’s a night of glammy, hard rock riffs with this double bill.
Descartes a Kant @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Mexico City’s Descartes a Kant mix surf, punk and cabaret into one theatrical, campy production. Speaking of production, Steve Albini recorded their most recent album. Fans of Sparks, World Inferno Friendship Society and Dresden Dolls might want to check ’em out.
Bill Frisell (Guitar Invitational), Julian Lage, Marvin Sewell, Brandon Ross, Matt Munisteri (le) poisson rouge
Bill Frisell presents two “Guitar Invitationals” tonight as part of Le Poisson Rouge’s 10th anniversary, featuring” daring and inventive guitar music.”
King Missile, Future Punx, The Listeners, No Time Time @ The Bowery Electric
John S Hall’s weird, humorous worldview has fueled King Missile for more than 30 years, and tonight’s show also features the fun nu-wavers Future Punx.
Blonde Redhead (performing live score) @ The Park Church Co-Op
As part of the Bicycle Film Festival, Blonde Redhead are performing a live score for Jorgen Leth’s cycling film Stars And Watercarriers across two nights at Park Church.
Hand Habits, Dead Tooth, Lady Pills, ZZZwalk @ Trans-Pecos
There is a sad, lonesome quality to Meg Duffy’s voice that seems intrinsically linked to the dreamy, wistful music she makes as Hand Habits. Having been a go-to guitarist for a few years now (she is Kevin Morby’s secret weapon), she established herself as an artist in her own right with last year’s Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void).
PAT Party, JD Samson @ Union Pool
For years onetime Le Tigre member JD Samson has been hosting PAT which is a “party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go.” Tonight’s a special Pride Week edition.
Harry Styles, Kacey Musgraves @ Madison Square Garden
Harry Styles plays MSG tonight and tomorrow, and if you’re going, it’s worth getting there on time for Kacey Musgraves, whose new country-psych LP Golden Hour is one of the more enjoyable albums of the year.
Airplane Mode @ Cherry Tree Bar
This free weekly showcase features some excellent up-and-coming comics who have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, and more. Hosted by Raghav Mehta (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Geoffrey Asmus (Just For Laughs “New Faces”), and Rohan Padhye, this week’s show includes Liza Treyger (Comedy Central Half Hour), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Nate Fridson (Dark Spots), Sam Ike (Cityside Comedy), and Moss Perricone (Pukefest).
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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