What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Babies’ Babies @ Baby’s All Right
Alt-country badass Sarah Shook and her band The Disarmers are in town supporting their new album Years.
J.Period Presents The Live Mixtape feat. Rakim, Pharoahe Monch & more @ Sony Hall
J.Period is doing another of his Live Mixtape events, and this one’s with the legendary Rakim, who helped shape rap as we know it, another great veteran, Pharoahe Monch, and more.
Rina Sawayama, Clarence Clarity (DJ) @ Bowery Ballroom
Japan-born, London-based singer Rina Sawayama has a sound that’s rooted in various types of ’90s pop, but it also sounds totally in the now. She continues to rise, and she’s back in NYC for two shows this week. This is the second.
D.R.I., Kaustik, Darkside, Enemy of the State @ Brooklyn Bazaar
In 2016, crossover pioneers D.R.I. released the But Wait… There’s More! EP, their first release sine 1995, and they’ve remained active on the road since.
Remo Drive, Field Medic, Prince Daddy and The Hyena @ Market Hotel
Rising, Epitaph-signed emo-pop punks Remo Drive are in town with Run For Cover-signed bedroom folk artist Field Medic and scrappy indie rockers Prince Daddy & the Hyena.
Okkervil River, Petal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Indie rock vets Okkervil River are back in town supporting this year’s enjoyable In The Rainbow Rain, and it’s a great double bill with Petal, who put out Magic Gone on Run For Cover this year.
Madame Gandhi, STEFA, Jody @ National Sawdust
Drummer, producer and activist Madame Gandhi has been saying her debut album is due out this fall, and while details are still TBA, we’re hoping she’ll play some new stuff tonight.
ohGr, Chemlab, Acumen Nation, Statiqbloom, Omniflux @ Irving Plaza
It’s day one of the industrial fest Cold Waves, featuring ohGr — aka Nivek Ogre and Mark Walk of Skinny Puppy — plus Chemlab, and more.
Propagandhi, Iron Chic @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
Canadian political punk vets Propagandhi are back on the road supporting last year’s ripping Victory Lap. Tonight they play a boat with Long Island’s great Iron Chic.
Ghost Bath, Wolvhammer, Replicant, Oxalate @ Saint Vitus>
Abigail Williams, who are now far removed from their symphonic metal/melodic metalcore roots and much more of a black metal band, is on the road with two other black metal bands: Ghost Bath and Wolvhammer, the latter of whom share guitarist Jeff Wilson with Abigail Williams. The tour lands in Brooklyn tonight. UPDATE: Ghost Bath had to drop off teh tour.
Stereophonics, The Ramona Flowers @ Brooklyn Steel
Veteran Welsh rock band Stereophonics started their career during the height of Britpop and managed to outlast it was a string of big UK singles like “The Bartender and the Thief” and “Handbags and Gladrags.” They released their 10th LP, Scream Above the Sound last year.
Public Access TV, Honduras @ Dr. Marten’s Herald Square
Two Strokes-y bands play a free show at the Dr. Martens store in Herald Square tonight (7 PM).
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band @ Radio City Music Hall
Having always gotten by with a little help from his friends, Ringo’s All-Star Band includes Colin Hay (Men at Work), Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey/Santana), and Graham Gouldman (10cc). Expect Beatles songs, but Ringo also lets his bandmates play their hits, too.
Donny McCaslin @ Rough Trade
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin played on Bowie’s Blackstar, and has a collaborative album with Mark Kozelek and Jim White out next year, but he also makes his own music, too. He’s got a new solo album out in October and plays two nights at Rough Trade.
Gary Clark Jr. @ The Capitol Theatre
This is a rescheduled date for Gary who was originally supposed to play in June and his first of two nights at The Cap.
Moaning, Russian Baths, No Swoon @ Union Pool
L.A. post-punk trio Moaning released their self-titled debut album back in March via Sub Pop. The band incorporate dark shoegaze and wall-of-noise rippers into their hazy palette, with some soaring, poppy numbers too. Miss ’00s-era band Abe Vigoday? Moaning a little like that.
Justin Vivian Bond: A Star is Borned @ Joe’s Pub
Kiki & Herb cocreator Justin Vivian Bond brings this new show which stemmed “from a comic strip – called The Adventures of Chipra – created by Mx Bond’s 7th grade classmate who was all too well aware of the young ‘Chip’ Bond’s obsession with Barbra Streisand. A Star is Borned plumbs the depths of the over-the-top classic Hollywood melodrama ‘A Star is Born’ and the careers of the three queer icons who have made the role their own – until now!”
Monotony: A Smart Comedy Show About Stupid Stuff @ Caveat
Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy runner-up, host of Universe City podcast) hosts this monthly show featuring comedians and storytellers discussing their deepest obsessions. This month’s show features performers from an excitingly diverse mix of backgrounds, from science reporters like Ryan Mandelbaum (Gizmodo) to comedians like Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), as well as JR Strauss (All Rise), Tom Thakkar (Conan), and Julia Johns (MTV’s Girl Code).
Quietus, Richard Papiercuts @ Wonders of Nature
Geoffrey Bankowski has been making slow, methodical, moody music as Quietus for 10 years, and celebrates the release of new album Volume IV tonight with a set from idiosyncratic artist Richard Papiercuts.
Clip Show Carnage @ Vital Joint
Steve Whalen and Keaton Monger host this monthly show celebrating their favorite b-movies. This month’s lineup includes Matt Nedostup (TruTV), Eudora Peterson (Marie and Bruce), Nathan Min (Adult Swim), Mary Cella (Comedy Central), and Yedoye Travis (Just For Laughs).
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