What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Spiritualized w/ Wordless Music Orchestra and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir @ Kings Theatre
Kings of widescreen, elegiac psych, Spiritualized will sound especially huge today as they’ll be backed by the Wordless Music Orchestra and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir. Add to that the gorgeous setting of Kings Theatre, this should be a special show.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Other Years @ Murmrr Theatre
While Will Oldham hasn’t released much new music as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (a single earlier this year) but with his records finally appearing on streaming services, we’re getting acquainted with the classics.
Alex Cameron, Lola Kirke @ Warsaw
There’s a real swagger to Alex Cameron’s onstage persona, louche and a little sad, in a romantic sort of way. (His saxophonist and business partner, Roy Molloy, is becoming famous in his own right, for other things.) Opening tonight is Lola Kirke whose sister, Jemima, has starred in a few of AC’s videos.
The Velvet Underground Experience, John Cale (Q&A) @ 718 Broadway
A three-level multimedia ode to New York’s most influential band, this exhibit features tons of archival photos, films, and more. Today there’s a talk with actual Velvet Underground member John Cale at 5 PM which is included with admission.
The Beths, Poppies @ Mercury Lounge
The Beths make super tight, super crunchy power pop, thick with harmonies and fuzzed-out guitars, played at rocket speed. It’s very early-’90s in a Juliana Hatfield or Fastbacks kind of way, but with a My So Called Life sense of angst and uncertainty in Elizabeth Stokes’ often dark, self-deprecatingly witty lyrics.
Mark Sultan (BBQ), The Mystery Lights, “special guest” @ Our Wicked Lady
Mark Sultan, who puts the sauce to the smoke in the King Khan & BBQ Show, has a new solo album titled Let Me Out which is out this week. He celebrates tonight with this show where he’ll be backed by The Mystery Lights. There’s a “special guest” on the bill too.
Josh Rouse, Grant-Lee Phillips @ Murmurr Ballroom
Josh Rouse‘s new album, Love in the Modern Age, drew inspiration from lush ’80s pop like The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout, and records like Roxy Music’s Avalon and Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man. Tonight’s show is with another talented singer songwriter (and Gilmore Girls troubadour) Grant-Lee Phillips.
Amyl and The Sniffers, Dirty Fences, SIGNAL @ Baby’s All Right
Melbourne punks Amyl and The Sniffers have been on the rise recently, thanks in part to a run opening for fellow Australians (and Flightless labelmates) King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on their last North American tour…but their amped, unhinged live show is doing most of the work.
Joyce Manor, Vundabar, Big Eyes @ Brooklyn Steel
Joyce Manor returned this year with the new album Million Dollars To Kill Me, and though it’s a more subtle progression than their last album was, it’s still a super enjoyable album of Joyce Manor’s trademark punky pop. And as good as the album is, nothing beats the rush of Joyce Manor’s killer live show.
Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, GZA @ Stance SoHo
Three Wu-Tang Clan members team up for this free live in-store at socks retailer Stance’s SoHo location. It goes from 6-9 PM, and you had to RSVP last week to get in.
White Denim, Rotem, Pocket Sounds @ Brooklyn Bowl
Southern indie rockers White Denim are on the road behind this year’s Performance, hitting Brooklyn Bowl tonight and tomorrow.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie @ The Paramount
Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is taking his super catchy auto-tuned rap on tour, and though there’s no hometown show this run, he has a nearby Long Island show tonight (and played Montclair, NJ earlier this week).
Every Time I Die @ Rocks Off Cruise
Buffalo metalcore vets Every Time I Die are on night two of their five-show NYC run. After this, they’ve got one more Rocks Off cruise and then two Saint Vitus shows.
LADAMA @ BRIC House
The four women who make up Ladama are each from different countries (Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the U.S.), and they pull traditional sounds from all four of their home countries into an appealing, contemporary blend.
Doyle @ Wonder Bar
Doyle is back with Danzig and Jerry Only in The Original Misfits, but while their shows are few and far between, Doyle’s own tour schedule is almost nonstop. Tonight he plays the Misfits’ home state.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which runs through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
The Losers Lounge Play the Music of Barry Manilow & Bette MIdler: A Battle of the Bands @ Joe’s Pub
Before Barry Manilow became the guy who wrote the songs that made the whole world sing, he was Bette Midler’s pianist and collaborator. Tonight Joe McGinty and the Losers Lounge pit their catalogs against each other.
The Revolution, Natasha Diggs @ Sony Hall
Prince died two years ago but his old band, including Wendy & Lisa, Dr. Z and more, are keeping the flame alive.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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