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Cal Jam 2017
Bob Mould at Cal Jam 2017 (more by Adela Loconte)

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

Bob Mould, Titus Andronicus @ Brooklyn Steel
Indie rock legend Bob Mould is fresh off releasing Sunshine Rock — his fourth consecutive album with bassist Jason Narducy and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster — and it does a great job of keeping his classic sound alive while also incorporating string arrangements that work better than you might have guessed. He’s on tour now and in the midst of a run with indie/punks Titus Andronicus, who clearly owe a lot to the kind of music that Bob Mould helped pioneer.

Vince Staples, Buddy @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Vince Staples continues to be unstoppable. Last year he released FM!, which he said was a mini-album and not his proper third LP, and it was still one of the best albums of the year. He’s on tour now with Buddy, who just released an expanded version of his debut album Harlan & Alondra (including a new song with Flying Lotus and Thundercat).

Blackalicious, Kala and The Lost Tribe @ Le Poisson Rouge
Indie rap duo Blackalicious have been going strong since the ’90s, and though the speed of their output has drastically slowed down in recent years, everything they touch is still worthy.

Remembering Jonas: A Tribute to Jonas Mekas – ft. Patti Smith, John Zorn, Richard Barone, Lee Ranaldo, David Amram, Glenn Mercer (The Feelies) and Special Guests @ City Winery
It’s an all-star tribute to the late Anthology Film Archives founder Jonas Mekas, featuring many ’80s downtown greats.

Rickie Lee Jones @ Sony Hall
Having dabbled in folk, pop, jazz and other genres, Rickie Lee Jones remains in fine form 40 years after her debut LP (which was just reissued on vinyl).

Smif-N-Wessun @ SOB’s
Brooklyn rap lifers Smif-N-Wessun are about to release their first album in nine years, The All, this Friday, and first they’re celebrating with this release show.

The Loser’s Lounge Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Led as always by the great Joe McGinty, he and his orchestra, plus a bunch of guest vocalists, will pay tribute to the Queen of Soul at two shows tonight. These are always a lot of fun.

Small Talk hosted by Jo Firestone w/ Anna Drezen, Ana Fabrega, Maeve Higgins, Naomi Ekperigin @ Union Hall
This show, formerly known as Everyday Decisions, has the very funny Jo Firestone talking with comedians and kids about how they make…everyday decisions.

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

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