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Ulver (photo by Ingrid Aas)

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

Ulver @ Irving Plaza
Norway’s Ulver have touched on everything from black metal to trip-hop to synthpop in their 25 year career, but they’ve never played in the US… until now. They’re making their Stateside debut at Irving Plaza tonight and tomorrow.

Black Midi, Eartheater @ ALPHAVILLE
Signed to Rough Trade, young UK band Black Midi make skronky, complex noiserock. Hot of a wave of SXSW buzz, they play their second-ever NYC show show tonight.

Jose Gonzalez, String Theory @ Apollo Theater
Catching Jose Gonzalez backed by an orchestral ensemble sounds like a nice way to spend an evening. It’s their first of two nights at The Apollo.

Gary Clark Jr. @ Beacon Theatre
Singer, songwriter and guitar great Gary Clark Jr just released his new album This Land and kicks off his three-show Beacon Run tonight.

The Music of Van Morrison @ Carnegie Hall
Van Morrison is the subject of Michael Dorf’s annual charity tribute show at Carnegie Hall, with The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon, Glen Hansard, Bettye LaVette, Josh Ritter, Marc Cohn and more singing his songs.

Wye Oak, Brooklyn Youth Chorus @ Merkin Hall
The 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival wraps up with this sure-to-be-great show pairing Wye Oak and The Brooklyn Youth Chorus together, including the performance of a new Owen Pallett composition written just for this show.

The Barr Brothers, La Force Murmrr Theatre
Rootsy Montreal band, which includes a harpist, kick off a short U.S. run of shows tonight which features Broken Social Scene’s Ariel Engle in her solo La Force mode.

All Them Witches, Plague Vendor @ Bowery Ballroom
Psych-rockers All Them Witches are back in town, and along for the ride is garage punks Plague Vendor, who just announced their new album earlier this week.

Dilly Dally, Chastity @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Toronto’s Nirvana/Breeders-worshipping Dilly Dally are on the road supporting last year’s Heaven. Fellow Canadians and lovers of loud guitars, Chastity, open.

Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker screening + Q&A with Jawbreaker @ Nitehawk Prospect Park
The reunited Jawbreaker are about to play two Brooklyn Steel shows this weekend, but first, all three band members are stopping by Nitehawk Prospect Park to do a Q&A following a screening of the recent Jawbreaker documentary Don’t Break Down. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s a good one.

J.S. Ondara, Cat Clyde @ Rough Trade
Kenyan-born folk singer J.S. Ondara recently released his debut album Tales of America, and he put on one of the best sets we saw at SXSW last week. With just his voice and acoustic guitar, he had the packed room mesmerized and so silenced that you could hear a pin drop… that is until he started a crowd singalong for set-closer “Saying Goodbye.” We expect tonight’s show to be just as magical.

Sid Sriram @ National Sawdust
Born in Chennai, India, Sid Sriram‘s family immigrated to San Francisco when he was just one year old. He became obsessed with music at an early age and went to Berklee College of Music, and was discovered by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, among many other scores), and shot to fame for singing “Adiye” on Rahal’s score for 2013’s Kadal. Sid’s been steadily releasing music over the decade but only just released his debut album, Entropy.

Abjects, Cult Fiction, Bloom @ Sunnyvale
Though they’re based in London, Abjects members originally hail from Spain, Japan and Italy. Their sound is rooted in garage punk and C-86-style indie, but their harmonies make them something special.

Jose James celebrates Bill Withers @ Iridium (two shows)
Neo-soul great Jose James is no stranger to tribute shows and albums, and this week he’s doing a run of shows at the Iridium paying tribute to soul legend Bill Withers.

Damien Echols, Dave Hill @ Gramercy Theatre
Part of the Death Becomes Us true crime festival, the West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols will talk with Dave HIll about a variety of subjects.

Joel Harrison, Brandon Seabrook, Ben Monder, Jo Lawry, Anupam Shobhakar, Selvaganesh, Scott Metzger, Nels Cline, Craig Taborn, Vernon Reid @ Le Poisson Rouge
Six guitarists and a sarode player “explore new directions in the music of the 1969 Woodstock Festival” including the music of Richie Havens, Grateful Dead, Ten Years After, The Band, Santana and more.

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

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