What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Joanna Newsom @ El Museo del Barrio
It’s been four years since Joanna Newsom put out her last LP, Divers, and no concrete sign of new music at the moment, but she’s in the midst of a seven-night NYC run playing plenty of old favorites. Joanna Newsom shows are truly entrancing, and going the videos we saw of night one, these are no different.
Tyler, The Creator, Jaden Smith, Goldlink @ Madison Square Garden
Tyler, the Creator’s experimental, R&B-tinged new album IGOR is like nothing he’s ever done before, and his current tour is like no tour he’s ever done before too. Long gone are the rowdy days of Odd Future, and in its place is an art-rap production that isn’t like much else out there. Not only is Tyler weirder than ever, he’s also bigger than ever — tonight’s his Madison Square Garden debut.
The Appleseed Cast, Muscle Worship @ Market Hotel
Post-rock/emo vets The Appleseed Cast returned this year with The Fleeting Light of Impermanence, which is easily their best album in years, one that recalls their glory days but still looks forward.
God Is An Astronaut, American Dollar @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Irish post-rockers God Is An Astronaut said their 2016 North American tour would possibly be their last time touring here, but then they released their very good 2018 album Epitaph and said they did in fact plan to tour here once more, and now they are finally back.
PUP, AJJ, Illuminati Hotties @ Terminal 5
PUP’s Morbid Stuff is their best album yet and one of the year’s very best punk albums, and their live show is only tighter and more fun than ever. This is a good bill all around with folky punks AJJ and indie rockers Illuminati Hotties.
Not Another D&D Podcast Live @ Town Hall
Comedians and writers Brian Murphy, Jake Hurwitz, Emily Axford, and Caldwell Tanner present a hilarious night of comedy informed by role-playing games and fantasy as they bring Not Another D&D Podcast to the live stage.
Alan Braufman, Cooper-Moore, James Brandon Lewis @ Murmrr Ballroom
You may recall last year Downtown jazz vet Alan Braufman reissued his 1975 free jazz classic Valley of Search, and performed it with Cooper-Moore (who played on the original album) and James Brandon Lewis. They’re doing it again for the 2019 Basilica Soundscape this weekend and will warm up for that tonight.
Bill Laswell, Hideo Yamaki, Peter Apfelbaum @ Nublu 151
The great Bill Laswell, who led Material and Praxis, plays tonight with drummer Hideo Yamaki and saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum.
Ryley Walker, David Grubbs, Eli Winter @ Trans-Pecos
Ryley Walker may have taken time off from touring but he hasn’t stopped playing shows. In fact, the very talented and versatile guitarist seems to be playing somewhere in NYC once a week. Tonight it’s a duo show should be something, as it’s a duo performance with David Grubbs (Squirrel Bait, Gastr del Sol).
Dave Hill, Clare O’Kane @ Union Hall
Dave is recording his new comedy album tonight across two shows, so come prepared to laugh (for Dave’s sake).
Signals Midwest, Good Looking Friends, Common Sage @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Emo/punk band Signals Midwest’s members are now split between three different cities so they’re less active than they used to be, but they put out the solid Pin EP last month and now they’re in the midst of a short tour and they say these are the only shows they’re playing this year.
R.A.P. Ferreira fka Milo @ Sunnyvale
Rory Ferreira released some of the most beloved underground rap albums in recent memory under the name Milo, but he retired that moniker recently and now he’s touring under the name R.A.P. Ferreira.
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