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Woodsist Festival 2019 at Arrowood Farm Brewery
Whitney @ Woodsist Fest 2019 (more by P Squared)

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

Ty Segall (& Freedom Band performing Goodbye Bread), DMBQ @ Bowery Ballroom
Ty Segall’s five night NYC residency continues tonight — he and the Freedom Band will play their new, guitar-less album First Taste, and then they’ll perform Goodbye Bread. Legendary Japanese psych band DMBQ open the night.

Whitney, Hand Habits @ Brooklyn Steel
Few records in recent memory feel as well-timed, release-wise, as Whitney‘s new album Forever Turned Around. The band’s gorgeously orchestrated, southern-tinged pop exudes a happy/sad air that is evocative of the end of summer and start of fall, when shadows get longer, and a chill sneaks in around a spectacular sunset. If you’re going tonight, Hand Habits are great, too.

Built To Spill, Prism, Prism Bitch, Love as Laughter @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Built to Spill’s classic LP Keep It Like a Secret remains one of ’90s indie rock’s crowning achievements, from “The Plan” through “Broken Chairs.” They’ll play the whole thing, along with other songs from their catalog, as the final night of their four-show NYC run.

Robert Glasper Trio, Yasiin Bey @ Blue Note (2 shows)
Like he did last year, Robert Glasper is taking over the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club for a month-long residency, with 56 shows in 28 nights (8 & 11 PM shows each night). It begins tonight, with the Robert Glasper Trio (Glasper, Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge) joined by rap legend Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def). Yasiin Bey appears with them through Sunday (10/6).

Madonna @ BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music
Madonna’s Madame X tour continues its 17-show run at BAM, which are some of the most intimate shows of her career. The show is heavy on her new album but it’s a rare chance to get up close and personal with Madge.

White Denim, Abram Shook @ Le Poisson Rouge
Austin rockers White Denim are back out on the road supporting this year’s Side Effects, hitting NYC tonight and Jersey City on Saturday.

Garcia Peoples @ Nublu 151
As their name implies, there’s more than a little Grateful Dead in NJ band Garcia Peoples sound, along with a general love of ’60s West Coast psych, but you can hear homestate heroes The Feelies and Yo La Tengo in what they do too. Their new album is out this month and they begin a five-Thursday residency at Nublu tonight.

P.E. (PILL x Eaters), Gauche, Chango4 @ Rubulad
Skronky post-punks Pill call it quits earlier this year but most of the band teamed up with electronic duo Eaters to form P.E. They play tonight with DC’s Gauche which includes members of Priests and Downtown Boys.

Incubus, Wild Belle @ Radio City Music Hall
Nineties nostalgia continues: Incubus are doing a 20th anniversary tour for 1999’s Make Yourself, which saw them departing from their funk metal roots and getting much more popular thanks to singles like “Pardon Me,” “Drive,” and “Stellar.”

Sheila E. @ Sony Hall
Drummer and ’80s pop star Shelia E. is still leads the glamorous life.

Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society, Loren Mazzacane Connors & Daniel Carter @ Union Pool
Chicago bassist Joshua Abrams leads Natural Information Society, making methodical, contemplative, deeply felt compositions that incorporate all manner of instrumentation into its, looping, droning music. It’s the first of a two-night stand at Union Pool.

WNYC’s Ask Me Another w/ John Cameron Mitchell, Ophira Eisenberg, Jonathan Coulton @ The Bell House
Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell is in the hot seat tonight for WNYC’s witty game show.

Bonny Doon, Anna St. Louis @ The Broadway
Fresh off the Woodsist Festival, Detroit’s languid, folky Bonny Doon and singer-songwriter Anna St. Louis make for a chill double bill.

Surf Curse, Dirt Buyer, Water From Your Eyes @ The Dance
The Dance is the new club from Baby’s All Right / Elvis Guesthouse owner Billy Jones and tonight is the first public show.

Justin Townes Earle, The Wandering Hearts @ White Eagle Hall
Justin Townes Earle’s new album, The Saint of Lost Causes, came out back in May and is a loose concept album about social problems in America, from the Flint, MI water crisis to the shrinking WV coal industry.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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