What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Vivian Girls, Empath, Young Guv, Honduras @ Warsaw
Reunited and living in L.A., Vivian Girls recently released their first album in eight years (it’s arguably their best, too). It’s been almost as long since they’ve played their former hometown, and the undercard is solid too.
IDLES, Preoccupations @ Terminal 5
IDLES, who have basically been on tour for two years, return to NYC for their biggest show yet, which is also the capper of a short North American run with Preoccupations (a good, post-punky double bill).
IDK, Kemba @ Gramercy Theatre
Maryland rapper IDK is fresh off releasing his very good new album Is He Real?, and tonight his tour supporting it hits NYC with great local support from Kemba.
Robert Glasper: Stevie Wonder Tribute featuring Luke James @ Blue Note (two shows)
Robert Glasper continues his month-long residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club, and tonight’s shows are part of a run of Stevie Wonder tributes with guest singer Luke James. Glasper is also known for bringing out other surprise guests at these shows… let’s see if he does tonight.
Shannon and the Clams, Las Rosas, Champagne SuperChillin @ The Bell House
Shannon & The Clams just wrapped up their tour with Greta Van Fleet and will soon be back out with The Black Keys. Tonight, though, it’s a sold-out headline show. If you’re going, Champagne Superchillin make groovy, Frenchy pysch-pop and are well worth catching.
David Byrne’s American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and while the setlist and arrangements are much like what they were on his tour, songs are now threaded together with new monologues from Byrne, making for a much more theatrical experience.
The Early November, Have Mercy, Owel @ Rough Trade
NJ emo vets The Early November recently released their fifth album Lilac, a soaring, atmospheric album that finds this long-running band in fine form.
Weakened Friends, Blis., Hit Like A Girl @ The Kingsland
Weakened Friends and Blis. both revive different types of ’90s rock (Weakened Friends are more crunchy power pop and Blis. are more post-hardcore), and they make for an appealing double bill.
Kill Alters Mutations #2 @ Market Hotel
Experimental Brooklyn trio Kill Alters continue their Mutations residency at Market Hotel tonight, and this edition veers towards industrial, underground rap, and plenty of the in-between, with Elucid, Pictureplane, Nolife, John Bemis from Murderpact, Okotopus formerly of Dälek, and more.
Molly Sarlé, Renata Zeiguer @ Baby’s All Right
Mountain Man are back, but the group’s members are also all staying busy with their other projects, including Molly Sarlé, who released her debut solo album Karaoke Angel on Partisan last month. She celebrates it in Brooklyn tonight with quality local support from Renata Zeiguer.
Narrow Head, Super Natural Psycho, Schematic, Burning Man, Moonphase @ Saint Vitus
Texas’ Narrow Head are one of the latest punky shoegaze revival bands to pick up some buzz, and you can catch them in NYC tonight.
Garcia Peoples @ Nublu 151
NJ’s jammy Garcia Peoples continue their October residency in support of new album, One Step Behind.
The Fleshtones, Nate Freedberg, Lulu Lewis @ Bowery Electric
Together for 40+ years, NYC’s The Fleshtones still know how to bring the “super rock.” Always great.
Lust For Youth, Weeping Icon, No Dawn (DJ) @ Elsewhere
Scandinavian synthpop duo Lust for Youth released their new self-titled album back in June. It’s full of dark synthpop inspired by Depeche Mode, Visage and more.
PAT Party @ Union Pool
It’s the October edition of JD Samson’s monthly PAT Party, featuring “good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ’s that aren’t afraid to go deep.”
Sunflower Bean @ Dr. Martens Union Square
Local psych-pop band Sunflower Bean play this free show at Dr. Martens’ Union Square store. 7 PM, free and there are complimentary refreshments, too.
Shana Falana, Buffalo Sex Change, Kissed By An Animal @ The Broadway
Gothy dreampop artist Shana Falana will release new album Darkest Light next week but is celebrating tonight.
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