What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Flipper (with David Yow) @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Highly influential post-hardcore/punk legends Flipper are on their 40th anniversary tour, and while original vocalist Bruce Loose left the band in 2015, it’s hard to think of a better replacement for him than David Yow of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid. Tonight’s show should be pretty wild, and it’s also one of the last chances to get to Brooklyn Bazaar before it closes at the end of November.
Jenny Lewis, The Watson Twins @ Kings Theatre
Jenny Lewis begins a headlining tour supporting this year’s On the Line at Brooklyn’s gorgeous Kings Theatre tonight. Opening is The Watson Twins, who Jenny released the collaborative album Rabbit Fur Coat with in 2006. They aren’t billed as performing together, maybe they’ll do a song or two together?
Corridor, Operator Music Band, Activity @ Union Pool
Corridor would probably still be the best Francophone act on Sub Pop even if they weren’t the only Francophone act on Sub Pop. They just released their first album for the label, but they are even better live. The whole bill is excellent, with krautrock disco-makers Operator Music Band, and Activity (which includes members of Grooms and Russian Baths).
DIIV, Chastity, Storefront Church @ Warsaw
DIIV’s new album Deceiver takes them into heavier, grungier shoegaze territory. This is their first of three NYC shows this week.
Songhoy Blues, Ghost King @ Baby’s All Right
Malian band Songhoy Blues are an indefatigably joyous live band, a really treat. Early show, 6:30 doors.
Hinds, Bodega @ Baby’s All Right
Madrid band Hinds are working on a new album and will hopefully be previewing some of it at this one-off show tonight. Late show, 9:30 doors.
Robert Glasper: J Dilla Tribute feat T3 of Slum Village & more @ Blue Note (two shows)
Jazz/hip hop blender continues his month-long residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club, and tonight begins an especially cool run of shows, where he’ll be paying tribute to the late, great J Dilla with help from Dilla’s former Slum Village groupmate T3. Other guests are promised too.
Baldi/Gerycz (of Cloud Nothings), Asha Sheshadri, Sunk Heaven vs Junkyard, Kate Mohanty, Leila Bordreuil @ Bohemian Grove
Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi and CN drummer Jason Gerycz are playing a duo set (presumably an avant-garde one) at DIY venue Bohemian Grove tonight. Also on the bill is “La Brute,” and the organizers say, “This is a secret, heads will know.” Update: La Brute = cellist Leila Bordreuil.
Marco Benevento, The Mattson 2 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Marco Benevento has been toeing the line between indie rock and jam band way before all the trendpieces, and this year’s psych-pop-leaning Let It Slide is the kind of album that basically any Tame Impala or MGMT fan would probably dig. He’s on tour now with The Mattson 2, who released Paradise this year and who pair well with Marco.
Fit For An Autopsy, Rivers of Nihil, Lorna Shore, Dycarnate @ Saint Vitus
NJ deathcore band Fit For An Autopsy’s new album The Sea of Tragic Beasts comes out this Friday via Nuclear Blast, and they’ll celebrate it in NYC tonight with great direct support from Pennsylvania tech-death metallers Rivers of Nihil.
Ravi Coltrane, Dayramir Gonzalez, Makaya McCraven, Sasha Berliner Azalea, Roxy Coss Quintet, Salami Rose Joe Louis, and more! @ BRIC House
The 2019 BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night kicks off with Ravi Coltrane’s Universal Consciousness: The Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane, plus Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé, Makaya McCraven, Cousin from Another Planet (a new project from Aaron Whitby), Sasha Berliner Azalea, Roxy Coss Quintet, and Salami Rose Joe Louis.
Cigarettes After Sex @ Brooklyn Steel
Moody dreampop band Cigarettes After Sex, who scored a viral hit with “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby,” are finally back with their second album this week and tonight is the second of two NYC shows.
Wyclef Jean @ Chelsea Music Hall
It’s the October edition of MTV Push Live concert series, with an intimate performance from Wyclef Jean, plus Jazzy Amra, Jeremy Torres, and riley.
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.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Curse Mackey @ (le) poisson rouge
Chicago’s My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult have been peddling kitschy electro-sleaze since the late-’80s. Though the band hit their creative peak in the mid-’90s with the deliciously lurid Sexplosion!, founders Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy have kept the bondage gear on ever since.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Yusa @ Town Hall
New Orleans institution Preservation Hall Jazz Band recently released A Tuba to Cuba, the companion album for their documentary about their 2015 trip to Cuba. Tonight’s show features breakout Cuban singer-songwriter Yusa, plus “surprise special guests.”
Kill Alters – Mutations #3 at Trans-Pecos
Experimental Brooklyn trio Kill Alters continue their hometown residency at Trans-Pecos tonight (moved from Market Hotel), and tonight’s lineup includes Elucid, Bonnie Baxter / Hampton (Murderpact) Chuck Bettis Trio, King Vision Ultra, a Bergsonist live set, a Prolaps live set (Matthew Stephenson from Machine Girl x Bonnie Baxter), and a DRUM N’ THROAT improvised performance with several guests.
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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