What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Seefeel, The Veldt @ Warsaw
Seefeel, the electronic-leaning UK post-rock/shoegaze group who released albums on Too Pure, Warp and Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records, reunited in 2011 for a new album, and were supposed to tour North America for the first time ever. That tour got canceled but they’re finally doing it, and tonight is their first-ever NYC show.
Lux Prima (Karen O & Danger Mouse), A Savage @ Kings Theatre
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O and superproducer Danger Mouse teamed up for the very good collaborative album Lux Prima earlier this year, and now they’ll perform those songs for “one night only” in Brooklyn’s gorgeous Kings Theatre. Parquet Courts’ A Savage opens.
(Sandy) Alex G, Tomberlin, Indigo De Souza @ Brooklyn Steel
With his new album House of Sugar, (Sandy) Alex G made a big step forward — it’s an ambitious, tuneful, widescreen record.
Neon Indian, Sateen @ Elsewhere
We haven’t had an album from Neon Indian in almost five years but the chillwave survivor has released a few songs recently. You may hear even more new songs tonight.
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.
Pivot Gang, Kari Faux @ Bowery Ballroom
Chicago rap group Pivot Gang — aka Saba, Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo, Frsh Waters, daedaePIVOT, and squeakPIVOT — put out one of the most fun rap albums of the year so far with You Can’t Sit With Us, and they’ll bring those songs to life tonight. Opening is Kari Faux, who’s on Pivot Gang’s song “Mortal Kombat” and put out her own solid EP this year.
Liz Phair, Raffaella @ White Eagle Hall
Liz Phair recently released reunited with producer Brad Wood, with whom she made Exile In Guyville, Whip-Smart, and whitechocolatespaceegg, for a new single and is working on a new album. But expect lots of classics tonight.
Jack Klatt, Zephaniah O’Hora @ Union Pool
Minneapolis singer-songwriter Jack Klatt makes twangy Americana that pulls from easygoing late-’60s/early-’70s country, with a little lonesome Roy Orbison in there too. He just released his affable new album, It Ain’t the Same, on YepRec.
This Will Destroy You, Christopher Tignor @ The Bell House
Texas post-rock greats This Will Destroy You are on the road supporting their two very solid 2018 albums, New Others Part One and Two. They’re joined by their pal Christopher Tignor for the whole run.
Joan Shelley, Jake Xerxes Fussell @ The Park Church Co-Op
Folk singer is on tour supporting her excellent new album Like The River Loves The Sea, and Jake Xerxes Fussell is pulling double duty as opener and a member of Joan’s band.
Gouge Away, Outskirts, None Above All, Materialistics, Gel @ Trans-Pecos
Gouge Away are one of the best newer bands in post-hardcore, and as good as their albums are, their live show is even better. Before beginning a short tour with Lifetime, they play this headlining Ridgewood show.
Fran, Lionlimb, youbet, Crosslegged @ Alphaville
Chicago’s Fran i s releasing her debut album A Private Picture this week on Fire Talk, and it’s got some indie/folk/country crossover in the Angel Olsen/Big Thief/etc realm, some twee-ish indie pop in the classic Slumberland/Sarah Records realm, and more. She plays Brooklyn tonight ahead of its release with some well-matched local acts.
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, The Library @ Knitting Factory
Punky alt-country band Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are on the road again supporting last year’s solid Years.
Black Tusk, Child Bite, Somnuri, Enforced @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty great (and musically diverse) bill all around, with Savannah sludge punks Black Tusk, Detroit noise rockers Child Bite, and Richmond crossover thrashers Enforced. Local support comes from heavy rock and rollers Somnuri.
Good Fuck (Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse), Cube, Amateur Psychology @ C’mon Everybody
Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse’s Good Fuck released two highly eccentric albums as Good Fuck this year, and they’ve been doing a good amount of touring too. They’re back out on the road, and hitting Brooklyn tonight.
Brian Chase’s Drums & Drones, Queen Elephantine, Azonic, ESSi @ Sunnyvale
While his Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate, Karen O, plays Kings Theatre tonight, drummer Brian Chase brings his more experimental solo project, Drums and Drones, to Sunnyvale. With it, he “aims to evoke meditative qualities through the use of resonant tones and sonic subtleties derived from drums and percussion.”
Habibi, Public Practice, Gustaf, DJ Julia Cumming (of Sunflower Bean) @ The Dance
It’s a very solid night of local acts at new Manhattan venue The Dance, including post-punk leaning bands Public Practice and Gustaf, as well as the garage-y Habibi.
Stonefield, The Wants, TVOD @ The Sultan Room
You may have seen Stonefield opening for fellow Aussies King Gizzard, and both bands share a heavy psych sound.
Hiss Golden Messenger, Molly Tuttle @ Webster Hall
Maker of lightly twangy, assuredly tuneful americana, M.C. Taylor is out supporting his new Hiss Golden Messenger album, Terms of Surrender.
Chelsea Grin, The Acacia Strain, Spite, Left Behind, Traitors @ Gramercy Theatre
This metalcore/deathcore package tour rolls through NYC tonight, and aside from the bigger bands, it’s also a chance to catch rising band Left Behind, whose anticipated new album No One Goes To Heaven comes out on Pure Noise tomorrow.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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