What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Hum, Touche Amore, Basement @ Terminal 5
This is a really good bill all around, with ’90s atmospheric heavy rockers Hum who have proved to be very influential, one of today’s most powerful post-hardcore bands Touche Amore, and UK grunge-punk revivalists Basement. If you like distorted guitars, you should probably be at this show.
Freedy Johnston @ HiFi Bar
Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston has been part of the Hoboken/NYC scene for just about 30 years and his low key (if somewhat caustic) style gets better with age.
Sleigh Bells, Miya Folick @ (le) poisson rouge
Sleigh Bells have a new album on the way, and judging by early singles, it should be another dose of their loud alt-pop. Ahead of its release, they play this very intimate NYC show.
Louis C.K. @ Madison Square Garden
Once an underground sensation, Louis CK has become one of the biggest comedians in America — by doing it his way. This is his first of three MSG shows.
The Oddball Comedy Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
The traveling comedy tour hits PNC today, with a lineup including Sebastian Maniscalco, Tracy Morgan, Jim Jeffries, Bridget Everett, Kyle Dunnigan, Colin Jost, Pete Davidson, Katherine Ryan, Tom Segura and host Jeff Ross.
Culture Club @ The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
The original lineup of ’80s hitmakers Culture Club have been back for a while, and hits like “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameleon” and “Church of the Poison Mind” should make for a nice evening at the beach.
Everlast @ The Bell House
Best known for fronting House of Pain, Everlast has, on his own, made records that fuse hip hop with blues, folk and country (many regard his 1998 album White Ford Sings the Blues as a classic).
The Felice Brothers, Jake Xerxes Fussell @ Bowery Ballroom
Blending country, folk and rock, The Felice Brothers released their ninth album, Life in the Dark, earlier this summer.
Cheetah Chrome, Crank County Daredevils, Panzie @ The Bowery Electric
Punk as we know it wouldn’t exist without Rocket From The Tombs and Dead Boys, both of which counted guitarist Cheetah Chrome as a member. It’s a treat that we can still catch him today.
Mega Bog, IJI, Jepeto Solutions, Harmony Tividad @ Trans-Pecos
She lives in NYC now but Mega Bog’s earthy pop style is firmly rooted in her Pacific Northwest upbringing. Tonight’s show is with Seattle’s IJI and Harmony Tividad of Girlpool.
White Bike, Innove Gnawa Band, Janka Nabay @ Union Pool
Daniel Schlett runs Brooklyn’s Strange Weather studio but also makes music as White Bike with a variety of collaborators. Tonight’s show is with two African musicians, Innove Gnawa Band and bubu-master Janka Nabay.
Corinne Bailey Rae, Janelle Kroll @ Webster Hall
Corinne Bailey Rae finally returned this year with her first album in six years, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, and it’s very in-the-now with contributions from rising neo-soul group KING and in-demand jazz musician Esperanza Spalding. It’s great stuff, and her recent live shows have been very special.
Titus Andronicus, Bueno @ WFMU Monty Hall
Though they’re now based in Brooklyn, modern punk heroes Titus Andronicus will always feel like a Jersey band, and they return to their origin state tonight.
Mac Sabbath @ Gramercy Theatre
The sell-by date feels long past for this novelty mashup of Black Sabbath songs rewritten with fast food lyrics and played by people dressed up as demented versions of hamburger chain mascots, but if the idea of hearing “Iron Man” remade as “Frying Pan,” this show’s for you.
Lake Ruth, The Hairs, Pale Lights, O/R/F @ Cake Shop
If you’re a fan of literate, strummy indiepop, this is a pretty killer bill with the baroque sounds of Lake Ruth, the sardonically catchy The Hairs, jangle-masters The Pale Lights, and Ladybug Transistor offshoot O/R/F.
Secret OWSLA Lineup @ House of YesZ
The unique performance-arts space House of Yes hosts a “secret lineup” from Skrillex’s label OWSLA tonight. Will Skrillz himself show up?
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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