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Beirut at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Beirut at Prospect Park in 2016 (more by David Andrako)

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

Helado Negro, Beirut, Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), Kevin Morby, Ruth Garbus @ Rough Trade
It’s inauguration week and this is the second of two shows benefiting the ACLU and Planned Parenthood with a pretty stellar lineup, especially for a venue as small as Rough Trade. Sold out, natch.

The Dean Ween Group @ Brooklyn Bowl
While Ween are back in action, Dean is still active aa a solo artist, having released The Deaner Album last year.

Madonna & Marilyn Minter (conversation) @ Brooklyn Museum
“On the eve of the presidential inauguration, join Madonna and Marilyn Minter—two fearless feminist provocateurs—as they talk art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs.”

Alejandro Escovedo, The Minus 5 @ City Winery
Escovedo made his latest album, Burn Something Beautiful, with The Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck (both of whom you may know from other stuff like Young Fresh Fellows and REM)…and the band will both back him on this tour but also open the night. This is the second of three City Winery shows.

Psychic Twin, Visuals, Mmeadows @ Good Room
Erin Fein used to be in mid-’00s band Headlights (that also featured Nick Sanborn, now of Sylvan Esso). She now makes ethereal, bewitching dance pop as Psychic Twin and her debut, Strange Diary, was released by Polyvinyl.

PAT @ Union Pool
It’s the Inauguration Eve edition of JD Samson’s monthly PAT party, promising “good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ’s that aren’t afraid to go deep.”

Into Another, Supertouch, High Disciple @ Saint Vitus
Vitus hosts a double dose of veteran New York hardcore/post-hc tonight with Into Another and Supertouch.

6LACK, Dreezy @ Mercury Lounge
Both Atlanta’s 6LACK and Chicago’s Dreezy released quality albums last year. 6LACK put out Free 6LACK which is a nice dose of Drake-y R&B, and Dreezy put out No Hard Feelings, where she rotated between delicate singing and hard-edged rapping (and it featured Jeremih, Gucci Mane, and more).

Dashboard Confessional, Vinyl Theatre @ Irving Plaza
Chris Carrabba was one of the earliest musicians to take emo from an underground phenomenon to a mainstream one, and his band Dashboard Confessional has really endured. They’re currently on tour playing smaller venues than usual, and tonight they begin a three-night run at Irving Plaza. All three shows are sold out.

Purity Ring (DJ set) @ Output
Fine makers of warped pop, Purity Ring will be in the DJ booth at Output tonight.

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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