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Big Eyes at Saint Vitus
Big Eyes at Saint Vitus in 2016 (more by Ryan Muir)

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

Aye Nako, Sammus, Mal Blum and the Blums, Big Eyes, Izzy True, Kissing Is A Crime @ Knitting Factory (Don Giovanni Showcase)
Like they do most years, NJ punk/indie label Don Giovanni is throwing a series of showcases this year. This is the first of two in Brooklyn, and there’s also one in Philly on Saturday.

Dreadlords, Destroying Angel, Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks, Scout Pare-Phillips @ Saint Vitus (Stardust)
Saint Vitus is playing host to the cosmically-inclined extreme metal festival Stardust Fest once again in 2017. The 4-day event brings in a ton of underground metal bands from all over the place for a long weekend that promises to be weird, heavy, and spacey in equal measure. This is night 1.

The Menzingers @ Looney Tunes (record in-store)
Heartland punks The Menzingers will release their anticipated new album After The Party on Epitaph this week and they’re celebrating with three in-stores in the Northeast. This is the second.

Stef Chura, Lionlimb, Kevin Krauter, Blanket @ Alphaville
Stef Chura makes hooky indie rock that has a way with a turn-of-phrase, too, maybe somewhere between Liz Phair and Throwing Muses. Her new album is out now via Detroit’s Urinal Cake records (who put out the first Protomartyr album).

Joseph Arthur, Leona Naess, Roarke @ The Delancey
It’s a very intimate show for musician and visual artist Joseph Arthur who often combines those two interests on stage at his shows.

‘New Peck’ ballet (music by Dan Deacon) @ David H. Koch Theater
Dan Deacon‘s “The USA” suite from his 2012 album America is going to be used by the New York City Ballet as part of their “New Combinations” program they’ll perform seven times this season. As choreographed by the acclaimed Justin Peck, the performance will have “his dancers trading their pointe shoes in for sneakers.”

Chad Valley, Computer Magic, REN @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It’s a double dose of effervescent synthpop as the UK’s Chad Valley and NYC’s Computer Magic bring their tour to Brooklyn.

The Lumineers, Andrew Bird @ MSG
We’re not huge fans of the headliners, but this is a chance to see Andrew Bird, who’s still riding high off the strength of last year’s Are You Serious. This is night 1 of 2.

Anna Wise, Deradoorian @ C’mon Everybody
Anna Wise may be best known for singing on several Kendrick Lamar songs, but her own material is pretty great too. This is a solid double bill, with pop boundary-pusher Deradoorian.

Marco Benevento, WOLF! feat. Scott Metzger @ Brooklyn Bowl
The prolific Marco Benevento has been at it for over a decade, playing with The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Joe Russo and more. He’s also a solo artist, with a handful of good albums under his belt. Last year he released The Story of Fred Short. Opening is WOLF!, the project of another Joe Russo collaborator, Scott Metzger.

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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