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

Today is The Day, Kayo Dot @ Saint Vitus
Noisecore greats Today Is The Day are on tour playing their seminal 1997 album Temple Of The Morning Star in full for its 20th anniversary. It’s an excellent double bill with the genre-defying Kayo Dot, who began as a metal band but whose latest album is closer to synthpop.

(Sandy) Alex G, Japanese Breakfast, Cende @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Lo-fi chill rocker (Sandy) Alex G returned this year with the acclaimed Rocket on Domino, and he’s on tour now with dream popsters Japanese Breakfast, who are about to release their anticipated Dead Oceans debut Soft Sounds From Another Planet. The tour includes two sold-out NYC shows, this being the first.

Meyhem Lauren, UNiiQU3, Suzi Analogue @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren is a skilled devotee of ’90s New York rap and he remains prolific. He put out two full-lengths last year and he’s showed up on a handful of tracks this year, including one off frequent collaborator Action Bronson’s upcoming album.

Sinkane @ MetroTech Commons
The annual BAM R&B Festival brings free music to MetroTech Commons (corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Aves in Brooklyn) on Thursdays at noon. Tonight’s lunchtime concert is with Sinkane, who returned this year with Life & Livin’ It, a thrilling update of ’70s funk and soul.

Show Me The Body, Fluct, Slums @ Secret Project Robot
Buzzy punk-rap group Show Me The Body recently released a mixtape loaded with impressive guests: Denzel Curry, Mal Devisa, Moor Mother, Cities Aviv, Eartheater, Dreamcrusher, Princess Nokia, Nolife, and more. Their live show has a reputation for being quite crazy, and they bring it to Secret Project Robot tonight.

CO/NTRY, Future Punx, Straw Pipes @ Baby’s All Right
Fronted by artist, cult restauranteur and Montreal gadabout Beaver Shepard, duo CO/NRTY (pronounced “Country,” their original name) make melted pop with an unhinged live reputation. Making for a fun double bill are Brooklyn nu-wavers Future Punx.

Delicate Steve, Band of Changes, Breanna Barbara @ Brooklyn Bowl
Steve Marriot is a ver talented guitarists who makes the most of his abilities with his group Delicate Steve. This show, which also features the soulful and garagey Breanna Barbara, is part of Brooklyn Bowl’s 8th anniversary week.

Arca and Jesse Kanda @ Brooklyn Steel
Bjork collaborator Arca recently released his third album, which was also his first for XL, and is currently on the road with visual artist (and another frequent collaborator) Jesse Kanda which should make for a memorable night of sight and sound.

Arooj Aftab @ MoMA (Summer Thursdays)
MoMA’s Summer Thursdays series brings live music to the museum’s Sculpture Garden every Thursday in July and August. This year is in conjunction with the digital exhibition “Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture,” and features “artists who embody a borderless musical vocabulary; combining sonic and lyrical traditions from around the world, they trace the contours of their multicultural backgrounds and transcend traditional ideas of citizenship, nations, and boundaries.” Tonight’s show is from 6:30 – 9 PM and is included with museum admission.

Zs, Kill Alters, Gold Dime @ Sunnyvale
Veteran NYC experimentalists Zs tonight are performing a special “Immersive Projection Environment set” where in -house projectionist Laura Paris (aka Trouble) has “prepared an immersion projection experience drawing on content captured during a recent trip to the peaks of the alps. A mountainous light experience will ensue.”

Los Lobos @ Robert F Wagner Park
This is the first show in Battery Park City’s River & Blues series, tonight featuring iconic LA band Los Lobos. Free and the show starts at sundown.

Pete Rock @ Brooklyn Bowl
Hip hop legend Pete Rock takes over Questlove’s weekly Bowl Train party at Brooklyn Bowl tonight.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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