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

Beth Ditto, U.S. Girls @ Bowery Ballroom
The onetime singer for The Gossip has gone solo with new album, Fake Sugar, which finds her in fine, fierce form. Making this show all the more enticing is an opening set from U.S. Girls (who will hopefully give us a new song or two).

Salt Cathedral @ Garden Bar
The Seaport is always a fun place to go during the summer, and the Garden Bar (which is in the middle of Fulton Street at Front) is offering live music every Thursday and Saturday. There’s a DJ set at 6 PM and Salt Cathedral should go on a little after 7.

John Talabot, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
Barcelona producer/DJ John Talabot had something of a breakthrough with his 2012 debut album Fin. He hasn’t released another solo album yet, but his year he did team with Alex Boman as Talaboman to release the collaborative LP The Night Land.

Tank and the Bangas @ 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 NOLA funk group Tank and the Bangas.

Aparato @ MoMA
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, with “jarocho punk” duo Aparato, is from 6:30 – 9 PM and is included with museum admission.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Eric Krasno @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows in Prospect Park continue tonight with two acts from the funk/jam world, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Soulive/Lettuce’s Eric Krasno.

Pokey LaFarge, Kelsey Waldon @ Rough Trade
Pokey LaFarge’s new album Manic Revelations moves on from the old timey folk revival of his earlier material, with bigger, more modern production and lots of horns.

Blick Bassy @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
It’s the closing event of FranceRocks Summerfest 2017, and features Cameroon-born, France-based musician Blick Bassy whose eclectic style combines jazz, blues, African rhythms and more. 7:30 PM. Free.

Honey, Mountain Movers, Nastie Band @ Union Pool
Brooklyn’s Honey make full-throttle rock that would’ve sounded at home in early ’70s Detroit with equal parts riffs and attitude.

David Allan Coe, Daddy Long Legs @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
In the world of outlaw country, few have lived the life as hard as David Allen Coe, who spent some 20 years in and out of prison, and whose career has included hit songs (he wrote “Take This Job and Shove It” and “Would You Lay With Me [In a Field of Stone]”) as well as some extremely controversial “underground” albums.

Johnny Thunders’ Birthday Bash @ Bowery Electric
Punk legend Johnny Thunders’ birthday is being celebrated at Bowery Electric tonight, and tons of fellow veterans of the CBGB era are on the lineup, including some who played with Johnny back in the day. The lineup includes The Waldos, Walter Lure, Lenny Kaye, Dee Pop, Density, Diane Gentile, Dina Regine, FFN, Luigi & the Wiseguys, Lulu Lewis, Mora-Tau, New Rock City, The Ritualists, The Rousers, The Skekekasters, and Steve Krebs & The M.I.A Band.

Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
What’s the deal with these Seinfeld shows? The veteran minutia comedian is playing Beacon Theatre once a month, that’s what.

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