What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie @ Beacon Theatre
Christine McVie reunited with Fleetwood Mac a few years ago, making the band’s classic lineup intact once again, and this year she and Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham are taking some time to do their own thing. They have a duets album out now, which should appeal to fans of recent Fleetwood Mac material, and they’re playing Mac classics on this tour too.
Action Bronson & friends @ Webster Hall
It’s the end of Webster Hall as we know it (it closes for renovations after tonight’s show and reopens under new ownership), and the venue is going out with this one last show, which features NYC rap staple Action Bronson and some guests.
Dave Chappelle (host), Stretch Armstrong, D-Nice, DJ Trauma, special guests @ House of Vans
Dave Chappelle is in the midst of a 16-show Radio City run, but tonight he takes time off from that to host a party at this much smaller NYC venue. It’s free with RSVP, and entry is first come, first served.
John Doe (of X), Vagabond Mantra @ WFMU Monty Hall
X will be on tour later this year but here’s a chance to see frontman John Doe up close and personal.
Cupcakke, Gooddroid @ (le) poisson rouge
Chicago rapper CupcakKe has picked up some buzz for her very raunchy songs and videos, and the material on this year’s Queen Elizabitch (featuring songs like lead single “Cumshot”) are no different. Her live show is usually quite the spectacle too.
Gonjasufi, Lord Raja, Carlos Hernandez @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Gonjasufi takes “psychedelic soul” to an even trippier level than most, as last year’s far-out Callus was yet another reminder of.
Murphy’s Law, Activate @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
NYHC staples Murphy’s Law remain very active. Tonight they’ll set sail aboard The Lucille, departing from the Skyport Marina (E 23rd St & FDR Drive). Doors at 7 PM.
Holly Miranda, Richard Aufrichtig @ Union Pool
Holly’s got a new album in the can and will be playing a lot of it for the first time at this show.
Loren Connors, Steve Dalachinsky, Daniel Carter, Ikue Mori, Jon Gibson, David Watson, Brian Chase, Andrea Parkins @ 1090 Wyckoff Ace
This unique experimental show has a first-time collaborative set from guitarist Loren Connors, saxophonist Daniel Carter, and poet Steve Dalachinsky; a first-time collaborative set from saxist Jon Gibson, no wave vet Ikue Mori (on laptop), and vocalist David Watson; and a duo set from Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase and Andrea Parkins on objects/electronics.
Jim-e Stack, The Range @ House of Yes
It’s a double headliner of New York electronic musicians at House of Yes.
Overcoats @ Dr. Marten’s Herald Square
This is the first in a series of free shows at NYC Dr. Marten’s locations, with Torres and Caveman shows to follow. Overcoats released their debut album Young earlier this year.
Whitney, Sam Evian @ House of Independents (Asbury Park)
Still riding on the acclaim of last year’s debut album, Whitney’s laid back, countrified style sounds especially good in the summer. They’ll play a free show at Prospect Park on Friday.
Tall Friend, Yowler, Really Big Pinecone, Anna Altman @ Baby’s All Right
This bill has four acts from the Northeast DIY/bedroom pop scene, including Yowler, the solo project of All Dogs singer Maryn Jones.
Breanna Barbara @ Garden Bar
Gothy folk-psych-garage singer songwriter Breanna Barbara plays as part of the Garden Bar’s free summer series tonight. 7 PM.
Creeper Lagoon, Holy Tunics, Wives @ Mercury Lounge
Grandaddy aren’t the only millennium-era indie rock band to have recently reformed. San Francisco’s Creeper Lagoon — who released records on indie labels like Shrimper, Nickel Bag and spinART before signing with DreamWorks in 1998 — reformed for this year’s Noise Pop Fest in their hometown. This is their first NYC show in forever.
Liv Warfield, Judith Hill, Shelby J @ MetroTech Commons
The BAM R&B Festival wraps up today with this show featuring three female Prince protégés. Noon – 2 PM. Free.
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