What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Joyce Manor, Wavves, Culture Abuse @ Brooklyn Steel
Joyce Manor and Wavves are two of the best modern bands that toe the line between indie rock and pop punk, so it’s great news that they’re on a co-headlining tour together. Opening is Culture Abuse, who recently signed to Epitaph (home of Joyce Manor) and recently released a collaboration with Wavves. After this show…
Wavves (DJ) @ Sunnyvale
…Wavves will DJ the afterparty at a much smaller Brooklyn venue, Sunnyvale.
David Bazan, Michael Nau @ Rough Trade
David Bazan has been having a very busy year. He released a solo album, he released the debut album with his new band Lo Tom, and he’s about to reunite Pedro the Lion this December. First, he’s wrapping up some solo shows. Opening tonight is Page France’s Michael Nau.
New York Comedy Festival
Tonight’s events include Impractical Jokers at MSG, a taping of How Did This Get Made?, Chris Hardwick, and more
Lee Ranaldo, Pigeons @ The Bell House
Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo recently released his new solo album Electric Trim, which is a little darker and more psychedelic than his last couple LPs, and very worth hearing.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, TK Kravitz @ Terminal 5
Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie continues to quickly get massive, and recently released his debut album The Bigger Artist, which sorta has a Drake/Future sad-rap vibe (he opened part of the Drake/Future tour last year). Tonight he plays a huge sold-out hometown show.
Trap Them, Call of the Void @ Saint Vitus
Metallic hardcore greats Trap Them are calling it quits after a few final shows, including Saint Vitus tonight and tomorrow. Denver’s likeminded Call of the Void open and they’re not to miss.
Blitzen Trapper, Lilly Hiatt @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Portland folk rockers Blitzen Trapper just released their new album Wild and Reckless, which was inspired by the band’s theatrical production of the same name. This is their first NYC show since the album’s release.
Talib Kweli @ Blue Note
Talib Kweli has a new album on the way, but he’s first doing a full-band residency at the Blue Note to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his classic debut album Quality. This is night one.
Michael Rault, Boytoy, Baby Jey @ Alphaville
Toronto garage-psych musician Michael Rault just signed to Daptone’s rock-oriented Wick imprint and, if his new single is any indication, finds him heading into ’70s orch-pop territory.
Jason Narducy @ KGB Red Room
Bass player for Bob Mould and the current live lineup of Superchunk, Jason Narducy also fronts his own band, Split Single, whose sound is a little more powerpop.
Lindstrom, Man Power, JDH, Timo Lee, L&L&L Record Club @ Good Room
Lindstrom’s new album, It’s All Right Between Us As it Is, is another fine example of the Norwegian producer’s skills as a beatmaker and crafter of hooks. It’s also got guest appearances from Jenny Hval and others. He’ll play live tonight.
Champagne Jerry @ Joe’s Pub
Ad-Rock (of Beastie Boys) collaborator Champagne Jerry hosts his new ‘Champagne Jerry’s Clubhouse’ show tonight, a “semi-regular show wherein Champagne Jerry is your host at a party where he and a bunch of featured artists: comedians, musicians, and people who just like champagne hang out doing the best performances you’ve ever seen in your life.”
Springsteen on Broadway
It’s the hottest ticket on Broadway: Bruce Springsteen playing solo at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre, performing some of his biggest hits and telling stories about them. His show runs through February.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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