What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Roni Size, Lost City, Anna Morgan @ Output
Roni Size’s groundbreaking, Mercury Prize-winning New Forms is 20 years old this year and he’s celebrating it on tour with his brand new “new live instrument and hardware show” which should sound amazing on Output’s famed Funktion One sound system.
Gary Numan, Me Not You @ Brooklyn Steel
Postpunk icon Gary Numan, whose songs “Are Friends Electric? and “Cars” helped form the blueprint that is still being used today in synthpop, put out the well-received Savage this year.
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – In Concert – Live To Film” @ Barclays Center
Tim Burton‘s classic holiday film The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to Brooklyn as a live-to-film concert event. Danny Elfman, who wrote the songs and score and was the singing voice of Jack Skellington, will sing live, as will original voice actors Catherine O’Hara (Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie). They’ll be backed by a full orchestra and choir during a screening of the movie.
Chris Rock @ The Theater at MSG
Chris Rock has been in the midst of a comeback year, which has recorded his ongoing first tour in nine years. He played two BAM shows recently, where he taped a forthcoming Netflix special, and tonight he begins another NYC run. This is the second of three consecutive shows at the Theatre at MSG, and then he plays Barclays Center on 12/9.
Hiss Golden Messenger @ Bowery Ballroom
Folk rocker Hiss Golden Messenger (aka MC Taylor) released his latest album, Hallelujah Anyhow, this year via Merge. He’s supporting it on tour now, and he plays Bowery Ballroom tonight and tomorrow.
Autre Ne Veut, The Range, Starchild & The New Romantic @ Elsewhere
Indie/R&B blender Autre Ne Veut headlines this bill at new Bushwick venue Elsewhere, which also includes IDM great The Range and Solange/Blood Orange collaborator Starchild.
Cold Specks, LA Timpa, Fielded @ Baby’s All Right
Cold Specks made her latest album, Fool’s Paradise, with Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury on bass, and it’s another great example of her soulful, dreamy pop.
Ian Felice, Nick Panken (of Spirit Family Reunion) @ Union Pool
The Felice Brothers have been busy touring with Conor Oberst all year, and now Ian Felice is doing the solo thing at Brooklyn’s intimate Union Pool. It’s worth catching Spirit Family Reunion’s Nick Panken too.
Rhys Chatham w/ Robert Longo, Ernie Brooks, Karen Haglof, Jason Bartell, Jonathan Kane, Jon Kessler, and Lee Ranaldo @ Brooklyn Museum
Guitarist Rhys Chatham is a legend of NYC’s avant-garde scene, and his 1977 work Guitar Trio has been considered an influence on no wave and later on Sonic Youth. Rhys is performing that composition tonight with a group of musicians, including Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.
Wheatus, Evaride, Math the Band @ Knitting Factory
The band that wrote “Teenage Dirtbag,” Wheatus, grace Brooklyn with a show tonight. Opening is party-punks Math the Band.
Larkin Grimm, Secret Moths, Kleptokrat @ Trans-Pecos
Experimental songwriter Larkin Grimm released new album Chasing an Illusion earlier this year via Northern Spy. She plays tonight with jazz-psych combo Kleptokrat, and RIchmond, VA’ folky Secret Moths.
Craze, The Blue Stones, EZI, Flor de Toloache, The Knocks (DJ Set), The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Just Blaze, Michael Blume, Nick Catchdubs, Wrabel, Plus Special Guests @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
A disparate group of artists and turntablists are coming together for the 2017 edition o fhe “A Positive Spin” benefit with proceeds going to the Lower Eastside Girls Club.
Loses Lounge Tribute to Burt Bacharach @ Joe’s Pub
Joe McGinty has been leading the Losers Lounge for about 20 years, and this week at Joe’s Pub they’re toasting classic songwriter Burt Bacharach whose laid-back style is about as perfect a fit for LL as you can get. Surprise guest vocalists, brought out to sing favorites like “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and “Walk on By,” are the icing on this cake.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss is currently in the midst of his completely sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through June! At these shows, Bruce plans to give fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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