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Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza
Dinosaur Jr at Irving Plaza in 2016 (more by Dana Distortion)

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

Solange, Earl Sweatshirt, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Chassol @ Radio City Music Hall
Solange is playing more and more shows in support of last year’s excellent A Seat At The Table, and her shows have been serious spectacles with an ace live band and it’s the kind of thing that you really just need to see for yourself. This is her second of two nights at Radio City (which sounds like a perfect place to see her), and she has great and very interesting openers. There’s direct support from Earl Sweatshirt, whose 2015 LP I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside remains one of the more unique major-label rap albums in recent memory, plus there’s Sun Ra Arkestra, who feature members of the late jazz legend Sun Ra’s band and perform his songs, and French composer Chassol, who uses field recordings in a way that no one else is really doing.

Dinosaur Jr., Easy Action @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dinosaur Jr recently played 1987’s You’re Living All Over Me in full at Riot Fest, and they’ll probably play a bunch of those songs tonight too, but they don’t rely on nostalgia. Last year’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not stands up just fine against their classic material. Plus, no matter what they’re playing, they just remain a must-see live band. This is their second of two Brooklyn Bowl shows with Negative Approach frontman John Brannon’s band Easy Action, who are not to miss. If you’re not going, you can stream it live (at the link above).

Bruce Springsteen @ Walter Kerr Theatre
If anyone was gonna unseat Hamilton as Broadway’s hardest-to-get ticket, it was Bruce Springsteen who begins his 18-week “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the 960-seat Walter Kerr Theatre. “My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music,” says Bruce. “Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung.”

Paul Weller, Lucy Rose @ Irving Plaza
Having fronted two classic bands and had a long and successful solo career, “modfather” Paul Weller continues to be a class act, having released A Kind of Revolution earlier this year. This is his second of two nights at Irving Plaza.


White Lung, Patio, Groupie @ Sunnyvale
White Lung are on tour now opening for Rise Against, and will play Asbury Park with them this Friday. First, they headline this small Brooklyn show, which they say will be their last headlining show for a while, and their last time playing some of the songs from last year’s Paradise. They’re also promising to play some old ones that they haven’t in a while tonight.

Touche Amore, Single Mothers, Gouge Away @ Bowery Ballroom
This is a great bill all around, headlined by passionate post-hardcore band Touche Amore, whose powerful Stage Four was one of the most heartbreaking punk albums of last year. There’s also sarcastic Canadian punks Single Mothers, who dropped a new LP this year, and the very promising Florida hardcore band Gouge Away.

Venom Inc., Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence @ Saint Vitus
Venom Inc, the version of legendary metal band Venom with Mantas and Abaddon (but not Cronos), played Gramercy Theatre with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence in early September, and now they’re back in NYC for a much smaller show.

Black Uhuru @ Brooklyn Bowl
Dub reggae greats Black Uhuru, best known for their classic “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” are still still bring the natty dreadlocks, led by founding member Derrick “Duckie” Simpson.

Martin Bisi, Bangladeafy, Kate Gentile, Brandon Seabrook @ Silent Barn
Legendary NYC experimental rock producer Martin Bisi (who’s worked with Sonic Youth, Swans, and others) headlines this show tonight that’s also a record release party for Brandon Seabrook’s Needle Driver.

Whitney Cummings in conversation with Neal Brennan @ Gramercy Theatre
Comedian, writer, and actress Whitney Cummings has a new book, I’m Fine…And Other Lies, and will be talking about it — and other subjects — with Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan.

Ani DiFranco, Andrea Gibson @ Le Poisson Rouge
Ani DiFranco has released over 20 albums in the past 17 years, and the prolific songwriter returned this year with Binary, which features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon on a track.

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



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