What’s going on Tuesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Residents @ Gramercy Theatre
Oddballs with eyeballs for heads, The Residents have remained anonymously weird for over 40 years. Tonight’s show includes a screening for documentary Theory of Obscurity.
Freddie Gibbs, Young M.A. @ Highline Ballroom
Freddie Gibbs stays true to his ’90s rap influences, as heard most successfully on his 2014 Madlib collaboration, Piñata. He followed that last year with another solid solo album, Shadow of a Doubt.
Mr. Lif, Oxymorrons, Olukara @ Knitting Factory
Underground rap staple Mr. Lif returned earlier this month with Don’t Look Down, his first new album in seven years. It has him in fine form, and the new songs should sound great played next to his old favorites tonight.
Downtown Boys, Uniform, Beat Detectives @ NYU Grand Hall
Sax-driven political punks Downtown Boys aren’t like most other bands around right now, and their live shows are a real party. Noise duo Uniform (ex-The Men, Drunkdriver) are always worth catching too.
McCoy Tyner @ Blue Note (2 shows)
McCoy Tyner, who was the pianist in John Coltrane’s classic quarter from 1960-1965 and a great bandleader in his own right, has been playing a lot of Blue Note shows this year. That continues tonight.
Hank Wood and The Hammerheads, Porvenir Oscuro @ The Acheron
Organ-fueled garage punks Hank Wood and the Hammerheads have a handful of shows coming up this year, and their wild live sets are always worth catching. This is the first of four (two of which are with the Black Lips).
Anna Wise with Sonnymoon, White Hinterland @ C’mon Everybody
Anna Wise is best known for her contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s recent albums, but she’s put out some promising solo singles and her debut EP comes out this week. Tonight she plays with her band Sonnymoon.
Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress’ Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, “Cake Shop Comedy” might do the trick.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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