What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Hop Along, Saintseneca, Bat Fangs @ Brooklyn Steel
Hop Along’s new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog is their most ambitious-sounding album yet, and their live shows in support of it have been better than ever. This one’s got two great openers: indie folkies Saintseneca and classic rockin’ Ex Hex offshoot Bat Fangs.
Smino, special guests @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Talented rapper/singer Smino is on the road in continued support of last year’s great blkswn, and his shows (which usually include a live band) are always great. Tonight’s his first of two consecutive nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and special guests are promised.
Pond, Fascinator @ Warsaw
Austalia’s Pond were originally supposed to play this Brooklyn club in February but are now back as part of the Governors Ball After Dark series. Pond play GovBall on Friday.
David West, Bob Jones, Wild Plants, Silk Sign @ ALPHAVILLE
David West, who is a member of Total Control and currently resides in NYC, makes glammy pop on his own, as heard on last year’s solo album Cherry on Willow. He plays tonight with Eater’s Bob Jones and more.
Ash, Beverly @ Baby’s All Right
Irish trio Ash just released new album Islands which finds their crunchy power-pop in fine form. They celebrate its release tonight, with terrific Brooklyn band Beverly opening.
Trashcan Sinatras @ Highline Ballroom
Scottish pop greats Trashcan Sintaras are on their “One Night, Two Albums” tour where they’re playing their first two albums — 1990’s Cake and 1993’s I’ve Seen Everything — in full.
The Hum w/ Thao & Mirah, Katie Von Schleicher, Julie Byrne, Alix Brown, Breanna Barbara, Dida Pelled, Lyla Vander, Reni Lane @ House of Yes
The collabortive series The Hum wraps up its May residency at House of Yes with an especially strong lineup: Thao, Mirah and Julie Byrne are all headliners on their own.
David Cross @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Following last week’s interviews in The New York Times and Gothamist, tonight’s show — ostensibly a test run for his upcoming “Oh Come On” tour — might take some interesting turns.
Dirty Projectors, Buzzy Lee @ Public Arts
While they’re sporting a new lineup of the band, Dirtry Projectors’ off-kilter and airtight vocal harmonies, and Dave Longstreth’s tricky guitar playing still sound great. This is a GovBall After Dark show and they play the NYC festival on Sunday.
Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker @ Jones Beach
For the first time ever, the entire Top Dawg Entertainment roster are touring together, with Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, and more, and hopefully that means we’ll get live renditions of the many TDE collaborations.
Post Animal, Paul Cherry, Colin Caulfield @ Rough Trade
Of the more-than-a-few bands that feature cast members of Stranger Things, Post Animal are really the only ones who can stand totally on musical merits — their debut album When I Think of You in a Castle is quirky, enjoyable psych pop. That said: Joe Keery, who plays Steve on the show, remains a member of the band but is not touring with them currently.
Chrome @ Saint Vitus Bar
Still led by Helios Creed, goth/psych/industrial rock progenitors Chrome are still at it, mostly recently on 2017’s Techromancy.
Alejandro Escovedo, Jeremy and the Harlequins @ The Bowery Electric
Punk/cowpunk/Americana vet Escovedo has been making an all-out assault on NYC this month, playing tons of intimate shows like this.
Rooftop Films ‘American Animals’ screening w/ Tall Juan @ The William Vale
Check out this acclaimed indie heist film, as well as a pre-screening performance from Tall Juan, at this Rooftop Films event atop Williamsburg’s fancy-pants hotel The William Vale.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving 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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