What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Depeche Mode, EMA @ Barclays Center
Synthpop and alt-rock legends Depeche Mode are back in NYC for a second go-round with their Global Spirit tour. If you’re going, do show up early and check out boundary-pushing and increasingly-unpigeonholeable artist EMA.
The Voidz, Promiseland, Surfbort @ Elsewhere
Julan Casablancas’ other band, The Voidz, begin their four-show June residency tonight.
Amadou and Mariam, Ikebe Shakedown @ Brooklyn Steel
Malian husband-and-wife duo Amadou & Mariam have never let not being able to see slow them down, and have been making joyous music for over 20 years. On 2017’s La Confusion, the pair seamlessly incorporated ’80s synthpop and disco into their afrobeat style, making for one of their most enjoyable records to date. Their live shows are exuberant dance parties
The Goon Sax, RIPS, David West, Bob Jones @ Union Pool
The Goon Sax formed in Brisbane, Australia in 2013 while still in high school, bonding over a love of wistful pop like The Pastels, Modern Lovers The Apartments. Their excellent debut album came out in 2016 and it’s follow-up is due out later this year. Tonight’s their first-ever NYC show.
Frank Turner, Lucero, The Homeless Gospel Choir @ Playstation Theater
British folk punk staple Frank Turner is having a busy year, with the release of Be More Kind last month and tons of touring. Tonight’s his first NYC show since the album came out, and there’s excellent direct support from country punks Lucero.
Mutoid Man, Ruby the Hatchet, The Well @ Saint Vitus
Cave In/Converge-related heavy rock n’ rollers Mutoid Man are doing more touring behind last year’s great War Moans, and tonight they hit their Brooklyn home base of Saint Vitus (where Mutoid Man bassist Nick Cageao does sound).
$5 Funnies @ The Stand NYC
This weekly Wednesday show features lineups that would usually cost a two-drink minimum, but $5 funnies brings club comics at a titular, affordable price. Wednesday’s show includes Mark Normand, Nikki Glaser, Ari Shaffir (Comedy Central), and Derek Gaines (Will & Grace).
Matteo Lane, Joe List, Emma Willmann & more @ Village Vanguard (10 PM)
Matteo Lane, Joe List, and Emma Willmann on one show make this show a standout in Comedy Cellar’s prolific nightly lineup. Other standups include Sam Morris (Conan), Kevin Brennan (HBO special), and Michael Somerville (Letterman). As always, there’s a two-drink minimum – but hey, it’s a comedy stalwart. Reservations:
Too Many Cooks @ Lucky Jack’s
This free showcase is a welcome edition to the LES comedy scene, hosted by Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), and Dina Hashem (Comedy Central). This week’s lineup includes Comedy Central alum Myq Kaplan, Subhah Agarwal (Jim Jeffries Show), Brendan Fitzgibbons (Comedy Central), and Selena Coppock (Red Oaks).
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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