What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam @ Beacon Theatre
Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes and Dwight Yoakam are joining forces this summer for the “LSD Tour” (get it, it’s their first names) which they say will be “worth the trip.” Weird hallucinogens references aside, these are three great singer-songwriters and should make for a great night of music.
Jimmy Eat World, Alex Lahey @ Brooklyn Steel
Emo vets Jimmy Eat World, who followed up 2016’s Integrity Blues with a couple great new songs earlier this year, kick off their two-night stand at Brooklyn Steel with great support from Alex Lahey.
The Voidz, Public Access TV @ Elsewhere Hall
It’s the second Wednesday of Julian Casablancas’ Voidz residency at Elsewhere, tonight with openers Public Access TV who have definitely heard a few Strokes records.
Hess Is More, Eucademix, Listening Center @ Elsewhere Zone One
If you ever wished LCD Soundsystem incorporated a little more krautrock and jazz theory into their sound, Mikkel Hess and his group Hess is More more than ably fill that void.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Sheryl Crow, Seth Lakeman @ Forest Hills Stadium
While many of his contemporaries are happy to make albums of big band standards, the onetime Led Zeppelin frontman is still pushing boundaries with his band Sensational Space Shifters. They should sound awesome at Forest Hills (and yes he still plays Zeppelin songs), with Sheryl Crow providing some sing-a-long moments as opener.
The Horrors, Hypoluxo @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Horrors’ 2017 album V found the UK band adding dancier, new wavier elements into their dark sound, making for their best record since 2009’s Primary Colours. They didn’t tour over here for that last year but are doing so now.
Def Leppard, Journey @ Madison Square Garden
Between these two bands there’s a whole lot of big-riff hits and the occasional ballad.
Sama Dams, Sita Virgin, Juniore, The Crushing Violets, Riley & Howe @ Pianos
Parisian band Juniore have been around for a few years, mixing surf and modern pop with yéyé and other French-y sounds. If you like La Femme, Juniore work in a similar style.
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Jean Grae @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ted Leo & Pharmacists celebrated the 15th anniversary of Hearts of Oak last night but tonight play a career-spanning set. Also on the bill is Ted’s good friend, rapper and comedian Jean Grae.
Municipal Waste, Gang Green @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
Crossover thrashers Municipal Waste returned last year with Slime and Punishment, their first album in five years. It could get wild aboard this boat with fellow thrashers Gang Green.
Celeste, Infernal Coil @ Saint Vitus Bar
French metal/hardcore group Celeste “summon dense atmospherics amidst a manually controlled light-show and layers of fog; their bright red headlamps lose all tackiness as powerful swaths of French black metal materialize right before the crowd” says Invisible Oranges.
Petal (conversation + performance) @ Strand Bookstore
Before beginning her tour with Camp Cope, Petal frontman Kiley Lotz will be at NYC’s Strand Rare Books Room to be interviewed about her upcoming album Magic Gone by actor Daniel K. Isaac of Showtime’s Billions, and she’ll perform songs from the album.
M. Ward, Jesse Harris @ The Bell House
Today M Ward was supposed to be opening for The Decemberists in Prospect Park, but with that show postponed till August, he’ll play the smaller confines of The Bell House instead. Expect songs from his just-released album, What A Wonderful Industry.
The Dickies, The Queers, Jack and the Me Offs @ The Kingsland
LA punk OGs The Dickies team with Ramones and Beach Boys worshippers The Queers for a night sing-a-long moshpit fun.
Lithics, Straw Pipes, Gustaf @ Union Pool
here are tons of bands pulling influence from late-’70s/early-’80s post-punk, but few do it with such panache, and genuine detached cool as Lithics. They’re on tour with Stephen Malkmus & The Jick, with two Brooklyn shows later this week, but play this headline show tonight.
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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