What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ Prospect Park
Long-running indie bands Spoon and Grizzly Bear are still in fine form, as last year’s very good Hot Thoughts and Painted Ruins (respectively) proved. They’re on a co-headlining tour together now, which is an awesome double bill, and support comes from experimental pop artist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. This is their second of two NYC-area shows.
J Mascis, Ron Gallo, Teenage Wrist, Michael Blume, DJ Spooky, The Interrupters @ Bowery Ballroom
As part of A2IM Indie Week, Bowery Ballroom hosts the ADA 25 Year Anniversary showcase, headlined by indie guitar god J Mascis. The eclectic lineup also features rootsy rocker Ron Gallo, pop punks Teenage Wrist, singer/songwriter Michael Blume, and hip hop/electronic vet DJ Spooky presenting “Phantom Dancehall Afterparty” with ska-punks The Interrupters and more guest performers.
John Fogerty, ZZ Top @ Jones Beach
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty is armed with an arsenal of hits, and he’s been playing many of them on this tour with blues rock vets ZZ Top.
The Voidz, Dilly Dally @ Elsewhere
Julian Casablancas’ The Voids are playing every Wednesday in June at Elsewhere and tonight’s guests are Toronto’s Dilly Dally.
Matthew Sweet, Winstons @ Le Poisson Rouge
Alt-rock and power-pop great Matthew Sweet just released new double album Tomorrow’s Daughter and plays this show, part of Le Poisson Rouge’s LPR X 10th Anniversary celebration.
Superchunk, Sneaks @ White Eagle Hall
Indie rock heroes Superchunk have been going for almost 30 years and remain as vital as ever, as heard on this year’s What A Time to Be Alive.
Maps & Atlases, Prism Tats @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Math-pop staples Maps & Atlases recently released their first album in six years, Lightlessness, which both picks up where they left off and is a step forward.
Haley Heynderickx, Nick Delffs @ Rough Trade
One of the best new artists of 2018, folk singer/indie rocker Haley Heynderickx is back in NYC in support of her recently released debut album I Need To Start A Garden. The album’s great, and her live show might be even better.
Dr. Dog, (Sandy) Alex G @ Brooklyn Steel
Philly indie-psych vets Dr. Dog have been at it forever and this year’s Critical Equation finds them in fine form. Tonight’s their second of three Brooklyn Steel shows with newer Philly act (Sandy) Alex G.
Big Daddy Kane @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
The free SummerStage season includes tons of hip hop, and tonight they’ve got a guy who helped establish the genre as we know it, Big Daddy Kane.
GBH, Pinata Protest, School Drugs, Nervous Triggers @ House of Independents
UK street punk vets GBH returned last year with Momentum on Tim Armstrong’s Hellcat label, their first new album in seven years. They play Asbury Park tonight and Brooklyn tomorrow.
Big Eyes, Dusk, Character Actor @ Alphaville
Tenement frontman Amos Pitsch’s country-ish band Dusk are on tour now supporting their new self-titled album. They’re hitting NYC tonight with local staples (and their Don Giovanni labelmates) Big Eyes.
Jean Grae, John Hodgman @ The Bell House
Rapper and comedian Jean Grae and actor and comedian John Hodgman’s monthly variety and game show Jean and John has them inviting celebrity guests and some audience members on stage to spin the wheel of topics, which determines what they’ll talk about.
Vianney, Chassol, Joakim @ Central Park SummerStage
France Rocks Summerfest is presenting this show featuring electronic artists Joakim, the truly one-of-a-kind Chassol, and singer-songwriter Vianney.
Rent Party @ Union Hall
Rent Party is a monthly comedy and music showcase hosted by Yedoye Travis (Search Party, Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Farah Brooke (Reductress, MTV), who themselves are some of New York’s most exciting comedic minds. This month’s lineup includes Jake Head, Kenice Mobley (Two Dope Queens), Dina Hashem (Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train), Alison Leiby (McSweeney’s, VICE), Ryan Beck (Girl Code, The Daily Show), and more.
What’s Your Damage @ Wonders of Nature
This month’s What’s Your Damage, hosted by Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer, has a killer lineup, including Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Marie Faustin (The Unofficial Expert podcast), Shane Torres (Just For Laughs New Faces), Mark Vigeant (CC Clusterfest), Becky Chicoine and Sam Reece (Girls with Brown Hair, MTV, Refinery 29). $5 suggested donation.
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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