What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Big Boi, Rockstar Payso, Donwill @ Brooklyn Bowl
The OutKast reunion was short lived but Big Boi has stayed very busy as a solo artist. His latest album, Boomiverse, came out last year, and it’s filled with good stuff. He was supposed to open some shows for Lauryn Hill recently (but those were cancelled), and he’s set to open for Christina Aguilera on tour later this year, but first he plays a headlining show tonight.
Regina Spektor (solo) @ Brooklyn Steel
Regina Spektor has given some pretty fleshed-out, highly arranged performances over the years, but sometimes the best way to see her is with just her voice and a piano, and that’s the mode she’ll be in tonight at Brooklyn Steel.
Sinkane @ Bryant Park
Sinkane’s still riding high off the strength of his 2017 album Life & Livin’ It, his funkiest, most lively, and best album yet. Tonight he plays another hometown NYC show as part of “Carnegie Hall Citywide” in Bryant Park from 5:30 to 7 PM.
Nyck Caution, Safa Gaw, Zion @ Elsewhere (Zone One)
Last year, Pro Era’s Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight released a collaborative album as Nyck @ Knight, then this year the two of them toured opening for Flatbush Zombies, and now Nyck is playing his own NYC show tonight.
Seu Jorge @ Blue Note (2 shows)
Brazilian singer and Life Aquatic troubadour Seu Jorge continues his 10-night Blue Note residency.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band @ Central Park SummerStage
In celebration of New Orleans’ tricentennial this year, bandleader, singer-songwriter and horn-player Trombone Shorty will lead “a night of jazz performances from the city’s finest that will honor the musical traditions of their beloved hometown.”
SAVAK, Flower, Overlake @ Coney Island Baby
Brooklyn group SAVAK, who have a new album on the way sometime soon, play this fairly new East Village spot (in the old Brownies/HiFi locale) with Flower (Richard Balyut of Versus) and NJ shoegazers Overlake.
Sun Ra Arkestra, José James Celebrates, Samora Pinderhughes @ Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell
Part of both Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Le Poisson Rouge’s 10th anniversary, the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra provide a live score to Space is the Place. The night also includes José James paying tribute to Bill Withers, and Samora Pinderhughes presents “The Transformations Suite,” which is “a musical and theatrical examination of the radical history of resistance within communities of the African diaspora.” Free.
Michelle Wolf @ The Bell House (two shows)
Michelle Wolf has had a big year, between the White House Correspondents Dinner and her new Netflix show, and you can catch her unexpurgated self at two (sold-out) shows tonight.
Arthur King, Doug Wieselman, Hektor Fontanez @ Wonders of Nature
Arthur King is a duo comprised of Peter Walker (of Eulogies) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart) released their debut EP, Changing Landscapes (Grand Escalante), back in the spring.
Springsteen on Broadwaye
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.”
Latterman, Choked Up, Freezing Cold @ Saint Vitus
Beloved Long Island melodic punks Latterman are reunited again, and playing Brooklyn tonight ahead of hometown festival Wild Fest this Friday.
Thunder Dreamer, Wild Pink, The Human Fly, Demure @ Trans-Pecos
Thunder Dreamer and Wild Pink are two bands who mix heartland rock with DIY indie/emo, so this tour is a very well-matched pairing. Thunder Dreamer are supporting last year’s Capture (6131), while Wild Pink will be supporting this year’s Yolk In The Fur (Tiny Engines).
Spirit Family Reunion @ Madison Square Park
Part of Madison Square Park’s “Summer Nights” series, tonight features long-running NYC country/folk/gospel group Spirit Family Reunion. Free.
Postmen: An Hour of Comedy, Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck
The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour grew out of Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre and quickly gained a reputation for absurdist and grotesque sketch comedy. Now, most of the original cast has relocated to New York, and have brought with them the wall sketch writing that made them a stand out group, and that gave many members (including Seth Meyers writer Conner O’Malley) a stage to practice their most experimental material. Now, Holy Fuck members Matt Barats (The Onion), Carmen Christopher (The Chris Gethard Show), and Anthony Oberbeck (IFC) bring their show to Union Hall in “Postmen.”
Too Many Cooks @ Lucky Jack’s
Samantha Ruddy, Luke Touma, JP McDade, Jordan Temple, and Dina Hashem host this free weekly stand up showcase in the Lower East Side. This week’s show features Shane Torres (Comedy Central), Chanel Ali (MTV), Molly Austin (TruTV), Will Winner (HuffPost), and Napoleon Emill (Caroline’s).
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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