What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Let’s Eat Grandma, Odetta Hartman, Boniface @ Baby’s All Right
Art pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma made a pretty noticeable leap on their new sophomore LP I’m All Ears, which takes their sound in all kinds of crazy directions. Tonight’s their first NYC show since its release, and this show is also a chance to catch the unique singer/songwriter Odetta Hartman, who recently released her very solid new album Old Rock-Hounds Never Die.
CHAI, TEEN @ Rough Trade
Hailing from Nagoya, Japan, four-piece CHAI are an almost indescribable bundle of pop energy, melding punk, kruatrock, yacht-rock funk, disco, the Tom Tom Club’s wordy rappinghood, and more into their infectious sound. TEEN, meanwhile, have a new album in the can so you may hear some fresh songs during their opening set.
First Aid Kit, Julia Jacklin @ Brooklyn Steel
First Aid Swedish folk group First Aid Kit are touring behind this year’s enjoyable Ruins, and they’re now back in NYC with support from Australia’s Polyvinyl-signed Julia Jacklin (who released a very solid album with her band Phantastic Ferniture this year).Kit, Julia Jacklin @ Brooklyn Steel
Rina Sawayama, Dorian Electra @ Elsewhere
Japan-born, London-based singer Rina Sawayama has a sound that’s rooted in various types of ’90s pop, but it also sounds totally in the now. She continues to rise, and she’s back in NYC for two shows this week.
Van Morrison, Willie Nelson @ Forest Hills Stadium
Two absolute legends will be under one roof tonight…though the audience will not (let’s hope it doesn’t rain).
Killing Joke, PIG @ Irving Plaza
Over the course of 40 years, Jaz Coleman’s Killing Joke has explored punk, post-punk, industrial and metal, with some points in between. Opening is PIG, the project of Raymond Watts (KMFDM, Einstürzende Neubauten, Nine Inch Nails).
Grouper, L’Rain @ Murmrr Theatre
Grouper recently released a great new album, Grid of Points, which is full of piano and vocal-based songs that are a bit more “traditional” for her standards, but still atmospheric and minimal. Tonight’s her first of two NYC shows on her tour behind it.
Thom Yorke – ‘Suspiria’ listening party @ Secret Location
Thom Yorke is releasing his score for the upcoming Suspiria remake on October 26 via XL, but if you’re one of the lucky ones who got in to tonight’s secret listening party, you can get a sneak peek.
Palm, Hovvdy, True Blue @ Bowery Ballroom
Three buzzed-about indie rock acts are on tour together and playing Bowery Ballroom tonight.
Bambara, Public Practice, Cheex @ The Glove
Bambara warm up for their upcoming tour with IDLES on Friday tonight with Public Practice (members of Wall/Beverly, they’re good) also on the bill.
The Moondoggies, Widower @ Union Pool
Seattle’s jammy, groovy Moondoggies released A Love Sleep Deep back in April, and bring their mellow, warm sound to Brooklyn tonight.
Comedy Night w/ Seth Herzog @ The Mailroom
Seth Herzog host this free comedy show with a killer lineup of Dan St. Germain, Emily Blotnick, and Dave Hill. 8 PM.
Justin Vivian Bond: A Star is Borned @ Joe’s Pub
Kiki & Herb cocreator Justin Vivian Bond brings this new show which stemmed “from a comic strip – called The Adventures of Chipra – created by Mx Bond’s 7th grade classmate who was all too well aware of the young ‘Chip’ Bond’s obsession with Barbra Streisand. A Star is Borned plumbs the depths of the over-the-top classic Hollywood melodrama ‘A Star is Born’ and the careers of the three queer icons who have made the role their own – until now!”
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