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John K Samson and The Winter Wheat at Bowery Ballroom
John K Samson at Bowery Ballroom in 2017 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

Basement, Nothing, Teenage Wrist @ Irving Plaza
Basement and Nothing both have sounds that pull from punk and ’90s alternative rock (in different ways), so they make a well-matched pairing for this co-headlining tour.

Killing Joke, The Pink Slips @ Le Poisson Rouge
Killing Joke have touched on post-punk, industrial, metal, goth, and more throughout their lengthy career, and they’re celebrating their 40th anniversary on this tour, which includes NYC shows tonight and tomorrow.

Judas Priest, Uriah Heep @ The Paramount
Not only do Judas Priest have some of the most classic metal albums of all time, their new stuff is good too — last year’s Firepower showed up near the top of many metal year-end lists. They’re supporting it on tour (and of course playing tons of classics too) as we speak, and proto-metal vets Uriah Heep make this trek a very appealing double bill. The tour hits Long Island’s Paramount tonight and tomorrow.

John K Samson, Shannen Moser @ Rough Trade
The Weakerthans are sadly no more, but frontman John K Samson remains active as a solo artist. He released the very good Winter Wheat back in 2016, and he continues to play Weakerthans favorites live.

Damien Jurado, Anna St. Louis @ The Park Church Co-Op
Seattle indie folk vet Damien Jurado recently released his very good new album In The Shape of a Storm, which is his most stripped-down album since the early 2000s, or maybe ever. He’s on tour now with Anna St. Louis (which is a cool pairing), and hitting Brooklyn’s gorgeous Park Church Co-Op tonight and tomorrow.

Teyana Taylor @ Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
Having released the acclaimed Kanye-produced K.T.S.E. last year, R&B signer Teyana Taylor plays this Red Bull Music Festival show billed like this: “A spectacular audio-visual experience spearheaded by her all-female production company, The Aunties, the evening will feature provocative stage design and mesmerizing choreography from a world-class team of dancers. Soundtracked by Taylor’s hits and songs from her latest album, House of Petunia will be her most ambitious show to date, the kind she was born to put on.”

Winter, Sound of Ceres @ Baby’s All Right
Fans of dreampop should check out this double bill featuring cosmic duo Sound of Ceres and Brazilian artist Samira Winter (whose music is sort of a South American version of Dungen).

Alien Weaponry, Shvpes @ Saint Vitus
Teenage New Zealand band Alien Weaponry combine metal with the indigenous New Zealand Māori culture. Haka is the traditional war dance of the Māori people, and as Alien Weaponry’s videos tend to show, it’s pretty fucking metal to begin with.

Comeback Kid @ The Kingsland
Canadian melodic hardcore band Comeback Kid have been going strong since the early 2000s and last released Outsider in 2017. No concrete word on a new album yet, but they’re playing a few US shows this week.

Knuckle Puck, Citizen, Hunny, Oso Oso @ Webster Hall
Ohio post-hardcore band Citizen just released the new single “Big Mouth” this week, which sees them going in a bit of a punchy post-punk direction. It’s cool stuff, and their live show always rips too.

Night Shop, Outer Spaces, Waist @ Union Pool
Justin Sullivan, who was the drummer for The Babies and Kevin Morby’s band and currently plays in Flat Worms, also makes music on his own as Night Shop. His debut album came out on Morby’s Mare Records and he makes a similar style of acoustic-y folk rock. Outer Spaces, meanwhile, are led by Cara Beth Satalino and just released their debut LP via Western Vinyl.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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