What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Bjork (Cornucopia) @ The Shed
Bjork’s “most elaborately staged concert to date” is an audiovisual feast, presenting the songs of Utopia to the accompaniment of lush floral imagery and a septet of flutists. It runs at new Hudson Yards multi-arts space The Shed until June 1.
MGMT, Warpaint @ Webster Hall
Last year’s Little Dark Age split the difference nicely between MGMT’s very popular debut album and the full-on weirdness of their subsequent albums, and the band have been putting on very fun live shows in support. This run of dates is opened by Warpaint making for a very appealing double bill.
Wooden Shjips, Tierra Del Fuego, Sarah Louise @ Brooklyn Bowl
Psych vets Wooden Shjips pull from various corners of the ’60s, be it Dead-like jams to Beatlesque studio work to jangle pop to garage rock, but also dip their toes into driving krautrock and droney, Spacemen 3-style space rock.
Face to Face, Pears, Desperate Acts @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Cali punk vets Face to Face have been together for nearly 30 years and know their way around a whoa-oh chorus. The band released an acoustic album last year and this show is a one-off Brooklyn visit.
The Undertones, Baby Shakes @ (le) poisson rouge
Irish punk/pop greats The Undertones still sport most of the original lineup — and though, crucially, singer Feargal Sharkey is not part of it, Paul McLoone has been vocalist since 1999.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac passed the weekly comedy shows torch to Butterboy a couple years ago, but returns to do one more Night Train as part of Littlefield’s 10th Anniversary.
Mono, Emma Ruth Rundle @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Japan’s Mono are masters of dynamics, of the quiet and loud, the dark and the light. They recently released their 10th album Nowhere Now Here.
Maeve Higgins, Aparna Nancherla, John Hodgman, Janelle James, Jordan Temple @ The Bell House
“Wondering what you can do to help Syrian children caught up in a terrible war? Do this! For one night only, join New York City’s freshest and funniest comedians and writers as they give their time and talent to raise the roof of The Bell House – and much needed funds for Syria’s children.”
Ela Minus, Grace Ives, Tabby Wakes @ Baby’s All Right
Ela Minus makes engaging electronic pop and has opened for Jon Hopkins, Austra and Gang Gang Dance.
Cameron Esposito @ Union Hall (2 shows)
Comedian Cameron Esposito continues a five-night run at Brooklyn’s Union Hall tonight, where she’ll be working out her newest show, Cameron Esposito: Separately.
Superorganism, Simpson @ White Eagle Hall
Multinational indie pop group Superorganism play Jersey City on their way to this weekend’s Boston Calling fest.
DUCKWRTH, Alex Mali, Dylan the Gypsy@ Union Pool
Funk/rap artist DUCKWRTH just released a new album, The Falling Man, and plays this free, Heineken-sponsored show tonight.
Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theatre
British comedian Eddie Izzard brings his new show “Wunderbar” — “about everything from humans over the last 100,000 years to talking dogs and animal superheroes” — to Beacon Theatre for five nights.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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