What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Control Top, Soul Glo, Carrion Spring @ Mercury Lounge
Noisy post-punks Control Top have been very busy this year since releasing their ripping debut album Covert Contracts, and tonight they’re back in NYC for a headlining show at the Mercury Lounge. Direct support comes from fellow Philly band Soul Glo, and they also have a good new album out this year.
Peter Murphy (performing Holy Smoke) @ (le) poisson rouge
Peter Murphy’s 12-show LPR residency continues tonight where he’ll play his 1992 solo album Holy Smoke — which includes his Modern Rock hit “The Sweetest Drop” — in full.
John Fogerty @ 92Y
With the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock on the horizon, John Fogerty (who played the festival with CCR) with talk about what it was like there with David Fricke and Andy Zax (who produced the massive Woodstock live box set). He’ll play a few songs, too.
Ryley Walker, Leya, Charmaine Lee @ The Glove
A guitar great (and hilarious Twitter-er), Ryley dabbles in everything from folk to free jazz to Dave Matthews full album covers. This summer, though, he’s just been chilling in Brooklyn, playing a lot of varied gigs, like this one.
Activity, Deradoorian, The Flag @ Union Pool
Activity is the new band from Travis of Grooms — that also includes members of Russian Baths and Field Mouse — and make dark, alien post-punk. Deradoorian is playing as a drone duo with Samer Ghadry, and opening is electronic artist The Flag.
The Veldt, Curelight Wounds, Haunted Horses , Holy Wow! @ Berlin
The Veldt have been making soulful shoegaze for 30 years, and have toured with Cocteau Twins, The Jesus & Mary Chain and more.
Guster, Rubblebucket @ Central Park SummerStage
Long-running indie rock act Guster released their eighth album, Look Alive, back in January that moves from soaring, M83-ish arena rock, to whimsical Beatles/Kinks pop, to out-there electronics, to calming indie rock, and beyond.
Crumb, Phony Ppl, Purr @ East River Park Amphitheater
The free SummerStage shows continue with an appealing triple bill in Manhattan’s East River Park with psychedelic band Crumb, genre-defying hip hop/neo-soul band Phony Ppl, and indie pop band Purr.
21 Savage, Calboy, Young Nudy @ Pier 17
Things are now looking up for 21 Savage after his unfortunate run-in with ICE, and now he’s on tour supporting his late-2018 album I Am > I Was.
Hank Von Hell (of Turbonegro), Spiders, Mick’s Jaguar @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Turbonegro vocalist Hank Von Hell left the band back in 2010, but now he’s staying active as a solo artist and put out his debut solo album last fall. His current tour was reschceduled from earlier this year.
Dark Thoughts, Axe Rash, Scalple, Sub Space @ Saint Vitus
It’s the kickoff show to Hardcore Hell, headlined by Philly punks Dark Thoughts who recently released the ripping new single “Do You Dream?”.
John Mayall @ Iridium
Blues rock legend John Mayall is the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, which helped launch the careers of members of Cream, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, and more. Mayall is still at it today, and the chance to see him is a real treat. He begins a three-night stand at the Iridium tonight.
Adekunle Gold, DJ Poizon Ivy @ Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell
Part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors fest, today’s show is presented by OkayAfrica and features the U.S. live debut of Nigeria’s Adekunle Gold & the 79th Element. Free, 7:30 PM
Third World @ MetroTech Commons
Together for nearly 50 years, reggae fusion greats Third World play this week’s edition of the free BAM R&B Festival. Noon start.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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