What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Joanna Newsom @ El Museu del Barrio
It’s been four years since Joanna Newsom put out her last LP, Divers, and no concrete sign of new music at the moment, but she’s in the midst of a seven-night NYC run playing plenty of old favorites. Joanna Newsom shows are truly entrancing, and going the videos we saw of night one, these are no different.
Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors @ Webster Hall
Long-running indie bands Deerhunter and Dirty Projectors have led pretty parallel careers, both forming in the early 2000s, having major breakthroughs in the late 2000s, and more recently settling into a comfortable, slightly more accessible version of their most classic albums. So it’s pretty cool that they’re sharing this bill. This is night two of two.
Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @ Forest Hills Stadium
Willie Nelson is a true living legend, and at 86 years young, he refuses to slow down. He put out his sixty ninth album this year (which followed two from last year), and he continues to take his Outlaw Music Festival tour all around the country with cool support acts at each stop. Tonight, the tour hits Queens.
Meek Mill, Future, YG, Mustard, Megan Thee Stallion @ Jones Beach
This bill is stacked from top to bottom, with Meek Mill, whose career is arguably at a higher peak than ever before, modern-day trap pioneer Future, the always-brutal West Coast rapper YG, super-producer Mustard, and the fast-rising Megan Thee Stallion.
The Selecter, DJ Rhoda Dakar @ Gramercy Theatre
The Selecter cemented their spot in ska history with their first release, “The Selecter,” which was the flip side to The Specials’ “Gangsters,” the first single released by 2-Tone. They went on to score hits with “On My Radio” and “Three Minute Hero.” Rhoda Dakar, who sang with The Special AKA and The Bodysnatchers, opens the show with a DJ set.
Iggy Pop & Jim Jarmusch in conversation @ 92Y
Iggy Pop‘s new album, Free, came out last week and he’ll about the album, and other subjects, with longtime collaborator and friend, Jim Jarmusch
Koffee @ Brooklyn Steel
Jamaica’s Koffee is riding high off the strength of her recent Rapture EP, which truly takes reggae into the future, with great songs that incorporate bits of modern-day hip hop and electronic music and still honor the genre’s roots. She plays Brooklyn Steel tonight and Gramercy Theatre tomorrow
Raphael Saadiq @ Public Records (acoustic performance + conversation)
R&B/soul great Raphael Saadiq is fresh off releasing his first album in eight years, Jimmy Lee, and tonight he’ll be at Public Records for an acoustic performance and a conversation with fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond.
Richie Ramone with The Tender Beats, Rockaway Bitch @ Bowery Electric
Sadly, none of the original Ramones are still around, but Richie (who drummed and wrote songs for 1984’s Too Tough to Die, 1986’s Animal Boy, and 1987’s Halfway to Sanity) still frequently tours, and tonight he performs and does a book signing in the same Lower East Side that helped birth the band.
Mega Bog, My Sins, Matt Bachmann @ Trans-Pecos
Mega Bog’s Erin Birgy is a talented songwriter and arranger with a uniquely expressive voice, and her new album Dolphine mixes ethereal pop, spectral folk, psych rock, jazz and more. If you’re a fan of Cate Le Bon or Weyes Blood, it’s worth a trip to Ridgewood tonight.
Sunflower Bean, Wooing @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Steve Madden is presenting this free show with local psych pop act Sunflower Bean. You do need to claim tickets, however.
Kristeen Young @ Berlin
You may know Kristeen Young from her years as Morrissey’s regular tour-opener. She playing a residency in support of her new album, The Subset. at Berlin the first three Wednesdays in September.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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