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Big Thief at Brooklyn Steel
Big Thief at Brooklyn Steel in 2018 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

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

Big Thief, Twain @ Brooklyn Steel
Big Thief are releasing their second album of 2019 this week, and tonight they begin a three-night NYC run which culminates on album release day. All three shows are sold out.

clipping., Dreamcrusher @ Elsewhere
Daveed Diggs may have gained fame outside of his niche, avant-rap trio clipping. thanks to Hamilton and other acting work, but clipping. remains a busy group and their anticipated new album There Existed An Addiction to Blood comes out on Sub Pop next week. Ahead of its release, they’re playing some shows. Tonight’s their second of two in NYC.

Sheer Mag, Tweens, Pinocchio @ Elsewhere
If you like riffy punk with a glammy, boogie backbone and aren’t afraid of twin leads, you may already be a Sheer Mag fan. Their new album, A Distant Call, was released back in August and is a ripper.

Captured! By Robots, Dysrhythmia, Behold… the Arctopus @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty cool bill all around for fans of experimental metal. It’s headlined by the one and only Captured! By Robots (a band with one human member and two robot members), and it’s also the album release show for Dysrhythmia.

Face to Face, Lagwagon, MakeWar @ Warsaw
Fat Wreck Chords labelmates Face to Face, Lagwagon, and MakeWar bring their tour to Brooklyn tonight and NJ on Friday. Face to Face and Lagwagon have been going strong since the ’90s, and if you dig melodic skate punk, this is a pretty stacked bill. MakeWar are a newer band who just signed to Fat and pull a lot of influence from ’90s punk.

Taraka (Prince Rama), PC Worship @ Baby’s All Right
Prince Rama called it quits but one half of the band, Taraka Larson, is continuing to make music.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett @ (le) poisson rouge
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), who are both part of THe Gloaming, and just released collaborative album featuring Bartlett on piano and Ó Raghallaigh on Hardanger fiddle. This celebratory show is in the round.

Vapors of Morphine @ Mercury Lounge
Boston trio Morphine were a unique band, using the blues as a base but going in new directions thanks to their lineup of Mark Sandman’s one and two-string slide bass style, Dana Colley’s baritone saxophone, and drums (Billy Conway / Jerome Dupree). Nobody else sounded like them. Sandman sadly died in 1999 but Dupree and Colley have been carrying to torch.

Mitra Jouhari @ Union Hall
Mitra Jouhari (Big Mouth, High Maintenance, Three Busy Debras) performs twice tonight at Union Hall with a show she calls “Dumb Bitch With Terrible Taste.” Both are sold out.

David Byrne’s American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and the show makes its debut tonight. While the setlist and arrangements are much like what they were on his tour, songs are now threaded together with new monologues from Byrne, making for a much more theatrical experience.

‘Over the Edge’ @ Nitehawk Park Slope
It’s a 40th anniversary screening of classic youth-gone-wild cult film Over the Edge (starring a very young Matt Dillon) and tonight features a conversation with screenwriter Tim Hunter and actors Michael Kramer and Tom Fergus.

SRSQ, Street Sects, Canal Street Electronics, Romantic Thriller @ Union Pool
This is a one-off for goth-pop artist SRSQ, who released her solid debut album Unreality on Dais Records last year, and there’s very strong direct support from Austin industrial punk duo Street Sects.

Gold Dime, Wume, P.E. @ Alphaville
NYC noise rockers Gold Dime, the current project of Andrya Ambro (Talk Normal), are releasing their new album My House this Friday, but you can stream the whole thing now (at the link above) and see their hometown release show tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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