What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
AC/DC (with Axl Rose) @ Madison Square Garden
Fans seem pretty torn on whether or not Axl Rose is a good replacement for Brian Johnson in AC/DC, but if you want to see some of the best arena hard rock songs ever, this is the place to be tonight.
Lush, Tamaryn @ Terminal 5
Having gone from shoegaze to Britpop before calling it quits, Lush are back, having released a terrific new EP that sounds like no time was lost at all. This is their second of two NYC shows.
Phil Lesh & Friends @ The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Grateful Dead mania pretty much never ends, but it’s arguably never been as prevalent with indie rock audiences as it has been this year. As always, there are a handful of Dead-related tours going down, and Phil Lesh & Friends is a truly great one. Tonight’s their first of two shows at this Coney Island venue. The lineup includes Jackie Greene, Eric Krasno, Karl Denson, The Shady Horns, Jason Crosby, and Alan Evans.
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins, Jessica Pratt @ The Capitol Theatre
Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins are on the road celebrating their beloved album Rabbit Fur Coat for its tenth anniversary. A couple recent shows had Conor Oberst show up, but even if he doesn’t show tonight, this will still surely be a memorable show. And don’t miss folky opener Jessica Pratt.
Glen Hansard @ Carnegie Hall
Frontman of the Frames, one-half of The Swell Season (and star of indie hit Once), Glen Hansard plays solo tonight.
Mild High Club, Cut Worms, Lord Youth @ Baby’s All Right
Approaching the Beach Boys with a pastoral eye (not unlike The High Llamas), Mild High Club prefer to float gently down the stream. They’ll sound just fine tonight alongside the neo Everly Brothers croon of Cut Worms.
The Beach Boys @ Central Park SummerStage
Or you could see this version of the Beach Boys (Mike Love and Bruce Johnson being the only original members) in the middle of Central Park.
Amber Arcades, Frame, Katie Von Schleicher @ Shea Stadium
Dutch singer-songwriter Amber Arcades makes lightly psychedelic guitar pop with baroque and krautrock flourishes, falling somewhere between Broadcast and Alvvays. She’s about to tour with Nada Surf.
Thalia Zedek, Tara Jane O’Neil, Devin Hoff @ Union Pool
For a night of experimental songwriters who have been at it for years with no sign of slowing down, head to Union Pool.
Nao @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Alt-pop continues to reign, and Nao is one of the latest breakouts. Tonight’s show is sold out.
inc. no world @ (le) poisson rouge
Formerly known as Teen Inc. and then simply as inc., downtempo R&B duo inc. no world released their sophomore album As Light As Light this past Friday, and tonight they celebrate it in NYC.
Comeback Kid, Death Vacation @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar recently opened in its new kitschy ’70s-ish location, and tonight the venue hosts melodic hardcore staples Comeback Kid.
Babyfather @ The Panther Room
The unique, mysterious electronic musician Dean Blunt (not his real name) seems to always be working on something new, and lately he’s been focusing on his Babyfather project.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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