What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Selecter, Rude Boy George, The Pandemics @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
With a song on one side of 2-Tone Records debut single, The Selecter are UK ska royalty with such hits as “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.” This lineup of the band features Pauline Black and Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson.
Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu @ Radio City Music Hall
Dave Chappelle is in the midst of his 16-show Radio City residency, which has exciting announced guests and surprise guests every night. The only other artist billed for tonight is neo-soul great Erykah Badu, whose latest release is 2015’s But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape. Any chance to see her is special, whether she’s supporting new music or not.
New Pope (mems Oneida and Starring), Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein, Triple Helix, Joey Sprinkles @ Secret Project Robot
Oneida and Secret Project Robot go together like peanut butter and jelly, and though the aren’t playing tonight, most of the band members are in one form or another.
Sad13, ‘Beetlejuice’ @ McCarren Park (Summerscreen)
It’s the last free Summerscreen movie of the summer, with Tim Burton’s classic Beetlejuice and a pre-movie performance from Sad13 (aka Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz). Doors for SummerScreen are at 6 PM, with music at 7 PM and the movies start at sundown.
Pete Holmes @ The Bell House
Pete Holmes celebrates the home video release of the first season of his HBO series Crashing with this night of comedy and special guests.
John Doe, August Wells, Johnny Leitera of Tuff Sunshine @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
X will be on tour later this year but here’s a chance to see frontman John Doe up close and personal (and perhaps eat some very good nachos).
Jeff Rosenstock, Laura Stevenson @ WFMU Monty Hall
Jeff Rosenstock is still touring in support of last year’s WORRY. It’s a great album, but Jeff’s live shows are really where it’s at — he always draws a high-energy crowd and he matches that energy on stage. Laura Stevenson makes for an excellent double bill.
Lyle Lovett @ The Capitol Theatre
A true original in a genre that favors homogenization, Lyle Lovett has been charming with his great songs and his one-of-a-kind style for more than 30 years.
Howard Jones, The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Paul Young, Katrina @ State Theatre (NJ)
Do you love the ’80s and wish that you could hear such favorites as “Safety Dance,” “Melt With You,” “Walking on Sunshine,” “Save it For Later,” performed by the (mostly) original artists all on one stage? Get thee to New Jersey tonight.
Nitty Scott @ S.O.B.’s
Underground rap staple Nitty Scott returned this year with her second proper solo album, CREATURE!. Tonight’s SOB’s show and tomorrow’s Sunnyvale show are her first hometown gigs since its release.
Morricone Youth ‘Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans’ @ Alamo Drafthouse
Watch F.W. Murnau’s silent classic “Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans” with a new live score by Brooklyn soundtrack aficionados Morricone Youth.
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