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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile at Rockefeller Chapel
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile in Chicago (more by James Richards IV)

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

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Jen Cloher @ Beacon Theatre
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile recently released a collaborative album including some new originals, interpretations of each other’s songs, and some covers. As you may expect, their styles work great together, and tonight they’ll bring their collaborative sound to Beacon Theatre with help from a backing band that includes members of Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint. One of the covers on the album is “Fear Is Like A Forest” by Courtney Barnett’s partner Jen Cloher, who opens this show.

Boris, Mutoid Man, Endon @ Warsaw
Boundary-pushing heavy rockers Boris are celebrating their 25th anniversary on this tour, which is also in support of their new album Dear, a rock-solid new album that rivals some of Boris’ classic material. Great openers tonight too.

The So So Glos, LVL UP, gobbinjr, DJ Samantha Urbani, DJ Carlitos (Beach Jam) @ Market Hotel
It’s the official reopening of Market Hotel and to help celebrate are friends (and former residents) The So So Glos, plus LVL Up, and more. Welcome back, Market Hotel!

Hamilton Leithauser, Courtney Marie Andrews @ Brooklyn Steel
While the days of The Walkmen are behind him, Hamilton Leithauser’s raspy howl has mellowed pleasingly with his solo career, having released the collaborative album with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij in 2016.

The Dears, Lou Canon @ Rough Trade
One of Montreal’s longest-running indie bands, The Dears continue to make anthemic music for the hopeless romantics and anglophilic outcasts, and remain dynamite live. They also just reissued most of their early records on vinyl.

Brian Fallon @ Public Arts
The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon recently released the lead single off his upcoming album, Sleepwalkers, and it’s a driving, upbeat song that Brian said was inspired by an urge to write something fun, something he’d want to play live. Once the album’s out, he’ll play Brooklyn Steel, but first he plays this much more intimate (and sold out) NYC show.

Baio, MOÜGLI @ Mercury Lounge
While we await Vampire Weekend’s fourth album, members have been working on other projects, including Chris Baio, who recently released a new Baio album, Man of the World. He’s about to open for The Shins in NYC, but first plays his own show tonight.

Viva Puerto Rico Benefit with Immortal Technique, Rob Markman, Chino XL, Chris Rivers, Constant Flow, Poison Pen, DJ DPone, DJ Static, DJ Eddie B Swift, La Bruja @ Bowery Ballroom
Bowery Ballroom hosts a hip hop bill for a good cause, headlined by Immortal Technique.

Three Man Cannon, Weller, Nervous Dater, Good Looking Friends @ Alphaville
Three Man Cannon (whose lineup includes former members of Tigers Jaw) are in town tonight for a show with promising local pop punk band Nervous Dater.

Strange Ranger, Fits, Dig Nitty @ Trans-Pecos
Strange Ranger (fka Sioux Falls) recently released Daymoon on Tiny Engines, which has hints of late ’90s / early ’00s indie rock like Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, and The Microphones.

Springsteen on Broadway
It’s the hottest ticket on Broadway: Bruce Springsteen playing solo at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre, performing some of his biggest hits and telling stories about them. His show runs through February.

YQY Workout w/ Ilana Glazer, Phoebe Robinson @ Union Hall (two shows)
Ilana and Phoebe warm up for their YQY (“Yaaas Queen Yaaas”) tour with two tiny shows at Union Hall tonight. Sold out.

Toddy Barry’s 3 Decades In Comedy Benefit w/ Dave Hill, Eugene Mirman, Janelle James, Colin Quinn, Rachel Feinstein @ The Bell House
Todd made his standup debut November 1st, 1987 and he’s celebrating 30 years in the biz with this benefit show with some of his funny friends — proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The American Kidney Fund.

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

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