What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples @ Nassau Coliseum
Bob Dylan is on tour supporting his latest covers album (but of course playing classics too), and he once again has support from the great Mavis Staples, who releases her new album If All I Was Was Black next week (written and produced by Jeff Tweedy). They play this big sold-out show tonight, and then five Beacon Theatre shows later this month.
Tegan & Sara @ Kings Theatre
While Tegan & Sara have turned into a big-sounding, synth-fueled pop band, for this tour they’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of their more stripped-down 2007 album The Con. They’ll be doing “acoustic and intimate arrangements” of the songs, making this extra special.
Tori Amos, Scars On 45 @ Beacon Theatre
Tori Amos has been busy this year, first releasing her very good fifteenth album Native Invader and then reissuing her “lost” 1988 hair metal album. She’s on tour now, and this is her second of two Beacon Theatre shows.
ADULT. @ Roulette
Having just played one of the first shows at Elsewhere and opened for Swans, Detroit gothy electro duo ADULT. stick around NYC to perform under their pseudonym Kuperus & Miller, presenting their “poly-dimensional” performance piece “The Perfect Accent Piece” as part of the incredible three-night Optics festival at Roulette.
The New York Comedy Festival
The 2017 edition of NYCF is underway and Wednesday night’s choices include Chris Hardwick, Jeff Ross and lots more.
Fazerdaze, Common Holly @ Mercury Lounge
As Fazerdaze, New Zealander Amelia Murray makes breezy, effortlessly melodic indie rock that recalls mid-’90s alt, from Cardigans-y jazzy pop to more fuzzed-out confections. Also on the bill: Common Holly, aka Montreal’s Brigitte Naggar, who’s songs fall somewhere between folk and jazz-pop.
Colleen, Jon Porras @ Good Room
French art pop artist Colleen took a more electronic route for her new album A flame my love, a frequency, which came out last month on Thrill Jockey. This is one of a few US dates she’s playing to celebrate the release.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Marc Scibilia @ The Capitol Theatre
Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have spent most of 2017 celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, but they’ve also been playing some new songs too as a tease for things to come.
The Used, Glassjaw @ Terminal 5
Glassjaw have been talking about a followup to 2002’s now-classic Worship and Tribute for years, and their 2015 single “New White Extremity” ripped pretty hard so we aren’t losing faith. The Long Island band are currently on tour with The Used, playing hometown-area shows at Terminal 5 tonight and Starland Ballroom on Sunday.
Lydia Loveless (solo), Lola G. (of DTCV) @ Union Pool
Alt-country badass Lydia Loveless recently released a compilation album featuring rarities and covers, and this week she plays two solo shows at Union Pool. This is night two.
Dessa, MONAKR @ Joe’s Pub
Rapper, singer, spoken word artist and Doomtree member Dessa is planning to release a new album in 2018, and recently put out the single “Good Grief.” Not much info on the album yet, but maybe we’ll hear more new music tonight.
All Them Witches, King Buffalo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
For a dose of high-quality stoner/psych rock, head to MHOW and catch Nashville’s All Them Witches.
The English Beat, Nonstop to Cairo @ The Paramount
Still fronted by Dave Wakeling, who is the only original member left in the band, The Beat have a boatload of great songs, and you will probably get a General Public song or two, too.
Diane Coffee, Peach Pit @ Rough Trade
Former Foxygen member Shaun Fleming just released his new album as Diane Coffee, titled Peel, via Polyvinyl which offers up his particular take on psychedelic soul.
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.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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