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

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival
The inaugural Brooklyn Podcast Festival, of which BrooklynVegan is the exclusive media partner, continues tonight with Slate Money Live at The Bell House, Kevin McDonald’s The Kevin McDonald Show at Union Hall (with Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, and Natalie Prass) and “Rent Party” at Union Hall.

Janet Jackson @ Barclays Center
Having delayed her 2016 “Unbreakable” tour to have a child, Janet Jackson is now on the road with this tour that is reportedly modeled on her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band @ Beacon Theatre
The former Beatle drummer’s current all-star band features Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr Mister), Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Gregg Rolie. Expect songs from his bandmates in addition to Beatles hits and Starr solo numbers.

The Drums, Methyl Ethel @ Brooklyn Steel
Having made the very good Abysmal Thoughts this year, indie pop band The Drums are currently out with 4AD recording artist Methyl Ethel.

Palm, Mega Bog, Eyes of Love @ Elsewhere
With their new album Rock Island due out in February via Carpark, Philly dreamy pop band Palm play their first of two shows at Elsewhere tonight. If you’re going, definitely get there early for Mega Bog.

HAIM, Kindness (DJ Set) @ Guggenheim Museum
It’s the 2017 Guggenheim International Gala and HAIM are headlining the pre-party with a DJ set from Kindness as well. This is a price benefit, as most galas are, but hey it’s tax deductible.

King Crimson @ The Capitol Theatre
Prog rock icons King Crimson — which currently includes Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, and Bill Rieflin — bring their fall tour to Port Chester.

Eyelids, Jay & The Guilty Pleasures, The Low Doses @ WFMU Monty Hall
Like side projects? Eyelids features The Decemberists‘ John Moen and former Guided by Voices member Chris Slusarenko, while Jay & The Guilty Pleasures is Jay Gonzalez of Drive-by Truckers.

Culture Club @ The Paramount
Boy George and crew are back again with their bucketload of ’80s hits in tow.

Shame @ Home Sweet Home
One of the talked-about bands at SXSW this year, UK group Shame make vitriolic post-punk and have a live show that has drawn comparisons to Fat White Family (though they don’t sound like them). They play the late-night Nothing Changes party tonight.

Black Heart Procession, Sam Coomes @ Baby’s All Right
The Black Heart Procession, the indie rock collective led by Pall Jenkins and Tobias Nathaniel (who also both play in Three Mile Pilot), returned to the stage last year and tonight they play their first NYC show since 2010. They also play Mercury Lounge tomorrow and both are with fellow indie vet Sam Coomes (of Quasi).

Circuit Des Yeux, Ka Baird @ Rough Trade
Circuit des Yeux signed to Drag City for her latest album, Reaching for Indigo, which is more in the softer singer/songwriter realm than its experimental predecessor In Plain Speech, but still full of exciting eccentricities. It’s great stuff.

Silversun Pickups, Minus the Bear @ Terminal 5
SIlversun Pickups are on tour and they’ve got a great opener along for the ride, Minus the Bear, who released the very solid VOIDS earlier this year. They play T5 tonight and Brooklyn Steel on Friday.

Animal Collective DJ set (Avey Tare & Geologist), Ben Steidel, Cedar Sound Workshop, Sonny Daze, Shawn Dub @ Good Room
Avey Tare just played a solo set at Elsewhere last night and tonight he does an Animal Collective DJ set at Good room with his bandmate Geologist.

Loren Connors & Oren Ambarchi Duo @ Issue Project Room
Veteran avant-garde musicians Loren Connors and Oren Ambarchi team up for a duo set at Issue Project Room tonight.

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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