What’s going on Friday? (Feelies, California X, Nude Beach, Anthony Naples, Gigawatts Fest, Bleeding Rainbow & more)
Nude Beach @ Bowery Ballroom, March 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The Feelies @ The Bell House, May 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
The Feelies @ Maxwell's
Night two of Hoboken indie rock legends playing at the soon-to-close legendary Hoboken indie rock haven. Sold out, natch.
Speedy Ortiz, Roomrunner, California X, Sediment Club, NOATS @ Death By Audio
Speedy Ortiz's new album, Major Arcana (due out next week via Carpark), is one of the best debuts of the year and they'll celebrate with a release show at DbA tonight. Fellow '90s lovers Roomrunner and California X are also excellent and not to miss. And if you're into no wave, Sediment Club revive that sound pretty well.
Octo Octa, Anthony Naples, Magic Touch @ Cameo Gallery
The day before Anthony Naples plays a house-oriented Warm Up, you can catch him at tonight's likeminded Cameo show, which also includes Octo Octa, whose new album, Between Two Selves, is an excellent ambient take on the current house revival.
Bleeding Rainbow, Fat Creeps @ Mercury Lounge
Shoegazy Philadelphians will hopefully treat us to some songs from their next long-player which is due later this year. Don't miss Boston indie rockers Fat Creeps who open the show.
Nude Beach, Prince Rupert's Drops, Pop Zeus, Hector's Pets (DJ Set) @ Knitting Factory
The only thing wrong with Nude Beach's appearance at Knitting Factory is it was clearly scheduled one day too late. The Brooklyn band's tip of the hat to Tom Petty, The Replacements, Springsteen and many of the greats of yesteryear screams Americana, crafting catchy songs that get in your head and stay there.
Gigawatts Fest w/ Team Spirit, Total Slacker, Celestial Shore & more @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn DIY zine One Point Twenty One Gigawatts launches its two-day one year anniversary celebration tonight featuring 10 worthy local acts. Fun starts at 5 PM.
Photo Ops, The Can't Tells, Foe Destroyer @ Cake Shop
If you're looking for a good band to catch tonight, Brooklyn's The Can't Tells are always worth showing up for, and you can see them at Cake Shop tonight on a bill that also includes Nashville's Photo Ops and Austin's Foe Destroyer.
Jonathon Toubin (Soul Clap & Dance Off), Young Jessie, King James & the Special Men @ Damrosch Bandshell
Tonight's edition of Lincoln Center's "Midsummer Nights Swing" series is a little different, as they turn things over to Jonathan Toubin's popular dance-off revue. At 11:30 PM, Soul Clap becomes a "silent disco" so the party can keep going into the night. Show up early for Jitterbug lessons. Tickets are still available.
Ladytron (DJ Set), Adventure, Prism House @ Glasslands
Liverpool's icy synthwave group Ladytron headline tonight with a DJ set, but there's live music too, much in the same vein: Baltimore electropop combo Adventure and Brooklyn's more experimental Prism House.
The Rascals @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Somewhere between a rock concert and a Broadway show, "The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream" tells the story of the band through their music. The show was written, produced and directed by their #1 fan, "Little" Steven Van Zandt with visuals from acclaimed lighting designer Marshall Brickman. Tickets are still available.
10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery
These college radio vets have been without their original singer, Natalie Merchant, for years now. (And guitarist Robert Buck, so crucial to their sound, died in 2000.) But they continue to play, and if you're into their newer material/lineup, you can catch them at their first of two City Winery shows tonight (the second is tomorrow). Both shows are release parties for their new album, Music from the Motion Picture, their first in 14 years.
Timo Maas @ Cielo
German producer Timo Maas has been crafting progressive house for over a decade now, and before he plays a couple North American festivals this weekend, he'll stop off in NYC for a party at Cielo (10 PM-4AM).
Megadeth @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Forget Dave Mustaine's ridiculous political rants. Forget the band's past their prime lineup. Just remember those sweet riffs on "Hangar 18". And "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due". And "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying." Feel better now? See you at Mohegan Sun.
Cayucas, JBM @ Mercury Lounge
Santa Monica indie pop darlings Cayucas are likely on their way to fame (thanks in part to a catchy single "East Coast Girl," which you can watch the video for below), so you might want to catch them at Mercury Lounge tonight before you can't see them at venues that small anymore. Though the show is sold out, so if you're going you probably already have your tickets. They also play for free in Montauk on Saturday.
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Cayucas - "East Coast Girl" Official Video