The Orb @ Coachella 2009 (more by Carl Johnson)
Jessie Ware in Central Park in August (more by Robert Altman)
Jessie Ware

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Jessie Ware, Mikky Ekko @ Warsaw
Jessie Ware has the voice of a pop star and the forward-thinking production of musicians like SBTRKT, Disclosure, and Joker, all of whom she's worked with. She's an excellent performer too, and tonight's show -- her first of two in NYC this week -- should be a memorable one.

The Orb @ Webster Hall
Dub chillout pioneers The Orb have been providing the soundtrack to some people's comedown for 25 years now, and have finally made it back to NYC after cancelling the last few times they've tried to make it. Tickets are still available

Mad Professor @ The Bell House
Meawhile, The Orb's old pal, frequent collaborator, and dub maestro, Mad Professor, plays his own show at The Bell House as part of his "roots of dubstep" tour.

Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Meek Mill, K. Michelle, Big Sean, Schoolboy Q @ Barclays Center
There's a bunch of rappers on board for this year's Power 105.1 Powerhouse, including the great Kendrick Lamar and his fellow Black Hippy member Schoolboy Q. We're most excited for those two, but with their recent hits, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Meek Mill should be pretty fun to see too.

Big Freedia @ Brooklyn Bowl
Bounce queen Big Freedia, who you may know as the world record holder for most people twerking simultaneously, the star of her new FUSE reality series, or the person behind some of the most fun live shows around, comes to NYC for a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl this week. She's promising special guests too. This is night 2.

Black Dice, Ratking, DJ PIzza Party @ 285 Kent Avenue
You're probably not gonna find a more genre-diverse bill tonight than this one with noisemakers Black Dice and indie rappers Ratking.

Alex Winston, Joywave, Deidre & The Dark @ Brooklyn Bowl
Alex Winston's quirky take on pop is always a fun time live, and this bill is doubly good because Savoir Adore side project Deidre & the Dark are worth catching too.

Tamar Kali, Watermelon, Au Revoir Simone @ Brooklyn Museum
This is part of Brooklyn Museum's monthly "First Saturdays" series with free admission and musical performances. Au Revoir Simone are on at 5 PM.

Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold, Heavenly Beat @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (FREE)
For the second night at Brooklyn Night Bazaar's new Greenpoint location, with a great line-up of acts, including Frankie Rose, dreampop band Mahogany and more. Free.

Guantanamo Baywatch @ Cake Shop
Portland garage surf combo Guantanamo Baywatch play their first of three NYC-area shows tonight.

Pampers @ DbA back in June (more by Devan Council)

Pampers, Degreaser, Foster Care, Call Of The Wild @ Death By Audio
Having just unleashed their terrific debut album, "thug pop" group Pampers play their record release show tonight with fellow bruisers Foster Care, Degreaser and Call of the Wild.

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Mount Moriah @ Mercury Lounge
Portland's rockabilly-leaning Sallie Ford teams up tonight with recent Merge signees Mount Moriah.

Spirit Family Reunion, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Deslondes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Spirit Family Reunion revive old timey folk, country, and bluegrass, and they do it genuinely without being too retro.

Justice (DJ Set), Busy P, Breakbot @ Hammerstein Ballroom
French electro-house duo Justice haven't played NYC in just over a year, and tonight they finally return for the Hammerstein Ballroom stop on the Ed Banger 10th anniversary tour. It's just a DJ set, but they'll still probably have fun in store for us. Don't miss live performances from soft-rock loving Breakbot and Ed Banger prez Busy P.

Orange Goblin, Holy Grail, LazerWulf, Polygamyst @ Saint Vitus Bar
British stoners Orange Goblin head up a bill with healthy doses of power metal and tech death in the forms of Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf, respectively, while Saint Vitus's own Polygamyst adds some local flavor.

They Might Be Giants, Miniature Tigers @ Terminal 5
Quirky nerd rock never goes out of style (right?), or at least it seems that way because TMBG is still kicking over three decades after forming, and still doing big rooms like Terminal 5. Plus, this year's Nanobots (their 16th album) wasn't half bad.

Steve Earle & The Dukes @ Town Hall
A hard man to pin down, Steve Earle went from straight country, to folk troubador and beyond, his honest songwriting tying it all together.

Bloodkrow Butcher, Omegas, S.H.I.T., Ruleta Rusa, La Misma @ Acheron
This bill brings together hardcore bands from all over the continent, including Boston's Bloodkrow Butcher, Montreal's Omegas, Toronto's S.H.I.T., San Francisco's Ruleta Rusa, and NYC's own La Misma.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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