What’s going on Wednesday? (Blake Mills, King Tuff, The Bug, Foxygen, The Blow, BDOD, YOU., Kaytranada, more)
Blake Mills w/ Fiona Apple at LPR earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
King Tuff @ Knitting Factory 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Blake Mills, yMusic @ Rough Trade
Frequent Fiona Apple collaborator/tourmate Blake Mills put out his own album of quality blues folk, Heigh Ho, this year and has been supporting on this tour which Fiona has been joining him on stage at. Tonight's his second of two NYC shows on this tour. Sold out.
Foxygen, Dub Thompson, Jungle Green @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Foxygen's sprawling 24-track double LP, And Star Power, is not quite as easy to play "spot the influence" as their last album. (But they are staying the the '60s/'70s millieu.) How many new songs will they be able to pack in at tonight's record release show?
Bass Drum of Death, The People's Temple, Desert Sharks @ Santos Party House
Alamaba rock duo Bass Drum of Death released their new album, Rip This, this week and are celebrating tonight at Santos with The People's Temple who are worth showing up early for.
King Tuff, Fletcher C. Johnson, Honey @ Baby's All Right
Garage powerpop royalty, King Tuff just released his new album, Black Moon Spell, and celebrates tonight with a complimentary lineup of openers. Sold out.
QUAD, Dub Thompson @ Baby's All Right
If you're going for King Tuff, stick around for the second of QUAD's late-night residency at Baby's, which starts at midnight and is free. QUAD spun off of Spires and have a similar '60s-meets-Madchester vibe. Dub Thompson, who opened for Foxygen earlier at MHOW, is on the bill too. Meanwhile, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado will be spinning tunes in the front room.
Ancient Sky, Little Gold, Backwords, Heaven's Jail @ Death by Audio
Brooklyn psych-rock combo Ancient Sky headline tonight's solid DbA show that also features Athens, GA's Little Sky, plus Backwords and Heaven's Jail.
Nothing Changes w/ YOU, Hot Guts @ Home Sweet Home
YOU. recently released their third album Sunchaser which was recorded with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and features a nice dose of gloomy synth goth.
"Debut" w/ Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, more @ Knockdown Center
Sleep No More performer Emily Terndrup and La Blogotheque director Derrick Belcham are premiering their new project "Debut" tonight, and will put on the show tomorrow and Thursday as well. "Debut" merges "independent music, contemporary dance theater and large-scale art installations." The music was written and will be performed by a very impressive cast of Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).
The Blow, DJ Laura Dern/(aka Colin Self) @ Union Pool
This is the second of The Blow's three Union Pool "unplugged" residency shows. Says Khaela: "These shows are a laboratory for working out new ways of performing electronic music live. We will be performing songs, just songs, from the extended Blow catalog." Ok then!
Robert Wilson and Rufus Wainwright @ BAM
As part of the music-theatre program of BAM's Next Wave Festival, 'Shakespeare's Sonnets,' "a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare's cannon" is making its US premiere with a score by Rufus Wainwright and direction by Robert Wilson. Performances run through Saturday (10/11).
Kaytranada, Benji B, Obey City @ Bowery Ballroom
Montreal producer Kaytranada has been having a good year, collaborating with Vic Mensa, signing to XL and more. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows for the week.
The Bug & Manga, Actress, Aurora Halal @ Output
The Bug finally released his album which features a ton of impressive guests such as Grouper, Death Grips, Gonjasufi and Justin Broadrick. He's currently on tour with one of the guests, Manga, providing vocals at his shows, and tonight's show is doubly great with his Ninja Tune labelmate Actress on the bill too.
Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.
Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
An icon of the '70s California boomer singer-songwriter style, Jackson Browne released his 14th album, Standing in the Breach, this week. But expect lots of hits -- like "Running on Empty" and "The Pretender" -- as well as new songs.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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