What’s going on Friday? (The Hold Steady, Titus Andronicus, Indie Pop Prom, Father John Misty, Dave Chappelle & more)
photo: Titus Andronicus at Warsaw in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Hold Steady, STRNGRS, DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler), DJ Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), DJ Dapwell, DJ Stefan Marolachakis (Caveman) @ Bowery Ballroom
The Hold Steady have been piling on the live shows lately, and if the fact that this is their third sold-out NYC show in less than two months is any indication, they are a force on stage. Plus, tonight has some pretty famous people hanging in the DJ booth.
Two Gallants, Happiness @ Mercury Lounge
Two Gallants put out their most rockin' album yet earlier this month, and tonight they continue their 3-night stand in NYC on their tour supporting it. Deer Tick side project Happiness open.
Priests, Amanda X, Sports, Leggy, Mannequin Pussy @ Baby's All Right (Indie Pop Prom)
The third annual Indie Pop Prom (which actually features female-fronted punk bands) goes down tonight with a great lineup all around. It's sold out, but there will be a few tickets at the door.
Titus Andronicus, Hard Nips, White Reaper, Nonsense @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Most of tonight's good rock shows are sold out, but exactly $0 gets you into this one where one of NJ's finest Springsteeny punk bands play. (In fact, between this, The Hold Steady, and that Deer Tick side project, you have a pretty good shot of hearing someone cover The Boss in NYC tonight.) And Titus go on around midnight, so it's also a good unofficial afterparty for whatever show you may be at first.
Father John Misty @ Urban Outfitters Space Ninety 8
Father John Misty is on night 3 of his four-night NYC run in support of his excellent new album, I Love You Honeybear. This is free, goes from 7-9 PM, and there will be an album signing.
Talib Kweli @ Lincoln Center
The annual 'American Songbook' series goes hip hop tonight with the great, long-running rapper Talib Kweli.
Downfall of Gaia, So Hideous, VYGR, Sangharsha, Hivelords @ Saint Vitus
German post-metal band Downfall of Gaia headline tonight's show, and there's a handful of local openers that make it worth attending on their own.
Salva, Branchez, Alex English, Dali, Hiyawatha @ Webster Hall
Member of the rising Friends of Friends collective and a notable Kanye remixer, Salva headlines tonight's installment of the Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall.
Dave Chappelle @ Gramercy Theatre (late show)
After a lengthy vacation from the spotlight, one of our sharpest comic minds returned to the stage a couple years ago. It's good to have him back. Tonight's his second of five shows at Gramercy Theatre.
Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game @ MSG
NBA All-Star Weekend means plenty of music-related events too, like this celebrity basketball game which has Arcade Fire's Win Butler and rapper Common among the lineup.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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