What’s going on Wednesday? (Bjork, Jessie Ware, Steve Gunn, HINDS, Kind of Like Spitting, Jerry Paper & more)
Bjork @ King's Theatre last month (more by David Andrako)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Bjork @ City Center
Bjork wraps up her sold-out seven-show run in NYC tonight which supports her powerful new album, Vulnicura. She'll be performing with her Vulnicura collaborator Arca, plus percussionist Manu Delago and 15-piece chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound.
HINDS, The Yetis @ Baby's All Right
Spanish band HINDS get called "shambolic" a lot, but in this case it's a good thing (they are not trying to be Rush) as their brand of of garagey pop trades more in enthusiasm, charm and catchy tunes. They are undeniably fun live. Late show, doors at midnight.
Sensations' Fix, Georgia, Andrew VanWyngarden & Bryce Hackford (DJ sets) @ Elvis Guesthouse
Italian prog/spacerock guru Franco Falsini expanded minds with his '70s-era ensemble Sensations Fix. He'll be playing a solo set tonight with Georgia, plus DJ sets from MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden and Brooklyn producer Bryce Hackford. This is free.
Twin Shadow, Lolawolf, The Great Void @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Twin Shadow has always been anthemic, but on his new album Eclipse he goes full stadium, aiming for the back fences with every song. This is the second of two sold-out MHOW shows.
Jerry Paper, Helado Negro, Trabajo, Macula Dog @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's Jerry Paper (aka Lucas Nathan) could almost have come straight of the Tim & Eric screen: defiantly weird, part hotel lounge act/Harry Nilsson/Brian Wilson with a little laptop R&B, and yet oddly appealing. Tonight's the record release show for his new album, Carousel.
Steve Gunn, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, August Wells, J.R. Bohannon @ Baby's All Right
Psychedelic folk musician and guitar great Steve Gunn recently signed to Matador (also home of his collaborator Kurt Vile), and he's planning the followup to last year's great Way Out Weather. Also of note is the duo set from harpist Mary Lattimore and Kurt Vile/War On Drugs producer Jeff Zeigler.
Jessie Ware, Jesse Boykins III @ Terminal 5
Forward-thinking pop singer and SBTRKT/Disclosure collaborator Jessie Ware continues to move up in the world, and tonight headlines her largest NYC show yet, which is sold out. Opening is Machinedrum collaborator Jesse Boykins II.
Kind of Like Spitting, The City on Film, Lee Corey Oswald @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Indie/emo vets Kind of Like Spitting are back in action, and recently put out a split with Warren Franklin on Topshelf which has them sounding as good as ever. The City on Film (Bob Nanna of Braid's other band) are also back in action after many years away, and put out their very good new album on Topshelf this past December. Support comes from the No Sleep-signed Lee Corey Oswald and locals Living Room.
Hard Nips, High Waisted, Beta Motel @ Good Room
Good Room is usually dance music oriented, but tonight they bring in guitars with this bill headlined by Japanese ex-pats Hard Nips.
Digitalism @ Verboten
German electronic duo Digitalsm haven't had a new album since 2011's I Love You but released a new single last year. Catch them DJing tonight.
Deborah Harry @ Cafe Carlyle
Blondie singer Deborah Harry continues her residency at Upper East side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle tonight. It runs through April 4.
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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