photo: The Decemberists in Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Decemberists, Alvvays @ Beacon Theatre
The Decemberists' new album may not be their finest work, but they've still put out several of the great folk and folk-related albums of the past 15 years, and tonight's intimate show is sure to be a treat. Opening is Polyvinyl-signed Canadian band Alvvays, whose 2014 debut was one of the best-received jangle pop albums in a while.

Matthew E. White, Wilsen, Karima Walker @ Baby's All Right
Matthew E White's new album, Fresh Blood, is an ambitious affair, with deep shag, string-laden arrangements. There's no orchestra like at his LP release show last month, but White sill swings for the fences.

Makthaverskan, Heaven, Alice @ Saint Vitus
Sweden's Makthaverskan make cathartic post-punk that doesn't forget about the "punk" suffix, and is pretty unrelenting lyrically too. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows on their first-ever US tour (rescheduled from March).

Belle Mare and Teletextile, Renata Zeiguer (Cantina) and Cassandra Jenkins, Shilpa Ray and Deva Mahal @ Manhattan Inn
It's the first night of 'The Hum,' the new FREE series at Manhattan Inn features different collaborations from multi-genre artists every Monday in April.

Smoke DZA, JY, Tray Pizzy @ SOB's
Prolific NYC rapper Smoke DZA recently dropped his newest EP, Ringside 3, the third installment of a series with R.F.C. producer 183rd. We'll likely hear some of that (and probably some old favorites too) tonight.

GABI @ Rough Trade
NYC-based classically trained composer/vocalist Gabrielle Herbst (aka GABI) releases her new album, Sympathy, this week. It was co-produced by Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), and coming out on the label he co-runs, Software. Fans of Julia Holter should check this out. Tonight's show is free, and doors are at 6:30 PM.

Black Label Society, Wino @ Starland Ballroom
LA metal vets Black Label Society headline this NJ show, and the legendary Wino makes it worth showing up early.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Ashley Brooke Roberts fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac tonight which also features guests James Adomian, Adam Newman, Jon Fisch, Loyiso Gola, Trey Galyon "and more."

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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