What’s going on Wednesday? (Cloud Nothings, Ex Hex, Big Sean, Richard Thompson, Solstafir, Big Terrific & more)
photo: Cloud Nothings at SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Cloud Nothings, Amanda X @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Cloud Nothings' blend of indie rock, post-hardcore and noise rock always makes for live shows that are as killer as their great records. This is the first of three NYC-area appearances they're making in the next month, including NYU's Strawberry Fest and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf fest.
Big Terrific @ Cameo
All things must pass, and Max Silvestri's long-running free weekly NYC comedy show, Big Terrific, has it's last regular Cameo show tonight. Expect lot of special guests, so arrive early. Big Terrific bids its final farewell on Sunday with two shows at Warsaw.
Ex Hex, The Above @ WFMU Monty Hall
Indie rock vet Mary Timony unleashes her inner rock star with power trio Ex Hex, making killer glammy power pop. They play Le Poisson Rouge tomorrow.
Big Sean, Casey Veggies @ Starland Ballroom
BIg Sean's newest album, Dark Sky Paradise, is being hailed (even by his former haters) as his best yet, and for good reason. "Blessings" and "I Don't Fuck With You" alone are two of the most memorable pop-rap singles to drop in the past year.
Solstafir, Ancient VVisdom, Alcian @ The Shop
Iceland's Solstafir have black metal roots, but they've been getting increasingly atmospheric and leaning more towards post-rock. Ancient VVisdom, meanwhile, are known for dark acoustic rock but recently began introducing doomy distorted guitars to their sound too.
Richard Thompson @ NJPAC
Folk legend Richard Thompson has been making excellent and influential music since the late '60s in Fairport Convention, with Linda Thompson, on his own, and more. Tonight he's in NJ, and he'll be back in June for a NYC show.
GABI, Solvey, Vorhees @ Le Poisson Rouge
NYC-based classically trained composer/vocalist Gabrielle Herbst (aka GABI) recently released her new album, Sympathy. It was co-produced by Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), and came out on the label he co-runs, Software.
Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Oh Hang, Zs, Loren Connors @ Union Pool
It's a night of experimental pop from Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Oh Hang (Baltimore) and Zs, as well as avant-garde guitar veteran Loren Connors.
Cleanteeth, Beast Modulus, Blackest, HellKeeper, Dealers @ Saint Vitus
It's a night of local metal including the sludgy Cleanteeth, the hardcore-leaning Blackest and more.
Justin Vivian Bond @ Rockwood Music Hall
Performance artist, musician and drag queen Justin Vivian Bond comes to Rockwood (stage 2) tonight, and will be joined by special guests Jake Shears and Dane Terry.
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lunasa @ Town Hall
Although her most recent album, Songs from the Movie, reimagines tracks from her catalogue as orchestral soundtracks, folk/country vet Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing acoustic with spare backing tonight.
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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