photo: Hop Along at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hop Along

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

Hop Along, Thin Lips @ Baby's All Right
Hop Along have been gradually been gaining a strong following since 2012's great Get Disowned, and the just-released Painted Shut (their first for Saddle Creek) totally lives up to all the hype its earned. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows on their tour in support of it. Opening is another hard-hitting Philly indie rock band Thin Lips.

Fred Thomas @ Elvis Guesthouse
Saturday Looks Good To Me frontman Fred Thomas took the solo route this year, releasing All Are Saved (on Polyvinyl), a stripped-down, confessional record that's full of quotable lyrics. Tonight's his first of two NYC shows on this tour.

H2O, Ache @ Saint Vitus (1 PM)
NYHC/pop punk vets H2O wrap up their 20th anniversary 5-show run at Saint Vitus with an all ages matinee today. Sold out.

Morpheus Descends, Malignancy, Thantifaxath, Imperial Triumphant, Ramlord @ Saint Vitus (IO Presents)
Two New York death metal veterans, Morpheus Descends and Malignancy, team up for this show which also includes Canadian black metallers Thantifaxath and NY BMers Imperial Triumphant. Our metal sister site Invisible Oranges is presenting the show, along with Signature Riff.

Bang, Ruby The Hatchet, Blackout, Mirror Queen @ The Shop
'70s proto-metal band Bang played their first-ever NYC show in 2014 and returned later that year to open for Pentagram. Now they're back once again, and tonight's show is with support from three newer bands who owe a lot to the hard rock scene Bang came from.

Yoni Wolf (of Why?), Serengeti, Stranger Cat @ Knitting Factory
Yoni Wolf of alt-rap/indie rock band Why? is in solo mode tonight, and opening is his likeminded pal Serengeti. Also on the bill is Cat Martino's electronic pop project Stranger Cat.

Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche @ Highline Ballroom
Celebrate Mother's Day with The Roches' Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy (whose dad is Louden Wainwright). While we're thinking of it, Don't forget to call your mom.

Assassin, Lisa Hyper, Tifa, Kranium, Ricky Blaze, King Jammy, Mixpak Sound, Federation Sound @ Fort Green Park
This free party, featuring a host of dancehall artists and DJs, is part of the Red Bull Music Academy. There are also site-specific art installations and more.

Strung Out, Red City Radio, La Armada @ Gramercy Theatre
Metallic punk vets Strung Out are currently on the road with two promising newer bands, the gravelly-voiced Red City Radio and Chicago-via-Dominican Republic hardcore band La Armada. They hit NYC tonight.

It's Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.

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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