What’s going on Thursday? (Primal Scream, TVOTR & Bo Ningen, Anaal Nathrakh, Jamie Lidell, B-52s, Kaki King, more)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Primal Scream @ Warsaw
Having dabbled in punk, dub, dance music, straight-up rock n' roll and just about every other genre, Scottish band Primal Scream have managed to stay fresh longer than most other bands originating from the mid-'80s, and frontman Bobby Gilespie remains the epitome of lanky cool.
TV on the Radio, Bo Ningen, Sam Dew @ Terminal 5
It's been about a decade since TV on the Radio were considered a "Brooklyn buzz band." They don't all live in the borough (or even the East Coast) anymore, but fortunately they're still a very good band, as reinforced by last year's Seeds. Tonight's their second of three NYC-area shows on this tour (including NJ with the Pixies). Bo Ningen, who are quite the sight to see, open the show.
SSION, Cakes Da Killa @ Le Poisson Rouge
SSION headline this bill, and if you're going we especially think it's worth getting there early for rap boundary-pusher Cakes Da Killa.
Krill, Big Ups, Warehouse, Downies @ Palisades
There's some cool bands on this bill, including Boston's eccentric indie rockers Krill, NYC's Fugazi/Slint-indebted Big Ups, Atlanta post-punks Warehouse, and local rockers Downies.
Kayo Dot, Hex Inverter, Disparager, Kevin Hufnagel @ Paper Box
There's rarely a lack of chances to catch Toby Driver's experimental metal collective Kayo Dot in their hometown of NYC, but every one is worth taking. You never know what you're gonna get.
Anaal Nathrakh, Early Graves, Vattnet Viskar, Incite, Secrets of the Sky @ Saint Vitus
Two black metal bands, Anaal Nathrakh and Vattnet Viskar are currently on separate tours (AN with Incite and Secrets of the Sky, VV with Early Graves), and tonight those tours' paths cross for one super show. Vattnet Viskar recently released a single off their upcoming album, and it sounds like the new stuff is expanding a lot upon their BM roots.
Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, Darren Hanlon @ Bowery Ballroom
With a terrific new album and charmingly awesome live show, it's no wonder Courtney Barnett sold out three nights at Bowery Ballroom. If you're going, be sure to get there for Seattle's Chastity Belt and onetime Lucksmith member Darren Hanlon.
Jamie Lidell, JDH & Dave P @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is one of Celebrate Brooklyn!'s free dance parties and tonight is the "Electro Soul Dance Party" headed up by multitalented Jamie Lidell. Starts at 7 PM.
King Holiday, TECLA, KASSA:PURUSH, Ludwig Persik @ Brooklyn Museum
This is the kickoff party for Brooklyn Museum's new exhibit, "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks." It features poetry readings, and musical performances, the latter headlined by 10-piece "astro-soul" outfit King Holiday.
B-52s, French Horn Rebellion @ Irving Plaza
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.
Kaki King, Glackabelle @ Rough Trade
Composer and guitar great Kaki King brings a new visual element to her live performance with this show titled "Kaki King The Neck is a Bridge to the Body" that cannily incorporates colorful projections.
Dead Heavens, Slavve, Writer @ Bowery Electric
Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) taps into heavy psych and '60s garage with his band Dead Heavens that also includes members of White Zombie and Cults.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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