What’s going on Memorial Day? (Laura Jane Grace, Blonde Elvis, Mary Epworth, Joan As Police Woman & more)
Laura Jane Grace w/ Against Me in Chicago, 2014 (more by Jeff Ryand)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Laura Jane Grace @ City Winery
Laura Jane Grace has been up to a lot lately, including fronting one of the most vital punk bands around (Against Me!), covering The Replacements with Miley Cyrus & Joan Jett, and producing the new Worriers record. The whole AM! crew will be here for a free show in June, but tonight you can see Laura in solo mode.
Gracie, Blonde Elvis, Shark?, Gingerlys @ Palisades
Jesse James Laderoute is a maintstay in the quirkier side of Toronto's music scene, having played drums for Slim Twig, collaborated with Ell V Gore, and his own band Young Mother. His current concern is Blonde Elvis who make off-kilter glam somewhere between Brian Eno and Pulp. This is an all-around good bill with Shark?'s '90s-ish indie rock and jangly shoegazers Gingerlys.
Computer Magic, Heavenly Beat, Nicholas Nicholas, Double Trouble Double Dragon DJs @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar had it's final night last night, but the folks behind just opened Riis Park Beach Bazaar this weekend in the Rockaways. There's shopping, yummy food options, beverages, and live music. Today's entertainment (which starts at 2 PM) features synthpop act Computer Magic, and the breezy pop of Heavenly Beat.
Mary Epworth @ Living Room
Mary Epworth is, at this point, known mostly for being the sister of producer Paul Epworth (who has worked with Adele, Florence & the Machine, Bloc Party and more). That may change as her 2012 debut album, Dream Life, gets a very belated US release this week. Her blend of baroque pop and West Coast folky psychedelia is appealing.
Domino Kirke, Joan As Police Woman @ Baby's All Right
Domino Kirke has been performing in NYC for a good while now, and for her new EP Independent Channel she's collaborated with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple. She's doing a Mondays at Baby's residency and tonight is especially notable as it's with Joan as Police Woman.
It's Memorial Day and there are a few other options, such as free concerts in Greenwood Cemetery and the NY Philharmonic at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Whatever you do, have a safe, fun holiday.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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