Rush at Jones Beach in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Sloan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

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

Rush @ MSG
Rush have officially been a band for four decades, and in that time they've made challenging prog, blissful pop, and covered a lot of the ground in between. They're celebrating the 40th anniversary of this fruitful career on their current tour, which hits NYC tonight.

Sloan @ Rough Trade
While they haven't been going quite as long as Rush, fellow Canadians Sloan are equally beloved (though in probably different but overlapping circles.) Having released the terrific Commonwealth last year, the band will play most of that LP in their first set, and then features favorites from the rest of their career in a second set. Rough Trade is pretty small for them, this should be a treat.

Melvins, Le Butcherettes @ Santos Party House
Sludge vets Melvins last released Hold It In in 2014, and there's a documentary on them set to come out next year. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows with Le Butcherettes.

Crowbar, Battlecross, Lord Dying, Carcosa @ Saint Vitus
NOLA sludge band Crowbar are on tour in continued support of last year's Symmetry Black. It's also worth catching their Relapse-signed labelmates Lord Dying, who offer up some good High on Fire/early Mastodon worship.

Voice Coils, Nat Baldwin @ Roulette
Voice Coils is the proggy experimental pop collective with members of Roomrunner, Porches, Extra Life, Couch Slut and more. (Mitski is on their records but hasn't been playing live with them lately.) Tonight's the release show for their new EP, with quality support from Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin.

Metal Mountains, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Charlie Rauh, Mia Theodoratus, Sun Riah @ Palisades
Minimalist psych-folk band Metal Mountains is the project of Helen Rush and Pat Gubler. They have a new record on the way, so maybe we'll hear some new ones tonight.

Lafawndah, ADR, Nightfeelings, L-Vis 1990, Soulmates, HD, Backdrop @ Baby's All Right
Eccentric genre-defying performer Lafawndah is playing Warm Up later this summer, but you can catch her in NYC tonight.

Tamara Renée, DonChristian, Amani @ Cameo
Singer/rapper Tamara Renee has a good mix of R&B/soul and rap on her Ultra Violet EP. Catch her live tonight with another quality local rapper, DonChristian.

Lee Ranaldo, Chris Corsano, Raül Fernandez Refree @ Joe's Pub
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo has been working on a new record with Barcelona producer Raül Fernandez Refree, and tonight the pair will team up with drummer Chris Corsano for this "Barcelona Sounds" show.

Imagine Dragons, Metric, Halsey @ Prudential Center
We don't recommend seeing the headliner (or the opener), but it's a chance to see Canadian indie band Metric who recently put out the lead single from their upcoming sixth album. They do it again at Barclays Center tomorrow.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, tonight with special guests Josh Gondelman, Mark Normand, Janelle James, Kendra Cunningham, 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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