photo: Big Eyes at Baby's in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Big Eyes

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

The Hotelier, Bent Shapes, Japanese Breakfast @ 50 Kent (Brooklyn Flea)
This free daytime show is pretty great all around with emo/pop punk from The Hotelier, indie pop from Bent Shapes, and a solo set from Little Big League singer Michelle Zauner under her Japanese Breakfast moniker.

You Blew It!, Sorority Noise, Microwave @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Yet another free daytime option for emo/pop punk fans, and this one's on the beach with games and good eats too.

Big Eyes, Shellshag, Aye Nako, Tender Defender @ Saint Vitus
This show is for a good cause (Jay & Molly's fight against cancer) and it features a handful of great local punk bands. Excitingly, it's the debut of Tender Defender, the new band with three Latterman members who basically pick up where Latterman left off.

Sheer Terror, No Redeeming Social Value @ Rocks Off Cruise
NYHC vets Sheer Terror are still going strong over 30 years into their career, and today they'll bring their wild live show on a boat.

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito 25th Anniversary concert/screening @ Central Park Summerstage
In the 1990's radio DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia (Kool Bob Love) helped break the careers of Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clan and more. Today, catch a screening of documentary Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives as well as DJ sets and a Q&A.

Beech Creeps, Ghetto Ghouls, Squad Car, Flying Squirrels @ Silent Barn
Austinites Ghetto Ghouls make twisted garage punk that should appeal to fans of The Intelligence or The Fall. New album Collisions is well worth a spin.

Overdoz, Black Dave, Quincy Vidal @ Baby's All Right
LA rap group Overdoz, whose video with A$AP Ferg you may have seen earlier this year, return to NYC tonight on their "Last Kiss" tour. Black Dave and Quincy Vidal open.

Jefferson Starship plays Airplane, Jazz Is Dead, Quicksilver "Happy Trails," Tom Constanten @ BB King's
This show celebrates the 50th anniversaries of both Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. Airplane member Paul Kantner's post-Airplane band Jefferson Starship will play a set of JA's music, Jazz Is Dead are a Grateful Dead tribute, David Freiberg's current version of Quicksilver Messenger Service offer their own version of the San Francisco Sound, and original Dead painist Tom Constanten opens.

Flem Fest
Flemington, NJ DIY festival Flem Fest continues today with indie pop band Quarterbacks, punk band Casual, singer/songwriter Long Beard 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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