What’s going on Saturday? (Global Citizen Fest, Ash, Built to Spill, Laurel Halo, Bob Mould, The Arcs & more)
photo: Ash @ T5 in June (more by Greg Cristman)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
The bi-annual vinyl extravaganza is back with tables from labels, some of your favorite local record stores, and used vendors. There's also Minimal Wave cupcakes and a host of DJs -- members of Small Black, Yumi Zouma and Lemonade among them -- and tons and tons of records.
Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran @ Central Park (Global Citizen Fest)
The Global Citizen Festival has a pretty diverse lineup with grunge survivors Pearl Jam, our R&B queen Beyonce, arena rockers Coldplay... and Ed Sheeran.
Built To Spill, Crosss, Clarke and the Himself's @ Brooklyn Bowl
Indie rock guitar heroes Built to Spill continue their NYC show onslaught tonight. Also on the bill: Toronto's doomy Crosss who are worth catching.
Bob Mould, Jason Narducy @ City Winery
On his current "Works in Progress" acoustic tour, Bob will be trying out now material and playing some favorites, too. Narducy, who plays in his electric band, will open the show.
FIDLAR, Dune Rats @ Webster Hall
With loads of songs about partying and a hyperactive garagepunk sound, FIDLAR shows tend to be pretty wild. If you're going, do check out Australia's Dune Rats.
Good Riddance, Off With Their Heads, Iron Chic @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
'90s-era melodic hardcore band Good Riddance returned this year with a new album, and it has them sounding at least as good as ever. With support from two solid newer bands in a similar realm, tonight's show should be fun.
D.O.A., In The Whale, Gotham City Mashers, Sickwalt, DJ Sid Da Kid @ Bowery Electric
Punk/hardcore as we know it wouldn't exist without bands like D.O.A. and their peers, so it's a pretty amazing thing that those guys are still at it. They have a new album too.
Ash, Glint @ Gramercy Theatre
Irish trio Ash started as teens in the '90s and became genuine stars in the UK thanks to a string of punky, pop singles like "Girl From Mars," "Goldfinger" and "Oh Yeah." Nearing their 40s, they just released their first album in eight years, Kablammo!, which is pretty damn good.
The Suffers, Kahli Abdu, VHS, Safari, Lili K @ Rough Trade
Lovers of vintage soul will want to check out Houston's The Suffers, who raise the roof (and the temperature) at their energetic live shows.
Laurel Halo, VIA APP, Malory @ Trans-Pecos
Laurel Halo has a new album on the way, and the two singles we've heard from it are more up her heady electronic alley than the art pop of 2012's underrated Quarantine. Maybe we'll hear more new stuff tonight.
The Arcs, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Edan (DJ set) @ Bowery Ballroom
In addition to fronting the Black Keys, Dan Auerbach now also fronts The Arcs (which also includes Richard Swift) and it looks like they're quickly catching on. They have a big Terminal 5 show in December, but first they play the much smaller Bowery Ballroom tonight. Sold out.
Perfect Pussy, Show Me The Body, Guerrilla Toss, Pawns, Ghost Dads @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
It's the last weekend of free day shows at beach venue Riis Park Beach Bazaar, and they're going out with a bang. Today has confrontational noise punks Perfect Pussy, new DFA signees Guerilla Toss and more.
Darlings, Flower Girl, Lightning Bug, CVS At Night @ Shea Stadium
A bittersweet night, long-running Brooklyn indie rockers are parting ways after tonight's farewell show. We'll miss you, Darlings.
Martial Canterel, Antennes, EVILARTFORM, Collin Crowe @ Black Bear Bar
It's a night of minmal wave electronics and other dark sounds, headlined headlined by the patch-bay wizardry of Martial Canterel (aka Xeno & Oaklander's Sean McBride).
Cheap Trick @ The Capitol Theatre
Glammy powerpop heroes Cheap Trick are keeping the flame alive in Port Chester tonight
Kid Congo, Andy Animal & The Werewolves of Woodstock, The Sleepies @ Littlefield
Littlefield's "Motorcycle Film Festival" wraps up with this sure-to-be-fun closing party featuring Kid Congo Powers who has played in The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds -- an impressive enough CV to just rest on your laurels -- and is still making cool new music.
Lame Drivers, I'm Turning Into, Memorial Gore, B Boys @ Max Cellar
Lame Drivers have been a constant presence on the Brooklyn indie/DIY scene for while, and have released a number of 7"s, tapes and splits in that time, but just now are releasing their debut album, Chosen Era that's nervy, passionate, and full of very catchy songs.
Brooklyn Comes Alive
Brooklyn Comes Alive brings members of (mostly) jam bands -- including Lettuce, Soulive, Trey Anastasio Band, Living Colour, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Lotus, Snarky Puppy, Ween, RAQ, Kung Fu, Medeski Martin & Wood, Soule Monde and more -- together for a full day of collaborations and superjams at various Williamsburg venues (Verboten, MHOW, etc).
Jose James (Billie Holiday tribute) @ Blue Note
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 this year. In addition to being an inspiration for the new Lana Del Rey album and the first artist to "play" The Apollo's upcoming hologram concert series, neo-soul singer Jose James will perform her music at a series of shows at the Blue Note this week. 8 and 10:30 PM sets every night through Sunday.
Heatwave, France Joli, Harold Melvin's Blue Nots, Cory Daye, Rose Royce, Musique, Stan Wade's Trammps, The Hues Corporation @ St. George Theatre (Staten Island)
Staten Island venue St. George Theatre hosts a night of disco hit-makers including Rose Royce ("Car Wash"), The Hues Corporation ("Rock the Boat"), and more.
Brian Reagan @ Radio City Music Hall
Veteran standup comedian Brian Regan will crack folks up in one of NYC's toniest rooms. If you can't make it to the show, it's being broadcast live on Comedy Central at 9 PM.
Heaven's Jail, Such Hounds @ Montana's Trail House
Phosphorescent-associated folk rockers Heaven's Jail play this Bushwick show tonight.
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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