What’s going on Saturday? (Moonlandingz, Autechre, Psychic TV, Chance the Rapper, Makthaverskan, Ringworm & more)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Moonlandingz (members of Fat White Family, Sean Lennon (DJ Set) @ Berlin
Over to record their debut album with producer Sean Lennon, The Moonlandingz -- aka Lias and Saul of Fat White Family powered by the dirty diodes of Eccentronic Research Council -- are making time for their first NYC show tonight. Originally invite-only, they're selling a few tickets at the door tonight (which opens at 8 PM). This should be fun.
Autechre, cygnus, Rob Hall (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Long-running UK electronic duo Autechre haven't released new music in a couple years, but that Sean Booth and Rob Brown are touring certainly gives us hope.
Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, Wetware @ Pioneer Works
Having dabbled in a variety of genres over the last 30-some years, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's PTV are highly influential and resolutely strange. Red Hook's cavernous Pioneer Works should be a very cool place to see them, too. If you're going don't miss Shilpa Ray.
Terry Riley Festival @ National Sawdust
In celebration of iconic modern composer Terry Riley's 80th birthday, National Sawdust (only its third day open) is throwing this three day festival where he'll collaborate with a variety of other musicians. Tonight features Matmos, John Zorn, and Roomful of Teeth, and Riley's son, the virtuoso guitarist Gyan Riley.
Chance the Rapper, Willow Smith, Towkio, DJ Envy @ FADER + vitaminwater
Chance the Rapper continues to do weird things (like follow his breakthrough mixtape by making an album with a band that often isn't rap), and people continue to love him for it. He has two huge sold-out Terminal 5 shows coming up, but first plays this free-with-RSVP show tonight.
Makthaverskan, Lower, Flagland, Arm Candy @ Baby's All Right
Sweden's Makthaverskan make post-punk that sets itself apart thanks to their powerful cathartic singer Maja Milner. Denmark's Lower work in a similar realm, but they're more melodramatic. Cool bill.
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Pujol, No Ice @ Baby's All Right
Sub Pop band >Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires headline this show, and if you're going, don't miss garage rockers Pujol either.
Art Garfunkel @ Carnegie Hall
Art Garfunkel was in the news this week for joining "Black Simon & Garfunkel" on 'Fallon' for a rendition of The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Will he cover The Weeknd again at Carnegie Hall tonight? Probably not, but you might hear like, "The Sound of Silence" or something.
NY Deathfest -- Dead Infection, Gutalax, Ringworm, Immortal Suffering, Short Bus Pileup, Without Remorse, Psychosomatic, Abhorrent Deformity, Crack House, Outer Heaven, mutank, Disgorgement, Tyranize @ Saint Vitus
The third annual two-day NY Deathfest begins tonight, with Saint Vitus hosting goregrinders Dead Infection, influential metallic hardcore rippers Ringworm, and so much more.
Ikonika, Rizzla, DJ Earl b2b Traxman, Tripletrain @ Palisades
UK producer Sara Abdel-Hamid, better known as Ikonika, has had releases on the venerable Hyperdub label since 2008. She returns to NYC tonight, and this whole bill is good.
Vocal Fry w/ Mitski, Margaret Ross, Leslie Jamison, Jenny Zhang @ Shea Stadium
This is a reading series, so we're not sure if Mitski will be playing any music, but it's probably going to be cool either way. Sold out, though.
Laurie Anderson @ Park Avenue Armory
Laurie Anderson's "Habeas Corpus" installation uses "film, sculpture, music, and video to examine the story of Mohammed el Gharani, one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay." Open to the public during the day, it concludes at night with a celebratory concert and dance party with Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, guitarist Stewart Hurwood, and Anderson herself.
The Giraffes, Netherlands, Mishka Shubaly @ The Wick
Brooklyn hard rock outfit The Giraffes have been at it since the late '90s, and after a couple years off in the early part of this decade, are fully back in action. Anchored by wildman singer Aaron Lazar and guitarist Damien Paris, the band just released new album, Usury, and celebrate tonight.
Buster Poindexter @ Cafe Carlyle
David Johansen puts back on the tux and Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret.
Positive No @ HiFi Bar
Positive No is the current band of singer Tracy Wilson, who fronted '90s post-hardcore band Dahlia Seed, and they just released their J. Robbins-produced debut album. Tonight their tour hits NYC. Free.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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