photo: Kurt Vile at Webster Hall in October (more by PSquared)
Kurt Vile

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

Superchunk, Kurt Vile, The Felice Brothers, Waxahatchee, Hop Along, Steve Gunn, Parquet Courts, Lee Ranaldo, Rainer Maria, Torres, Titus Andronicus, Beach Fossils, Speedy Ortiz, Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Woods, Perfect Pussy, Screaming Females, Deer Tick @ Webster Hall
Ground Control Touring is celebrating their 15th anniversary with this show and they put together a truly incredible lineup for it. It takes over all three rooms at Webster Hall and it's a night of "short sets, collaborations, covers and surprises."

Erykah Badu @ Kings Theatre
Neo-soul great Erykah Badu returned last week with the But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape, which managed to rework songs ranging from The Isley Brothers to Drake and still sound consistent. It's obvious that she's still in amazing form, so tonight's show is one to look forward to.

Connan Mockasin @ National Sawdust
Connan Mockasin's last NYC show involved rampant nudity and Mac DeMarco jumping out of a cake. What might he have in store for this show at Williamsburg's newest (and most highbrow) venue? And who might show up?

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders @ Mercury Lounge
Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders seem like the kind of band teleported straight from 1985 -- specifically the set of Miami Vice -- with liquid, Japan-style bass, glassine synths, stabs of effected guitar and Ladder's enormous baritone croon front and center. Add to that wildcard guitarist Kirin J. Callinan, they're a fun time.

Four Tet, FaltyDL, Time Wharp @ Output
The very prolific electronic musician Four Tet returned this year with Morning/Evening, and he continues to sound as relevant now as he did when he started out. FaltyDL is strong support.

Dan Croll, Beverly @ Knitting Factory
UK artist Dan Croll spent the summer in Atlanta, GA working on his second album with producer Ben H Allen (CeeLo Green, Deerhunter, Animal Collective). Get an early taste tonight. His ebullient pop style should match well with Brooklyn's fun and hooky Beverly.

Kelela, Lafawndah @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The "alt-R&B" trend has been adopted by some of the biggest names in pop, but even as the style increasingly enters the mainstream Kelela maintains her highly experimental version of it. Tonight's the second of two NYC shows in support of this year's Hallucinogen EP, and there's quality support from her new Warp labelmate Lafawndah.

TOKiMONSTA, Two Fresh, Anderson .Paak @ Bowery Ballroom
EDM producer TOKiMONSTA begins a two-night run in NYC tonight, and she'll be joined by her collaborator Anderson .Paak, whose profile rose a lot after he was prominently featured on Dr. Dre's new album.

Ryan Sawyer, Nate Wooley, Colin Stetson, Ohal, Ben Bennett @ Union Pool
Experimental/improvisational musicians Ryan Sawyer and Nate Wooley are regulars at Union Pool, but saxaphonist Colin Stetson should make this night something special. This almost feels like a show that could've happened at Zebulon ten years ago.

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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