What’s going on Friday? (Neko Case, Dinosaur Jr, Corrosion of Conformity, All Them Witches, Teen Suicide & more)
photo: Neko Case @ Radio City Music Hall, 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Neko Case, Soren Juul @ Apollo Theater
With a brand new vinyl box set just out that collects the entirety of her solo work, it will be very hard for Neko Case to say "This is on my new release" and not be right.
Dinosaur Jr. & special guests @ Bowery Ballroom
One of the quintessential American indie rock bands, Dinosaur Jr. celebrate their 30th anniversary with seven shows at Bowery Ballroom. Each night they'll play their debut album in full and special guests are promised. Last night had Kurt Vile, Kim Gordon and more. Who will it be tonight?
John Lennon Tribute @ Symphony Space
A celebration of what would've been his 75th birthday, this is the 35th annual John Lennon Tribute concert and this year features Bettye LaVette, Joseph Arthur, Martin Sexton, Nicole Atkins, and Richard Shindell and more. There's a Lennon tribute on Saturday, too, at Theatre at MSG.
Corrosion of Conformity, Brant Bjork, Saviours, Mothership @ Gramercy Theatre
Crossover thrash/sludge greats Corrosion of Conformity are now back with vocalist Pepper Keenan for the first time since 2006, which makes this tour especially exciting. It doesn't hurt that it's with Brant Bjork of Kyuss, either.
All Pigs Must Die, Deathcycle, White Widows Pact, Wrist Deep @ The Acheron
All Pigs Must Die is one of the bands backed by the monstrous Ben Koller of Converge on drums, so you know the whole show is gonna be heavy as hell. Not to mention their latest album, 2013's Nothing Violates This Nature, has some pretty damn good songs.
Gun Outfit, Honey, Ornament @ Union Pool
Gun Outfit's new album Dream All Over is punk in spirit but psychedelic folk/slowcore in sound. It's good stuff, and tonight's their first of two NYC shows in support of it.
All Them Witches, New Madrid @ Rough Trade
All Them Witches' throwback riffs rip pretty hard on this year's Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, their first album for New West Records. They just wrapped up a tour opening for The Sword, and now they're in NYC for a headlining gig.
Vocal Fry w/ music by Pile, words by Sadie Dupuis, Lucas Mann and Dora Malech @ Alphaville
'Vocal Fry' is a night of poetry/essay readings, and tonight's installment has Speedy Ortiz singer Sadie Dupuis. Her friends and former labelmates Pile wrap up the night with a live set, and they tend to get pretty wild.
Teen Suicide, Yvette, Diet Cig @ Baby's All Right
Teen Suicide is one of the many projects of Sam Ray (Ricky Eat Acid, Julia Brown), and next week they're reissuing two of their EPs on Run For Cover. This is the release show, and support comes from the intense noisemakers Yvette and the lo-fi-ish Diet Cig.
Madball, Subzero @ Grand Victory
NYHC greats Madball play their hometown a good amount, but it's pretty rare to see them in a place this size (compared to recent venues they've played, this is basically a closet). Sold out, though.
PC Worship, Arto Lindsay, Gary War, Elder Ones @ Palisades
Brooklyn's arty, noisy, defiantly defiant PC Worship just released a new record and headline this bill of experimentalists, including the great Arto Lindsay, Gary War and more.
Future Punx, Total Slacker, Dynawalryst (members of Dinowalrus), SideASideB @ RAKit Club
This should be a fun show at Bushwick DIY spot RAKit Club, with new wave revivalists Future Punks, indie rockers Total Slacker and a Dinowalrus offshoot
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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