photo: Cass McCombs in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
“KTHXBAI: A retrospective of the photographic works of Chris La Putt” @ IDIO Gallery
BV Photo Editor Chris La Putt passed away last year after a long battle with cancer and we are honored to pay tribute to him with this show of his work. Tonight’s the opening reception and features special performances by Nellie McKay and Basia Bulat. You can buy prints of Chris’ work too, with proceeds going to CancerCare. The event starts at 8 PM, it’s a small place so be advised to arrive early. But hope to see you there.
Cass McCombs, Soldiers of Fortune @ Bowery Ballroom
The very talented and prolific Cass McCombs celebrates the release of his new odds-n-sods compilation, A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, Etc, tonight. It’s going to be a special show, with lots of guests, and help from openers Soldiers of Fortune. Should be fun.
Balance and Composure, Roger Harvy @ Saint Vitus
PA alt-rock/post-hardcore band Balance & Composure had been quiet for a while, but they recently played an intimate Brooklyn show and said new music is on the way. This week they play two more small gigs in BK, and both are opened by the indie folk-ish Roger Harvey. This is the second
Pinegrove, Vundabar, Washer, Paper Streets @ Shea Stadium
Recent signees to Run For Cover, Pinegrove make scrappy indie rock and their new album Cardinal (due out 2/12) is one to look forward to. Stream their newest single, “Old Friends,” below.
Justin Townes Earle @ City Winery
There’s a lot of the Earle family at City Winery this month. While he’s got some shows with his dad, Steve, as well, Justin Townes Earle goes it alone tonight.
Bridget Everett @ Joe’s Pub
Bridget Everett’s acclaimed (and highly irreverent) show “Rock Bottom” returns to Joe’s Pub for four shows this week.
Rhett Miller, Rusty Truck @ Hill Country
The Old 97’s frontman plays a very intimate — and FREE — show tonight as part of Rusty Truck’s Hill Country residency. You probably want to arrive early for this one.
Cruel Hand, Drug Church, Culture Abuse, Cautioners @ The Studio at Webster Hall
In their own ways, Cruel Hand, Drug Church and Culture Abuse all find ways to mix hardcore with a more straight-up alternative rock vibe, without ever fitting too neatly into either genre. This should be a good show.
Bowl Train ft. Grandmaster Flash @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn Bowl’s weekly DJ night Bowl Train has a very special guest tonight: Grandmaster Flash, whose influence on the past three decades of hip hop is undeniable.
Joy Again, ROMP, Dark Tones, Glueboy @ Palisades
This show is headlined by lo-fi pop rockers Joy Again (who are managed by Shamir), and if you’re going it’s also worth catching the crunchy indie-punks ROMP.
Mo Rocca & Michael Ian Black (discussion) @ Symphony Space
Michael Ian Black, who you may know from The State and Wet Hot American Summer and other things, talks tonight with onetime Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca about his new memoir, Navel Gazing.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theater
What’s the deal with these shows? Jerry Seinfeld begins his monthly residency at Beacon Theater tonight, that’s what.
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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