What’s going on Saturday? (Richard Lloyd, Winter Jazzfest, Shiner, Connections, My Brightest Diamond, EZTV & more)
photo: Richard Lloyd @ The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Richard Lloyd (of Television), Steve Conte NYC, Diane & The Gentle Men @ Bowery Electric
The highly unique and still-fresh guitar sounds of Television's debut Marquee Moon wouldn't be the same without original member Richard Lloyd. Unfortunately he's not in the band these days, but he does play on his own and he'll surely play some stuff off that album tonight.
NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016
The 2016 edition of the multi-venue Winter Jazzfest NYC continues today with lots more great shows. There's experimental band Brandon Seabrook Power Plant at The New School Jazz Building Glass Box Theater; neo-soul singer Jose James at LPR; the Sun Ra Arkstra (directed by Marshall Allen) at Judson Memorial Church; Mivos Quartet playing with Dan Blake at Subculture; guitar great Kaki King and electronic-sounding acoustic band Dawn of MIdi at The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR; and much more.
Shiner, Driftoff, States and Kingdoms @ Saint Vitus
This is the second of two BrooklynVegan-presented Saint Vitus shows for reunited '90s-era band Shiner, whose spacey post-hardcore was quite possibly ahead of its time (it's been very much in style lately). Opening tonight is new post-hardcore band Driftoff (mem Junius, Rosetta, City Ships) and States & Kingdoms (mem Small Brown Bike, Thursday, Rival Schools, Burn).
My Brightest Diamond, Gabriel Kahane & Rob Moose, Chris Eldridge, Kate Davis @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
This show is the Paradigm/Windish APAP showcase, and there's some cool stuff including the consistently great art pop musician My Brightest Diamond, and a collaborative set from Bon Iver/yMusic's Rob Moose with past collaborator Gabriel Kahane
'Metamorphosis' @ House of Vans
This free show (with free drinks and free food) is billed as an "unprecedented one-day art collaboration," and it's set to feature a mix of musicians and dancers with a pretty ambitious visual setup. More info here.
Gladys Knight & The O'Jays @ Beacon Theatre
Both on her own an as a member of the Pips, Gladys Knight put out countless R&B/soul/funk classics from the 1960s onwards. Tonight she sings with fellow soul legends The O'Jays.
Guerilla Toss, Zula, Erica Eso, Wume, Father Finger @ Shea Stadium
Having just signed with DFA (and moved from Boston to NYC) Guerilla Toss party with calamitous percussion, rubbery bass, noises from all directions, and the attitude-heavy vocals of Kassie Carlson. If you're into postpunk like Bow Wow Wow, The Slits and Pigbag (and even some of the earliest DFA singles) you may dig.
Connections, The Motel Beds, Big Quiet @ Cake Shop
Ohio's Connections make no-nonsense, super-catchy indie rock that nearly the precipice of falling apart but never does. 2014's Into Sixes is an underheard gem. Recommended.
JD Samson, Vito & Druzzi (DJs) @ Bell House
It's a dance party that may have you thinking of the early-'00s with Le Tigre's JD Samson and The Rapture's Vito & Druzzi on deck.
Darlene Love @ B.B. King's
Having sung with The Crystals (anonymously) and with many other Phil Spector wall-of-sound groups/productions, Darlene Love is one of the voices behind some of '60s pop's biggest hits. This show is part of the APAP festival/conference.
Bodega Bay, Birds, Violent Video, Big Bliss @ IDIO Gallery
This art gallery has shows occasionally, like the one tonight -- which will be one of your last chances to check out the Chris La Putt retrospective we're presenting.
PC Worship, Beth Israel, Staffers, Navy Gangs @ 272 Seigel
It's a night of dissonant post punk, headlined by noisemakers PC Worship, and also featuring Philly/Austin band Beth Israel and a double hit of Omaha, NE with Staffers and Navy Gangs.
EZTV, Lucy Dacus, Manatree, Zuli @ Baby's All Right
EZTV recall the early '80s powerpop of Tommy Keene and Matthew Sweet and released their charming debut album last year via Captured Tracks. ALso on this bill: Richmond, VA's bouncy Manatree.
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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