What’s going on Monday? (Maxwell & Nas, Bilal, Coffins, Aye Nako, Yowler, Poison Idea, Sheer Terror and more)
photo: Bilal at Carnegie all in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Maxwell, Nas @ Prudential Center
R&B/neo-soul great Maxwell hasn't released an album since 2009's BLACKsummers'night, which is supposed to be part one of a trilogy, and he's saying he'll release part two this summer (titled blackSUMMERS'night). Meanwhile, he played his first NYC show in five years last night and does it again in NJ tonight. Nas makes it an excellent double bill.
Bilal @ City Winery
If you're not at Maxwell tonight, a much smaller (and also great) neo-soul show you can see is Bilal at City Winery. He's been at it for years, and in 2015 he returned with his solid In Another Life and made notable contributions to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly.
Coffins, Noisem, Ilsa @ Saint Vitus
Death doomers Coffins headline this bill, and it's a good night all around with punky thrashers Noisem and the sludgy Ilsa.
Aye Nako, Didi, Yowler, The Molasses Gospel @ Silent Barn
Local punk staples Aye Nako headline this bill, and a real treat is it's a chance to see Yowler, All Dogs singer Maryn Jones' solo project. Last year's The Offer is a bare-bones album that's arguably even more powerful than her main band.
Poison Idea, Sheer Terror, Deathcycle, Child Bite, High Card @ Amityville Music Hall
Portland punk legends Poison Idea had said they'd be going on hiatus last year but they quickly became active again. Their current tour is in support of last year's very solid Confuse & Conquer on Southern Lord, their first album since 2006. Making this night even better is NYHC OGs Sheer Terror, comparatively newer NYHC band Deathcycle, and art punk weirdos Child Bite.
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
All aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly comedy cavalcade, this week featuring guests Kenny DeForest, Shahryar Rizvi, Ryan Schutt, Joyelle Johnson, DJ Donwill and special guest Jean Grae.
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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