photo: Yo La Tengo at Kings Theatre in 2015 (more by PSquared)
Yo La Tengo

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

Yo La Tengo, Alvin Lucier @ Merkin Concert Hall
Part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, this show features Hoboken's finest paying tribute to composer Alvin Lucier. They'll play a number of Lucier's classic and recent compositions, will premiere a song by Lucier written explicitly for them, and play a number of songs from their extensive catalog that speak to Lucier's music directly. Sold out.

The Cult @ Gramercy Theatre
Having dabbled in goth, AC/DC-style riff rock and tribal mysticism, The Cult remain centered around Billy Duffy's muscular guitarwork and Ian Astbury's powerful pipes.

Benjamin Clementine @ Rough Trade
UK singer Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury Prize last year for his album At Least for Now that earned him a few "male Nina Simone" comparisons. Tonight's the second of four NYC shows on his current run.

Monster Truck, Dead Heavens @ Saint Vitus
Canadian hard rockers Monster Truck headline this show in support of their new album, Sittin' Heavy. If you're going, it's worth showing up for Dead Heavens, the psych/garage band of post-hardcore legend Walter Schreifels.

Taj Mahal Trio @ City Winery
Blues legend Taj Mahal has been active since the '60s and hardly ever slows down. Tonight he kicks off a sold-out two-night stand at City Winery.

The Flag, Drawing Boards, James Sparber @ Union Pool
'90s indie rock-loving Drawing Boards features members of Dirty on Purpose, Sisters, TEEN, and Darlings. They've only played a handful of shows so far but have their sound figured out.

Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show "Thank God for the Jokes" for nearly two years. He's finally putting it to bed, but not before this six-week run.

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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