You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Superchunk @ Rough Trade
Indie rock greats Superchunk celebrate the release of their excellent new album What A Time to Be Alive tonight with this very intimate show.
Wye Oak, Metropolis Ensemble @ Symphony Space
While Wye Oak have a new album out this spring, this very special show focuses on the songs from their 2014 album, Shriek, performed alongside Metropolis Ensemble, and will feature new, unique arrangements by composer William Brittelle. Wye Oak and Brittelle will also be performing their collaborative project Spiritual America with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, described as “a stunning mix of classical, electronica, and rock music.”
John Mulaney @ Radio City (two shows)
John Mulaney's sitcom may have not been a hit but people clearly love his comedy, as this seven-show run at Radio City Music Hall shows. Tonight's the kickoff with early and late shows.
Robyn Hitchcock @ WFMU Monty Hall
A Robyn Hitchcock show is about more than his wonderful songs, it’s also the stories about those songs and his off-the-cuff musings that are as entertaining as hearing him play “I Often Dream of Trains When I’m Awake” or “One Long Pair of Eyes.”
Marilyn Manson @ Starland Ballroom
Marilyn Manson’s career recently hit a few roadblocks, but he’s back on track and returning to the NYC-area this week for the first time since his on-stage injury in NYC (this is his second of two nights in the area). Expect some of his new album Heaven Upside Down and of course plenty of classics.
Bat Fangs, Beech Creeps, Simon Doom @ Union Pool
Bat Fangs is the new collaboration of singer/guitarist Betsy Wright (Ex Hex) and drummer Laura King (Flesh Wounds), and their debut album on Don Giovanni is not too far removed from Ex Hex: glammy, riffy rock with sugary power pop choruses. It's great stuff.
Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur, Khemmis @ Irving Plaza
The 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour hits NYC tonight and the lineup this year is stacked as always. The headliners are Norwegian prog metal vets Enslaved, and before that it's post-black metallers Wolves in the Throne Room, black metal/folk/dream pop blender Myrkur, and doomers Khemmis.
The Atlas Moth, Royal Thunder, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare @ Saint Vitus
Chicago psychedelic metal band The Atlas Moth's new album Coma Noir is heavier than anything they've ever done, but their trippy side is still fully intact. This is their first NYC show since its release, and it's a good bill all around with hard rockers Royal Thunder, and Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, a collaboration between Sanford Parker and Neurosis’ Scott Kelly.
Antibalas, Here Lies Man, Binky Griptite (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat band Antibalas returned last year with Where The Gods Are In Peace, and this week they're doing a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl with Here Lies Man, the afrobeat-meets-stoner-metal band led by Antibalas member Marcos Garcia. This is night one, with The Dap-Kings’ Binky Griptite DJing.
Hamish Kilgour (of The Clean), Free Time, Alison Kendra Hunt @ Wonders of Nature
While best known as a drummer for The Clean and The Mad Scene, Hamish Kilgour also makes his own music. Catch him tonight, along with Australians Free Time, at this show at Williamsburg's new center for outsider folk, weirdo indie rock and other avant stylings.
Homeshake, Un Blonde @ Market Hotel
Homeshake frontman Peter Sagar used to be Mac DeMarco’s lead guitarist and the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, with last year’s Fresh Air full of dreamy melodies and that distinctive waterlogged guitar sound. Clearly there’s room for both he and Mac — this is Homeshake’s second of four sold-out Market Hotel shows.
Nellie McKay @ City Vineyard
With a plucky charm that offsets her sometimes melancholy songs, Nellie McKay is a modern musician who plays in a classic music box. This show is part of City Vineyard's "Voices on the Hudson" series -- only 100 seats each show.
Xavier & Friends @ Joe's Pub
It's Xavier's annual Valentine's Day show at Joe's Pub, this year which is a tribute to ladies of soul. Guests tonight include Adeline (Escort), John Roberts (Bob's Burgers), Melissa Musique (Solange, Shaggy), Melodie Ray and more.
Philip Glass Ensemble @ Carnegie Hall
Philip Glass Ensemble returns to Carnegie Hall after more than a decade's absence to perform one of the composer’s early masterpieces, the groundbreaking Music with Changing Parts.
Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Recloose @ Schimanski
Break out the 909s, it's a night of Detroit techno icons.
Incendiary, Xibalba, Year of the Knife, Hangman @ Brooklyn Bazaar
This is a great bill all around of heavy/metallic hardcore, headlined by local staples Incendiary, who released Thousand Mile Stare last year.
Neon Indian (DJ), Pleasure Jams, Love Tempo @ Good Room
Neon Indian has been quiet for a while but tonight he's hitting the stage to DJ.
Hovvdy, Field Medic, Crosslegged @ Baby's All Right
'90s-inspired indie rockers Hovvdy are celebrating their new album Cranberry at this show, and if you're going, both openers are worth catching too.
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