What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Yo La Tengo @ Brooklyn Steel
No matter what crazy crap is going on in the world we can always find some comfort that Yo La Tengo are still with us, reliably releasing new records ever few years, hosting Hanukkah residencies and generally being swell people. Don't take them for granted.
Brooklyn Folk Fest
The 2018 Brooklyn Folk Festival kicks off tonight with performances from Innov Gnawa, Women's Raga massive, Ever-Lovin' Jug Band, Little Nora Brown and lots more.
Screaming Females, Thou, HIRS @ Market Hotel
Screaming Females recently released their new album All At Once, which has the shredding punk band doing what they do best, and is home to some very catchy songs. They're on tour now with sludge metallers Thou and grind/queercore collective HIRS (whose upcoming album features Screaming Females singer Marissa Paternoster and many other high-profile guests), which is a killer triple bill. Tonight's show is sold out. Tomorrow, Thou and HIRS play a matinee at Saint Vitus.
Lorde, Run The Jewels, Mitski @ Prudential Center
Lorde had one of the best-received albums of 2017 with the highly personal Melodrama, and she’s currently on tour with two killer, diverse openers. There’s Run the Jewels, the killer duo of rap lifers Killer Mike and El-P, and the great indie rocker Mitski. This is the second of two NYC-area shows.
Kill Your Idols, Fireburn, Ache, Model Citizen, Berthold City, Scarboro @ Brooklyn Bazaar
There's a lot of good veteran hardcore talent on this show, which is headlined by long-running NYHC band Kill Your Idols and also includes Fireburn (members of Bad Brains and Warzone) and Berthold City (the new band led by Strife guitarist Andrew Kline).
Krallice, Imperial Triumphant, Zevious @ Mercury Lounge
NYC experimental black metal band Krallice released not one but two albums last year (one was a collaboration with Neurosis' Dave Edwardson). They play their hometown tonight with two other out-there local heavy bands.
Richard Thompson, Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg @ McCarter Theatre (NJ)
Folk legend Richard Thompson plays NJ tonight, and support comes from the much younger folk singer (and fellow Jeff Tweedy collaborator) Joan Shelley, whose set is not to miss.
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal @ The Kingsland
Former Tigers Jaw co-frontman Adam McIlwee's Wicca Phase project was one of the early adopters of the "emo rap" wave that's been getting bigger and bigger lately. Having just released a new EP, Corinthiax, Wicca Phase brings his depressive and irony-tinged sound to NYC tonight.
Ought, Katie Von Schleicher, Mal Devisa @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Once hailed as a new Talking Heads, Montreal's Ought took a darker, more dramatic turn on Room Inside the World, their first album for Merge. Live has always been where Ought really shine, though.
Daniel Avery, Khidja, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
UK electronic musician Daniel Avery celebrates the release of his very good and rather spacey new album tonight with this all-night set.
Bettye LaVette, Bobby Harden @ City Winery
On her new album Things Have Changed, Bettye interprets the songs of Bob Dylan as only she can. She celebrates its release tonight.
B Boys, Bonny Doon, Patio @ Union Pool
Detroit's Bonny Doon just released Longwave, their first album for Woodsist which is full of warm, mellow, jangly guitars that recalls Pavement and Luna.
Richard Lloyd, Lulu Lewis, Jack Martin's Bob Dylan Death Watch @ Bowery Electric
Where wouldwe be today without Richard Lloyd? His fluid work with Television, Matthew Sweet, on solo records and elsewhere helped shape the sound of indie rock guitar playing as we know it.
Springsteen on Broadway @ Walter Kerr Theatre
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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