What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Flip These Houses @ Knockdown Center
It's an evening of protest music at this all-star show benefitting anti-Trump causes, with Britt Daniel, Craig Finn, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Lloyd Cole, Hamilton Leithauser, Charles Bissell (The Wrens), Nicole Atkins, Ted Leo, and tons more.
Träd, Gräs och Stenar, Endless Boogie, Garcia Peoples @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Swedish prog rock band Träd, Gräs Och Stenar only existed in their original incarnation from 1969 to 1972, but have reformed a few times over the years. The current incarnation of the band is led by Jakob Sjöholm (who joined in 1970) and also includes Reine Fiske of Dungen and The Amazing.
Alvvays, Snail Mail, Hatchie @ Warsaw
It's the third and final show for the terrific triple bill of hazy, kinda shoegazy guitar pop.
JEFF The Brotherhood, Bone and Marrow @ Asbury Lanes
Jake and Jamin Orall entirely reinvented JEFF on their proggy, wonderful new LP. It will be interesting to see how they integrate their old jammers into the set, and what fans who might not have heard the new record will think of their sonic left turn.
Grapetooth, Divino Nino @ Baby's All Right
Chicago duo Grapetooth (Chris Bailoni and Twin Peaks' Clay Frankel) make folk inflected synthpop that sounds a little like The War on Drugs' bratty little brothers.
LVL UP, Krill, Yowler @ Bowery Ballroom
Tonight's the final night for LVL UP who are calling it quits after this show. Just for the occasion, the talked Krill into reforming making it a very special night.
M.I.A. in conversation with Jennifer Mendelsohn @ NYU Skirball Center
M.I.A.'s new documentary opens today in NYC and she'll discuss it and other subjects with New York Times culture reporter Melena Ryzik.
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. @ IFC Center
You can see the film at IFC Center and M.I.A. will be on hand for post-screening Q&As at the 9:45 PM showing.
John Mulaney (signing) @ Rough Trade
John Mulaney will be signing copies of his Kid Gorgeous at Radio City CD/LP today at 3 PM.
Grim Reaper, DJ Alex Kayne, FerreTT @ Gramercy Theatre
Of all the soaring-falsetto-vocal '80s metal bands, Grim Reaper were always one of the more badass ones (and they had a badass name too). They released just three albums before breaking up, but now frontman Steve Grimmett leads a new version of the band, and their 2016 comeback album Walking in the Shadows sounds transported in straight from the band's classic era.
Leon Vynehall @ The Kitchen
The great electronic musician Leon Vynehall released his new album Nothing Is Still earlier this year, and now he's debuting a new live show at The Kitchen. This is night two of three. Via press release: “The performance includes musicians from London’s leftfield and jazz scenes including Sam Beste on piano/synth, Rob Mullarkey on bass, Will Ritson on drums and Vynehall himself on synth, guitar, drum machine and lap steel.” After tonight's show, Leon DJs late-night at Good Room.
Devil Master, Söft Dov, Bone Plow, Red Moon Rising & more @ Saint Vitus (Metal Punk Death Fest)
It's day one of the three-day Metal Punk Death Fest at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus, and this one is headlined by Philly punk/black metal/deathrock blenders Devil Master, who just signed to Relapse.
Slaughter Beach Dog, Gladie, Yours Are The Only Ears @ Rough Trade
While Modern Baseball remain on hiatus, co-frontman Jake Ewald is staying busy with his Slaughter Beach, Dog project, which isn't miles away from MoBo's music. Tonight's show has direct support from Cayetana offshoot Gladie.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Wetware, Eartheater, Wild Torus, Timeghost, Long Distance Poison, Animals Against Humans, Octonomy, Demonic Sweaters, ONISM, Cami-Oh @ Sunnyvale
Psychic TV's Genesis Breyer P-Orridge performs with Wetware as headliners for the BK Psychfest which is likely to get pretty weird.
Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington @ The Bell House
Your two favorite movie critics and 'On Cinema' hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington will be doing two shows tonight. What to expect? “This multi-media stage show provides a mega-dose of the movie expertise and colorful disagreements that you’ve come to expect from hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington–plus guest appearances from beloved cast members of the On Cinema/Decker Universe.”
Joe Pera, Dan Licata, Cole Escola, Emmy Blotnick @ Union Hall
Joe Pera, of the delightful Adult Swim series Joe Pera Talks to You, hosts a series of "Fall Evenings" with some of his funny friends. Two shows tonight, both sold out.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which runs through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
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