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

Novembers Doom, Kayo Dot, Xasthur, Volur @ Knitting Factory (Prophecy Fest)
This is day one of the first-ever U.S. edition of Prophecy Productions' Prophecy Fest (co-presented by Invisible Oranges), and the lineup is stacked. Death-doom vets Novembers Doom headline, and before them there's local NYC representation by post-metallers So Hideous and the truly genre-defying Kayo Dot. Before that it's legendary black metal turned acoustic act Xasthur, and opening is Toronto atmospheric doom metal/dark folk trio Volur (who share members with Blood Ceremony and Do Make Say Think). UPDATE: So Hideous cancelled.

tUnE-YaRds, U.S. Girls, Lizzi Bougatsos (DJ) @ Knockdown Center
Two of 4AD's current best and least pigeonhole-able acts, Tune-Yards and U.S. Girls, are out on the road on this "4AD Presents" tour. Tonight the tour hits NYC and Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance is DJing for the evening.

American Composers Orchestra: Phenomenal Women @ Carnegie Hall
"Valerie Coleman’s new work, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, is titled Phenomenal Women and is one of the thought-provoking and highly exciting works you will hear on this program. In addition to Coleman’s, there’s a world premiere from Alex Temple, a composer who integrates love for pop culture and the Western classical tradition, and a colorful Joan Tower work that juxtaposes large blocks of sound with intimate solos and duets."

Windhand, Satan's Satyrs @ Elsewhere
Windhand have always had elements of psychedelic rock and melodic grunge stirring beneath their fuzzed-out doom metal attack, and those elements come through louder and clearer than ever on this year's Eternal Return. It's a great album and their live show always rips too.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, DJ Prince Hakim @ Sony Hall
George Clinton helped defend psychedelic soul and funk in the early '70s with his bands Parliament and Funkadelic, and his music has become incredibly influential on hip hop, and he's gone on to work with many of the newer, younger artists he inspired. He's truly forever relevant, and the chance to see him is a real treat. Also, Parliament released their first album in 38 years this year.

Tenacious D in POST-APOCALYPTO (screening and Q&A w/ Jack Black and Kyle Gass) @ Alamo Drafthouse
Tenacious D's new album, Post-Apocalypto, is out today, as is the whole of its accompanying "animated" web series. Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be on hand for two screenings of the whole web series tonight, with Q&As as well.

Jake Shears, SSION @ Brooklyn Steel
Former Scissor Sisters main man Jake Shears released his self-titled solo debut earlier this year. If he’d released it under his old band’s name, no-one would’ve batted an eye; he’s still strutting to disco, glam, George Michael, Paul Williams and The Osmonds, but this sounds like the most fun he’s had since the first (great) Scissor Sisters album.

Awesome Tapes From Africa, Dam-Funk (DJ Set), Miranda Maxwell @ Elsewhere
Awesome Tapes From Africa began as a music blog, turned into a label and founder Brian Shimkovitz has also become an in-demand DJ, and will man the (cassette) decks tonight.

Will Butler, Smoota, Superhuman Happiness, Hearing Things @ Union Pool
Arcade Fire's Will Butler recent had his 2016 song "Sun Comes Up" remixed into sparkling pop by The Knocks which sounds arena-ready. You can see him tonight in this 150-capacity club, though.

The Sons & Heirs (Morrissey tribute band), Masters & Servants (Depeche Mode tribute band) The Bell House
Do you wear black on the outside because black is how you feel on the inside? You’ll probably enjoy this post-Halloween party, called “Cemetery Gates,” that has Smiths cover band The Sons & Heirs along with Depeche Mode cover band Masters & Servants.

Cypress Hill, Madball @ Warsaw
Cypress Hill's 'Haunted Hill' is a Halloween tradition, and this edition is even more exciting because the hip hop vets will be joined by NYHC legends Madball.

Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Brent Cobb @ Madison Square Garden
Chris Stapleton has become one of the most famous crossover country acts around, but not at the expense of his art. If anything, the opposite is true. He followed his breakthrough debut album Traveller with last year's From A Room: Volumes 1 & 2 which sounded more raw and less commercial than his debut.

Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley) @ Town Hall
Country supergroup Pistol Annies returned today with their first album in five years, and it's really enjoyable stuff that ranges from pure fun to more personal, empowering material. They celebrate at Town Hall tonight.

Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band @ The Capitol Theatre
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh wraps up his Phil-O-Ween run at the Cap tonight, and this time he and the Terrapin Family Band will be joined by Jimmy Herring (of Widespread Panic).

Titus Andronicus, Spider Bags @ WFMU Monty Hall
Titus Andronicus released a ballad-heavy album this year and spent a lot of the year playing acoustic shows, but now they’re back out on a full-band tour playing some new songs but also tons of punk ragers from earlier in their career. The tour hits several NY/NJ venues this week.

Vinnie Caruana, Brandon Reilly, Spirit Houses, Chris Ahkao @ Goldsounds
The Movielife members Vinnie Caruana and Brandon Reilly, who both also have solo careers (and front the bands I Am The Avalanche and Nightmare of You, respectively), are currently on the road together. They're playing their own sets, but maybe they'll team up for a Movielife song or two?

Mom Jeans, Just Friends, awakebutstillinbed, Retirement Party @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The increasingly popular emo/pop punk band Mom Jeans headline this show, and if you're going, we also suggest getting there on time for awakebutstillinbed, who have a screamo/indie rock blend that's 100 times more powerful life than on their (also great) debut album.

Lemuria, Bethlehem Steel @ Market Hotel
Long-running indie-punk staples returned in 2017 with the very solid Recreational hate album, and they're now back on the road supporting it.

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.”

Emma DeCorsey, Echo Moth, American Anymen, Jessica Ackerley @ The Gutter
Emma DeCorsey, of I Am the Polish Army, releases her new EP, titled The Dream, today and celebrates tonight, which is also her tour kickoff show.

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