What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Iron & Wine and Calexico, Adia Victoria @ Prospect Park
Iron & Wine and Calexico teamed up back in 2005 for the collaborative In the Reins EP, and now over a decade later, they teamed back up and released a full-length album, Years to Burn. It came out last week on Sub Pop, and the pair celebrate it with this free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show in Prospect Park tonight.
The Raconteurs @ Rough Trade (3 PM)
Jack White and Brendan Benson's band The Raconteurs returned today with their first new album in a decade, and it's one of the best things Jack White has done in a while. They're celebrating with four intimate NYC release shows, this being the first.
Titus Andronicus, Ryley Walker @ Rough Trade
Titus Andronicus just dropped their new Bob Mould-produced album An Obelisk, which sees them returning to a stripped-back punk approach. They celebrate the album with a small Brooklyn show tonight. Folk singer and guitar great Ryley Walker is very strong support.
Regina Spektor @ Lunt Fontanne Theatre
Regina Spektor continues her Broadway residency tonight at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, the same theater where Morrissey’s Broadway residency happened in May. “I am so inspired as I plan these five nights on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne, a beautiful old theater with a rich history,” Regina says. “One of the things I’m most excited about is the chance to explore theatrical elements within my concert show. This isn’t a ‘Broadway Show,’ and yet it’s not a tour concert, either. I’m revisiting all the songs I’ve ever written, to see how some of them might group together and connect into a show. I am thinking up some fun ways to incorporate special guests as well.”
slowthai, Kelvin Krash @ Elsewhere Zone One
UK rapper slowthai recently released his debut album Nothing Great About Britain, which offers up a critical look at his home country and one of the finest rap debuts of the year so far. His first two NYC shows are tonight and tomorrow.
Drive-By Truckers, Craig Finn and the Uptown Controllers @ Brooklyn Bowl
Drive-By Truckers settle in for their first of six shows at Brooklyn Bowl (three this weekend, three the next.) This is Night 2 and also the second of two opened by The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, which makes for a great double bill of gritty, twangy heartland rock.
Holy Ghost!, Salinger, Jesse Marco @ Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn dance duo Holy Ghost! release Work, their first album in six years, today and celebrate tonight.
The Lonely Island @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, as The Lonely Island, brought SNL into the world of viral video, have made albums and movies...but never toured before now.
Soak, Fenne Lilly @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Bridie Monds-Watson released Grim Town, her new album as SOAK, back in April which expanded her sonic palette into widescreen pop territory. She can still captivate with just an acoustic, though.
The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Black Wail @ Monty Hall
NYC cabaret punk vets World/Inferno Friendship Society always put on an intense show which should be even more so in the confines of WFMU's Monty Hall.
Cro-Mags, Huge, Chud @ Sunnyvale
The Cro-Mags name now belongs to Harley Flanagan, and his first NYC show since the settlement is tonight. Like his shows earlier this year, tonight's will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Best Wishes.
J Rocc, Peanut Butter Wolf, Ella Hu$$le @ Elsewhere Hall
Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf and labelmate/veteran DJ J Rocc are doing some shows together this year, including this late-night Stones Throw Night at Elsewhere Hall. Doors are at 11 PM and it's free before midnight.
Slothrust, And The Kids, Weakened Friends @ Industry City
The Industry City Summer Series continues and tonight it's a triple bill of '90s alt-rock-leaning modern indie bands.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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