You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
LadyLand Festival w/ Pussy Riot, Rina Sawayama, Total Freedom, Dorian Electra & more @ Brooklyn Mirage
This unofficial WorldPride event has a pretty stacked bill that, even without the reunited Gossip (who are playing their first U.S. reunion show on day two of the festival, Saturday), would be worth checking out.
Drive-By Truckers, New Madrid, David Barbe, Inward Dream Ebb @ Brooklyn Bowl
Drive-By Truckers are back at Brooklyn Bowl for their second straight weekend (they’ll have played six shows in total by Saturday). Openers tonight include onetime Sugar bassist David Barbe.
Juliana Hatfield, Bird Streets @ WFMU Monty Hall
Having made music for 30 years, via The Blake Babies and her successful solo career, Juliana Hatfield found herself still in fine melodic and lyrical form on last year’s It’s So Weird.
Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, DMX, T.I., The LOX, Fabolous, Cam'ron, M.O.P., Junior Reid, Das EFX @ Barclays Center
It's another edition of the 'Master of Ceremony' show and it's a very stacked one. If you listened to rap in the '90s or early '00s, just about everybody on this bill is responsible for at least one of the hits you know and love.
The Origin of Love Tour: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig @ Town Hall
Part of WorldPride, John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask present this cabaret-style show that includes songs and shares stories from his much-loved musical Hedwig & The Angry Inch which continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Screaming Females, Swearin' @ Industry City
The Industry City Summer Series continues today, and this is an especially good double bill with shredding NJ punks Screaming Females and back-in-action indie-punks Swearin', who returned from hiatus and released Fall into the Sun on Merge last year.
Backtrack, King Nine, Maximum Penalty, One Step Closer, Shackled @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Backtrack formred 11 years ago and quickly became staples of modern-day New York hardcore, but they're now sadly calling it quits. This is their final NYC-area show, and there are some great openers lined up for it.
Empath, Control Top @ Pioneer Works
Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works and magazine The Baffler are partnering to throw the first-annual “Press Play” music and book fair at Pioneer Works tonight. There's live music from noise rockers Empath and punk power trio Control Top, who both put out worthy albums this year.
Bad Books, Brother Bird @ White Eagle Hall
Bad Books is the collaborative project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull & Robert McDowell, and their recently-released Bad Books III is arguably their best album yet. It eschews a traditional rhythm section and instead builds towering atmospheres with organ, foot pedals, string arrangements, and more. It should be cool to hear how they bring it to life tonight.
Astronoid, Infinity Shred, Matthew Mast @ Saint Vitus
The genre-defying Astronoid recently released their self-titled sophomore album, which sort of sounds like a cross between Mew, Circa Survive, and Deafheaven. They're now touring with Infinity Shred and hitting Brooklyn tonight.
Jackson Browne, Lucius @ Beacon Theatre
Legendary songwriter Jackson Browne continues his four-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight, accompanied by very solid openers Lucius.
Wolf Eyes, Stuyedeyed, New Myths @ Sunnyvale
Nate Young's Wolf Eyes have been making wigged-out experimental noise rock for over 20 years. Expect the unexpected...and to have your ears blown out.
John Early @ The Bell House (2 shows)
A gifted comedian with a great eye for character, you may know John Early from Search Party, High Maintenance, or his short films with Kate Berlant. Tonight he’s doing to special Pride Week shows backed by a full band.
Bebel Gilberto @ City Winery
Daughter of João Gilberto and Miúcha, Bebel Gilberto has putting her own spin on bossa nova for over 30 years.
Urochromes, Shimmer @ The Glove
Massachusetts’ Urochromes have been making ultra-catchy weirdo punk for a few years now, and just released their debut album, Trope House, last month. They'll be on tour with Uranium Club next week.
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