What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Bryan Ferry, Sophie Auster @ United Palace
On Bryan Ferry's current tour he's focusing on Roxy Music’s 1982 swan song, Avalon . He's not playing it in order, or playing all of it, but has been regularly doing eight of its 10 songs, plus lots of other Roxy and solo favorites.
The Marked Men, Career Suicide, Savageheads, Criaturas, Bugg @ Brooklyn Bazaar
This show is part of Hardcore Hell and it's got a bill that features power pop, d-beat and all stops in between. Headlining is a rare appearance from cult-fave punks The Marked Men, and the band's first in NYC since the release of their On the Other Side compilation. Exciting direct support comes from back-in-action hardcore greats Career Suicide, who share members with Fucked Up.
Iron Age, Red Death, Candy, Stigmatism, Grave Turner @ Saint Vitus (11:30 PM)
Also part of Hardcore Hell is this late show headlined by Iron Age, who will be playing their first NYC show in nine years. The Austin crossover/thrash band have been a big influence on Texas hardcore and metal, including on Power Trip, and they've got Chris Ulsh (Chris Ulsh of Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Impalers) in their lineup for these shows (they also play a matinee on Sunday). Killer support tonight too.
Fister, Sea of Bones, Pyrrhon, Body Void @ Saint Vitus (7 PM)
Vitus hosts another great show tonight before the Iron Age show: St. Louis doom trio Fister, who are riding high off the strength of last year's No Spirit Within.
Virginia Wing, Ka Baird @ Elsewhere
UK group Virginia Wing, the duo of Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay, have been making icy, krautrock-influenced synthpop for most of this decade. Their debut album, Measures of Joy, made our Best of 2014 list and last year they released their third album, Ecstatic Arrow, which found them defrosting their sound just a bit, adding saxophones and other human touches for their best record to date. They're currently on their first-ever North American tour.
Natalie Prass, Adeline @ Industry City
Last year, Natalie released her very enjoyable new album The Future and the Past, which saw her going in a more ’80s/’90s R&B direction than ever before, but she's also been opening for Kacey Musgraves, too. Catch her as part of Industry City's Summer Series tonight.
My Morning Jacket (performing Tennessee Fire) @ The Capitol Theatre
My Morning Jacket are in the NYC area this weekend for two shows, and tonight celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tennesee Fire and will play it in full. They play Saturday at Queens Forest Hills Stadium with Warpaint.
The Natvral, Glass Mannequins, Trash Boy @ Arlene's Grocery
He once (and maybe will again one day) make shoegazy pop with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, but these days Kip Berman is taking a folkier, singer-songwriter approach with his solo project The Natvral.
Donny Benet, Softee @ Baby's All Right
You may know Australian musician Donny Benet as a member of Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, but he also makes smooth music on his own that owes much to early-’80s yacht rock.
Peter Murphy (performing Cascade) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Peter Murphy’s 12-show LPR residency continues tonight where he’ll play his 1995 solo album Cascade in full.
Drab Majesty, Hide, Body of Light @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fans of classic ’80s goth should enjoy L.A. duo Drab Majesty's new album, Modern Mirror, which would've sounded at home at Limelight in 1991.
$uicideboy$, Denzel Curry, Turnstile, City Morgue, Germ, Night Lovell, Trash Talk @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Rap/rock crossover in 2019 pretty much doesn't get any better than this insanely stacked Coney Island show.
The Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, AFI @ Jones Beach
Ever wanted to hear "Bullet With Butterfly Wings," "Wonderwall," and "Girls Not Grey" at the same damn show? Well you are in luck!
H.E.R., Samm Henshaw @ Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell
H.E.R. is one of the biggest new R&B/soul singers.
Michelle Wolf @ NYU Skirball Center
The great Michelle Wolf is taping a new stand-up special across two shows tonight.
Felicia Collins, Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Tonight's BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! show is a free Marvin Gaye tribute, where Felicia Collins, Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis, and others perform his classic album, What's Going On, in full.
Amon Tobin presents Two Fingers @ Elsewhere
Brazilian composer, producer and DJ great Amon Tobin spins tonight under his Two Fingers alter-ego.
Elliott Smith at 50 @ Littlefield
Singer-songwriters inspired by Elliott Smith, including recent Team Love-signee and Conor Oberst tourmate Joanna Sternberg, come together to pay tribute to him around what would have been his 50th birthday.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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