You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Dry Cleaning / Control Top @ Saint Vitus
UK band Dry Cleaning draw on a variety of nervy post-punk influences — The Raincoats, Gang of Four, Lilliput, Delta 5 — but what really makes them distinctive is frontwoman Florence Shaw’s spoken word style, delivered in a distinctively dry but attitude-filled style. Having released two two great EPs in 2019, Dry Cleaning make their US debut at this show with Philly’s fearsome Control Top (who made one of our favorite albums of 2019).
Automelodi, Silent Em, Sydney Valette @ Saint Vitus Bar
Coldwave synthpop is a style that is easy to make but very difficult at which to excel. Montreal's Automelodi really understand how this type of music is supposed to sound, and they write great songs, too, as can be heard on last year's Mirages au futur verre-brisé. This is a late show, 11 PM doors.
Birkin Gainsbourg: The Symphonic Starring Jane Birkin at Beacon Theatre
Jane Birkin is once again bringing her symphonic tribute to her late husband and collaborator, Serge Gainsbourg, to NYC, featuring 20+ classic Serge Gainsbourg songs, ranging from the beginnings of his career in the 1950s to those written especially for Birkin like ‘Jane B’ and ‘Baby Alone in Babylone,’ with orchestral arrangements by Nobuyuki Nakajima. Helping out at Beacon Theatre will be Iggy Pop, whose baritone should make for a nice Serge stand-in, and her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. The 2018 Symphonique tour was terrific and it’s rare you get to hear Gainsbourg’s sweeping material brought to life like this.
James Blake (DJ set), MikeQ, Venus X @ 3 Dollar Bill
3 Dollar Bill hosts a GHE20GOTH1K party tonight and this one's extra special thanks to a somewhat rare DJ set by James Blake.
Young Dolph, Key Glock @ Sony Hall
Memphis rappers Young Dolph and Key Glock teamed up for Dum and Dummer, mixing collaborative tracks and solo cuts, last year, and now they’ve now taken that collaboration on the road.
Silversun Pickups, The New Regime @ Brooklyn Steel
Mid 2000s era indie hitmakers Silversun Pickups are still going strong and playing Brooklyn Steel in support of last year’s Widow’s Weeds. Night 2 of 2.
Pale Lights, Holy Tunics, Kevin Hairs, Special Friend @ Berlin
If you covet bookish janglepop sung by people in cardigan sweaters who may be librarians, this show is for you. Pale Lights, which includes members of Comet Gain, Crystal Stilts and Ladybug Transistor, headline and the night includes US/French band Special Friend.
The Jayhawks, The Mastersons @ Brooklyn Bowl
One of the great, undersung Americana bands of the last 30 years, They Jayhawks seem happy to fly just under the radar.
Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Symphony Space
It's a night of hot jazz, Delta blues, klezmer, and 1930s era swing with two great practioners of the last 30+ years.
P.E. (mbrs of Pill + Eaters), Macula Dog, Special Guests, Montana Simone (DJ) @ Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn group P.E. — aka the combined forces of ex-Pill members Veronica Torres, Jonathan Campolo, and Benjamin Jaffe, plus Eaters’ Jonathan Schenke and Bob Jones — take elements of both group's sound, melting modern electronics, dubby atmosphere, skronky no wave, danceable post-punk, ambient loops and floating sax into something new, unique, wonderful and strange. This is the release show for their debut album that's out today.
You can also find quality entertainment on almost any night of the week at: Barbès bar and performance space in Park Slope, LunÀtico in Bed Stuy, Nublu in the East Village, Blue Note jazz club in the West Village, The Stone in multiple locations, Comedy Cellar in the West Village, and Q.E.D. comedy club in Astoria.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
Also check out our recommendations for the 5 best NYC shows to see this week.
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