Happy Labor Day Weekend! Check out our guide to the best shows this weekend. You can also browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Willie Nelson @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
It's the (unofficial) last weekend of summer, so why not take a ride over to Asbury Park and spend the day on the boardwalk/beach? If you do, you can also catch a set from outlaw country legend Willie Nelson, which is always worth doing.
Beach Slang @ The Surf Lodge (Montauk)
If you're thinking about spending your Labor Day Weekend in the Hamptons, this free Beach Slang show is even more reason to do so. Their anticipated sophomore LP, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, comes out later this month on Polyvinyl, and they'll probably play stuff off of it tonight.
Christopher Tignor, Dronechoir (Buke & Gase), Patrick Higgins @ Le Poisson Rouge
Electronic/acoustic composer Christopher Tignor uses violin, his own self-made software and more to create music that should appeal to fans of the modern-classical/post-rock worlds (and maybe even people who aren't usually fans of that stuff). Tonight he celebrates his new album Along a Vanishing Plane with a couple solid openers.
Toxic Holocaust, Bat, Cemetery Piss @ Saint Vitus Bar
Tonight, grind/thrash heavyweights Toxic Holocaust team up with speed metal merchants Bat (mems. Municipal Waste) and Baltimore blackened thrash outfit Cemetery Piss, who just released their sweet new album Order of the Vulture.
Guardian Alien, Horse Lords, Erica Eso @ Shea Stadium
It's a night of experimental music at Shea Stadium, headlined by Guardian Alien, one of the many projects of drum wizard Greg Fox (of Liturgy and more).
Anna Wise & Sonnymoon, Milo, Maxo, Madam West, Vinegar Mother @ Aviv (Summer's End Music Festival)
Greenpoint DIY venue Aviv is closing, and they're going out with this mini-festival that has some cool names. Tonight has Kendrick Lamar collaborator Anna Wise, indie-rapper Milo, and more.
The English Beat @ City Winery
You can argue that Dave Wakeling and a bunch of sidemen is hardly The English Beat that gave us three classic ’80s albums, but there’s no denying songs like “Mirror in the Bathroom” and “Save it for Later.” His voice still sounds great, and he throws in a few General Public favorites, too. Ranking Rogeris missed though (as are David Steele, Andy Cox, Everett Morton and Saxa).
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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