What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Carsick Cars, Chui Wan, Alpine Decline @ Baby's All Right
It's a night of Bejiing indie rock with three acts: Carsick Cars are in the general vicinity of Sonic Youth; Alpine Decline make baroque psychedelia; and Chui Wan delve into complex rhythms and mathy, jazzy trips.
PWR BTTM, Vundabar, Lisa Prank @ Villain
PWR BTTM’s glittery, funny, confrontational pop punk quickly made quite the impact and the band is bigger than ever. They recently signed to Polyvinyl, and while we await their new album, they play two NYC shows this week, this being the second. It’s worth showing up early for lo-fi pop punkster Lisa Prank.
Daughters, Pop. 1280, Jaye Jayle @ Saint Vitus
Providence noise/grind/post-punk greats Daughters don’t play too many shows and they haven’t put out an album since 2010, but this week they’ll do a two-night stand in NYC. Support at tonight’s show comes from gothy locals Pop. 1280 and Young Widows singer Evan Patterson’s solo project Jaye Jayle.
Lee Ranaldo, Susie Ibarra, Brian Chase @ The Stone
While Sonic Youth unfortunately remain broken up, all the members stay very active and they're always worth seeing. Tonight Lee plays as part of a trio with Susie Ibarra (who's also collaborated with Thurston) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase. This is the 10 PM show, and the 8 PM show has just Susie and Brian.
Satan, Cauldron, Sanhedrin @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Satan are one of the original NWOBHM bands, and they're also one of the very few making genuinely great music today. Last year's Atom By Atom is one of the best albums of their career.
Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas @ Brooklyn Bowl
Queen of bounce Big Freedia is more popular than ever, thanks to an appearance on Beyonce's "Formation" earlier this year, and she's got a new album set to come out in 2017. (The lead single was co-produced by Diplo and DJ Snake.) Tonight she brings her super-fun live set to Brooklyn for a late show, starting at midnight.
Die Antwoord @ The Capitol Theatre
South Africa's highly eccentric rap group Die Antwoord's live shows are always crazy, and this one's sure to be no different. They just played NYC's big Terminal 5 on Monday, and tonight they play a more intimate venue just outside of the city.
Big Eyes, Fletcher C. Johnson, Midnight Calls @ Union Pool
Local staples Big Eyes mix classic-style punk with hard rock leads, and this year's Stake My Claim is their most lead-guitar-heavy yet. It's good stuff, and their shows are always fun too.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theater
What's the deal with these Beacon Shows? Jerry's performing once a month for all of 2016, that's what.
Le Matos, Computer Magic, Alex English @ Knitting Factory
Le Matos are kinda Montreal’s anwer to Simian Mobile Disco, playing squelchy techno with a blinding light show.
Nico Muhly, Teitur @ Le Poisson Rouge
American composer Nico Muhly and the Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur just released collaborative album Confessions. Tonight's the release show.
MSHR, Miho Hatori (of Cibo Matto), Doron Sadja @ Pioneer Works
Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori and "yperscape sensory duo" MSHR play in Pioneer works inflatable Ant Farm installation.
She Keeps Bees, Nico Turner, Oracle Room, Adam Schatz, Ian Chang, Friend Roulette @ The Footlight
Folky duo She Keeps Bees headline this "beautiful night of musical gatherings" that also features Friend Roulette, Landlady's Adam Schatz and more.
My Favorite, Night Club, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, knifesex (DJ) @ Trans-Pecos
NYC indiepop cult act My Favorite play with LA's likeminded Night Club (who do the music for Comedy Central's Moonbeam City).
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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