You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Kreator, Obituary, Midnight, Horrendous @ Irving Plaza
It's the 2017 Decibel tour, and like every year, it's got a crazy good lineup. Headlining is German thrash vets Kreator, who are fresh off releasing a very good new album, Gods of Violence. Before them it's Florida death metal vets Obituary, who also have a new (self-titled) album out this year. Before them, it's Cleveland’s mask-wearing shit-stirrers Midnight, and opening the night is OSDM worshippers Horrendous.
Pharmakon, Coteries, New Castrati @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Pharmakon recently released her newest album, Contact, and it's another dose of the type of abrasive noise that she does so well. Her shows are even more confrontational than the records.
Hot Tuna @ Grand Prospect Hall
After Jefferson Airplane called it quits, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady turned their attention fully towards their blues rock band Hot Tuna, and they've stuck with it for decades. Tuna still tour like crazy, and their rock-solid live show is still highly impressive. Tonight, their first of two NYC shows, happens at Grand Prospect Hall which is hopefully making some fans' dreams come true.
Pavo Pavo, Ziemba, Charlie Looker @ Knockdown Center
Brooklyn band Pavo Pavo released their debut album, Young Narrator In The Breakers, last year via Bella Union. It’s fully of airy, arty pop (in the same sonic orbit as Dirty Projectors or San Fermin).
Nancy Feast, Sarah Kinlaw, Jennifer Vanilla, Showtime, Felicia Douglass @ Trans-Pecos
You may know Jen Goma as singer for A Sunny Day in Glasgow, or from People Get Ready, or Roman à Clef, or maybe even The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. She’s now shining the spotlight a little more directly on herself with Showtime Goma, Jen’s new solo project that takes a decidedly more pop approach. She's wrapping up her tour with Nancy Feast (aka Teeny of TEEN) and they've been playing special collaborative sets. The show is part of the ROUSE series and 50% of tonight's profits will be donated to a select charity which supports women.
B Boys, UV-TV, Bonny Doon, Bodega @ Union Pool
While headlined by Brooklyn's B Boys whose love of early Wire continues on new LP Dada, the whole bill is stacked. Don't miss Florida's post-punky UV-TV.
Ian Svenonius (lecture on the concept of re-education) @ Whitney Museum
Make-Up frontman Ian Svenonius is part of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, as text from his book Censorship Now! is used in paintings by Frances Stark. Svenonius will be at The Whitney tonight at 6:30 PM, where he “presents a lecture on the concept of re-education.”
Loser's Lounge tribute to George Michael @ Joe's Pub
Joe McGinty has been leading the Loser’s Lounge for 20 years, each edition paying tribute to a single songwriter/performer with a host of guest vocalists. They're currenly on a three-night stand where they’ll honor the music of George Michael (and Wham!). 7 PM and 9:30 shows tonight.
Nappy Roots, Juice Bruns @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Southern rap vets Nappy Roots just released a new album, Another40Akerz, and they're in NYC to celebrate it with this release show.
Trey Anastasio Band @ The Capitol Theatre
Phish will be in NYC later this year for 13 nights at The Garden, but first Trey does a two-night stand at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre. This is night 1.
GosT, Computer Magic DJ Set, Alex English @ Saint Vitus
The current interest continues in synthwave continues and one of the latest artists to pick up buzz is GosT.
Tiny Hazard, Fern Mayo, Swoon Lake, Cantina @ Silent Barn
Tiny Hazard recently released their debut album on Ba Da Bing, and it's a real nice dose of eccentric art pop.
Richard Thompson, Joan Shelley @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Folk legend Richard Thompson is currently on tour with the great younger folk singer (and fellow Jeff Tweedy collaborator) Joan Shelley. Tonight's their first of two New York shows on this run.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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