You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Mountain Goats @ Beacon Theatre
Jason Isbell just released his new album The Nashville Sound, a full-band followup to two inward-looking solo albums that offers a more widespread perspective on the world. Tonight’s his second of three shows at the Beacon. This one’s with The Mountain Goats, who are fresh off releasing their great new album Goths.
LCD Soundsystem @ Brooklyn Steel
It's show #11 for James Murphy and crew who will have played Brooklyn Steel 22 times by year's end. The band seem to be getting more comfortable with their new songs, have started slotting in "Call the Police" at the start of their set.
Antwon, CROM, Escuela, Die Choking, Wildspeaker, Chepang @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
For this NYC edition of 1Fest, experimental rapper Antwon headlines a bill with a handful of hardcore bands.
Kurt Vile (and The Violators), Julie Byrne @ Cannon's Blackthorn
The Tommy Brull Foundation’s annual ‘Shine A Light’ benefit show goes down tonight with an excellent double bill: modern folk rock staple Kurt Vile and rising, somber folk singer Julie Byrne.
Joseph Arthur @ City Winery
Joseph Arthur is a talented musician and artist, and usually combines the two forms when he plays live.
Just Blaze & friends @ Coffey Park
The 2017 SummerStage season of free shows continues today with the great rap producer Just Blaze, who's worked with Jay Z, Dipset, Drake, Beyonce, and so many others. He's promising "friends" tonight... who could they be?
Planes Mistaken for Stars, Crushed, Husbandry @ Knitting Factory
Post-hardcore greats Planes Mistaken for Stars returned last year with their first album in a decade, Prey. They're on another tour in support of it and hitting Brooklyn tonight.
Gorguts, Exist, Artificial Brain @ (le) poisson rouge
Canadian tech-death vets Gorguts have been going strong since reuniting, and they’re on tour now in support of last year’s wildly good Pleiades’ Dust EP.
Songs: Molina - A Memorial Electric Co, Chris Brokaw @ Littlefield
Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co) died back in 2013 and his bandmates are getting back together for this tribute tour, that also coincides with a new biography on the musician.
Pissed Jeans, Feral Ohms, Pinkwash @ Mercury Lounge
Pissed Jeans put out their Lydia Lunch/Arthur Rizk-produced album Why Love Now back in February via Sub Pop, and they're currently on another tour in support of it.
Cloud Cult @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Last year, Duluth, Minnesota indie rock veterans Cloud Cult released the album The Seeker and a companion feature full-length film of the same name (starring How I Met Your Mother‘s Josh Radnor). Tonight, they're playing two sets: one where they’ll perform the full score to The Seeker while the movie plays on screen, and then a set of fan favorites.
Julia Holter’s ‘Tragedy Opera’ @ National Sawdust
Back in 2011, Julia Holter released the album Tragedy, an album that was inspired by the Greek play Hippolytus. Now, Julia is planning to present Tragedy as its own play. To create the new work, she teamed up with Yelena Zhelezov and Zoe Aja Moore, both of whom she previously collaborated with for music videos. The trio also teamed up with the Wild-Up ensemble, who Julia has performed with before, to create new arrangements of the Tragedy material. This is the second of two nights they’re performing it at National Sawdust.
"The Cage Fighter," Dude York, Cut Worms @ Old American Can Factory (Rooftop Films)
Seattle's Dude York are in NYC just to play this Rooftop Films screening of acclaimed new drama The Cage Fighter. Cut Worms is also on the bill and worth checking out too.
Horse Meat Disco, Ron Like Hell, Octo Octa, Butched @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12″, having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste…and the beat.
Lightning Bolt, Kill Alters, Twig Harper @ Pioneer Works
This is part of Pioneer Works' "performative exhibition" called "Grande Ole Opera," a "truly singular project combines art with musical performances." Each night has different musicians, and this one's headlined by noise rock greats Lightning Bolt.
Pharoah Sanders, Brooklyn Raga Massive: Coltrane Tribute @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows in Prospect Park continue tonight with jazz legend Pharoah Sanders headlining this highly anticipated tribute to his onetime bandleader and mentor John Coltrane (who died 50 years ago this summer).
YOB, Yellow Eyes, Hosianna Mantra @ Saint Vitus Bar
Boundary-pushing metal band YOB had to reschedule some dates earlier this year due to Mike Scheidt's illness, but he's doing better now and tonight they begin their rescheduled three-night run at Vitus.
Tiny Hazard, Thelma, gobbinjr, Big Eater @ Sunnyvale
Local art pop group Tiny Hazard released Greyland on Ba Da Bing this year. The album's a great mix of accessible sounds and off-kilter ones, and that dichotomy comes across even more so in a live environment.
Spiral Stairs, Savak, Ovlov @ The Bell House
Spiral Stairs (aka Scott Kannberg) always had a couple gems on every Pavement record, and his most recent solo album has his catchiest songs since "Date with IKEA." He peppers in Pavement songs too. If you're going, do get there in time for SAVAK which features members of Obits, The Make Up, and more.
Kevin Devine, Charly Bliss, American Pinup @ The Capitol Theatre
Last year, Kevin Devine released Instigator on Brand New's label. It's up there with some of his best work.
@ Union Pool
Deep Sea Diver frontwoman Jessica Dobson has played in The Shins and Beck’s band and is an adept guitarist, with a powerful voice and strong sense of dynamics. She writes a mean hook, too.
Jerry Lee Lewis @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Few of rock n' roll's first wave are still with us but The Killer is still as fiery as ever.
Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Third Eye Blind's hits-filled debut album means a lot to a lot of people, so it's an exciting thing that they're performing it in full for its 20th anniversary. Solid support at this show: Silversun Pickups.
The Slackers @ Rocks Off Cruise
Ska icons The Slackers board The Liberty Belle for a Rocks Off Cruise, leaving from Pier 36 - 299 South Street. 6 PM doors.
CupcakKe @ S.O.B.'s
It's Pride Friday at SOB"s with the awesomely raunchy and fast-rising rapper CupcaKKe.
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