What’s going on Friday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Sleep @ Pioneer Works
Reunited doom metal legends Sleep's shows are few and far between but that hasn't affected their power at all -- any Sleep show is a real treat. This one's part of the unique "Grand Ole Opera" series.
The National's "Guilty Party" w/ Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, Mouse on Mars, So Percussion and more @ Basilica Hudson
The National's anticipated new album Sleep Well Beast is due out in September and its latest single is called "Guilty Party." Tonight and tomorrow, ahead of the album's release, the band is throwing a guest-filled show also called "Guilty Party." The show will have live projections by Casey Reas, who directed the "Guilty Party" music video.
Tim and Eric (10th Anniversary Awesome Tour) @ Town Hall
Can it really be 10 years? Tim and Eric celebrate a decade of weirdness with ""new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances and hope to create memories to last a lifetime."
Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, Modern Chemistry @ Webster Hall
Taking Back Sunday remain popular and influential -- on both "emo nights" and young bands -- and, though their new album is a far cry from the classic Tell All Your Friends, their live shows still deliver the fan favorites.
Cockney Rejects, Sheer Terror, The Brass @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
British Oi! legends Cockney Rejects are back in NYC for the first time in a while, and this time they're with NYHC vets Sheer Terror and local newcomers The Brass, who take a lot of influence from the sound Cockney Rejects helped pioneer.
Beth Ditto (formerly of The Gossip) @ Rough Trade
The onetime singer for The Gossip has gone solo with new album, Fake Sugar, which finds her in fine, fierce form. Making this show all the more enticing is an opening set from U.S. Girls (who will hopefully give us a new song or two).
Katie Ellen, Worriers, Thin Lips, Camp Cope @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Chumped singer Anika Pyle and drummer Dan Frelly now play in Katie Ellen, who celebrate their debut album at this show. The bill is great all around, with SideOneDummy signees Worriers, Philly's Thin Lips, and Australia's Camp Cope who are on their first US tour.
Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Judah & the Lion @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Alternative rock vets Incubus are on the road, and excitingly, they've got pioneering emo band Jimmy Eat World opening. Last year, Jimmy Eat World released Integrity Blues, their best album in a while.
Oneida, Gold Dime, Sloppy Heads @ Secret Project Robot
Oneida have been playing Secret Project Robot since its early days on Metropolitan St. in Williamsburg. Now in its third location, SPR hosts them again and it's always a treat to see them.
Graham Nash @ The Wellmont Theater
As a member of CSNY, The Hollies, and as a solo artist, Graham Nash has written some of the greatest rock and folk songs of all time. Last year, he released his first solo album in 14 years, This Path Tonight.
The Zombies, Don DiLego & The Touristas @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Psychedelic pop as we know it probably wouldn't exist without The Zombies' 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. It's a real treat that they're still performing today.
SOPHIE, UMFANG, SPRKLBB, Turtle Bugg @ Good Room
As usual, Good Room has a selection of DJs that'll keep the party going alllll night. Headlining is PC Music associate SOPHIE.
The Flatliners, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale (of Red City Radio), Hot Knife @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Canadian punk bands The Flatliners and Pkew Pkew Pkew are on the road together. Also along for the ride is Red City Radio frontman Garrett Dale in folky, solo mode.
Jouska, Noods, Phil From Accounting, Shane D. Moylan, Banana Soda @ Muchmore's
Albany’s Jouska make emo-ish indie rock that’s a little atmospheric, a little lo-fi, and clearly aiming to be something ambitious and unique. They released their debut album topiary on Tiny Engines last year.
Dikembe, Prince Daddy and The Hyena, Slingshot Dakota, Nervous Dater @ Sunnyvale
This is a pretty cool emo/pop punk bill all around, headlined by Gainesville's Dikembe.
Twista, Yo Showtime, Topshelf Tyson, King Named Cole @ Highline Ballroom
Tonight, Highline Ballroom hosts the "Yeezy Taught Me' showcase headlined by Twista, who has worked with Yeezy a handful of times.
Prime Time tribute to Ornette Coleman @ Lincoln Center
Jazz legend Ornette Coleman's fusion band Prime Time are reuniting for one night only to pay tribute to their fallen leader.
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