You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Panorama @ Randall's Island
Major NYC festival Panorama begins today and continues through Sunday. Today's lineup is pretty amazing, with co-headliners Frank Ocean and Solange, which is a back-to-back pairing for the ages. Friday also has Tyler, the Creator (who has a good new album which features Frank Ocean), MGMT, Future Islands, Spoon, Cherry Glazerr, Foxygen, Jamila Woods, and more.
Jagwar Ma, Wingtip @ Bowery Ballroom
The Australian dancerock band play one of the many official Panorama late night shows this weekend.
Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl, Weeping Icon, The Art Gray Noizz Quintet @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Retrovirus features no wave legend Lydia Lunch‘s reimagining of her catalog with help from Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), Bob Bert (Sonic Youth) and Tim Dahl (Child Abuse). Also on the bill: up-and-coming Brooklyn punks Weeping Icon.
Pauline Oliveros (a tribute to...), International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) @ Hearst Plaza
The late synthesizer pioneer, composer and "deep listening" innovator Pauline Oliveros is paid tribute to at this free show spanning more than 50 years of sonic innovation. Free.
Liam Gallagher @ McKittrick Hotel
With an Oasis reunion not looking very likely, Liam Gallagher is prepping his first solo album that pairs him with a few big-name songwriters including hitmaker Gred Kurstin. This show at the impossibly intimate McKittrick Hotel will mark his NYC live solo debut. But will he play "Wonderwall"? With tickets an easy hundred bucks, our money is on yes.
Andrew Bird, Esperanza Spalding @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Folk singer/violinist/loop pedal extraordinaire Andrew Bird did one of his "Live From the Great Room" Facebook Live shows earlier this year with jazz musician Esperanza Spalding, and now he's on tour with her. They're playing their own sets, but collaborations aren't out of the question either.
Cherry Glazerr, Mannequin Pussy @ Rough Trade
Cherry Glazerr have come a long way since releasing Haxel Princess three years ago (when the band were still in high school). Clementine Creevy was already a talented songwriter and guitarist but revamping the band with a talented rhythm section and keyboardist/singer Sasami Ashworth has paid off leaps and bounds and Apocalipstick is one of the year's best rock records. This midnight show is one of the many official Panorama aftershows.
Heems, Sidra Bell Dance New York, Davóne Tines @ The Met Breuer
“Theater of the Resist” is a series featuring live music, film and spoken word that happens on the Fifth Floor of NYC’s The Met Breuer. Tonight's show has former Das Racist (and current Swet Shop Boys) member Heems, who's always a thrill to see live.
Jason Lowenstein (of Sebadoh), Flower (members of Versus), Hamish Kilgour (of The Clean) @ The Safari Room
Here's a cool bill of '90s-leaning indie rock, including one half of the Sebadoh writing team (Jason Lowenstein), an offshoot
Homeshake, KeithCharles Spacebar, Jachary @ Warsaw
Homeshake, the band led by former Mac DeMarco guitarist Peter Sagar, continue to rise. Having sold out four NYC shows earlier this year, Homeshake play their biggest show here yet.
Chicago, The Doobie Brothers @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
"Friday night, at Jones Beach, I think it was the 28th of July" -- that is the lyric to that song, right?
Marcy Playground, Dishwalla @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
'90s hitmakers Marcy Playground ("Sex and Candy") and Dishwalla ("Counting Blue Cars") are currently on the 'Fun in the Summer Sun' '90s nostalgia tour with Gin Blossoms and Fuel, but tonight they take a break from that to play somewhere a little smaller.
Primus, Clutch @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Funk metal weirdos Primus and stoner rockers Clutch is one crazy double bill. Tonight the tour lands at the Stone Pony Summer Stage, right outside on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.
Puce Mary, Bob Bellerue, Pedestrian Deposit @ Pioneer Works
The unique "Grand Ole Opera" series at Pioneer Works continues tonight with three noise artists.
Institute, Urchin, Extended Hell, 1-900s @ Sunnyvale
Sacred Bones-signed Institute share members with Austin hardcore bands Wiccans and Glue, but their own music is more of a post-punk thing. They released Subordination earlier this year.
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