You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Danny Brown, Ashnikko, Zeelooperz @ Warsaw
Danny Brown returned this year with the hazy, psychedelic uknowhatimsayin¿, and he'll bring his energetic live show to Warsaw tonight, with help from fellow eccentric rapper Ashnikko and past collaborator Zeelooperz.
Sylvan Esso, Daughter of Swords @ Beacon Theatre
Electronic/folk fusion duo Sylvan Esso bring their ambitious live setup to Beacon Theatre for two special shows where they’re expanded to a 10-member lineup featuring some of the duo’s favorite musicians, including Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner on bass, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits on lead guitar, Adam Schatz of Landlady on saxophone, and more. Should be cool.
Wild Nothing @ The Dance
Wild Nothing's tour hits NYC this week and they're playing Elsewhere Hall on Wednesday, but here's a chance to catch them in the much more intimate new Manhattan venue The Dance.
Billy Corgan @ Gramercy Theatre
Smashing Pumpkins frontman
Billy William Patrick Corgan begins a three-night acoustic run at Gramercy Theatre tonight, where he'll play a mix of new songs from his upcoming double album Cotillions, along with older Pumpkins favorites and maybe a few covers.
Booker T. Jones @ (le) poisson rouge
Legendary musician and songwriter Booker T. Jones, best known for his tenure in Booker T. & the M.G.'s., heads to LPR for an intimate performance. Before the music starts, he'll read an excerpt of his upcoming memoir Time is Tight, and hold a brief Q&A.
Monolord, Blackwater Holylight @ Saint Vitus Bar
Having recently released their first album for Relapse, No Comfort, Swedish doomsters Monolord are in Brooklyn for two shows at Saint Vitus, this being the first. Both will be opened by dark psych-rockers Blackwater Holylight.
Homeboy Sandman, Quelle Chris @ Sunnyvale
Underground rap lifer Homeboy Sandman recently released his solid new album Dusty, and tonight's his first NYC show since its release. And don't miss Quelle Chris, who's on Dusty and has plenty of great music of his own too.
Prince: The Beautiful Ones @ Town Hall
To celebrate the publication of Prince’s posthumous memoir The Beautiful Ones, there will be a special tribute show at Town Hall tonight, with a performance from New Power Generation, along with special guests Spike Lee, Prince’s editor Chris Jackson, and memoir co-author Dan Piepenbring.
Judy Collins, Chatham County Line, Jonas Fjield @ Joe’s Pub
Folk icon Judy Collins released her latest LP Winter Stories last week, which she created with collaborators Jonas Fjeld and Chatham County Line. The three kick off an eight-show residency at Joe's Pub tonight to perform songs off the new album, which includes originals and covers of Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Webb, and more.
Butterboy Comedy @ Littlefield
Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins are all hosting tonight's Butterboy Comedy show, with an exciting group of guests, including Liza Treyger, Glenn Moore, Chris Gethard, and more.
Lil Tecca, Pi'erre Bourne @ Brooklyn Steel
Lil Tecca has continued to rise since his single "Ransom" went viral and became a huge hit, so it's no surprise that this show was moved from Music Hall of Williams to the larger Brooklyn Steel and once again sold out. Opening is Pi'erre Bourne, who made a name for himself as a producer for a handful of rappers and put out his proper solo debut album this year.
Luc Ferrari tribute (w/ Thurston Moore & more) @ Pioneer Works
Influential French composer Luc Ferrari would have turned 90 this year, and new book Luc Ferrari: Complete Works examines decades of the late artist’s material. To celebrate the book’s publication, there will be a tribute show titled “Luc Ferrari: Stereo Spasms” at Pioneer Works tonight and tomorrow with several musicians Ferrari influenced performing his work. this includes Thurston Moore, David Grubbs, Tania Caroline Chen, Jon Leidecker, and many others, along with the presentation of a recording by Jim O’Rourke (who won’t be in attendance).
UPDATE: The Standing on the Corner show, originally scheduled for tonight, has been moved to Tuesday (11/19).
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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