You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Superchunk, Swearin' @ The Bowery Ballroom
Indie vets Superchunk recently released their new album What A Time To Be Alive, which is cut from a similar cloth as their early '90s classics and rips just as hard. They're now bringing their airtight live show on the road, playing a mix of new songs and old faves, and opening is the great newer band Swearin', who are back from hiatus and who pair very well with Superchunk. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows together this weekend.
Broken Social Scene, The Belle Game @ The Paramount
After ending a hiatus, Broken Social Scene released their first album in seven years, 2017's great Hug of Thunder, and it not only sounds like classic BSS but it's their most accessible record yet. They play Long Island tonight and New Jersey tomorrow, both presented by BrooklynVegan.
Thou, HIRS @ Saint Vitus (matinee)
Sludge metal greats and grind/queercore collective HIRS are currently on tour with Screaming Females. Having played Brooklyn last night, they're hanging around for a matinee today before the Screamales tour picks back up in Connecticut tonight.
Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders w/ Marshall Crenshaw, Kat Edmonson, Ted Leo, Casey Neill, Ira Robbins, Rosie Schaap @ City Winery
The April edition of Wesley Stace's variety show Cabinet of Wonders is tonight, and as always, it's got a cool, diverse lineup. Tonight's includes long-running rocker Marshall Crenshaw (who, among other things, had a hit with "Someday, Someway" in the early '80s and played Buddy Holly in La Bamba), singer/songwriter Kat Edmonson, indie rock great Ted Leo, folk punk staple Casey Neill, and more.
Yaeji & friends ft. No Intimate, Jennifer Vanilla, Novelty Daughter, Abbi Press, Sleep 300, Enayet, Malory, False Witness, J. Albert, rrao, Clay Wilson @ Elsewhere
Yaeji is one of the best new artists around thanks to a genre-defying sound that mixes hip hop, dance music, dream pop, R&B, and more. She sings in both Korean and English, and she has the power to win over anyone, no matter what language they speak.
Longwave, HEAVEN, Tiger Mountain @ Mercury Lounge
Overlooked in that book Meet Me in the Bathroom, but Longwave were a significant part of the NYC mid-'00s indie rock scene, blending shoegaze and postpunk. After a long hibernation, they're back and working on a new record and we might hear new stuff tonight.
Rodriguez, Lily & Madeleine @ Concert Hall at NY Society For Ethical Culture
Some 30 years after the release of his first two albums, Rodriguez went from cult obscurity to overnight sensation thanks to documentary Searching for Sugar Man and he's kept it going since.
Bodega, Big Bliss, Deadbeat Beat, Gustaf @ ALPHAVILLE
With their debut album just announced, Brooklyn's arch, post-everything Bodega will be heading out on tour with Franz Ferdinand starting tomorrow, say farewell (and catch their awesome live show) tonight.
Crumb, Combo Chimbita @ Elsewhere Zone One
Buzzy New York City band Crumb make jazzy pop that recalls The Bird and The Bee or The Cardigans as can be heard on last year’s self-released Locket EP. Welcome them back from their tour with Combo Chimbita tonight
Cro-Mags, The Last Stand, Activator, Olor A Muerte, American Slobs @ Knitting Factory
NYC crossover thrash OGs Cro-Mags are back home after a tour with Eyehategod, and playing a hometown show tonight. John Joseph has been talking about a new album for a while, but so far no word, though of course they've got tons of classics to play tonight.
Lotus @ The Capitol Theatre
Lotus find the middle ground between electronic music and jam band, and though their records are great, this is the kind of thing that's really built for the stage. See 'em tonight.
Jawbreaker's '24 Hour Revenge Therapy' 33 1/3 book release party ft. Q&A w/ Blake Schwarzenbach, Tim Kinsella, Ronen Givony @ Murmrr Theatre
Author Ronen Givony gave the 33 1/3 treatment to Jawbreaker's classic 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, and to celebrate, there's a release party tonight featuring a Q&A with Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach and fellow punk/indie/emo vet Tim Kinsella (Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls, etc).
Jo Firestone @ WFMU Monty Hall
Comedian, pun-lover, host of multiple game shows (not to mention Butterboy), Jo Firestone headlines WFMU Comedy Night with a bunch of unannounced other funny people.
The Black Angels, The Black Lips @ White Eagle Hall
If you like psych, garage, garage psych and bands with "Black" in the name, you might already have tickets to this show.
Springsteen on Broadway @ Walter Kerr Theatre
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
Brooklyn Folk Fest
The 2018 Brooklyn Folk Festival kicks off tonight with performances from Spirit Family Reunion and lots more.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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