You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Drake, Migos @ Barclays Center
The superstar rap combo of Drake and Migos wrap up their seven-show NYC run tonight.
Sun Ra Arkestra @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
Union Pool’s free Summer Thunder series closes its season on a high note with the Sun Ra Arkestra, still led by the 94-year-old Marshall Allen. They’ll take over Union Pool’s courtyard, fingers crossed the weather holds out. 2-6 PM, get there early.
Timothy “Speed” Levitch (The Cruise) @ Joe’s Pub
Acclaimed documentary The Cruise, about one-of-a-kind NYC tour guide Timothy “Speed” Levitch, turns 20 this year and to celebrate the anniversary, Levitch is presenting this new monologue that is a “front-line reportage of the NYC double-decker bus wars of the early 1990’s, a documentary subject reinventing the notion of his documentary-subjecthood, and a musicological lecture.” This should be great.
Judas Priest, Deep Purple, The Temperance Movement @ Jones Beach
Heavy metal as we know it would definitely not exist without the influence of Judas Priest and Deep Purple, both of whom have tons of huge, timeless classics under their belts that they’re sure to play at this outdoor show.
Thou, Uniform, Sunrot @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Boundary-pushing heavy bands — and Sacred Bones labelmates — Thou and Uniform both celebrate great new albums at this show, Magus and The Long Walk, respectively. With solid support from Sunrot, this triple bill is hard to pass up if you’re a fan of uncompromising, alienating heavy music.
Warm-Up w/ Discwoman, Yaeji, Gang Gang Dance, Lizzo, AceMo, Logan Takahashi @ MoMA PS1
Labor Day Weekend means the final edition of Warm Up, which is going out with a bang this year. Headlining is the Discwoman collective, and there will also be sets from genre-defying producer/singer Yaeji, art pop weirdos Gang Gang Dance, energetic rapper Lizzo, and beatmakers AceMo and Logan Takahashi (the latter of Teengirl Fantasy).
James Chance & The Contortions @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Saxophonist James Chance is a downtown icon who has led The Contortions for four decades. Indie, alt, punk and jazz would not sound the same without him, and El Cortez’s Safari Room will be a fun place to catch them.
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Jane Chuch @ Mercury Lounge (Early)
Onetime Thee Headcoatees member and prolific artist in her own right, Holly Golightly marries great songs, character and attitude to her music, and released new LP Clippity Clop (a covers album where all the songs are about horses) earlier this year.
Mic Handz benefit (The Beatnuts, Black Rob, M.O.P., Pharoahe Monch, Lil Cease & much more ) @ Mercury Lounge (Late)
“In an effort to build awareness and secure maximum donor participation on behalf of Mic Handz and all other chronic kidney disease patients in and around the hip hop community we manditorily come together as one in support of our own,” reads the event description for this show which is stacked with hip hop talent. The lineup includes The Beatnuts, Black Rob, M.O.P., Pharoahe Monch, Lil Cease, Royal Flush, Mr. Cheeks, Mic Geronimo, DoItAll, Craig G, Rock, Prince Po, Tragedy Khadafi, Pudgee, Babs Bunny, Dres from Black Sheep, Grand Daddy I.U., Cappadonna (of Wu-Tang), Large Professor, AL Skratch & Blahzay, and Neek The Exotic.
As always, Labor Day Weekend means massive EDM festival Electric Zoo returns to Randall’s Island. Saturday features Kaskade, Destructo, more.
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