You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The National, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, Adia Victoria @ Forest Hills Stadium
The National are throwing the two-day 'There's No Leaving New York' mini festival at Forest Hills Stadium today and tomorrow. They're headlining both days, and they also picked some very cool openers for each day. We're especially excited for Phoebe Bridgers and Jason Isbell, who -- like The National -- made some of our favorite albums of 2017. Phoebe has also collaborated on stage with The National... will she do it again tonight?
Chance The Rapper, Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack, DJ SpinKing @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Chance the Rapper has been talking about a new album, and while there's still no concrete word of one, he did recently release four new singles. He's back in NYC for a live show tonight (as part of Spotify's RapCaviar Live series), and there's killer support from two rising rappers, Sheck Wes and Tierra Whack.
The inaugural Sea.Hear.Now festival goes down in Asbury Park today and tomorrow. Today's lineup is headlined by Incubus, but there's some more exciting stuff earlier on like Blondie, Frank Turner, The English Beat, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, and Jesse Malin.
Brooklyn Comes Alive
BrooklynVegan is a media sponsor of annual jam marathon Brooklyn Comes Alive, which includes one-off supergroups, cool tributes, and more at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade. This year's festivities includes tributes to Prince, Gregg Allman, and others, and performances by George Porter Jr, Dave Harrington, and members of The Disco Biscuits, Dopapod, Trey Anastasio Band, Pretty Lights’ live band, and more.
Global Citizen Fest @ Central Park Great Lawn
The 2018 NYC edition of Global Citizen Festival happens in Central Park tonight, and it includes cool musical performances like Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, and Cardi B, all three of whom were scheduled to play NYC's Panorama in July (but only Janet actually played), as well as Janelle Monae, who released the great Dirty Computer this year.
Evan Dando @ Wonders of Nature
The head Lemonhead is currently on a tour of very intimate venues (Wonders of Nature hold about 40 people). No surprise, this is sold out.
Jimmy G benefit w/ The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sheer Terror, Killing Time, Combust @ Tompkins Square Park
This is a benefit show to raise money for Murphy's Law frontman Jimmy Gestapo, who had to undergo reconstructive surgery after losing his gallbladder. It includes friends of Jimmy G like Boston skacore vets The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (who featured Jimmy on their 1989 debut album) and fellow NYHC bands Sheer Terror, Killing Time, and Combust. Special guests are promised too.
Life of Agony, Silvertomb, Vessel of Light @ Bowery Ballroom
After digging into their catalog to break out some deep cuts at two intimate Saint Vitus shows in April, Brooklyn alt-metal vets Life of Agony hit the road and now they're back in their hometown for a slightly larger show at Bowery Ballroom. Opening is Silvertomb, the new band of Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative.
MassGrave, Come To Grief, Outer Heaven, Left Cross & more @ Saint Vitus (Metal Punk Death Fest)
It's day two of Metal Punk Death Fest at Saint Vitus with Vancouver grinders MassGrave, Come To Grief (the current version of reunited Boston sludge legends Grief), Relapse-signed Philly death metal up-and-comers Outer Heaven, and more.
Latasha, Denzil Porter, OJ in the Yams @ Elsewhere Zone One
Brooklyn rapper Latasha released two great projects last year, B(LA)K and Teen Nite At Empire, which sorta hearken back to the jazz/psych leanings of Brooklyn's '90s alt-rap scene, but Latasha makes it her own.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Crazy and The Brains, Sammy Kay @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Cali-based Fat Wreck Chords newcomers Bad Cop/Bad Cop are in town, and they're playing Bushwick tonight with two Jersey bands: high-energy anti-folk-inspired punks Crazy & the Brains, and heartland rocker Sammy Kay.
Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington @ The Bell House
Your two favorite movie critics and ‘On Cinema’ hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington will be doing two shows tonight. What to expect? “This multi-media stage show provides a mega-dose of the movie expertise and colorful disagreements that you’ve come to expect from hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington–plus guest appearances from beloved cast members of the On Cinema/Decker Universe.”
Joe Pera,Dan Licata, Vanessa Bayer, Conner O'Malley @ Union Hall
Joe Pera, of the delightful Adult Swim series Joe Pera Talks to You, hosts a series of “Fall Evenings” with some of his funny friends. Two shows tonight, both sold out.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which runs through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
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