You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
My Morning Jacket, Warpaint @ Forest Hills Stadium
After playing a blistering two-night stand at Colorado's Red Rocks last week (that had no repeats in their setlists), Jim James and company head to Queens' Forest Hills Stadium tonight, with killer support from Warpaint.
The Mountain Goats @ East River Park Amphitheater
The Mountain Goats have frequented the NYC area in recent times, and their latest stop in the city is a free SummerStage show at the beautiful, open-air East River Park Amphitheater.
YBN Nahmir, A-Trak & Black Thought, Pi'erre Bourne, Tisakorean, Kemba, Mom & Dad, Chris Crack, Electric Punanny, Tabby Wakes, Armani White, Yellowtech, surprise guests @ Knockdown Center
The NYC edition of Fool's Gold Day Off is tonight and it's got a stacked lineup of hip hop, electronic music, and beyond, and these are always known to have exciting surprise guests.
Peter Murphy (performing "Dust") @ (le) poisson rouge
Peter Murphy is performing his entire solo catalogue — plus nights of Bauhaus and a Bowie tribute — across a 12-show LPR residency. Tonight its his 2002 album Dust, which includes a diverse array of non-Western musical influences, mixing classican, trance and world music.
Warm Up w/ Ron Trent, Eris Drew, Chika, Channel Tres, DJ Python b2b Anthony Naples, Ouri, stud1nt @ MoMA PS1
The dance parties under the sun in MoMA PS1's courtyard continue today with Chicago hosue vet Ron Trent, rising rapper Chika, the undefinable Channel Tres, and much more.
False, Vile Creature, Sonja @ Saint Vitus
False's Portent is one of the year's best metal albums so far, and they're celebrating it with two East Coast release shows, including this one in Brooklyn where they'll perform the new album in full. Good openers too.
Cop/Out, Cliterati, Space Bitch, Sister Munch @ Brooklyn Bazaar Basement
This is a cool punk show including Oregon hardcore band Cliterati, who recently released two powerful singles off their upcoming album for Tankcrimes.
Kriegshog, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Haram, Game, Public Acid, Lifeless Dark, Terrorist @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Hardcore Hell continues with a rare set from Japan's Kriegshog, organ-fueled local staples Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, and plenty of other good bands.
Exit Order, Arms Race, S.H.I.T., Axe Rash, Outskirts @ Saint Vitus
Also part of Hardcore Hell is this ripper of a bill at Saint Vitus.
Patty Griffin, Yola @ Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell
Veteran Americana/folk songwriter Patty Griffin, who released her tenth, self-titled LP earlier this year, plays this free show at Lincoln Center as part of the venue's Out of Doors festival. She'll be accompanied by Americana newcomer Yola, who released a new album of her own this year, Walk Through Fire.
Jonathan Toubin, Grim Streaker, People's Court @ The Broadway
Jonathan Toubin is presenting a "Trippy NY Night Train," a psychedelic multimedia "happening" with go-go dancers and projections, plus live performances from People's Court and Brooklyn punks Grim Streaker.
Combo Chimbita @ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
NYC-via-Colombia quartet Combo Chimbita play this special show at the Queens Museum inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which also includes a spoken performance from experimental artist and activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña.
Bomba Estereo, Delsonido @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Speaking of Colombian acts, electronic-leaning band Bomba Estereo headline this free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! show, with support from like-minded Brooklyn band Delsonido.
The Queers, The Young Rochelles @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Ramones and Beach Boys worshippers The Queers have been refusing to back down for decades, and they bring their punchy tunes to NYC for a show on a boat tonight.
Blanks 77, Chesty Malone & The Slice 'Em Ups, Ramoms, Sewage @ The Kingsland
'70s-style, '90s-era punk vets Blanks 77 made a comeback in 2016 with their first release in a very longtime, and they remain active and are playing Brooklyn tonight.
CJ Ramone, Dog Party, Knucklehead, The Antagonists @ The Bowery Electric
CJ Ramone (Ramones bassist from 1989 to 1996) is retiring from touring after this trek, which includes his very last NYC show tonight. Catch him while you still can.
Spirit Family Reunion, Sabine McCalla @ Union Pool
Brooklyn-based band Spirit Family Reunion have been playing earthy, traditional folk for a while now, and they've got a headlining date at Union Pool tonight. They'll be supported by New Orleans folk songwriter Sabine McCalla.
$uicideboy$, City Morgue, Germ, Shakewell @ Starland Ballroom
After an especially stacked Coney Island show, $uicideboy$ bring their rap/rock crossover tour to NJ tonight with a slightly smaller lineup.
Bryan Adams, Billy Joel @ PNC Bank Arts Center
It’s a day of ’80s and ’90s mega-hits with two of the decade’s biggest rock solo artists.
Barry Manilow @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Born and raised in Williamsburg (take that, Karen O), Barry went on to write the songs that made the whole world sing (even if he didn’t write “I Write the Songs”). Like Morrissey before him, he’s doing a short run at the La Fontanne.
John Mayall @ Iridium
Blues rock legend John Mayall is the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, which helped launch the careers of members of Cream, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, and more. Mayall is still at it today, and the chance to see him is a real treat. He begins a three-night stand at the Iridium tonight.
Art Garfunkel @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Simon & Garfunkel wouldn't have been what they were without Art Garfunkel's gorgeous voice, and he brings that very voice to Westchester tonight.
Cullen Omori, Cindy Cane, Dougie Poole @ Sunnyvale
Following the dissolution of Smith Westerns, frontman Cullen Omori is still active as a solo musician, and you can expect to hear tons of cuts from his upcoming LP The Diet tonight, which is out next week.
Beach Fossils @ Sole East (Montauk)
Beach Fossils are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to 2017's Somersault, but for now you can hear tons of fan favorites at this free show in Montauk tonight, as part of the Murmrr Summer Series.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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