What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Deer Tick, Margo Price, Anais Mitchell, Chrome Pony, Breanna Barbara @ Pier 97
This free daytime show goes from 2-9 PM and the lineup is pretty stacked, with folk rockers Deer Tick, quickly-rising country singer Margo Price, Justin Vernon collaborator Anais Mitchell, Nashville rockers Chrome Pony, and Brooklyn's bluesy Breanna Barbara.
Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Rapsody, 9th Wonder, Soul Rebels, Rob Swift, Skyzoo, OSHUN, MoRuf, Masego @ Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
It's the closing day of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, and as always, that means the big final concert. This year's got Queensbridge legend Nas, NYC staples Talib Kweli and Fabolous, rising North Carolina rapper Rapsody, Rapsody collaborator (and famed producer) 9th Wonder, NYC's best new neo-soul band OSHUN, Duck Down associate Skyzoo, and more. The show goes from 1-8 PM across two stages: one at Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, and one at St. Ann's Warehouse.
The Soul Rebels Sound System ft. Talib Kweli @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
After Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, The Soul Rebels and Talib Kweli team back up for a collaborative late show at Knitting Factory.
Dr. John, Soulive, Kermit Ruffins, Folklore Urbano, Dahka Band, Samba New York @ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival)
It's the third annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival, and this year is headlined by New Orleans legend Dr. John with direct support from New York funk/soul/jazz band Soulive. The fest goes from noon-8PM.
Hey Mercedes, Prawn @ Baby's All Right
Bob Nanna is one of the busiest guys in emo, and one of the things he’s focusing on this year is the reunion of his post-Braid band Hey Mercedes. It’s the 15th anniversary of their great debut album Everynight Fire Works, so we can probably expect plenty of favorites off that and its accompanying The Weekend EP.
The So So Glos, Potty Mouth, Guerilla Toss, Big Ups, Beverly, Future Punx, B Boys, Party Static, Softspot, Freind @ The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House (Out in the Streets Fest)
It's Day 1 of the Out in the Streets festival at Ridgewood's historic Vander Ende-Onderdonk House. This is a seriously killer bill, hard to go wrong here.
Public Service Broadcasting @ The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
This UK duo specialize in an AV geek blend of quirky instrumental rock set to samples from old instructional films and newsreels. Their most recent album is The Race for Space so it makes perfect sense that they will make history as the first band ever to play under the Space Shuttle Enterprise, aboard The Intrepid. This is their second straight night doing so.
Nasty Nigel, Sick Feeling, Cities Aviv, Prince Samo, Deem Spencer, LE1F (DJ set), True Panther Sound System (DJ set), AHARAW (DJ set), Ariana (DJ set) @ Knockdown Center
Nasty Nigel of Queens rap crew World's Fair recently finished his debut solo EP, and he celebrates with a release show tonight. It's a cool lineup all around, with hardcore band Sick Feeling, weirdo rapper Cities Aviv, and more.
Coldplay, Alessia Cara, Foxes @ MetLife Stadium
Arena pop rockers Coldplay descend upon the NYC-area for two nights at the MetLife Stadium this weekend. "Here" hitmaker Alessia Cara provides direct support.
Clams Casino, DBM (Deadboy + Murlo), AJ Tracey, Nina Las Vegas, Eartheater @ MoMA PS1
The daytime dance parties under the sun in MoMA PS1's courtyard, Warm Up, continue today. The show's headlined by rap producer Clams Casino, who just put out his major label debut which features A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, and more.
Horse Meat Disco, Justin Strauss, Carry Nation @ Output
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12″, having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste…and the beat.
The Wood Brothers, Aoife O'Donovan, Hiss Golden Messenger @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The BRIC! Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at Prospect Park hosts an evening of folk/indie folk tonight. If you're going, you'll probably want to be there in time for Hiss Golden Messenger.
Eli Paperboy Reed @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Riis Park offers up beachside gourmet eats, shopping with local artisans and free music -- like soul survivor Eli Paperboy Reed.
Night Beats, Acid Dad, The Mystery Lights, Djuna @ Rough Trade
Seattle’s superior garage rock outfit Night Beats play tonight with one of Brooklyn's best in the genre, The Mystery Lights.
WALL, Surfbort, Juicy @ Union Pool
Part of Union Pool's always fun, always free "Summer Thunder" series, today we get three raucous local up-and-comers, headlined by nervy punks WALL.
CCR Headcleaner, Sex and Death Cult, Suckling @ Union Pool
You you like your rock n' roll as scuzzy as possible, the evening show at Union Pool should fit the bill with Bay Area weirdos CCR Headcleaner are the dirty-ashtray-found-in-a-couch-on-the-street sonic equivalent. We mean that in a good way, of course.
Grooms, Sleepies, Heaven's Gate, Parlor Walls @ Silent Barn
A killer lineup of Brooklyn bands, and it's the release party of SLEEPiES' new album to boot. With Grooms and Heaven's Gate on the bill (Parlor Walls, too) this is a can't-miss show.
Jane's Addiction, Dinosaur Jr., Minus the Bear @ Stone Pony
It’s a double bill of veteran alt-rock, with Jane’s Addiction who are playing 1990’s beloved Ritual de lo habitual in full, and Dinosaur Jr who have an anticipated new album coming out. It’s the second of three shows in the NYC-area, and math-pop vets Minus the Bear open this one.
The Muffs, The Low Doses, Tough Shits @ WFMU Monty Hall
Poppy garage punks The Muffs put out a handful of albums in the ’90s that still sound great today, and 2014’s comeback album Whoop Dee Doo is just as spirited as their classic material.
Psalm Zero, Kel Valhaal, Gnaw, Kevin Hufnagel, New Firmament (DJ Set) @ Trans-Pecos
Local experimental band Psalm Zero just announced a new album. Maybe they'll play some of it tonight.
Meek is Murder, Ides, Escuela, Sick Shit, Kids Having Kids @ Aviv
Brooklyn mathcore trio Meek Is Murder just dropped a new album, and tonight they play their hometown.
Skream @ Flash Factory
One of dubstep's originators, Skream, returns to NYC to move dancefloors tonight.
Florist, Abi Reimold, Emily Yacina, Cleo Tucker @ Shea Stadium
A handful of local-ish indie rock artists play this show, including Philly's very promising Abi Reimold.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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