You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Destroyer, Nap Eyes @ Brooklyn Steel
Destroyer’s terrific Have We Met is is like the sleek, synthetic third cousin, twice removed to 2011’s Kaputt, pulling influence from ’80s John Hughes soundtracks and atmospheric “sound design” movie scores, so it’s no real surprise setlists on this tour are pulling primarily from these two albums. (Songs from Ken, Destroyer’s’ Rubies and Poison Season have also been showing up, too.) Dan Bejar’s songs really come to life thanks to a crack six-piece band that includes trumpeter JP Carter who uses effects pedals to make his instrument sound otherworldly. If you miss the more guitar-oriented ’90s Destroyer sound, opening act and fellow Canadians Nap Eyes may scratch that itch.
The Jayhawks, The Mastersons @ Brooklyn Bowl
One of the great, undersung Americana bands of the last 30 years, They Jayhawks seem happy to fly just under the radar.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! @ The Wellmont Theater
Mystery Science Theater 3000 brings “The Great Cheesy Movie Circus” tour, which show creator Joel Hodgson has said will be his final outing with the show as live host, to NJ tonight
The Men, Daisy Chain, Foster Care @ TV EYE
It's a killer lineup of local punk, headlined by The Men who are celebrating the release of their new album Mercy. Do get there early for the highly underrated Foster Care.
Dry Cleaning, Patio, Basic Bitches @ Union Pool
UK band Dry Cleaning draw on a variety of nervy post-punk influences — The Raincoats, Gang of Four, Lilliput, Delta 5 — but what really makes them distinctive is frontwoman Florence Shaw’s spoken word style, delivered in a distinctively dry but attitude-filled style. Local band Patio are well worth catching, too.
Sannhet, Dreamcrusher, Ariadne @ Rough Trade
Local instrumental post-metallers Sannhet always put on mesmerizing shows, and tonight should be no different.
Triumvir Foul, Human Agony, Bog Body, Morbid Sphere @ Saint Vitus
Portland’s genuinely gross death metallers Triumvir Foul (whose primary members are both also in Ash Borer) are on tour now supporting last year’s piss-fueled Urine of Abomination, and it’s with Canadian black/death/war metallers Human Agony, who released their debut album Putrescence of Calvary on Invictus Productions last year.
Talkhouse Live: Black Thought & Wyatt Cenac In Conversation @ Wythe Hotel (11:45 AM)
The Roots' Black Thought will be in conversation with comedian Wyatt Cenac for this live rendition of the Talkhouse Podcast, which goes down from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM.
You can also find quality entertainment on almost any night of the week at: Barbès bar and performance space in Park Slope, LunÀtico in Bed Stuy, Nublu in the East Village, Blue Note jazz club in the West Village, The Stone in multiple locations, Comedy Cellar in the West Village, and Q.E.D. comedy club in Astoria.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
Also check out our recommendations for the 5 best NYC shows to see this week.
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