What’s Going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Who doesn't love dressed up dogs? Get an early start on Halloween today with this annual canine costume cavalcade. The runway competition is at noon, and if you want your pooch in it, just show up to enter ($5 donation). There are "thousands of dollars in prizes" to be won.
PUP, Cayetana, Chastity @ Bowery Ballroom
Canadian pop punks PUP have became one of the more respected/acclaimed pop punk bands around thanks to this year's The Dream Is Over. It's a pretty ripping album, but the live show is really where it's at. If you're going tonight, catch Cayetana too.
Ceremony, PINKWASH, Blank Spell, Olor A Muerte @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Ceremony have gone from being a powerviolence band, to a garage punk band, to a Joy Division-y post-punk band. The sounds are all pretty different, but they always blend well at Ceremony's shows.
Phantogram, The Range @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Phantogram returned this year with Three, which is kind of a mixed bag, but it has one of the most addictive singles of the year: "You Don't Get Me High Anymore." The Range, who remixed that song recently, opens tonight's show.
Latterman, Chandeli'ers, The Path @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
The members of Long Island punks Latterman are always active in Iron Chic, RVIVR, and other bands, but Latterman shows are pretty rare these days. They're doing a few reunion gigs this month, their first shows since 2012. Tonight and tomorrow they're in Brooklyn.
Red Hare, Second Letter, Your 33 Black Angels @ Saint Vitus (2 PM)
While Shawn Brown is currently in the reunited lineup of Dag Nasty, tonight he's taking time to play with one of his newer bands, Red Hare (whose lineup includes other Dischord vets). Shawn is still a monster on stage -- this matinee show should be a good one.
House of Feelings (live), Eartheater (live), Olmsburgh (live), In Flagranti (DJ), Dave Harrington (DJ), Olive T (DJ), Kris TBA (DJ) @ Saint Vitus
House of Feelings is a recurring party in Brooklyn, a music collective, and more. Tonight's the sixth edition of the party, and it includes a House of Feelings live set. There's also live music from Eartheater (Alex Drewchin of Guardian Alien) and the live debut of Olmsburgh (a new band with 2/3 of Mr. Dream).
The Wonder Years, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood, Seaway @ Webster Hall
The Wonder Years make the kind of shiny pop punk that dominated the radio and MTV in the late '90s and early '00s, and they manage to push the boundaries of the genre in ways that even their predecessors couldn't. If you like this kind of music at all, no band is doing it better right now.
'FK A GENRE Tour' w/ Justin Martin, Mija, Boogie, Nina Las Vegas @ Webster Hall
Skrillex associate Mija is currently presenting the 'FK A GENRE Tour,' where, as the name implies, she puts artists from various genres on the same bill. Each city's lineup is a little different. Tonight's in NYC is headlined by beatmaker Justin Martin, and it also features promising rapper Boogie. This is the late show at Webster Hall after the Wonder Years show.
Brooklyn Comes Alive
For a full day, three Williamsburg venues host tons of musicians from various jam bands, including Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood and many more.
Mean Jeans, Melted, Bob Mann & The Rolling Thunder @ ALPHAVILLE
Mean Jeans are one of the many bands who make punk that's right out of the Ramones songbook, but they throw their own flair in there too. This year's Tight New Dimension on Fat Wreck Chords is super fun.
Rick Ross, Method Man, Redman, House of Pain, Supercat, Rakim, Mobb Deep, The Pharcyde, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, NORE, Jungle Brothers, M.O.P. @ Barclays Center
Tonight Barclays Center hosts the recurring 'Masters of Ceremony' show, and some of the rest rappers of all time are on this bill. It sounds like one hell of a way to spend a Friday night.
The Marine Electric (as Rancid), Outta Gas (as Third Eye Blind), members of Giant Peach & Katie Ellen (as Hole), members of HVAC & The Meltaways (as the Ramones) @ Suburbia
Bushwick DIY spot Suburbia hosts their third annual Halloween covers show tonight. It should be a fun night all around. We're especially interested in seeing members of Kate Ellen take on Hole.
Juan Atkins @ Analog BKNY
Largely credited with creating techno (Detroit techno, specifically), Juan Atkins' influence on music cannot be overstated -- even if you haven't heard any of his own music.
King Dude, Destroying Angel @ Aviv
You can call it Americana Gothic, as King Dude brings a certain dusty swagger to moody pospunk tropes. New LP, Sex, is due out next week.
La Sera, Springtime Carnivore @ Mercury Lounge
Two acts, three shows: both La Sera and Springtime Carnivore not only have new records of their own but their singers, Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan, have an album of covers as well. Expect a little from each.
John Zorn, Craig Taborn, John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen, Ikue Mori, Jim Black, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Mary Halvorson, Jamie Saft, Julian Lage, and more! @ National Sawdust
It's "John Zorn’s Ultimate Bagatelles Marathon," a 10-hour concert that features 20 bands and 45 musicians, all here to play compositions Zorn wrote in a flurry last year. Watch a short video about this epic event below.
Elephant Stone, The Midnight Hollow, Echo Courts @ Trans-Pecos
Montreal band Elephant Stone has always had an affinity for the blissed out Madchester scene of the late-'90s that merged guitar rock and dance culture. On their new album Ship of Fools, they dive in head-first -- fans of Stone Roses and Primal Scream take note. As always, frontman Rishi Dir splits his time between the bass and the sitar.
Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are more than halfway through their 10-show run at Beacon Theatre, which are a mix of album-themed shows -- tonight they'll play 1980's Gaucho in full, as well as a second set of favorites.
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