You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Crying, Radiator Hospital, Foozle, Long Beard @ Shea Stadium
Crying recently released their debut album which injects indie rock with the kind of bombastic '80s arena rock that indie rock once rebelled against, and it works. It's a really fun record. Radiator Hospital have released some of the best emotional indie-punk records of the last few years, so this is quite a pairing.
Screaming Females, Moor Mother @ Villain
Few modern punk bands have a guitarist who can shred like Screaming Females do, and seeing Marissa Paternoster do it in person is a huge reason to see catch them time and time again. Tonight's show (which was moved from Market Hotel) will be opened by the impossible-to-pigeonhole artist Moor Mother.
New York Comedy Festival
The 2016 edition of NYCF is in full swing at venues all over the city, and Saturday options include: Trevor Noah at Beacon Theatre; Tig Notaro at Carnegie Hall; a taping of Dan Harmon's 'Harmontown' podcast at Gramercy Theater; a Big Terrific reunion at BRIC House; Mike Birbiglia’s "Thank God for Jokes" comedy special taping at BAM; Bill Maher at The Theater at MSG; TJ Miller at Town Hall; Tracy Morgan at Carnegie Hall; a conversation with the writers of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt at 92Y; and lots more.
Beef Jerk, Big Quiet, Young Scum @ Cake Shop
Around for a few years now, Sydney Australia’s Beef Jerk make punky, jangly, sneering rock, descended from the Velvet Underground but spiked with a massive hit of early-’80s The Fall. Their debut album, Tragic, was just released in the U.S. via Trouble in Mind and is a swell example of Beef Jerk’s louche charm. This is their first of two NYC shows.
Nick Hakim, Joan As Police Woman, Mrs. Adam Schatz, Dave Harrington @ Manhattan Inn
Manhattan Inn will close at the end of November and are holding special shows all month long. It's a unique, intimate space that will sorely be missed and tonight's show features a lot of talent.
Nick Hook, Todd Edwards, Nadus & friends @ House of Yes
Nick Hook just released his guest-filled debut album Relationships, which has Deftones singer Chino Moreno, DJ Rashad, Meyhem Lauren, 21 Savage, and many many others. He celebrates it tonight, and dance music veteran Todd Edwards is on the bill too.
Larkin Grimm, David Linton, Daisy Press, Anais Maviel, Natalie Weiss @ Knockdown Center
Northern Spy presents this show which is headlined by the ambitious singer/songwriter Larkin Grimm.
Dysrhythmia, Cleric, Multicult @ Saint Vitus
NYC experimental metal heavyweights Dysrhythmia (who share members with Krallice, Gorguts, and others) recently released their new album The Veil of Control, and it's as crazy and genre-defying as you expect from these guys.
The Proletariat, The F.U.'s, Extended Hell @ Saint Vitus
Legendary hardcore compilation This Is Boston, Not L.A. featured a few bands whose influence can still be felt today, and two of those -- The Proletariat and The F.U.'s -- join forces in NYC tonight.
Tiger & Woods, Morgan Geist, Jacques Renault @ Schimanski
Verboten is closed, but in its space is the new dance club Schimanski, which is owned by Eddie Dean (whose long-running Pacha club recently closed). Tonight the new club hosts a pretty solid lineup of dancefloor movers.
Diane Cluck @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Diane Cluck sometimes makes quirky anti-folk and other times makes more delicate, gorgeous music. Whatever mode she's in, it's great.
Meshuggah, High on Fire @ Starland Ballroom
Meshuggah just returned with their new album The Violent Sleep of Reason, and High on Fire are still supporting last year’s Luminiferous. These bands sound nothing alike, but they make a good pair because both have incredibly distinct, incredibly influential sounds and each new album re-proves that the copycats just can’t do it the same.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Christina Bianco, George Porter Jr., Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, and more @ The Capitol Theatre
Punk as we know it wouldn't exist without Joan Jett, and she's still fun as hell to see live today. This show is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester.
Silver Apples, American Watercolor Movement, Bernardino Femminielli @ WFMU Monty Hall
In the late ’60s, Silver Apples made crucial advancements in psychedelic rock and electronic music, and their influence can still be felt today. Original member Simeon still keeps the project going, and tonight he plays with two younger experimental artists.
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
BEMF continues today at multiple Brooklyn venues with Kerri Chandler, Ben Sims b2b Truncate, Function b2b Silent Servant, and more.
Grouplove, Dilly Dally @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Popular indie/alt rockers Grouplove headline this show, and if you’re going, we especially think you should show up on time for Toronto grunge-punks Dilly Dally.
The Shacks EP Release Party with DJ Edan @ Elvis Guesthouse
The Shacks are primarily the duo of Max Shrager and vocalist Shannon Wise. Max, though only 20 years old, already has an impressive resume. He’s a writer, producer and musician who has written for Daptone Records, Dunham Records and Big Crown Records. The Shacks are signed to Big Crown which is a new record label by Leon Michels and Danny Akalepse of Truth and Soul Records. Tonight they celebrate their new EP, and they have a new video you can watch here:
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