What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Samiam, Iron Chic, Mammal @ Saint Vitus
Emo/punk vets Samiam have been at it since the early ’90s, and the sound they helped pioneer is now more influential than ever. One of the bands who surely take after them, Iron Chic, are opening this tour.
The Hairs, Pale Lights, Paper Fleet @ Cake Shop
In addition to being The Hairs, frontman Kevin Alvir publishes his own comic, The Fanboy Memoirs, which tracks his indie rock adventures over the years. Vol 2 just came out and tonight is a release party for that, featuring The Hairs and other likeminded musical pals.
Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift @ City Winery (2 shows)
With a flair for astute wordplay and polka dot shirts, Robyn Hitchcock returns to City Winery for two shows tonight with partner Emma Swift.
Tinashe, Shaggy, Audien, D.R.A.M., Lost Kings @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Having recently released the excellent Nightride project, R&B experimenter Tinashe returns to NYC tonight. This bill also has the buzzy, fast-rising D.R.A.M., and Shaggy.
Holly Miranda, Kyp Malone's Rainbow Love Machine, Olive Tiger @ The Bowery Electric
Holly Miranda has a holiday album on the way, but don't expect Christmas songs at this show which also features the latest side project from TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone.
Julianna Barwick, Becca Kauffman, serpentwithfeet, Kristi Goslar, Michael Goslar, Ethan Herschenfeld, Helado Negro, Fruit and Flowers @ Union Pool
There's some cool music on this PS 34 benefit, including ambient pop artist Julianna Barwick, and R&B/classical blender serpentwithfeet.
CFM, IYEZ, Throbbing Chakra @ Union Pool
Ty Segall cohort Charles Moothart makes records under the name CFM, most recently on this year’s The Stooge. If you dig Ty, chances are you’ll dig CFM.
H2O, Wisdom In Chains, Vision @ Webster Hall
Melodic New York hardcore staples H2O are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album on this short tour, which hits their hometown tonight. It's the first time in a while that NJHC heroes Vision are playing NYC too.
Sad13, Vagabon, Sam Evian @ WFMU Monty Hall
Speedy Ortiz singer Sadie Dupuis recently released her first solo album as Sad13, which is a bit poppier than Speedy, but not too far removed. It's also a lyrically powerful album, promoting consent and railing against gender inequality.
Hot Tuna @ Beacon Theatre
Bluesy jammers Hot Tuna remain wildly active, and their shows are still truly worth seeing. Tonight's show at the Beacon is an Electric Hot Tuna show.
Judy Collins @ Cafe Carlyle
Folk legend Judy Collins is still going strong at 77, and this run at Cafe Carlyle should be all the more poignant with Leonard Cohen's passing last week -- her 1966 cover of "Suzanne" established Cohen as a songwriting force.
Cashmere Cat, Sophie, Doss, Michael Mason @ Terminal 5
The dancefloor at Terminal 5 should be moving all night thanks to pop-electronic producers Cashmere Cat and Sophie.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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