What’s going on Saturday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The big march is in our Nation's capitol, but there will be no shortage of folks making their voices heard today at this NYC satellite event. The march starts at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at East 47th Street and First Avenue at 10 45 AM, going south to 42nd St, then west 5th Ave, then heading up to Trump Tower at 57th St. Route is in the map above and learn more here.
New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off, Jonathan Toubin, Austin Brown (of Parquet Courts), Steve Myers (MC) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tonight's edition of Jonathan Toubin's monthly dance-off features a guest DJ set from Parquet Courts' Austin Brown.
Tokyo Police Club, Charly Bliss @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Canadian indie stalwarts TPC are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut EP A Lesson In Crime on their current tour, so be ready to party like it’s the mid-’00s (something we are all probably ready to do).
D.R.A.M., River Tiber, Ari Lennox @ Bowery Ballroom
For a minute there, it seemed like D.R.A.M. might end up a one hit wonder for “Cha Cha,” but now he’s probably even bigger for “Broccoli” (ft. Lil Yachty). He appears unstoppable at the moment, and tonight he concludes a two-night stand in NYC.
Heems, Warm Brew, Akinyemi @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
While former Das Racist member Heems has been focusing a lot on Swet Shop Boys (his duo with Riz MC, aka actor Riz Ahmed) lately, he's still got an active solo career too and plays his hometown tonight.
Dashboard Confessional, Vinyl Theatre, This Wild Life @ Irving Plaza
Chris Carrabba was one of the earliest musicians to take emo from an underground phenomenon to a mainstream one, and his band Dashboard Confessional has really endured. They’re currently on tour playing smaller venues than usual, and tonight they wrap up a three-night run at Irving Plaza. Sold out.
Aesop Rock, Homeboy Sandman @ The Paramount
Long-running underground rapper Aesop Rock keeps churning out great records, like last year’s The Impossible Kid. He’s on another tour in support of it, this time with Homeboy Sandman (who he has a collaborative release with).
Innov Gnawa, Radio Jarocho @ C'mon Everybody
Innov Gnawa is a traditional Moroccan gnawa band based in NYC, and they also appear on the new Bonobo album and have played with Dave Harrington. Tonight they play Brooklyn venue C'mon Everybody.
Caveman Cult, Genocide Pact, Lucid Terror @ Saint Vitus
Florida black/death metal band Caveman Cult (whose lineup includes Rick Smith of of Cavity, Field, Torche, and Shitstorm) released Savage War Is Destiny last year, and tonight they make their way to NYC.
Laurie Kilmartin, Dave Hill, Jordan Temple, Rae Sanni, Jenn Welch, Emily Winter, Chris Calogero (host) @ Rough Trade
This weekend the "What a Joke" comedy festival is happening in 20 cities around the nation, and this is the premiere NYC event. Proceeds to go the ACLU.
TV Girl, Erica Eso, Poppet @ Shea Stadium
Sardonic pop act TV Girl most recent album, Who Really Cares, features 10 examples of their signature, irresistible mix of ’60s-inspired pop melodies, hip hop production, clever samples, and enough tales of sexual deviants, bad relationships and other weirdos to fill a Chuck Palahniuk or J.G. Ballard novel.
Alejandro Escovedo, The Minus 5 @ City Winery
Escovedo made his latest album, Burn Something Beautiful, with The Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck (both of whom you may know from other stuff like Young Fresh Fellows and REM)…and the band will both back him on this tour but also open the night. This is the final of four City Winery shows.
The Smithereens @ B.B. King Blues Club
With a sound indebted to '60s pop, The Smithereens were college radio favorites in the '80s and have continued in much the same vein ever since.
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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