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 Wedding Present, Colleen Green @ The Bell House
David Gedge has led quintessential UK indie band The Wedding Present for over 30 years, mining relationship woes and setting them to blazing indie rock. They released their ninth album, Going, Going..., land year. Colleen Green makes for a great opener.
WHY?, eskimeaux @ Irving Plaza
Hip hop-inspired indie rockers WHY? recently released their latest album, Moh Lhean, and it's proof that this band very much has still got it. Opening is the promising bedroom pop artist eskimeaux.
Ravyn Lenae, Sneaks, Fern Mayo, Beat Detectives, Future Punx, Tica Douglas, Palm Pilot, Caleb Giles @ Barnard College WBAR-B-Q
It's Barnard College radio station WBAR's annual WBAR-B-Q featuring grilling, chilling and a whole bunch of cool bands. Free.
Sondre Lerche, Ice Choir, Alexander von Mehren @ Bowery Ballroom
Norwegiant singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche just released new album Pleasure which is at times his poppiest and at other times rawest record to date, still filled with his signature jazzy style. Fellow Prefab Sprout lovers Ice Choir (featuring Kurt Feldman of Depreciation Guild, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) open.
Terry Malts, Business of Dreams, Sic Tic @ Mercury Lounge
San Francisco's Terry Malts make noisy, poppy punk (but not pop-punk) with a chainsaw approach. The band's guitarist, Corey Cunningham, opens this show under his synthpop Business of Dreams guise.
Thantifaxath, John Frum (members of The Faceless, Dillinger Escape Plan and John Zorn), Imperial Triumphant @ Saint Vitus
Canadian black metallers Thantifaxath return to NYC tonight, and opening the show is something of a heavy/experimental supergroup, John Frum (members of The Faceless, Dillinger Escape Plan and John Zorn).
Gogol Bordello @ Stone Pony
Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello always put on a wild show, and any chance to see them is worth taking.
Street Sects, Planning For Burial, Field Agent, Psalm Zero @ Sunnyvale
This is a pretty amazing bill all around, with industrial punk duo Street Sects, "gloom" artist Planning for Burial, Deafheaven side project Field Agent, and heavy experimental band Psalm Zero.
Hot Tuna @ St. George Theatre
After Jefferson Airplane called it quits, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady turned their attention fully towards their blues rock band Hot Tuna, and they’ve stuck with it for decades. Tuna still tour like crazy, and their rock-solid live show is still highly impressive. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.
Trey Anastasio Band @ The Capitol Theatre
Phish will be in NYC later this year for 13 nights at The Garden, but first Trey does a two-night stand at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre. This is night 2.
Doyle (of Misfits), Element A440, Diesel America @ Gramercy Theatre
Last year, Doyle reunited with his original Misfits bandmates (and Dave Lombardo on drums) for the first "Original Misfits" shows in decades. This year, he's got a new solo album and is currently supporting it on tour.
The Garden, Fat Tony, Wu-Wu @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Eccentric rap-punk duo The Garden are currently playing shows with Houston rapper Fat Tony, which is an oddly appealing pairing.
Tinariwen, Dengue Fever @ Brooklyn Bowl
A band of literal rebels from Mali who met in refugee camps over 30 years ago, Tinariwen play a kind of guitar-based Tuareg music that has enough in common with American blues rock that it caught on in the Western World. Their new album Elwan features appearances from Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, and this is the first of two nights at Brooklyn Bowl.
KAG (Katie from Priests), House of Feelings, Fitness (DJ Set), Helado Negro (DJ Set) @ Silent Barn
This is the latest House of Feelings party and the HoF live band — led by Matty Fasano and Joe Fassler — make their debut at this show that also features a solo set from Katie of Priests.
Cassandra Jenkins, Aerial East, Michael Rocketship, DJ Andrew Raposo @ Union Pool
NYC singer/songwriter Cassandra Jenkins released her delicate-sounding debut album Play Till You Win last week. This is the release party.
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