You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century of LGBTQIA+ liberation, with NYC Pride welcoming WorldPride for one enormous celebration, so this year's March should be extra special. It steps off at 12 PM on Sunday June 30 from 26th St and 5th Ave, heads south to W 8th St, then west to Christopher St and north along 7th Ave to 23rd St.
Pride Island w/ Madonna, Abel (DJ set), Morabito (DJ set) @ Pier 97
Following the march, it's Pride Island (which replaced the "party on the pier" a few years ago). Madonna is showing up to play a few songs, how many we'll see.
Warped Tour 2019
Warped Tour is no longer a touring festival but its celebrating its 25th anniversary with a few events this year, including this two-day fest in Atlantic City. This is day two, and today’s lineup is pretty stacked with the kind of bands who played the fest in its heyday like blink-182, The Offspring, Quicksand (who played the very first Warped Tour), Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, The Starting Line, Anti-Flag, Circa Survive, Frank Iero (of My Chemical Romance), H2O, Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) & Cut Chemist, and more, plus at least one great newer band who are influenced by most of the aforementioned bands: The Menzingers.
Summer Thunder with Wreckless Eric @ Union Pool
Union Pool's free Sunday series Summer Thunder continues today with the great Wreckless Eric -- best known for his hit "Whole Wide World" -- who'll entertain with songs and stories. 2 PM start.
Lithics, The Wants @ Union Pool
Do you think post-punk is a dish, like revenge, best served cold? Lithics are sub-zero. Last year's Mating Surfaces, the band’s second LP, is all sleek muscle, minimalist style, icicle stabs of guitar, and buckets of unfakeable attitude.
Slingshot Dakota @ Asbury Park Brewery
Bethlehem, PA DIY-pop duo Slingshot Dakota stop by Asbury Park tonight, marking the final stop on their headlining US tour.
Advance Base, Claire Cronin, Moon Racer, Matt Bachmann @ Baby's All Right
Bedroom pop vet Owen Ashworth performs regularly as Advance Base these days, after dropping his Casiotone for the Painfully Alone moniker. The project has been fairly prolific over the years, so expect a diverse setlist tonight.
Pissed Jeans, Bambara, Conduit @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Pissed Jeans are preparing to go on tour with Mudhoney in the fall, but before then they've got this one-off headlining show at Brooklyn Bazaar tonight, and if you're going don't miss powerhouse Brooklynites Bambara.
Quicksand @ Crossroads
Post-hardcore as we know it wouldn’t be the same without Quicksand, the band Walter Schreifels formed after Gorilla Biscuits but before Rival Schools. They released two great, highly influential albums in the ’90s, and then reunited recently and released Interiors in 2017, proving they very much still had it in them. They played Vans Warped Tour just last night, and they'll head further up in NJ for an intimate show tonight.
Phony Ppl, Huck @ Mercury Lounge
Genre-defying hip hop/neo-soul/etc band Phony Ppl are currently on their first-ever headlining tour, supporting last year’s great mō’zā-ik. The group kicks off a two-night run at Mercury Lounge tonight, supported by fellow Brooklyn act Huck.
White Ring, Pictureplane, Confines @ Saint Vitus
Tonight, Vitus hosts this very solid triple bill of gothy, industrial electronics.
Princess Nokia, Melanie C (of Spice Girls), Sink the Pink, Lauren Jauregui, The Veronicas @ PrideFest Street Fair
Another Pride-related event today is the PrideFest street fair, which kicks off at 11 AM. The event features musical performances from Princess Nokia, Spice Girl Melanie C, and many others, with additional vendors, food trucks, a kids space featuring Drag Queen Story Hour, a Mural Market, and more.
New Kids On The Block, Naughty By Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany @ Nassau Coliseum
We're not sure Naughty by Nature or Salt-N-Pepa would've played with Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and NKOTB back in the day but nostalgia smoothes everything out.
Mykal Rose, Sly & Robbie @ Sony Hall
The most famous rhythm section in reggae, Sly & Robbie have played on more records than you realize.
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