You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Flaming Lips, The Claypool Lennon Delirium @ Stone Pony
The Flaming Lips' latest album King's Mouth is one of their strongest works in years, and its conceptual themes and sound should please fans of the band's Soft Bulletin/Yoshimi-era work. Their Asbury Park, NJ show tonight also features Les Claypool and Sean Lennon's The Claypool Lennon Delirium, which should make for a very fun double header.
Jay Electronica @ 99 Scott Ave.
Jay Electronica still never dropped his long-awaited album, and he's a little more elusive than he used to be, but the previously unreleased song "Scratch Love" recently surfaced and tonight he plays and outdoor NYC show.
Viagra Boys, Surfbort @ Bowery Ballroom
This should be a crazy show, with Sweden's louche, sleazy, debaucherous punks Viagra Boys. They may be inspired to up the ante after what's sure to be a wild opening set from Surfbort.
OFF!, Gnarcissists, School Drugs @ (le) poisson rouge
OFF! is the current band of punk legend Keith Morris, who previously fronted Nervous Breakdown-era Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and more. Morris is still a monster on stage too; any chance to see him is worth taking.
Real Young Lazy Horse (Neil Young Cover Band), Breanna Barbara, Champagne SuperChillin, Wild Yaks @ Low Tide Bar
This is a pretty killer free show in the Rockaways, including dancey, Frenchy pysch band Champagne Superchillin, garage-psych artist Breanna Barbara, long-running garage rock crew Wild Yaks and a Neil Young cover band. Free.
ESCAPE-ISM, The Othermen, Jonathan Toubin (Soul Scream) @ Our Wicked Lady
Ian Svenonius is a true original and utterly magnetic frontman who eats, breathes and sleeps rock n’ roll, whether it’s with Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Chain and the Gang or on his own with a guitar and a cassette player as he is in ESCAPE-ISM. This rooftop show is part of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Scream series. Bands play starting at 8PM with DJs starting at 10.
Sheryl Crow, Patrick Droney @ Pier 17
Sheryl Crow released her latest album Threads earlier this spring, which featured a handful of interesting collaborations, including ones with Stevie Nicks, Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, and more.
Davila 666, Lola Pistola, Cabana Kids @ Rough Trade
Puerto Rico-based punks Davilla 666 are gearing up to release Que Viva El Veneno later this year, which is their first full-length in five years. Get an early taste at this Rough Trade show, alongside a pair of Brooklyn acts, songwriter Lola Pistola and indie pop band Cabana Kids.
Lumerians, White Hills, Super Natural Psycho @ Saint Vitus Bar
California's Lumerians make hypnotic, fuzzed-out psych rock, which sounds even more massive in a live setting. They'll be supported by fellow psych rockers White Hills and Super Natural Psycho, who both hail from NYC.
Sally Can't Dance (tribute to Stiv Bators) @ The Bowery Electric
The late Dead Boys frontman Stiv Bators, who passed away nearly thirty years ago this summer, will be honored tonight with one of Sally Can't Dance's massive tribute shows, including appearances from Sheer Terror vocalist Paul Bearer, Johnny Scuotto, Trash Bags' Chuck Jones, Dead Leaf Echo's LG Galleon, and many more.
Ela Minus, WTF Bach @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
Excellent electronic artist Ela Minus usually plays in darkened rooms but today she'll be bringing her effervescent pop to Union Pool's back patio for this week's edition of the free Summer Thunder series. 2 PM start.
Julia Shapiro (of Chastity Belt), Matt Bachmann @ Union Pool
Later tonight at Union Pool, Chastity belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro will play solo.
The Great Forgotten Garden Party: Armen Ra, Mr Twin Sister @ Untermyer Gardens
Atlas Obscura is throwing this annual soiree at Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, which, according to the company, is an "extravagant outdoor gala celebrating the beauty, history, and mythos of America's Greatest Forgotten Garden." Headlining musical performers include theremin master Armen Ra, and Mr. Twin Sister, who will perform alongside such other distractions as "water nymphs, belly dancers, libations, a bug whisperer," and more.
Barry Manilow @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Born and raised in Williamsburg (take that, Karen O), Barry went on to write the songs that made the whole world sing (even if he didn’t write “I Write the Songs”). Like Morrissey before him, he’s doing a short run at the La Fontanne.
Kirk Franklin, Koryn Hawthorne @ Beacon Theatre
Kirk Franklin has been a big name in gospel music for a while, and he's also sometimes crossed over into the pop world over the last few years, and his Beacon Theatre show tonight includes support from newer gospel star Karyn Hawthorne.
Meshell Ndegeocello @ Blue Note
Long-running neo-soul singer Meshell Ndegeocello concludes a three-night, six-show run at Blue Note Jazz Club tonight, where she's set to perform songs from across her storied career. Two shows: 8 PM and 10:30 PM.
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