Happy Labor Day Weekend! If you’re in town, check out our NYC Labor Day Show Guide for more things to do. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Sun Ra Arkestra @ Union Pool (Summer Thunder)
Union Pool’s free Summer Thunder series closes out its 2019 season with the amazing Sun Ra Arkestra who will perform two sets to accommodate more people (you’re gonna have to stand in line to get in, probably). This show is also a celebration of Arkestra bandleader’s 95th (!!!) birthday.
Daddy Long Legs, TeleVisionaries, Jonathan Toubin @ Our Wicked Lady
Meanwhile, this is also the last event in Jonathan Toubin’s Summer Soul Scream series at Our Wicked Lady’s rooftop. Bands start at 8 PM and the night turns into a free party with DJs at 10 PM.
One Eleven Heavy, Wet Tuna @ Union Pool
It’s a night of jammy psych with One Eleven Heavy (which includes Jicks drummer Jake W Morris) and Matt Valentine’s Wet Tuna.
The Who @ Madison Square Garden
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend continue to keep The Who alive, and they still put on lively, high-energy, rockin’ shows that do a lot of justice to the band’s classic era. They’re currently on their “Moving On!” tour which sees them joined by an orchestra, and — perhaps not surprisingly — playing a lot from their rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia. Should be a great time.
meth., Horse Torso, Grid Failure @ Saint Vitus
Chicago’s meth. are fresh off releasing their debut album Mother of Red Light (Prosthetic Records), which expands upon the chaotic math/noisecore of their early EPs and brings in elements from all across the heavy music board. If you like anything from Unsane to Today Is The Day to Swans, these guys are worth checking out.
In Cold Blood, Fixation, Low End @ The Kingsland
In Cold Blood emerged out of the same Cleveland metallic hardcore scene as Integrity and Ringworm (and shared members with both bands), and last week they returned with Legion of Angels, their first album since their 1998 Victory Records debut Hell On Earth. It sees them not just hearkening back to their classic sound but truly pushing forward, trying out new stuff, and coming out with some pretty great results.
Horse Meat Disco (DJ) @ Elsewhere Hall
This London-based four-man DJ collective are known for finding pearls in bins of forgotten disco 12″, having released a series of acclaimed compilations. Their real expertise comes into play at their DJ gigs, though. Just trust their taste…and the beat.
Labor Day Weekend in NYC always means EDM festival Electric Zoo on Randall’s Island, and Sunday's lineup includes Skrillex & Boys Noize’s collaborative project Dog Blood, and more.
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