You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Mitski, Lucy Dacus @ Central Park SummerStage
Although Mitski has had a huge year following the release of 2018’s Be The Cowboy, she claimed this two-show run in Central Park, which concludes tonight, will be her "last shows indefinitely" (although she later clarified she isn't quitting music). She’ll have some pretty awesome support from another great songwriter and friend Lucy Dacus.
Boris, Uniform @ White Eagle Hall
Japanese heavy music icons Boris are over 25 years and 23 albums (and even more collaborations and other projects) into their career, and they refuse to slow down. They're gearing up to release a new double album called LφVE & EVφL in October on Jack White's Third Man Records (their first for the label), and the psychedelic new single "LOVE" is genuinely great stuff. Opening tonight is noisecore band Uniform, who make for a very good double bill.
Future Punx, Gustaf, Sad White Guyz @ ALPHAVILLE
It's a night of mutant, angular pop with nu wave revivalists Future Punx, and the in-your-face-stylings of Gustaf.
David Cross @ Union Hall
David Cross tested out the stand-up material that became the 2018 Oh Come On tour at a bunch of shows he called "Shootin’ the Shit, Seein’ What Sticks" that mostly happened at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. He’s shooting the shit again with another series of shows.
Paul de Jong (of The Books) @ Union Pool
Co-founder of The Books, Paul de Jong will be playing a solo set on two handfuls of cellos and "mutant cellos" from his bowed instrument collection, or as he calls it, his Cellopedia.
UB40, Shaggy @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Though they're best known for their hit cover of Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine" (which shaped the rest of their career), UB40 had a great run in the late-'70s and early-'80s making thoughtful, politically-minded reggae pop. They're on their 40th anniversary tour now which has the boombastic sounds of Shaggy opening.
Mary J. Blige, Nas @ Prudential Center
R&B great Mary J Blige and rap great Nas are on a co-headlining tour together that’s been filled with classics and on-stage collaborations between the two icons. The tour hits NJ's Prudential Center tonight.
As Cities Burn, All Get Out, Many Rooms, Out of Service @ Crossroads
Post-hardcore staples As Cities Burn recently released their first new album in ten years, Scream Through The Walls, and now they’re on tour with a cool support lineup: alt-rockers All Get Out, atmospheric singer/songwriter Many Rooms, and local NJ band Out of Service.
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