You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Explosions in the Sky, FACS @ Knockdown Center
With seven albums under their belt, post-rock greats Explosions in the Sky are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band on tour. If you're going tonight, Chicago's FACS, who make dark, spacious post-punk, are definitely worth catching.
Wilco, Daughter of Swords @ Brooklyn Steel
Wilco play their second of two NYC shows supporting their darker, more wearied new album Ode to Joy, and if you can't make it to this one, you can watch from home as it streams live. Mountain Man offshoot Daughter of Swords opens.
Christian Scott aTunde Ajduah @ Brooklyn Bowl
Genre-defying contemporary jazz great Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returned this year with the new album Ancestral Recall, which sees him experimenting with Afrobeat, hip hop, and more, and blending all these sounds together to create something new. His live shows are always stunning, and tonight should be no different.
The New Yorker Festival
The 2019 New Yorker Festival kicks off today with, as usual, a mix of talks and performances featuring folks from the world of the arts, media, politics and more. Sunday's events include Bon Iver, David Byrne, Kenan Thompson, Susan Orlean, Calvin Trillin, a screening of Catherine the Great, and more.
David Byrne's American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and while the setlist and arrangements are much like what they were on his tour, songs are now threaded together with new monologues from Byrne, making for a much more theatrical experience.
Robert Glasper Acoustic Trio feat. Vicente Archer & Damion Reid @ Blue Note (two shows)
Robert Glasper is taking over the Blue Note for a full month, and his shows are not only always worth seeing, but these Blue Note residencies tend to be full of surprise guests.
!!! (chk chk chk), Wake Island @ Asbury Lanes
Brooklyn punk-funk stalwarts !!! (chk chk chk) released Wallop, the band's most diverse and poppiest record to date.
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.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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