You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Kaki King, Delicate Steve, TEEN, TIGUE, Anni Rossi, Shahzad Ismaily, Indigo Street @ Manhattan Inn
It's the final night of Greenpoint's much-loved, intimate bar/venue Manhattan Inn, and they go out with a bang (and lots of their friends) tonight. 7 PM, $5 at the door, first-come-first-served.
Thee Oh Sees, The Straight Arrows, Acid Dad @ Warsaw
Thee Oh Sees released two albums this year — the crazed A Weird Exits in the spring and the more gentle An Odd Entrances this month — both featuring the group’s current killer two-drummer lineup. Sold out.
Frankie Cosmos, Big Thief, Vagabon @ Webster Hall
Frankie Cosmos released her second "official" album earlier this year, Next Thing, which is a bit cleaner and poppier than her debut. Both openers on this show are great: recent Saddle Creek signees Big Thief, and rising local songwriter Vagabon.
Burn, Vanishing Life, Neaux, Red Hymns @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Influential New York hardcore vets Burn are officially back in action with continuous touring and new music (including an upcoming Kurt Ballou-produced LP on Deathwish). Tonight's show is with another legendary NYHC musician, Walter Schreifels, playing with his band Vanishing Life, who just released their great debut album Surveillance on Friday. It's also worth showing up early to check out Neaux, the new shoegazy band from Sierra Kay.
Helmet, Local H @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Helmet recently returned with their first album in six years, Dead to the World, which has the kind of heavy, pounding riffs that no one does quite like them. Their tour with fellow '90s alt-rock lifers Local H hits NYC twice this weekend. This is night 2.
Lambchop's 'The Films of FLOTUS' @ Rough Trade
To promote Lambchop's new album FLOTUS, frontman Kurt Wagner, along with filmmakers Bill Morrison and Elise Tyler, will show two short films inspired by songs on the new album. Following the screening will be a discussion and Q&A with the artists moderated by Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan. Free, 6 PM.
Gobby, Diamond Terrifier, Don Devore, Michael Beharie, Greg Fox, Ben Vida, Tristan Perich @ Knockdown Center
Part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, this is the final day of "Transferrence" at Knockdown Center featuring a variety of electronic musicians with visual arts practice.
Adele Bertei, Eszter Balint, DJ Delphine Blue @ Le Poisson Rouge
Adele Bertei — who was in the original lineup of James Chance and the Contortions and aided Brian Eno in the production of the legendary no wave compilation No New York -- plays her first NYC show since 2010 tonight. She'll be debuting new songs and and she’ll have a new band that features guitar great Ava Mendoza. Opening is violinist and Louie star Eszter Balint, who released Airless Midnight last year (which features Marc Ribot and others).
MV & EE, Herbcraft @ Trans-Pecos
Folky Vermont duo of Matt "MV" Valentine and his partner Erika "EE" Elder just dropped new album root/void via Woodsist and tonight's the release party.
El Ten Eleven, Maybird @ Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
Post-rock/electronic duo El Ten Eleven were supposed to play this NYC-area venue on 11/6 but the show was rescheduled for tonight. All tickets from the previous date will be honored.
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