You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
LCD Soundsystem @ Webster Hall
Almost five years to the day after their "farewell" show at Madison Square Garden, LCD Soundsystem return to the stage, for their first of two warm-up shows ahead of their Coachella performances and 2016 tour. With a new LP in the works, let's hope folks lucky enough to have scored tickets will get to hear some of that, along with a bunch of favorites. If you didn't get tickets, they'll be back this summer for Panorama fest (who is presenting these shows).
Summer Twins, Cut Worms, Goldy @ Babycastles
Chelsea and Justine Brown have fronted L.A. band Summer Twins since 2008, making appealing indie pop that draws on a variety of ’60s influences (girl groups, Ye-Ye, early rock n’ roll). Opening is Cut Worms, aka Max Clarke, who makes music that’s a bit out of time, sometimes haunting like The Everly Brothers, sometimes in more of a Harry Nilsson music hall fashion.
Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show “Thank God for the Jokes” for nearly two years. He’s putting it to bed, but not before this run which was recently extended through May.
Mangchi, Kid Koala @ Trans Pecos
Mangchi is the musical project of street artist David Choe that also features Beastie Boys collaborator Money Marky. Opening is a set from turntable maestro Kid Koala. Sold out.
Rihanna, Travis Scott @ Barclays Center
Rihanna's new album ANTI eschews radio bangers and often embraces the quieter sounds of "alt-R&B," and it's also her first to really work as an album. Tonight's her first of two Barclays Center shows with Travi$ Scott, who's featured on "Woo" on ANTI and who's racking up a few hits of his own ("Antidote" is pretty unavoidable).
DMX @ BB King's
DMX isn't exactly as relevant these days as he was when "Ruff Ryders Anthem" came out, but he'll probably stack this show with old favorites.
PitchBlak Brass Band, Rabbi Darkside @ Manhattan Inn
Brooklyn's hip hop jazz band PitchBlak Brass Band have ben collaborating with Pharoahe Monch lately, and tonight they strike back out on their own.
Red Baraat's Festival of Colors, Madame Gandhi, Rajas @ Bowery Ballroom
Another Brooklyn brass band you can catch tonight is Red Baraat. To quote NPR, "in addition to Red Baraat’s Punjabi roots, you’re likely to encounter ’70s-style D.C. go-go beats, hip-hop, funk, trance-inducing South Asian Qawwali sounds and traces of South American cumbia" in their sound.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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