You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Lilys, Dead Heavens, QTY @ Bowery Ballroom
Having just reissued their 1994 shoegaze classic In the Presence of Nothing, Kurt Heasley's guitar-army/new-lineup of Lilys play tonight with Walter Schreifels’ band Dead Heavens.
Rhett Miller, Clarence Bucaro @ The Bell House
There's a new Old 97's album on the way, but tonight it's "An Evening with Rhett Miller"... but also Clarence Bucaro.
Mogwai @ Town Hall
Last year, post-rock greats Mogwai released Atomic, the soundtrack to Mark Cousin’s BBC4 documentary, Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, a chronological history of nuclear disasters from Hiroshima onward. For this tour, they're performing a live score to that film.
Joan of Arc, Magas @ Mercury Lounge
Joan of Arc just released their hilariously-titled He's Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In HIs Hands, which combines atonal melodies, weird sound effects, and strangely danceable rhythms. They opened for American Football at Terminal 5 last night, and tonight they headline a much smaller NYC venue.
Revocation, Coagula, Luminous Vault @ Saint Vitus
Boston death metallers Revocation released the very good Great Is Our Sin last year, and tonight they're back in NYC.
Psalm Zero, Pyrolatrous, OCTIS @ Trans-Pecos
Psalm Zero are regulars in both NYC's avant-garde scene and the metal scene, and their hard-to-pin-down sound always impresses.
Miserable, Cruel Angels, CARE @ Berlin
Kristina Esfandiari leads the projects Miserable and King Woman, both of which are very active and very worth catching. Last year, Miserable released Uncontrollable.
Bettye LaVette @ City Winery
The great Bettye LaVette celebrates her 71st birthday tonight.
Robert Dean Museum w/ Mates of State & more @ Littlefield
Indie pop duo Mates of State are among the (mostly comedy) lineup for 'Robert Dean Museum.' Via the event description: "Robert Dean Museum is the first museum dedicated entirely to the Art and Life of comedian Robert Dean. The Museum will feature installations, memorabilia, a gift shop, and a symposium/show featuring presentations, lectures, and performances."
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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