You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Robyn Hitchcock, Kevin Barker @ Baby's All Right
Having made superior, eccentric pop since the late '70s, Robyn Hitchcock remains a talent today, and there's just nobody else like him. He's still going strong, too, having released his excellent 21st studio album earlier this year. Few artists spin stories as well as Robyn, making the between-song banter as much of a treat as his many great songs.
Diablo Fest w/ Burn, Show Me the Body, Goretex, Ninjasonik, Ache, Man Without Plan, Black Punk, The Bad Racket @ Brooklyn Bazaar
NYHC staple Danny Diablo throws his Diablo Fest today, and the lineup is great as always. The headliners are reunited NYHC greats Burn, who are about to release their first album in 16 years (on Converge frontman J Bannon's Deathwish label, produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou). Burn's 1990 debut EP helped shape '90s post-hardcore as we know it, and the singles from the new album have all been pretty crushing, so this is very exciting. The lineup also includes punk/rap maniacs Show Me the Body, Non Phixion’s Goretex, underground rap duo Ninjasonik, NYHC newcomers Ache, long-running Brooklyn band Man Without Plan, punk-trap rapper Black Punk (aka Black Dave), and an act billed as The Bad Racket (who we can’t find an online presence for but perhaps it’s worth noting that’s the name of a Lordz of Brooklyn song).
Shellshag, Tinkerbelles, Watergate, Kangaroo @ The Safari Room at El Cortez
Brooklyn duo Shellshag have been been exemplifiers of the DIY punk spirit for 20 years and their unique live show remains a thrill. Having the show at El Cortez, a pretty fun place to hang out with great food and frozen cocktails, makes it all the more appetizing.
Cities Aviv, Dreamcrusher, GENG, Ariadne, Beau, Yatta @ H0L0
Experimental rapper Cities Aviv hasn't released an album in a while but his shows are always worth seeing. Direct support comes from noise artist Dreamcrusher.
Blazing Eye, Exit Order, L.O.T.I.O.N., Haram, Macho Boys @ Sunnyvale
Looking for a good hardcore show this Labor Day Weekend? This lineup has you covered.
Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
This weekend, Randall's Island hosts major EDM festival Electric Zoo, one of NYC's biggest Labor Day musical events. The festival wraps up today with deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, Yelow Claw, Dixon, and more.
Metal Punk Death Fest II @ Matchless
The second Metal Punk Death Fest is underway, running all weekend through Monday (9/4). This is the second to last day.
It's also the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return. Gotta light?
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