You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Frightened Rabbit, Caveman @ Terminal 5
Frightened Rabbit aren't the buzzy band they were around the release of 2008's still-great Midnight Organ Fight, but they're still making depressing, highly melodic, and even "epic" music. Opening this show is Caveman, whose new album is up a similar alley to The War on Drugs (aka '80s heartland rock).
Waxahatchee, Circuits Des Yeux @ Bell House
Waxahatchee released their biggest-sounding album yet with last year's great Ivy Tripp, and their five-piece touring lineup is the best live setup the band has had yet. This sold-out show is an excellent double bill, with experimental pop opener Circuit des Yeux.
Cate Le Bon, Mega Bog @ Rough Trade
Cate Le Bon's new album is her quirkiest solo record to date, which in her case is a good thing. With a great backing band (featuring H. Hawkline and Sweet Baboo), she is always a treat live. Don't miss her.
Beverly, EZTV, Painted Zeros, Tall Juan @ Baby's All Right
Beverly celebrates the release of their terrifically catchy new album The Blue Swell.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theater
What’s the deal with these shows? It’s Seinfeld’s monthly residency, that’s what. He’s been getting some cool people to open, too.
Mirah, Jherek Bischoff, Kane Mathis @ BRIC House
Singer/songwriter Mirah and multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff will be touring together this spring, playing their songs backed by a string quartet. The arrangements were written by Bischoff, and their sets will feature tracks from their previous albums as well as new material from both artists. This show has help from Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier and kora player Kane Mathis.
Questlove Presents Purple Train @ Brooklyn Bowl
The day Prince sadly passed away, Questlove turned his weekly DJ show, Bowl Train, into a night of all Prince. Tonight he's taking it one step further with Purple Train, which has a screening of Prince's Purple Rain film and a stream of a 1985 live Prince show with full concert sound.
Shit Robot (DJ Set), JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot returns with his third full length album for DFA Records, titled What Follows, this Friday. He'll be spinning tonight.
Holly Miranda @ Hell Phone
With a new covers EP on the way, Holly Miranda is playing this four-show residency at this restaurant/speakeasy. Expect some cool guests.
Big Ups, Dirty Dishes, Washer, IAN @ Shea Stadium
Local post-hardcore band Big Ups returned this year with Before A Million Universes, which has their Fugazi/Slint-inspired sound as menacing as ever.
Sheer Mag, Nude Beach, Lame Drivers @ WFMU Monty Hall
It's a night of no-nonsense rock n' roll with the garagey, Thin Lizzy-esque Sheer Mag and the heartland punk of Nude Beach.
Kiki & Herb @ Joe's Pub
Legendary lounge/cabaret duo Kiki and Herb (aka Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman) went into retirement in 2007 but they’re returning to the stage for this run called “Kiki and Herb: Seeking Asylum!” Sold out but a limited number of tickets given away free each night via lottery.
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.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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