You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ Radio City Music Hall
Both Noel and Liam Gallagher put out records last years and while they were unmistakably made by the two main members of Oasis, Noel's did a lot less looking back (in anger or otherwise). Tonight he and High Flying Birds play one of NYC's ritziest rooms.
American Nightmare, Dark Blue @ Saint Vitus
Dark melodic hardcore greats American Nightmare about to release their first album in 15 years tomorrow, but first they're in Brooklyn for their first of two sold-out shows here. Opening is goth band with a punk resume Dark Blue, who have members of Clockcleaner, Paint It Black, Ceremony, and others (it's sort of the opposite of American Nightmare, a hardcore band whose frontman Wes Eisold also fronts the goth band Cold Cave).
Bambara, Buck Gooter, Squad Car, ZZZwalk @ ALPHAVILLE
If you dig harder-edged gothy punk like The Birthday Party, Brooklyn's Bambara do a pile-driving modern take on that -- you also may have seen them playing in Liars last year.
The Wailers, The Far East @ Brooklyn Bowl
Bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett has reunited many of The Wailers original members, including Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey. This is the first of two Brooklyn Bowl shows.
Eleanor Friedberger @ City Vineyard
The former Fiery Furnaces singer just announced a new album -- she'll probably play at least a couple songs from it tonight at this intimate show, part of the "Voices on the Hudson" series.
Homeshake, Kari Faux @ Market Hotel
Homeshake frontman Peter Sagar used to be Mac DeMarco’s lead guitarist and the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, with last year’s Fresh Air full of dreamy melodies and that distinctive waterlogged guitar sound. Clearly there’s room for both he and Mac — this is Homeshake’s second of four sold-out Market Hotel shows. If you're going, it's worth getting there in time for rapper Kari Faux, whose great single "No Small Talk" has a remix featuring Childish Gambino and was notably featured in HBO's Insecure.
Bang On A Can @ Merkin Concert Hall
An annual part of the Ecstatic Music Festival is Bang On a Can's Peoples Commissioning Fund Concert and this year features premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a new look at “historic” PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.
Justin Vivian Bond (sings The Carpenters) @ The Appel Room
Part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, Justin Vivian Bond (Kiki & Herb) pays tribute to '70s soft rock icons The Carpenters and the late Karen Carpenter.
John Hodgman, Jean Grae @ The Bell House
Jean and John own a carnival wheel, and they write topics on the wheel, spin it, and talk about those things. Some topics have included “What Did You Dream Last Night?” “Lin-Manuel Miranda,” “Jean’s Hair,” and “John’s Privilege.”
Laurie Anderson @ Town Hall
Laurie Anderson celebrates the release of her new book, All The Things I Lost in the Flood with this night of readings, performances, visuals and electronics..
David Cross @ Union Hall
The Mr Show and Arrested Development star has been testing out new material at a series of Union Hall shows he's dubbed "Shootin' the Shit, Seeing What Sticks."
Robyn Hitchcock @ WFMU Monty Hall
A Robyn Hitchcock show is about more than his wonderful songs, it's also the stories about those songs and his off-the-cuff musings that are as entertaining as hearing him play "I Often Dream of Trains When I'm Awake" or "One Long Pair of Eyes."
Heems, Gamblers, Yankee Longstraw, Josbi, Sugarskull Piledriver @ Amityville Music Hall
Heems is more famous than ever thanks to his group Swet Shop Boys, but he still makes time for his worthy solo material too. That's what he'll be focusing on at tonight's Long Island show.
Dave East, D Jones, Piif Jones @ Wellmont Theatre
Dave East has always taken influence from the New York rap greats of the '90s and early '00s, but on his recent Paranoia mixtapes, he's been blending those influences with more modern sounds and coming out with his best songs yet. He's been working on his proper debut album, and judging by those recent mixtapes, it's looking like it's gonna be a good one.
Marilyn Manson @ The Paramount
Marilyn Manson's career recently hit a few roadblocks, but he's back on track and returning to the NYC-area tonight and tomorrow for the first time since his on-stage injury in NYC. Expect some of his new album Heaven Upside Down and of course plenty of classics.
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