What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, The Field, JDH & Dave P (FIXED) @ House of Vans
For fans of ambient-tinged techno, it's hard to beat a bill that features both UK great Jon Hopkins (who is due for a new album) and Swedish icon The Field. This is a free event but RSVP is closed.
ANOHNI @ Park Avenue Armony
ANOHNI (Antony Hegarty) recently released one of the year’s most powerful albums with HOPELESSNESS, which was co-produced by Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. She’ll debut the album’s live show with two NYC shows this week, with Oneohtrix Point Never playing in her band. This is the second.
Wolf Parade, The Snails @ Bowery Ballroom
We're happy to report that the reunited Wolf Parade were in fine form on the first night of their Bowery Ballroom residency. It's very good to have Spencer and Dan back together again. Future Islands offshoot The Snails open again tonight
Trashcan Sinatras, Young Romance, The Hermit Crabs, Free Cake For Every Creature, Big Quiet @ Le Poisson Rouge (NYC Popfest)
It's night one the 10th annual NYC Popfest, headlined by Scottish pop greats Trashcan Sinatras.
The Arbor Labor Union, Bambara @ Mercury Lounge
Athens/Atlanta band Abor Labor Union used to be called Pinecones and just released their first album for Sub Pop. The name has changed but the band’s sound has not: jammy, slightly sludgy indie rock, owing more than a little to the early ’90s, with the impassioned shoutings of Bo Orr.
Digitalism (live), Nadastrom @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
German electronic duo Digitalism just released new album Mirage. Bliss out.
Louis C.K. @ Paramount Theatre
A comedy icon, Louis CK do-it-my-way approach to nearly everything he's been involved with in the last five has changed the way concerts (and TV) happen. He's as sharp as ever.
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.
Sinkane @ Union Pool
DFA recording artist and Caribou collaborator Sinkane is going to be testing out new material this month at a three-show residency happening at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on Thursdays.
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.
Ramones S/T tribute w/ Blondie’s Clem Burke, Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, Minutemen’s Mike Watt, The Bullys’ Walt Stack & more; Andy Shernoff @ The Studio at Webster Hall
It's the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, and in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Ramones' self-titled debut album, an impressive cast of guests will perform it in full. Blondie’s Clem Burke, Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, Minutemen’s Mike Watt, The Bullys’ Walt Stack are the house band, and singers include Tish, Snooky & Russell Wolinsky (Sic F*cks), Miriam Linna (The Cramps), Richard Bacchus (D Generation), and more. The evening has other sets too, including one by The Dictators' Andy Shernoff.
Lemuria, Overlord @ Alphaville
Lemuria have been doing the indie/pop punk thing for years before it became "a thing," and they continue to be great. Their latest album is 2013's The Distance Is So Big.
Hate Eternal, Vital Remains, Black Fest, Inanimate Existence @ Saint Vitus
Tampa death metal O.G. Erik Rutan is on the road with his current band Hate Eternal in continued support of their 2015 LP Infernus.
Moderat, Telefon Tel Aviv @ Webster Hall
Moderat, the collaborative project of Modeselektor and Apparat, returned in April with their third album, III. It's more of their melodic-yet-danceable music and another winner. Tonight's show will be opened by Telefon Tel Aviv (who is now just the concern of Joshua Eustis after the tragic death of Charlie Cooper in 2009), who only just started playing shows again this year. After the Webster show...
Telefon Tel Aviv (DJ Set), Rival Consoles, Logan Takahashi (of Teengirl Fantasy) @ Knitting Factory
...Joshua will DJ Knitting Factory. 11:30 PM doors.
Thin Lips, Hurry, Nervous Dater, ANMLPLNET @ Shea Stadium
It's a double release party for Lame-O labelmates Thin Lips and Hurry. Thin Lips make melodic indie-punk (think Cayetana, Chumped, Swearin', etc) and Hurry recall classic indie bands like Teenage Fanclub and Guided by Voices.
Adia Victoria, Lionlimb @ Mercury Lounge
Nashville singer/songwriter Adia Victoria recently released her swaggering debut album, Beyond The Bloodhounds, on Atlantic imprint Canvasback.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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