You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
A$AP Ferg, IDK, Buddy @ Terminal 5
While A$AP Rocky has gotten more psychedelic and more elusive as his career has gone on, A$AP Ferg has stayed prolific and has kind of taken over as A$AP Mob's hitmaker (as you may have noticed, "Plain Jain" is everywhere). Ferg is already planning a new project, and recently released two great songs (that are presumably off that project). Now he's playing a big headlining hometown show (rescheduled from April), and he's got two great, rising rappers opening: IDK and Buddy, the latter of whom just released his great debut album Harlan & Alondra this month.
Sleep, Dylan Carlson @ Brooklyn Steel
It would be exciting that reunited stoner metal legends Sleep were in town no matter what, but it's even more exciting now because the band recently released their first album in 15+ years, and it's really good. Tonight's their first of two Brooklyn Steel shows this week.
Hot Chip (DJ set) @ Elsewhere
Are you ready for the floor? Members of Hot Chip will keep it pumping tonight with a sure-to-be eclectic DJ set.
Terence Blanchard @ MetroTech Commons
Trumpet master and jazz great Terence Blanchard plays this week's edition of the free BAM R&B Festival lunchtime series.
Combo Chimbita @ MoMA
Rooted in Colombia but based in New York, Combo Chimbita take elements of cumbia, 70s funaná, Haitian kompa, salsa, reggae, psych, and other styles and blend it for their own unique style. Tonight's show is part of MoMA's "Summer Thursdays" series and it's included with museum admission. 7 PM.
Brandi Carlile, Ruthie Foster @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Americana and folk vet Brandi Carlile recently released By The Way, I Forgive You, her sixth album (listen to it here) which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart. She plays this free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! show ahead of her Newport Folk Fest appearance this weekend.
Bongripper, Amarok, Somnuri @ Saint Vitus
For even more stoner metal in Brooklyn tonight, Chicago's Bongripper are on night two of their sold-out two-night stand at Saint Vitus. Tonight they're playing their new album, Terminal (which has two 20-ish minute songs, one called "Slow" and one called "Death"), in full.
Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Wagner Park
Battery Park City’s free River & Blues series continues tonight with alt-country/indie rock/etc badass Hurray for the Riff Raff, who released the great, politically charged The Navigator last year.
Daniel Norgren, This Is The Kit @ Bowery Ballroom
Sweden's Daniel Norgren has an atmospheric take on folk music that's a little Bon Iver-ish, and he's got a handful of albums, three of which got their first-ever US releases last year. He's back in NYC tonight, and it's a great double bill with UK folkie This Is The Kit.
Bermuda Triangle, Vlad Holiday @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard, Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafse all make music together under the name Bermuda Triangle, and they're in NYC tonight ahead of appearances at NJ's XPoNential Music Festival and Newport Folk Fest.
OSHUN @ White Eagle Hall
Neo-soul/hip hop group OSHUN are one of NYC's best kept secrets, especially because of their fantastic live show, and tonight they perform just outside of NYC in Jersey City.
Dikembe, Field Mouse, Taking Meds, D'Arcy @ Trans-Pecos
Gainesville punks Dikembe are back in NYC tonight, and they're teaming with local indie rockers Field Mouse, for whom this is their only show for a while as they finish their next album.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
The Black Lips, Wooing @ Asbury Lanes
The Black Lips bring their greasy garage rock the recently refurbished Asbury Lanes.
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