You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Damned, Radkey, The Darts @ Irving Plaza
Still led by frontman Dave Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible, UK punk pioneers The Damned remain a great live band and have an arsenal of killer songs to choose from.
Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
It won't be quite the same without the late Walter Becker but Donald Fagen is still leading Steely Dan who are here in the midst of a nine-show Beacon Theatre run where they're playing whole LPs (plus "other favorites). Tonight: Aja.
Oh Sees, Landed, The Flying Luttenbachers @ Warsaw
Having hung onto the same four-piece, double-drummer lineup for a few years now, Oh Sees still manage to mine new sounds from their basic building blocks, as heard on this year’s heavy Smote Reverser. Live is where they really blast off, though.
Elton John @ MSG
Elton John is in the midst of his verrrrry long farewell tour, and so far it looks like he's going out with a bang. These shows have been filled with countless hits and Elton remains an animated performer. After tonight's show, he hits MSG again tomorrow and then has eight more NYC-area shows scheduled after that.
David Bowie ‘Heroes’ tribute w/ Jonathan Meiburg & more @ Brookfield Place
Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg leads this three-night tribute to Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, continuing tonight with Heroes. The ensemble of musicians includes Carlos Alomar, who was Bowie’s rhythm guitarist for 30 years, Angel Deradoorian, Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart, Greg Fox (Zs, Uniform, Liturgy), Deerhoof’s Ed Rodriguez, plus other members of Shearwater, the Wordless Music Orchestra, and more. Free, 7:30 PM.
Calvin Johnson, Pill, Mick Trouble, Crushed Up @ Trans-Pecos
Who would've thought Calvin Johnson getting produced by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney would work, but it does. Calvin headlines tonight at this overall cool bill that includes skronksters Pill, and a rare appearance from Mick Trouble (aka Jed from My Teenage Stride as a fictional UK DIY indie band like Television Personalities).
The Urinals, Palberta, Honey, Sweet Baby Jesus @ Brooklyn Bazaar
L.A. band The Urinals basically began as a parody of the local late-’70s punk scene, but displayed a lot of songwriting chops amid sloppy playing and snotty jokes. The band got more serious — musically, lyrically — when they morphed into 100 Flowers but minimal, agit, funny, melodic Urinals songs like “Black Hole,” “Dead Flowers,” and “Sex” still sound great, and their influence extends well past their short, original three 7″ discography.
Drahla, Wax Chattels, Lina Tullgren @ Elsewhere Zone One
Captured Tracks, the label that’s home to Wild Nothing, DIIV and more, are celebrating their 10th anniversary by putting three of their newer signings — UK post-punks Drahla, American singer-songwriter Lina Tullgren, and New Zealand’s fierce Wax Chattels -- on tour together.
Black Moon @ SOB's
Brooklyn rap crew Black Moon helped shape the sound of early '90s New York rap as we now know it with their 1993 debut album Enta Da Stage, and they're celebrating the 25th anniversary of that album at tonight's show.
Revocation, Exhumed, Rivers of Nihil, Yautja @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is an all-around great death metal (and beyond) bill, headlined by Revocation, who are fresh off releasing their absolutely killer The Outer Ones.
Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper, Genocide Pact @ Gramercy Theatre
If you're looking for a stacked four-band death metal bill tonight, Le Poisson Rouge isn't your only option. This all-Relapse Records tour lands at Gramercy Theatre.
Timber Timbre, Kandle @ Baby's All Right
Folk-noir band Timber Timbre are on the road in continued support of last year’s Sincerely, Future Pollution, hitting Brooklyn tonight.
Hasan Minhaj @ Carnegie Hall (two shows)
The funny and incisive Hasan Minhaj is on his "Before the Storm" tour before his new Netflix talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj hits, and that tour wraps up with two Carnegie Hall shows tonight (7 PM and 10:30 PM).
BRIC JazzFest @ BRIC HOUSE
BRIC JazzFest culminates in a three-night marathon with ensembles performing staggered sets in multiple spaces throughout BRIC House. Tonight: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Lakecia Benjamin & SoulSquad, Madison McFerrin, JD Allen, Melanie Charles & Make Jazz Trill Again, and the Yotam Ben-Or Quartet.
JD Samson presents PAT Party @ Union Pool
It’s time for JD Samson’s monthly PAT Party, featuring “good vibes, good sound, video projection by local video artists and DJ’s that aren’t afraid to go deep.”
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which runs through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
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