What’s going on Thursday?
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
Massive Attack @ Radio City
Trip hop icons Massive Attack bring their Mezzanine XXI tour to NYC for two nights at Radio City. They're playing all of Mezzanine -- but not in running order -- and of course Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser will be in the house for her songs on album, not to mention Horace Andy and amazing visuals.
Billy Bragg @ Bowery Ballroom
Billy Bragg's current tour, One Step Forward, Two Leaps Back, takes its name from his song "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards" and has him doing three nights in each city, first playing a show of current songs, then the next two nights playing his first three albums, then his second three albums. Tonight is his first at Bowery Ballroom but you can still expect a few classics in with the new stuff.
Brian Wilson, The Zombies @ Beacon Theatre
Two of the greatest and most influential psychedelic pop artists of all time, Brian Wilson and The Zombies, have teamed up for the “Something Great from ’68” tour. The Zombies will be playing their beloved 1968 album Odessey and Oracle in full, along with songs from the rest of their career, and Brian will be focusing on The Beach Boys' underrated 1968 album Friends and their great 1971 album Surf's Up.
Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, special guest horns Stuart Bogie & Jordan McLean of Antibalas @ Brooklyn Bowl
Indie heartland rockers Strand of Oaks are supporting their great new album Eraserland on tour, and this show will see them joined by special guest horn players Stuart Bogie & Jordan McLean of Antibalas. The great Ryley Walker opens, making for what should be an awesome night all around.
Madonna @ BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music
Madonna’s Madame X tour continues its 17-show run at BAM, which are some of the most intimate shows of her career. The show is heavy on her new album but it’s a rare chance to get up close and personal with Madge.
Arca @ The Shed
Musician, producer, artist and Bjork collaborator Arca presents this “new, four-part experimental performance cycle titled Mutant;Faith.” This is Part 2 which is titled “Aftercare.”
Marc RIbot / Greg Lewis / Chad Taylor @ Iridium
Guitarist Marc Ribot is a Downtown New York icon, having played with just about everyone, as part of the Lounge Lizards, on Tom Waits' Rain Dogs and Frank's Wild Years (among others), on many Elvis Costello records, to name just a few. Tonight he's playing as part of The Jazz-Bins trio that includes organist Greg Lewis and Chad Taylor.
Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Maggie Rose @ Jones Beach
Heart and Joan Jett have been going strong since the '70s and their live shows both remain killer today. (Any chance to hear Ann Wilson belt it in person is a chance worth taking.) They've toured together before in recent years, and they're doing so again now and hitting New York tonight.
Fielded, Billy Woods, Colloboh @ Sunnyvale
Experimental pop artist Fielded celebrates a new EP at this show, which has direct support from the great underground rapper Billy Woods.
Snow Tha Product, Maliibu Miitch, Vibehigher Crew, James Elizabeth @ Elsewhere Hall
San Jose rapper Snow Tha Product continues to rise, and she brings her tour to NYC tonight with very cool local support from Maliibu Miitch.
Karl Blau, Nick Delffs @ Mercury Lounge
Two long-running PacNW indie/folk singer/songwriters, Karl Blau and Nick Delffs (ex-Shaky Hands), bring their tour to NYC tonight.
Every Time I Die @ Rocks Off Cruise
This is night two of Buffalo metalcore vets Every Time I Die's three-night run of Rocks Off Cruises. They said they practiced 100 songs before these shows, so you can probably expect them to change up the setlist.
Lola Kirke, Odetta Hartman, Cassandra Jenkins @ Elsewhere Rooftop
Lola Kirke celebrates the release of her new EP, Friends And Foes And Friends Again, but the whole lineup -- and the sunset roof locale -- make this a very appealing show.
Porches, B Boys, Slaughter Beach Dog @ Villain
Aaron Maine is between Porches albums but is testing out new material at a few shows this year, including this free, Vice-presented one at multi-use events space Villain with a good undercard of B Boys and Slaughter Beach Dog. RSVP here.
Weeping Icon, Horoscope, Greta , P.E. @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn post-punks Weeping Icon celebrate the release of their terrific self-titled debut.
Patti Smith @ Congregation Beth Elohim (book event)
Punk legend Patti Smith remains one of the most electrifying performers you can see, and she also remains just as busy as an author as she is as a musician. She's got a new memoir, Year of the Monkey, out this week, and she's doing some book events including this one tonight.
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