What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Drake, Future, Roy Woods, dvsn @ Madison Square Garden
This show is stacked all around, with Drake and Future who both have countless hits (including a handful together), and two Drake associates opening. It's especially an exciting chance to catch the mysterious dvsn project in a live setting. This is the first of eight NYC-area shows (six of which are in NYC proper).
The Moles, Latchkey Lights @ Pianos NYC
Richard Davies has made lots of records over the last 20 years but he hasn't released new music as The Moles since 1994. That changes this week with Tonight's Music, and you can hear some of it (and hopefully old favorites like "Europe by Car") tonight at this release show featuring the new lineup of the band.
Lucinda Williams, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, iLe @ Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell
This free show is part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and it has the cool pairing of alt-country vet Lucinda Williams (who put out a great new album this year) and indie staples Thao & the Get Down Stay Down.
Carcass, Crowbar, Ghoul, Night Demon @ Gramercy Theatre
Death metal legends Carcass have been in something of a second peak since releasing their fantastic comeback album Surgical Steel back in 2013, and they’re staying busy as ever. Their current tour hits NYC tonight, and the support lineup is truy stacked.
The Fleshtones @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, NYC's "Super Rock" kings The Fleshtones still reign supreme and are a force to be reckoned with live. Catching them on a boat seems like a great way to experience what they do.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith @ MoMA
Experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is having a great year, having already released the very good Ears and with plans to release a collaborative album with Suzanne Ciani for RVNG's FRKWYS series. Tonight she plays the MoMA Nights series, which goes from 5:30 - 8 PM in the museum's Sculpture Garden. It's free with museum admission.
Aaron Neville’s 75th Birthday Concert with Dr. John, Dumpstaphunk, Eric Krasno, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners @ Brooklyn Bowl
New Orleans legend Dr. John leads a lineup at Brooklyn Bowl to celebrate R&B vet Aaron Neville's 75th birthday.
Heliotropes, My Teenage Stride, No Ice, Sic Ticm @ Alphaville
Brooklyn's Heliotropes released their new album Over There That Way in July which found them expanding beyond the heavy riff-rocking of their debut into more complex, pretty territory. They play tonight with NYC indiepop stalwarts My Teenage Stride and more.
The Donkeys, Hideout, Art School Girls @ Baby's All Right
California band The Donkeys have been flying the trad indie rock flag since for more than a decade, having just recently released new album Midnight Palms.
SSION, Lafawndah, Boy Radio @ House of Yes
Eccentric artist SSION headlines this show, which also features a set from Warp-signed art pop musician Lafawndah.
The Bays, Joan As Police Woman, Benjamin Lazar Davis @ Prospect Park Bandshell
This is a screening of Tom Twyker's 1998 cult classic Run Lola Run featuring a live score by UK experimental group The Bays with help from Joan as Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis. Free, 6:30 gates open.
Nomads, Illustrations, Panzerbastard @ Saint Vitus
LA d-beaters Nomads return to NYC tonight, with quality well-matched support from Illustrations and Panzerbastard.
B Boys, Teen Body, Hotline, Hypoluxo @ Sunnyvale Brooklyn
If you like early Wire -- specifically Chairs Missing where the band began expanding beyond punk's boundaries -- you'll probably did Brooklyn's B Boys who channel those vibes well.
Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theater
So, what's the deal with these shows? It's part of Seinfeld's monthly residency at Beacon Theatre, that's what.
New Kids On The Block @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Do NKOTB still have the right stuff, some 25 years on from their boy band heyday?
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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