You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Bouncing Souls, Vapers @ Saint Vitus
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls returned last year with their tenth album, Simplicity. They'll likely play some of that tonight, but the Souls' very fun shows always include plenty of classics too. Tonight's show is a small one for them, and it's not surprisingly sold out.
Ryan Adams @ Apollo Theater
Ryan Adams' new album Prisoner is out this week and this is the first of three celebratory NYC shows this week.
Roy Ayers, Shareef Keyes & The Groove @ BRIC House
Master of good vibes, both figuratively and literally, Roy Ayers has been bringing the sunshine for more than 40 years. Tonight's show is the kickoff event for the 2017 BRIC House Session series.
Monogold, Shana Falana, Dead Leaf Echo, Zuli @ Le Poisson Rouge
Part of the IndieRound series, tonight's show has a couple very good local gothy/shoegaze acts in the form of Shana Falana and Dead Leaf Echo.
Teen Daze, Mozart's Sister, Rusalka @ Silent Barn
Montreal’s Caila Thompson-Hannant, formerly of Think About Life and Shapes and Sizes, will release her second album as Mozart’s Sister, titled Field of Love, on Friday which has an unabashed '90s feel. This is the Brooklyn stop on her tour with Teen Daze who also have a new LP.
The Orwells @ Rough Trade
Chicago troublemakers The Orwells release their new album Terrible Human Beings this week and play this show -- free entry with purchase of their new album -- which is on the early side. Doors at 7:30 PM and the band goes on at 8.
Laura Mvula @ The Appel Room
The American Songbook series continues tonight with the great UK artist Laura Mvula. She released The Dreaming Room last year, which combined her soul/jazz blend with orchestral arrangements (courtesy of The London Symphony Orchestra) and even some percussive disco guitar (courtesy of Nile Rodgers).
Mobb Deep w/ Pete Rock, Smoke DZA, Camp Lo, special guests @ B.B. King's
Queensbridge rap legends Mobb Deep's career may be forever overshadowed by the strength of their classic 1995 album The Infamous, but its 1996 followup Hell on Earth is really just about as good. They'll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of that album tonight. Some other talented people will be in the house too, like Pete Rock, Smoke DZA (who recently released a collaborative album with Pete), Bronx greats Camp Lo (who put out a collab mixtape with Pete in 2013), and more special guests.
Margaret Glaspy, Cuddle Magic @ Bowery Ballroom
Margaret Glaspy's 2016 debut album, Emotions and Math (ATO Records), is a nice slice of folky indie rock with emotionally bare lyrics. She returns to NYC tonight, with support from local art pop group Cuddle Magic.
Kaytranada, Lou Phelps, Jonah Levine @ Output
Montreal producer Kaytranada gets bigger and bigger off the strength off last year's 99.9%, his first album for XL. He usually plays much larger rooms than Output these days, so it's no shocker that advance tickets are sold out. You can try to show up early and get some at the door though.
Tancred, Lilith, Vasudeva, Yucky Duster @ Alphaville
Last year, Tancred (aka Now, Now guitarist Jess Abbott) released her first album for Polyvinyl, Out of the Garden, and it's a really solid dose of '90s-style indie rock. If you're going tonight, it's worth catching instrumental math rockers Vasudeva too.
Meat Wave, Grim Streaker, Weeping Icon @ Baby's All Right
Chicago punks Meat Wave are dropping their new Steve Albini-recorded album The Incessant on SideOneDummy tomorrow, and we'll likely hear a lot of it tonight.
Brick + Mortar, Damn Kids, Red Hymns @ The Delancey
Brick + Mortar hail from NJ and they've toured with their Jersey neighbors The Front Bottoms. They bring their alt-pop rock to NYC tonight.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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