What’s going on Thursday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Redd Kross, Roya @ Bowery Ballroom
Alt-rock/punk/power pop vets Redd Kross now count Melvins drummer Dale Crover as an official member, and they're planning on releasing a new album on Merge soon, tentatively titled Octavia. As their 2012 reunion album Researching the Blues proved, Redd Kross have totally still got it so this is pretty exciting. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff tonight, and surely tons of classics.
Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO) @ NYU Skirball Center
Part of his Myopia art exhibit, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh performs some of his band's songs (and some of his film score work) on a six-sided synthesizer of his own design.
The Besnard Lakes, The Life and Times, Bambara @ The Bell House
"Epic" is an extremely overused descriptor but the music of Montreal's The Besnard Lakes is one instance where it's appropriate. Masters of dynamics, the bands brand of widescreen rock sounds like no other. Tourmates The Life and Times are post-hardcore vets and should be playing new music tonight.
The Revolution @ The Capitol Theatre
It’s the second of three NYC area shows for Prince’s former backing band, including Wendy & Lisa, and more. There may be special guest vocalists tonight, and for sure lots of ’80s-era Prince classics.
Tycho, Khruangbin @ Brooklyn Steel
Tycho have really carved out their own niche with their ambient but melodic style of electronic post-rock, having been nominated for a Grammy for 2016’s Epoch. This is their second of two sold-out Brooklyn Steel shows, tonight with Texas' Khruangbin.
Todd Barry @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (2 shows)
A familiar face in comedy (and familiar voice for animation lovers), dryly acerbic comedian Todd Barry is filming a new standup special tonight across two shows.
Mexrrissey, La Misa Negra @ Brooklyn Bowl
Morrissey’s popularity south of the border is storied, so here’s a natural progression with this Mexico City seven-piece reinventing The Smiths and Moz classics as Mexican folk songs. Novelty? Sí, pero bueno. The first of two Cinco De Mayo celebrations at Brooklyn Bowl.
Bloodshot Bill @ Hill Country Brooklyn
Tandoori Knights member, King Khan & BBQ/Mark Sultan collaborator, and solo artist in his own right, Bloodshot Bill has a voice that can go from a guttural growl to disarming falsetto, sometime within a single phrase. His take on blues and rock n’ roll is best experienced live.
Brokeback, Mind Over Mirrors, Sue Garner @ Union Pool
Post-rock vets Brokeback (led by Tortoise/Eleventh Dream Day member Doug McCombs) are back out on the road, and tonight they're back in NYC with Mind Over Mirrors (aka Jaime Fennelly and Circuit des Yeux's Haley Fohr).
Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Desertion Trio @ Saint Vitus
Colin Marston and Kevin Hufnagel are very busy this year, touring as members of Gorguts and also with their experimental metal band Dysrhythmia.
Anna Lunoe @ House of Yes
Australian producer/singer Anna Lunoe just released a new single called "Godzilla" and she was also just announced for this year's HARD Summer Festival. Tonight she's in NYC to play House of Yes.
Lucinda Williams @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Last year, veteran alt-country musician Lucinda Williams released the excellent, depressing The Ghosts of Highway 20. Tonight and tomorrow she plays Tarrytown Music Hall, which is just a train ride away from NYC.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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