You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Lemon Twigs, Simon Doom @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brothers Michael and Brian D'Addario are just barely out of high school but, as The Lemon Twigs, draw inspiration from post-Beatles glam and power pop, with skill well beyond their years.
David Byrne (How Music Works variety show) @ Town Hall
To celebrate the new edition of his book 'How Music Works,' David Byrne is putting on this variety show: "I’ll introduce you to some amazing performers that inspire me! This music event will include all sorts of performance: music, of course, but also magic, theater, dance, science and humor… and more."
Blue Note Jazz Fest
The annual Blue Note Jazz Festival, which has lots more than just jazz, kicks off today with Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Blue Note, Ana Popovic at Highline and more.
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Ikebe Shakedown @ Brooklyn Bowl
Storied funk/soul singer Charles Bradley returned last year with his great new album Changes (the title track is a soulful cover of the Black Sabbath song). He's in town this week for Governors Ball, but first plays this GovBall After Dark show.
Beach Fossils, Saba, Nyck @ Knight @ House of Vans
Jangly indie pop band Beach Fossils will return tomorrow with their new album Somersault, but first they play this show. Opening is the great Chicago rapper (and Chance the Rapper associate) Saba, and Nyck @ Knight, a collaboration between Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight of Brooklyn's Pro Era collective (a collective that also includes Joey Bada$$). The show is free, but you had to RSVP.
The 1975 @ Madison Square Garden
The 1975 take on a handful of well-established sounds, from '80s pop to modern popular indie, and singer Matty Healy's charisma helps them stand out from their influences. With a very vivid live show and a crowd that comes to dance, their live shows are a good time.
Teebs, Free The Robots, Lefto @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Teebs has been a Brainfeeder staple and collaborator of label head Flying Lotus, Prefuse 73, and others for just about all of the current decade. It's been a while since he's put out a new album, but he did drop some demos this year.
Trixie Whitley, Marc Ribot @ The Greene Space (NY Guitar Fest)
The New York Guitar Festival continues tonight with a collaboration between alternative musician Trixie Whitley teams with Tom Waits/John Zorn collaborator Marc Ribot.
Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard @ Hill Country
Outlaw country legend Billy Joe Shaver has at least one classic under his belt (1973's Old Five and Dimers Like Me), and he's collaborated with Willie Nelson and others. He's still at it, and seeing him live can be a real treat.
Destruction, Jungle Rot, Warbringer, Demons Within @ The Gramercy Theatre
German thrash vets Destruction have been going strong for over three decades, and this year they plan to release Thrash Anthems II, a collection of re-recorded songs.
Talib Kweli (DJ), Pete Rock (DJ), The Beatnuts, Buckshot @ BB King's
It's "'90s Night" at BB King's with lots of veteran New York hip hop talent. The Beatnuts and Buckshot are playing live, and Talib Kweli and Pete Rock are DJing.
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