Note that pretty much any show tonight happening in Williamsburg, Greenpoint or Bushwick is part of the 2017 Northside Festival, and a badge will theoretically get you into any of them, though most venues have a cap on how many badges they take. It's good to have a backup plan. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights.

Aldous Harding, Tiny Hazard, M. Lamar @ The Park Church Co-Op (BrooklynVegan x AdHoc Showcase
BrooklynVegan and AdHoc are proud to co-present this Northside showcase, headlined by Aldous Harding, whose gorgeous new album The Party is out now on 4AD. It was produced by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish and features guest vocals by Perfume Genius, and if you like those two artists, we think you'll like Aldous too. Opening is Ba Da Bing-signed art pop group Tiny Hazard, and the highly eccentric musician M. Lamar. We hope to see you there!

The War on Drugs, Anders Parker @ Bowery Ballroom
The War On Drugs are now on Atlantic and they'll release their major label debut A Deeper Understanding this August. They have a big Central Park SummerStage show after the album's release, but first they play this much more intimate show. Sold out, naturally.

Dirty Projectors, Kamasi Washington, Jay Som @ McCarren Park
The first of the big McCarren Park shows during this year's Northside Festival is a big one. It's headlined by Dirty Projectors, who released their very good self-titled album earlier this year. Before them, it's crossover jazz great Kamasi Washington, and opening is the fast-rising indie rock band Jay Som.

Darryl Jennifer's (of Bad Brains) art show opening @ Okay Space
Darryl Jennifer of Bad Brains has a new art show called Mind Power opening at Okayplayer’s Okay Space in Williamsburg (281 N 7th St) tonight and running through August 1. In addition to original works on canvas by Darryl Jennifer, the show features works by acclaimed street artist and OBEY Clothing founder Shepard Fairey, and Bad Brains photography by Lucian Perkins, John Moushegian, and Craig Wetherby.

Meatbodies, Surfbort, Stuyedeyed @ ALPHAVILLE
Meatbodies frontman Chad Ubovich has played in Mikal Cronin’s band and is bassist in Ty Segall’s Fuzz, and brings a similar approach to his own music, that draws from catchy garage rock and doomy metal riffs.

Hoops, Joy Again, Purr @ Baby's All Right
Miss the heyday of the 2010 indie boom that first gave us Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing? Bloomington, Indiana's Hoops deliver just that style of hazy, synthy pop, as heard on their debut album, Routines.

Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
Jerry Seinfeld has been playing Beacon Theatre once a month for upwards of two years, trying out new witty observations of our daily minutia. As he does.

Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) @ Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach released his new solo album Waiting On A Song last week, and tonight he's playing this WhiskyX Brooklyn show which includes a tasting of over 60 whiskies.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ryan Sheridan @ Brooklyn Steel
Rodrigo y Gabriela reissued their debut earlier this year for its 10th anniversary, and now they're on tour playing sets that heavily focus on that album. This is their first of two NYC shows.

DOOMSQUAD, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Belle Mare @ Cape House
Interest in Twin Peaks is at it's highest point since 1990 thanks to the new episodes but A Place Both Wonderful and Strange have been paying homage since before they announced its return. Catch them tonight with Toronto's DOOMSQUAD.

Elysia Crampton, Moor Mother, Total Freedom @ Good Room
This is a Tinnitus Music Series show with avant-pop artist Elysia Crampton, experimental rapper Moor Mother, and electronic musician Total Freedom.

No Joy, Eartheater, Amber Arcades @ Knitting Factory
Montreal's noisy, beautiful No Joy headline this Northside show that also features terrific Dutch artist Amber Arcades.

Mild High Club, Cut Worms @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
On last year's Skiptracing, Mild High Club explored the mellow underbelly of the musical world, while applying it to a concept album motif of a “private investigator attempting to trace the steps of the sound and the spirit of American music.” If you dig the more psychedelic Beach Boys records (or UK band High Llamas), MHC do it well.

Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab), Emel Mathlouthli, Un Blonde @ National Sawdust
Laetitia is still making groovy, jazzy, synthy music for your bachelor (or bachelorette pad) that's not so different than she did with Stereolab.

Nick Lowe, Ani DiFranco, Talib Kweli, Twin Peaks, Nick Hakim, Ted Leo (host) @ PlayStation Theater
This show is actually the A2IM Libera Awards, part of NYC Indie Week, a pricey industry-oriented event where dinner is served and hobnobbing and schmoozing is encouraged... in-between short performances from this pretty impressive lineup.

Maxwell, Ledis @ Prudential Center
Neo-soul great Maxwell returned last year with his excellent new album blackSUMMERS’night. He's on tour now in continued support of it, hitting NJ tonight and Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.

Mary Timony (plays Helium), Noveller @ Rough Trade
With much of Helium's classic '90s catalog reissued recently, Mary Timony is playing it as part of a short tour. Tonight's show is part of Northside and is with ethereal guitarist Noveller. She plays Mercury Lounge this weekend.

The Explosion, Dark Blue, Subcults @ Saint Vitus
Boston punks The Explosion originally broke up in 2007 but they’ve reunited a few times since then. They're back once again and playing Punk Rock Bowling this weekend, but first they play this Brooklyn show.

She-Devils, Dougie Poole, Ginla @ Union Pool
Montreal duo She-Devils make wistful, mysterious pop, owing much to pre-Beatles rock n' roll. They began as a sample-based project but with their debut album, which was just released, they turned a new, organic leaf. They still sound like music from a David Lynch movie.

Giuda, WYLDLIFE, The Battery Electric @ WFMU Monty Hall
Italy's Giuda makey glammy, punky rock, with a style ripped from a '70s soccer magazine ("we call it football") and have a high-energy show that is not to be missed. They are a lot of fun.

Tommy Mottola, Gayle King @ 92nd Street Y
Music biz bigwig Tommy Mottola helped both Mariah Carey and Celine Dion rise to superstardom in the '90s as CEO of Sony Music. These days he heads the rebooted Casablanca Records, and will share stories from his surely fascinating life at this talk with CBS This Morning co-host Gale King.

Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Steve Gunn, Dom Flemons @ The Greene Space
The final event of this year's New York Guitar Festival is with the legendary Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, his pal Steve Gunn, and former Carolina Chocolate Drops member Don Flemons. Lee recently signed to Mute and he's gearing up to release his new album Electric Trim.

Shilpa Ray, Cuddle Magic, Larkin Grimm, Renata Zeiguer @ Sunnyvale
This is Northern Spy's Northside showcase with a great, genre-diverse lineup all around.

Brandon Seabrook @ Joe's Pub
Experimental guitarist Brandon Seabrook is releasing his new album Die Trommel Fatale next week, but first he's got this release show tonight.

Gary Lucas with special guest Feifei Yang @ Joe's Pub
Experimental musician Gary Lucas has played with Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, and a handful of other impressive names. Tonight he teams with Chinese vocalist and erhu player Feifei Yang.




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