You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Thurston Moore Group, Ryan Sawyer @ Rough Trade
Former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore lives in the UK these days, but he'll be back in the US this weekend for Austin's Levitation festival. Ahead of the fest, he'll stop in NYC for this sold-out show.
Mothers, Palm, Vundabar @ Baby's All Right
Mothers hail from a circle of Georgia bands that includes Deerhunter and of Montreal, and they've got an indie folk sound that's not too far removed from Angel Olsen.
The Thermals, Summer Cannibals, Amanda X @ Market Hotel
The consistently great indie-punks The Thermals sound solid as ever on the recently released We Disappear. Tonight’s their second of two NYC shows in support of it.
Bonobo @ Output
British electronic musician Bonobo lands in NYC every now and then to DJ Output from open to close. He does that tonight and again in June.
Holly Miranda @ Hell Phone
With a new covers EP on the way, Holly Miranda is playing this four-show residency at this restaurant/speakeasy. Expect some cool guests.
WALL, Future Punx, King Pussyface, Jubil Khan, Maleni Chaitoo, Christopher Tester @ Knockdown Center
Organized by Alison O'Daniel in connection with her exhibition "Room Tone" these bands are performing a re-enactment (with some fictionalization) of the final punk show hosted by artist Bruce Conner that took place at The Deaf Club in San Francisco in 1979 where the deaf community and punk rock underground met.
Suuns, Eaters, John Congleton and The Nighty Nite @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Suuns new album brings in more electronics than we've heard from this Montreal band before. Opening tonight is John Congleton who produced Suuns' album. In between: NYC electronic duo Eaters.
The Moles, Overlord, Glen Morrow's Cry for Help, Mike Flannery and His Feelings, Hamish Kilgour @ Pianos
Richard Davies' indie rock cult heroes The Moles are playing the WFMU Record Fair this weekend, and play this other show while here. Also on the bill: The Clean's Hamish Kilgour, and onetime Rage to Live frontman (and Bar-None Records honcho) Glenn Morrow.
Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show “Thank God for the Jokes” for nearly two years. He’s putting it to bed, but not before this run which was recently extended through May.
Kiki & Herb @ Joe's Pub
Legendary lounge/cabaret duo Kiki and Herb (aka Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman) went into retirement in 2007 but they’re returning to the stage for this run called “Kiki and Herb: Seeking Asylum!” Sold out but a limited number of tickets given away free each night via lottery.
Fred Falke, Byron The Aquarius @ Good Room
French house producer Fred Falke has long been a go-to man for stylish remixes. He’s a killer DJ, too, and will tastefully displaying his turntable élan tonight.t
Absu, Bastard Sapling, Imperial Triumphant @ Saint Vitus
Dallas black metal outfit Absu are working on a new album, but before that drops they’re heading out on an extensive tour. Maybe we'll hear some new stuff tonight.
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