You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Angel Olsen, Heron Oblivion @ Town Hall
Angel Olsen is more popular than ever thanks to last year’s great My Woman (which we named the #1 album of 2016), and she recently followed that album with the rarities comp Phases, which is as good as any of her proper albums. This week she plays three NYC shows with psych-rock supergroup Heron Oblivion, whose debut album on Sub Pop was also one of the stronger albums of 2016. This is night two.
The Hold Steady @ Brooklyn Bowl
For the second year in a row, literate bar rockers The Hold Steady are celebrating the holidays with a run of shows at Brooklyn Bowl. This is the second of four shows, and the band is promising “good friends, good times and great surprises” at each one. Advance tickets are sold out but there will be limited admission at doors.
'L.A.M.F.' tribute w/ Walter Lure (Heartbreakers), Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Clem Burke (Blondie), & Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Jesse Malin, surprise guests @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Last year, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers‘ classic (and only) LP, 1977’s L.A.M.F., was performed in full with impressive guests, including Heartbreakers member Walter Lure, Clem Burke of Blondie, and Jesse Malin. The album turns 40 this year, and both Walter and Clem are taking part in performances of the album once again to celebrate its anniversary. This year also includes Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness and Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, plus surprise guests.
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton @ Murmrr Theatre
Broken Social Scene returned with a great new album, their first in seven years, this year, and BSS/Metric member Emily Haines also released a new solo album, Choir of the Mind. Tonight she and her backing band The Soft Skeleton land in NYC for this "an evening with" show.
Lizzo @ The Cutting Room
Minneapolis rapper Lizzo is currently in the midst of a North American tour, and tonight she brings her brand of fun, bouncy hip-hop bangers to NYC. It's a free show, RSVP required.
Monarch, T.O.M.B., Ocrilim @ Knitting Factory
French doom greats Monarch returned with their new album Never Forever in late September via Profound Lore. If you haven’t heard it, their slow, crushing riffs, and Emilie Bresson’s soaring, warped vocals are in top form as always.
Azar Swan, Faten Kanaan, Anatomy @ Elsewhere (Zone One)
Azar Swan are releasing their new album Savage Exile this week, and it's an even deeper dive into the kind of goth-pop they've been making this whole time. This is the album release show.
The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, The Flatliners, Worriers @ Mulcahy's
The Menzingers released their very fun new album After The Party this year, and they're closing the year out with some Northeast holiday shows. The whole run is with Worriers and The Flatliners, and this Long Island show also has Tigers Jaw, who released the very good spin this year. Two Asbury Park shows without Tigers Jaw happen later this week.
Maximo Park, Ava Luna @ Bowery Ballroom
UK band Maximo Park have been with us for nearly 15 years, coming up in the same scene as Futureheads and Bloc Party but have tried on different musical hats since, including disco on their politically fueled sixth album, Risk to Exist, which came out earlier this year.
Major Murphy, Sofia Bolt, The Rareflowers @ Baby's All Right
Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, trio Major Murphy make dreampop inspired by the lighter side of the ’70s — more Laurel Canyon than yacht rock — with a lovely magic hour vibe to what they do.
Sunflower Bean, Beverly, Navy Gangs @ Elsewhere
Having played a Popgun's old venue Glasslands more than a few times, it seems fitting that they close out Elsewhere's first month with one of their biggest NYC headline shows to date. If you're going, don't miss the catchy indie rock of Beverly.
Matthew Dear @ Public Arts
Matthew Dear plays as part of the "New Sounds" series at Public Arts (the kinda swanky events space at the LES Public Hotel.
Squeeze @ The Capitol Theatre
Still led by gifted songwriting duo Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, Squeeze bring their large catalog of classics (and songs from new album The Knowledge) to Port Chester.
Judy Collins @ Joe’s Pub
Folk icon Judy Collins wraps up her residency tribute to the great Stephen Sondheim tonight.
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