You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The National @ Irving Plaza
The National had a killer 2017 which included the release of their great new album Sleep Well Beast and their 2018 is shaping up to be pretty awesome too. They’re throwing their own festival in their original hometown of Cincinnati this April, and tonight they play a very intimate show in their former hometown of NYC. You had to be a Citi cardholder to buy tickets.
Talib Kweli ft Lisa Fischer & band @ Blue Note
Talib Kweli has been celebrating the 15th anniversary of his classic solo debut, Quality, with a residency at The Blue Note that began this past September. It wraps up with four consecutive nights this week, and there’s a different guest at each night.
Snarky Puppy w/ David Crosby, Fatoumata Diawara, Laura Mvula & Chris Thile @ Carnegie Hall
Snarky Puppy bandleader Michael League has worked closely with the legendary David Crosby for a few years now and produced his 2016 album Lighthouse. Tonight, Crosby and Snarky Puppy will team up once again, and there are other exciting guests including Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara, UK soul singer Laura Mvula, and the super-busy Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, etc).
Celebrating Otis Redding ft. The Dap-Kings & more guests @ The Apollo
The Dap-Kings, the backing band of the late Sharon Jones, will lead a tribute to the legendary Otis Redding that also features Otis Redding III & Dexter Redding, Aloe Blacc, Warren Haynes, Michelle Williams, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Jussie Smollett, Ruth B, Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Paul Janeway (St. Paul & The Broken Bones), Nikka Costa, Marcus King & more.
Krallice, Pyrrhon, Thaetas, Aeviterne @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Local black metal greats Krallice are fresh off of an awesome 2017 that included the release of two albums. They play their hometown once again tonight, with direct support from another quality local metal band, Pyrrhon.
DMX @ BB King’s
DMX’s reign as one of the biggest and best rappers around is long behind him, but he had a bit of a resurgence late last year when he put out an official version of his “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” cover. The holidays may be over, but maybe he’ll break it out tonight (and play lots of classics too).
Suicide tribute @ Bowery Electric
This all-star edition of Bowery Electric’s “Sally Don’t Dance” party is a tribute to Suicide and Alan Vega, featuring Martin rev, The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, Kid Congo, JG Thirlwell, Jesse Malin, and tons more. Sold out.
The Posies (duo) @ City Winery
Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer are celebrating The Posies’ 30th anniversary with this acoustic tour where their harmonies and soaring melodies can really shine.
Hamilton Leithauser @ Café Carlyle
“Jacket required” is certainly not a problem for snappy dresser and former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser who continues his 10-night run at swanky dinner club Cafe Carlyle.
Springsteen on Broadway @ Walter Kerr Theatre
The Boss continues his completely sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through June! At these shows, Bruce plans to give fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
MO & Cashmere Cat, Darius @ Brooklyn Steel
Cashmere Cat has helped define the sound of modern pop and rap thanks to his work with Kanye West, The Weeknd, A$AP Ferg, Jhene Aiko, Miguel, Tinashe, and more. He’s currently on tour with one of his collaborators, alt-pop singer MO, and they play two nights at Brooklyn Steel starting tonight.
Cashmere Cat, Darius, Palmistry, Venus X, FaltyDL, LSDXOXO @ Elsewhere
After the Brooklyn Steel show, Cashmere Cat and opener Darius head to Elsewhere for the afterparty which has a handful of other quality DJs and will go until 4 AM.
Puppets Presents: A Stand-Up Comedy Show w/ Janelle James, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu @ Littlefield
Yes, puppets: “Kelsey Caine and Carmen Lagala host a stand-up comedy show where comedians interact with puppets after their sets.”
Jean Grae, John Hodgman @ The Bell House
John Hodgman and Jean Grae are back with a new edition of their variety show where they write topics on a carnival wheel, spin it, and talk about those things.
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