You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Paramore, Foster The People, Soccer Mommy @ Barclays Center
With their pop punk days mostly behind them, Paramore went in a sharp, danceable new wave direction on last year's After Laughter, and it turned out to be some of the best music they've ever written. If you're going tonight, don't miss opener Soccer Mommy, who's one of the most promising new indie rock acts announced (and a good match for Paramore). There's also direct support from alt-pop band Foster the People, and in case you'd like to see Foster somewhere MUCH more intimate...
Foster The People, The Brittanys, Nervous Dater, Honduras @ Elsewhere Zone One
...they play a tiny late show at Elsewhere Zone One after opening for Paramore, with local indie bands opening.
U2 @ Madison Square Garden
The Irish megastars continue their Experience & Innocence tour, where they’ve been doing two full sets and lengthy encores, to Madison Square Garden for the second of three shows.
Jeremy Enigk, Chris Staples @ Asbury Lanes
Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk released his great (and underrated) new solo album Ghosts last year and played several living room shows in support of it, and now he’s on his first “proper” tour in a while, in support of the expanded reissue of his classic 1996 solo debut Return of the Frog Queen. Chris Staples is a good opener too.
Spirits of Leo, Drawing Boards, Curelight Wounds, Tiger Mountain @ Berlin
Here's a nice night of shoegaze-leaning indie rock and dreampop -- we're partial to Drawing Boards which features former members of Dirty on Purpose, Darlings, and TEEN.
Meshell Ndegeocello @ Murmrr Theatre
Singer/songwriter/bassist Meshell Ndegeocello‘s new album Ventriloquism has the singer reinterpreting R&B hits from 1985 – 1995, including songs by Janet Jackson, Sade, TLC, Tina Turner, Ralph Tresvant, Al B. Sure!, Prince, and the Force MDs. She plays this Le Poisson Rouge-presented show tonight as part of the LPR X 10th anniversary series.
Guerilla Toss, Kalbells @ Union Pool
Brooklyn ragtag post-punk dance outfit Guerilla Toss, whose most recent album, GT Ultra, came out via DFA, wrap up their June residency tonight.
Seal @ Beacon Theatre
“Kiss from a Rose” crooner Seal released Standards in 2017 which is his 10th album and, as you might guess from the title, features classics from the big band and orchestra era, including “Luck Be A Lady” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin." Backed by an orchestra, he'll also be playing reworked versions of his biggest hits.
Kathy Griffin @ Carnegie Hall
Kathy Griffin encountered some controversy last year when she posed for photos with a fake decapitated head that looked just a little like our current president. She has since embraced it, naming this the “Laugh Your Head Off” tour.
Banny Grove, Jennifer Vanilla, Ed Askew Band, 973 Future Yook @ The Glove
Among the artists on this lineup is folk legend Ed Askew, who released some classic music in the '60s and who is still going strong today. Any chance to see him is worth taking.
Art Garfunkel @ Town Hall
Not only is the legendary Paul Simon going on a farewell tour this year, but his former partner in harmony Art Garfunkel is on the road now too.
King Princess @ Elsewhere Zone One
Rising pop artist King Princess released her debut EP Make My Bed on Mark Ronson’s new label, Zelig Recordings, earlier this month. That was after she sold out two nights at Elsewhere, having already upgraded tonight's Zone One show to The Hall. Between that and the catchy, addictive songs on her EP, these will likely be her smallest shows in her home city of NYC for a while.
The Naked and Famous, Zander Hawley @ (le) poisson rouge
This New Zealand band play a very intimate show, their second of two, as part of Le Poisson Rouge’s 10th anniversary LPR X series.
Stevie (a comedy show) @ Our Wicked Lady
Drew Anderson (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Marcia Belsky (Reductress), and Sam Taggart host this monthly show dedicated to Stevie Nicks, featuring a rotating cast of indie comedians. This week's lineup includes Shalewa Sharpe (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Dewayne Perkins (The Break with Michelle Williams), Sandy Honig (Three Busy Debras), Ziwe (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Greta Titelman (The Special Without Brett Davis), and Gaby Hornig (Shakespeare Theatre Company).
Two Beeers In: A Political Roundtable @ UCBeast
UCB veterans Cody Lindquist and Charlie Todd host a rotating cast of comedians and journalists as they drink beers and discuss the current state of U.S. politics. This month's lineup features RJ Fried (Showtime’s Our Cartoon President), Ally Hord (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Robert A. George (NY Daily News).
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