You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Common, Jamila Woods @ Apollo Theater
Influential Chicago rap veteran Common headlines Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater tonight in support of his latest album Let Love. Jamila Woods, a Chicago neo-soul singer who Common helped paved the way for (and whose LEGACY! LEGACY! is one of the year’s very best albums), opens, making for a very appealing double bill.
Bombay Bicycle Club, The Greeting Committee @ Brooklyn Steel
UK indie band Bombay Bicycle Club are back from hiatus and gearing up to release their first album in six years this January, and recent single “Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)” sees them navigating some new ground while still sounding like themselves. Last night was their first NYC show since they returned, and tonight is the second.
clipping. @ Rough Trade
Daveed Diggs may have gained fame outside of his niche, avant-rap trio clipping. thanks to Hamilton and other acting work, but clipping. remains a busy group and their anticipated new album There Existed An Addiction to Blood comes out on Sub Pop next week. Ahead of its release, their tour hits NYC’s Rough Trade tonight (free entry with purchase of the album), and Elsewhere Zone One tomorrow.
Morcheeba @ Brooklyn Bowl
It was just a week ago when Massive Attack were in town, and now another veteran trip hop band, Morcheeba, are swinging through town. Sky Edwards' voice remains honey sweet on their latest album, Blaze Away.
Girl Band, Sunwatchers, Store Front @ Elsewhere
Shouty, dissonant UK punks Girl Band just released The Talkies and are on their first North American tour in good while.
David Byrne’s American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and the show makes its debut tonight. While the setlist and arrangements are much like what they were on his tour, songs are now threaded together with new monologues from Byrne, making for a much more theatrical experience.
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Nana Grizol @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Alabama rockers Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, who released double album Youth Detention back in NYC and have brought Geogia's Nana Grizol with them.
Kevin Morby, Deva Mahal, Josiah Johnson, Phil Hanley, Kayla Kitchen @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Kevin Morby headlines this special
Sturgill Simpson @ Stone Pony
Sturgill Simpson released his new rock-oriented LP Sound & Fury (and its accompanying anime) last week, and he’ll play those new songs at this intimate NJ show, with proceeds going towards the Special Forces Foundation.
Trupa Trupa, Honduras @ Union Hall
Polish shoegaze/psych band Trupa Trupa just released their fifth album, Of The Sun, which incorporates dark post-punk and folk into their hazy sound.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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