You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
The Black Keys, Modest Mouse @ Barclays Center
Garage rock superstars The Black Keys bring the "Let's Rock" tour to Brooklyn with alt-rock greats Modest Mouse also on the bill.
Steely Dan (Aja) @ Beacon Theatre
We miss Walter Becker, but Donald Fagen is brining the Steely Dan band back to Beacon Theater for another run of shows, most of which are centered around a theme or single album. This is the kickoff where they'll play all of Aja plus a second set of other favorites.
Marika Hackman, Girl Friday @ Elsewhere
UK musician Marika Hackman dabbles successfully in sleek, sultry pop on new album Any Human Friend.
David Byrne’s American Utopia @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne has retooled his acclaimed “untethered” 2018 for the Broadway stage and 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.
Kacey Musgraves, Lucius @ Radio City Music Hall
Kacey Musgraves is still riding very high off the strength of last year's much-loved Golden Hour, which feels as fresh as it did the day it came out a year and a half ago. She's bigger than ever, and begins a two-night stand at the iconic Radio City Music Hall tonight.
Robert Glasper & Esperanza Spalding with Justin Tyson @ Blue Note Jazz Club (two shows)
Jazz/hip hop blender Robert Glasper continues his Blue Note residency tonight, and tonight and tomorrow's shows are especially appealing, as they see Glasper joined by another great jazz genre-defier: Esperanza Spalding. They'll be backed by Justin Tyson, who has drummed for both Glasper and Spalding.
Father, SPRTYK, RL Superstar @ Elsewhere
Awful Records founder and all-around weirdo rapper Father recently dropped his new Hu$band EP, and tonight's his first NYC show since its release.
Rick Ross @ Gramercy Theatre
Rick Ross remains very prolific and this year he released Port of Miami 2 (home, among other things, to his popular new Drake collab "Gold Roses"). His tour hits Gramercy Theatre tonight and tomorrow.
Oranssi Pazuzu, Insect Ark, Ocrilim @ Le Poisson Rouge
Finnish psychedelic metal band Oranssi Pazuzu are on their first-ever North American tour, and going by the opening night in Chicago that we caught, it's going very well. All dates on this leg feature direct support from Dana Schechter's dark experimental project Insect Ark, and tonight also has additional local support from Mick Barr's Ocrilim project. That's a great bill all around.
Post Malone, Swae Lee, Tyla Yaweh @ Madison Square Garden
Fresh off releasing his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone remains one of the biggest rapper/singers in America, and tonight he concludes a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden. His “Sunflower” collaborator Swae Lee (of Rae Sremmurd) opens both shows.
Vagabon @ National Sawdust
Lætitia Tamko’s new album as Vagabon, All the Women in Me, is out this Friday via Nonesuch and finds her further exploring electronic pop textures. She celebrates with this show tonight ahead of her tour opening for Angel Olsen.
The 2019 edition of the Mondo NYC, the annual “festival and global business summit of music and tech industry insiders and innovators, emerging artists and their fans,” started by the founders of CMJ, get underway today. The showcases, which focus on new emerging artists, happen at Arlene’s Grocery, Berlin, Bowery Electric, Brooklyn Bowl, The Delancey, DROM, Knitting Factory, and Pianos.
New Sounds Live w/ Ensemble Signal, Steve Reich, Brad Lubman @ Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
It's very sad news that John Schaefer's long-running WNYC series New Sounds and Soundcheck are going off the air at the end of the year, which should make this two-day New Sounds Live -- which celebrated the great Steve Reich -- all the more poignant. Free, 7:30 PM.
Drugs of Faith, Floods, Unhinge, Iconicide @ Saint Vitus
Virginia grinders Drugs of Faith (who are fronted by Rich Johnson of Agoraphobic Nosebleed) put out the Decay EP last month, their first release in six years. Tonight's their first NYC show since its release.
Frank Turner, Kayleigh Goldsworthy @ Town Hall
Frank Turner titled his latest solo LP No Man’s Land quite literally; the album’s lyrics were “dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked.” Having just played Jersey City on Friday, he hits NYC tonight.
Remo Drive, Samia @ Amityville Music Hall
Remo Drive progressed from their relatively straightforward emo/pop punk roots into glistening guitar-pop territory on this year's Natural, Everyday Degradation and its companion EP Natural, Everyday Extended Play. They're now on tour with indie popster Samia, which is a cool double bill.
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