You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…
Steely Dan (“Greatest Hits”) @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and the rest of the Steely Dan band wrap up this years' Beacon Theatre run with a night of Greatest Hits.
Swervedriver, Milly, The Cosmic Sunshine @ (le) poisson rouge
Shoegaze greats Swervedriver released the terrific Future Ruins earlier this year, which is their best album since Ejector Seat Reservation. They've still got it.
WITCH, Habibi @ The Bell House
Zambian band WITCH (We Intend to Cause Havoc) were formed in the early ’70s and, originally, made their own version of psychedelic garage rock which they dubbed Zamrock. Still led by Jagari Chanda, this lineup of the band includes Jacco Gardner and Michael Rault.
Beach Slang, Spiral Heads, Fat Heaven @ Saint Vitus
Replacements worshippers Beach Slang have tapped an actual Replacement, Tommy Stinson, to play bass on their upcoming album The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City, and they're also about to tour with fellow Replacements worshippers Goo Goo Dolls. Ahead of that tour and the new album, they're stopping by Brooklyn for a small headlining one-off at Saint Vitus tonight, and it should be as much of a sloppy, beer-soaked good time as ever. Spiral Heads (the new punk supergroup from Simon Doom, Jim Carroll of American Nightmare, and Q from Doomriders) are worth catching too.
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, Mic Flont and Khingz, Art of Verse, DJ Wunderkut, Massiah, DJ Funk Flex @ SOB's
Legendary alt-rap group The Pharcyde has split, with Bootie Brown and Imani retaining the original Pharcyde name and Fatlip and Slimkid3 playing the group’s music under the name Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (the name of their classic 1992 debut album). Tonight, Fatlip and Slimkid3's version are stopping by the iconic SOB's.
Charli XCX, Allie X @ Terminal 5
Singer Charli XCX has gained a reputation for being one of pop music’s most creative voices in recent times, and she’ll play Terminal 5 tonight behind this year’s guest-heavy Charli. On previous stops, she welcomed local drag performers to the stage during the show - maybe she will tonight too.
Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry @ The Dance
After the Terminal 5 show, Charli throws an afterparty at new venue The Dance. 10 PM - 3 AM.
The Body, Uniform, Dreamcrusher, Alexander Barton @ The Kingsland
Heavy experimentalists The Body are playing The Kingsland tonight, and it's with Uniform, who The Body have two collaborative albums with. This doesn't appear to be billed as a collaborative set, but maybe they'll do some collaboration anyway?
Stiff Little Fingers, Avengers, Dummy @ Warsaw
Irish punk legends Stiff Little Fingers‘ 1979 debut album Inflammable Material remains highly influential and sounds as relevant today as ever. They're playing it in full on tour for its 40th anniversary, and support comes from fellow '70s-era punks Avengers and post-hardcore vets Dummy.
Robert Glasper: Tribute to Roy Hargrove @ Blue Note (two shows)
Robert Glasper continues his month-long residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club, and tonight’s shows are part of a run of Roy Hargrove tributes with Terrace Martin, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Ben Williams, Justin Tyson, Elena Pinderhughes, and Renea Neufville. Glasper is also known for bringing out other surprise guests at these shows… let’s see if he does tonight.
Brooks Wheelan, Michelle Wolf, Wyatt Cenac, The Lucas Brothers, Sal Vulcano @ Littlefield
LIttlefield's "...Has Guests" comedy series welcomes former SNL-er Brooks Wheelan to curate a very solid lineup of funny people tonight.
Aparna Nancherla, Chris Gethard, A.J. Holmes, Daniel Simonsen @ The Sultan Room It's the October edition of the Good God comedy show, with a pretty great lineup of talent, including Chris Gethard, Aparna Nancherla and more.
Loren Connors, Alan Licht, Johnny Young @ Union Pool
Experimental guitar great Loren Connors celebrates his 70th birthday with this show tonight.
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