You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Max Bemis, Perma, Museum Mouth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Max Bemis retired his Say Anything moniker, but he's far from finished with music. Right now, he's on a tour and pulling double duty, with a headlining solo set and a set from Perma, his collaborative project with his wife Sherri DuPree-Bemis (of Eisley). And it's a great triple bill, with Museum Mouth, whose Karl Kuehn made significant contributions to the last Say Anything album and who just announced their own new album.
The Original Robert Glasper Experiment @ Blue Note (two shows)
Robert Glasper is on the final run of shows in his month-long Blue Note Jazz Club residency, which will find him playing with The Original Robert Glasper Experiment (Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Chris Dave, Casey Benjamin) through November 3. Glasper has already had a bunch of cool surprise guests join him at this residency... will anyone show up tonight?
"Generator Series" w/ Ilana Glazer (host), Cipha Sounds @ Baby's All Right
Ilana Glazer has hosted a few multi-part “Generator Series” ahead of previous elections, interviewing activists and politicians “to see how they each serve us – the people.” With NYC’s general election coming up on November 5 tonight promises to be a "a night of music, dancing, and learning what the fuck we New Yorkers will be voting on in November and beyond.”
Omni, Gustaf @ Baby's All Right
Omni's first album for Sub Pop, Networker, is out this Friday and finds them continuing their path of off-kilter pop. Tonight's their first of two NYC shows this week, and if you're going it's worth getting there early to catch the very entertaining Gustaf.
A Gathering of Witches: Sabbathwitch, Kembra Pfahler, Steph Paynes, Tracy City @ Berlin
These witches, which include Kembra Pfahler (The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) are “gathering to conjure up some heavy sights and sounds to awaken the ghosts of NYC.” Old school East Village vibes expected. Admission: “Pay what you WITCH.”
The Hecks, Erica Eso, New Love Crowd @ Mercury Lounge
Chicago post-punk band The Hecks turned into more of an art-pop band with their terrific new album My Star. First of two NYC shows this week.
Elvis Costello & the Imposters @ The Capitol Theatre
Backed by The Imposters (which includes Attractions members Steve Nieve and Pete Thomas), Elvis Costello has been playing sets with tons of classics and lots of stories. Night 1 of two at The Cap.
John Zorn (New Masada Quartet), Julian Lage, Jorge Roeder, Kenny Wollesen @ Village Vanguard
John Zorn, with much help from Julian Lage (guitar), Jorge Roeder (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums), aims to “put Ornette Coleman and the Jewish scales together” as the New Masada Quartet. First night of a week's worth of shows, two shows each night.
Hovvdy, Kevin Krauter, Caroline Says @ Rough Trade
Fans of slowcore-ish indie rock may want to check out this triple bill, and make sure you get there on time for Caroline Says' opening set.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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