What’s going on Tuesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Lush, Tamaryn @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Having gone from shoegaze to Britpop before calling it quits, Lush are back, having released a terrific new EP that sounds like no time was lost at all. Tonight is their first NYC show in 20 years.
Wolves in the Throne Room, Sabbath Assembly @ Saint Vitus
“Atmospheric black metal” has really broken on a big level in the US this current decade, and Wolves in the Throne Room are one of the genre’s best bands. Tonight’s their third of three NYC shows this week.
Willie Nelson, Aaron Lewis @ The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Outlaw country legend Willie Nelson has still got in a major way, and any chance to see him is a good one. Tonight he plays this recently-opened Coney Island venue, and weirdly enough, Staind singer Aaron Lewis.
Elliott Sharp, Steve Buscemi, James Ilgenfritz, Cecillia Corrigan @ 22 Boerum Place (Erased Architectures)
Elliot Sharp and Steve Buscemi just released Rub Out the Word, featuring the latter reading William S. Burroughs overtop of drones by the former. They'll do it live tonight as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Real Numbers, Summer Saints, The Hairs, Tony Evans @ ALPHAVILLE
Minneapolis’ Real Numbers make mod-ish, tinny and relentlessly catchy indiepop that owes a whole lot to Television Personalities. They’ve got an album on Slumberland due out in September and this is their final of three NYC shows, tonight with The Hairs and more.
Girls Against Boys, Big Ups @ Baby's All Right
Post-hardcore veterans Girls Against Boys get back together every once and a while, having played a few shows in Europe earlier this year with David Yow. They'll warm up for this weekend's Riot Fest with this show tonight.
Tobacco (electronic set), The Stargazer Lilies @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tobacco — aka Thomas Fec, frontman of experimental electronic band Black Moth Super Rainbow – released his fourth album Sweatbox Dynasty earlier this summer and plays tonight with the likeminded Stargazer Lilies.
Haley Bonar, Frances Cone, Violet Sands @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Minneapolis’ Haley Bonar got an early start as a teen in the early ’00s when Alan Sparhawk caught one of her sets and invited her to tour with his band, Low. She’s a distinctive singer-songwriter, rarely sticking to singer-songwriter tropes, always opting for inventive instrumentation and arrangements as a showcase for her clear voice and songwriting chops. She recently released new LP Impossible Dream.
Peaches, Cakes Da Killa @ Webster Hall
Montreal’s Peaches is a lot of things: outspoken, outrageous, button-pushing and never boring. If you’re going to this sold-out show, do catch Cakes Da Killa — Peaches and Cakes are a delicious match.
SWEET 12 Anniversary show @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Seth Herzog celebrates 12 years of his weekly comedy show tonight with a host of special guests including SNL's Vanessa Bayer, and The Daily Show's Michelle Wolf.
John Mayall @ Highline Ballroom
British blues rocker John Mayall may not be as popular as his former bandmates (which include people who went on to play in Cream, Fleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones), but he's a legend in his own right and it's a treat that we still get to see him play.
Sex Stains, Nandas, Decisions @ Silent Barn
Sex Stains is the band co-fronted by former Bratmobile singer Allison Wolfe, and they do a killer update on OG riot grrrl that feels familiar and modern all at once.
Amanda Shires, Ruston Kelly @ City Winery
Violinist/guitarist/singer Amanda Shires is a frequent collaborator of (and married to) Jason Isbell, and if you like his brand of sweet-sounding alt-country but don't know Shires' work, you'll probably dig it. Her new album, My Piece of Land, comes out this Friday.
Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress’ Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, “Cake Shop Comedy” might do the trick.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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