You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Arcade Fire, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Grandmaster Flash @ Madison Square Garden
No matter what you think of Arcade Fire's divisive new album Everything Now, there's no denying that Arcade Fire are still one of today's great arena rock bands and this show should be a blast.
Paul McCartney @ Prudential Center
Paul McCartney is showing no signs of slowing down at all. He still puts on some of the most fantastic rock shows in the world (filled with tons of Beatles songs), and this month he’ll do EIGHT of them in the NYC-area. He’s doing two nights each at Prudential Center, MSG, Barclays Center, and Nassau Coliseum. This is night 2.
Mount Eerie, Loren Connors @ Murrmr Theatre
Phil Elverum released possibly the year’s most depressing album, Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked At Me, which discusses the heartbreaking story of his wife Geneviève Castrée’s death. It’s an album that’s overwhelmingly powerful to listen to, and it should be even more powerful to see him play these songs live. This is night 2 of 2 and guitar great Loren Connors opens.
Prophets of Rage, Living Colour @ The Apollo
Prophets of Rage is the supergroup featuring the non-Zack de la Rocha members of Rage Against the Machine, DJ Lord and Chuck D of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill, and they play songs by all three of those groups. In today’s political climate, a Prophets of Rage show sounds like a pretty great place to be -- especially at the historic Apollo with Living Colour opening.
Roger Waters @ Barclays Center
While he might be a little outspoken for some, it’s hard to argue with Roger Waters’ body of work. He brings real spectacle (and tons of Floyd songs) to his live show, too. This is his second Barclays Center show.
The Sun Ra Arkestra, Yo La Tengo, Mike Huckaby @ Ukranian National Home
Nonprofit arts organization Blank Forms is hosting its inaugural Benefit Concert honoring Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra tonight with Yo La Tengo and Mike Huckaby will join Marshall and the Arkestra. You can also catch the Arkestra opening for Solange at Radio City soon.
Norah Jones @ Le Poisson Rouge
Norah Jones, who released Day Breaks earlier this year, continues her five night run at Le Poisson Rouge where she’s backed by drummer Brian Blade and bassist Chris Thomas.
NOTS, Honey, Brandy @ Union Pool
Memphis synthpunks NOTS were originally supposed to be in town this week to open for The Fall (who postponed their Baby's All Right run till February). Here they are now headlining their own show, with Brooklyn's Honey on the bill too.
A Giant Dog, Simon Doom, The Mad Doctors @ Rough Trade
Having just played Meltasia in the Catskills, Austin's punky, fun A Giant Dog (who just released an album on Merge) stop in Brooklyn tonight.
Beverly, EZTV, RIPS @ The Park Church Co-Op
Three of Brooklyn's better jangly indie rock bands play tonight, headlined by the terrific Beverly who are currently working on LP#3.
Dead Cross, Secret Chiefs 3 @ Gramercy Theatre
Dead Cross is the new hardcore supergroup of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), and Michael Crain (Retox), and their music is as killer as it sounds on paper. They're in NYC tonight and tomorrow with another Mr. Bungle-related band, Secret Chiefs 3.
Del the Funky Homosapien, RICHIE CUNNING with DJ Bad DJ, Prozack Turner @ Brooklyn Bowl
Prolific MC Del The Funky Homosapien, of Hieroglyphics, Deltron 3030, and a former prominent Gorillaz collaborator, is on the road and lands in NYC tonight.
Big Thief, Palehound, Really Big Pinecone @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Folk rockers Big Thief were already very promising on last year’s Masterpiece, but they really took it up a notch for this year’s great Capacity. This is their second of two nights at MHOW this week.
A$AP Twelvyy, Smooky Margiela, Ski Mask T @ SOB's
A$AP Twelvyy recently released his debut album 12, which features fellow A$AP members Rocky, Ferg, Ant, and Nast, plus Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, and others. His last NYC show had a surprise appearance by Rocky. Will any exciting guests show up tonight too?
Half Waif, Squad Car, Coolin' @ Alphaville
Half Waif, the dream pop act who share members with Pinegrove, released a great new EP on Cascine earlier this year and they're set to tour with Julien Baker in the fall. First, they play their own small Brooklyn show tonight.
The Soul Rebels, SUNDUB @ Battery Harris
NOLA brass band The Soul Rebels, who frequently collaborate with cool rappers, play this Deep Eddy Vodka pop-up in Brooklyn tonight.
Pusha T & Steven Victor (hosting a masterclass), DJ Young Slade, Nerika, Kunta, Ceezar, Proda Highclass Hoodlums @ NYU Kimmel Center
Pusha T and senior vice president of A&R at Universal Music Group Steven VIctor are hosting a masterclass at NYU's Kimmel Center tonight, open to NYU students only. There are also performances from NYU hip hop acts.
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