What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Afghan Whigs, Built To Spill, Rituals of Mine @ Brooklyn Steel
It's a '90s college radio DJ's dream come true with two iconic indie rock bands together on a headlining tour.
Pharmakon, Robert Turman, Further Reductions (DJ set) @ Elsewhere
Goth/synthwave night Nothing Changes is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a special show at Elsewhere tonight. It's headlined by noise artist Pharmakon, whose confrontational live show is always worth seeing.
Snow Patrol @ Irving Plaza
Ahead of the release of Snow Patrol's new album, they're playing some intimate US shows in NYC and LA. The new single doesn't sound super promising, but surely they'll play some old faves tonight too.
The Cactus Blossoms, Frankie Lee @ Bowery Ballroom
With a lonesome sound, not to mention a look, that echoes The Everly Brothers Minneapolis' The Cactus were a natural fit on last year's Twin Peaks: The Return. Pretend Bowery is the Bang Bang Bar tonight.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Chicago’s My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult have been peddling kitschy electro-sleaze since the late-’80s. Though the band hit their creative peak in the mid-’90s with the deliciously lurid Sexplosion!, founders Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy have kept the bondage gear on ever since.
The Garden, Tijuana Panthers, Cowgirl Clue @ Market Hotel
Orange County garage punk jesters The Garden followed their 2015 album Haha recently with Mirror Might Steal Your Charm on Epitaph and are out with fellow SoCal garage punks Tijuana Panthers.
James Chance & The Contortions, Yaasss, Chorizo @ The Bowery Electric
No Wave icon, saxaphone skronker and Contortions bandleader James Chance is still at it and it's always worth seeing a legend.
Joshua Hedley @ Rough Trade & Union Pool
Floridian country artist Joshua Hedley makes classic, tear-in-my-beer country that sounds like he could’ve come straight from the ’60s era of George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. He plays a free show at Rough Trade (5 PM) ahead of his evening show at Union Pool.
Guided By Voices @ White Eagle Hall
Robert Pollard has released more than 100 records over the last 30+ years, most of which are under the Guided by Voices name. There shows are beer-fueled marathons and Pollard's boundless energy (and ability to high-kick) remains amazing.
Springsteen on Broadway
The Boss continues his sold-out “Springsteen on Broadway” run at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which has now been extended through December. At these shows, Bruce is giving fans shows “that are as personal and as intimate as possible.”
Buddy Guy @ B.B. King Blues Club
B.B. King's is closing at the end of the month and the final show will be Buddy Guy, one of the greatest guitarists of the blues, and he's playing tonight too (final show is 4/29).
Life of Agony, Borgo Pass @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn alt-metal vets Life of Agony are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album by going on a lengthy tour that will include "some old fan favorites that [they’ve ]never played before live." The tour begins with two sold-out hometown shows at Saint Vitus.
Morbid Angel, Misery Index, Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm Annihilation, Midnite Hellion @ Starland Ballroom
US death metal legends Morbid Angel are on tour in support of last year’s Kingdoms Disdained. This leg includes direct support from Baltimore deathgrinders Misery Index, and it hits New Jersey tonight and Long Island on Saturday.
Bodega Bamz @ SOB's
Spanish Harlem rapper Bodega Bamz just released his new album P.A.P.I, which features just one guest appearance (Lil Eto). He celebrates it with a release show tonight.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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