You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Arctic Monkeys, Cameron Avery @ Brooklyn Steel
Arctic Monkeys' anticipated new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will be out in two days, and the band have been playing some songs from it at their pre-release shows. Tame Impala's Cameron Avery, who plays on the new Arctic Monkeys album, opens this show and he recently joined the band on stage for some of the new songs, so maybe he will again tonight.
Power Trip, Sheer Mag, Outburst, Krimewatch @ Elsewhere
Crossover thrashers Power Trip and classic rock/punk blenders Sheer Mag are on tour together, and tonight they play their first of two Brooklyn shows. With Krimewatch and Outburst, it's a good bill all around.
Fury, Red Death, Illusion @ Saint Vitus
Run For Cover signees Fury and the thrashy Red Death are opening most dates of the Power Trip/Sheer Mag tour, but they take tonight off to play their own Brooklyn show.
Americana Benefit ft. Amy Helm, The Barr Brothers, Cassandra Jenkins, Courtney Marie Andrews, Craig Finn, Deva Mahal, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Jade Bird, Kam Franklin (The Suffers), Kanene Pipkin (The Lone Bellow), Lola Kirke, Nicki Bluhm, and Vera Sola @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Americana Music Association presents this tribute to "pioneering women of country, blues, and folk" with an impressive lineup (listed above) performing the music of Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Bessie Smith, Carole King, Mahalia Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and others.
Alejandro Escovedo, Amy LaVere, Will Sexton @ Berlin
Roots rock and cowpunk vet Alejandro Escovedo is making an all-out assault on NYC this month, playing a ton of shows at small venues all over the city.
Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, Bird of Youth, Dave Hill, Steve Kistulentz, Lydia Loveless, Anais Mitchell, Carla Rhodes, Will Sheff @ City Winery
Wesley Stace hosts this monthly variety show featuring music, literature and comedy and, as usual, tonight's lineup is pretty stellar, including Okkervil River's Will Sheff.
Glasser & L'Rain / Lou Tides & Miho Hatori / Ziemba, Marilu Donovan, Elizabeth LoPiccolo & Mara Mayer / Arone Dyer's Dronechoir @ House of Yes
The Hum, which features collaborative sets from cool artists, continues its May residency at House of Yes. Tonight's is especially good, with Glasser, Lou Tides (aka Teeny of TEEN) paried with Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori, and more.
Joshua Light Show, The Uptown Horns, Justin Strauss (DJ Set), DJ Delphine Blue @ The Bowery Electric
Jerry Brandt, who owned such clubs as The Electric Circus, The Ritz, The Palladium and Spo-Dee-O-Dee, is turning 80 and this is a birthday party for him featuring visuals from the Joshua Light show, plus a set from The Uptown Horns and lots more.
Traveller, Izaak Opatz @ Union Pool
Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel and Jonny Fritz have been making music together as Traveller for a few years, (maybe you saw then last year at Lincoln Center’s Americana Fest), but only just released their debut album last week. This is the second of two Union Pool release shows for the record.
Bhad Bhabie, Asian Doll, Supa Peach @ SOB's
It's sold out, so if you're going you probably already have tickets, but how could we not mention that the "cash me ousside" girl is headlining SOB's tonight?
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.”
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