What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Neko Case @ Littlefield
Neko will be previewing her new album, Hell-On, tonight at this very intimate show which will be part of NPR's "First Listen Live" series.
Suuns, FACS @ Elsewhere Hall
World Goth Day was yesterday, but if you're still looking to haunt the shadows, this double bill is pretty great, featuring Montreal's hypnotic Suuns, and the NYC live debut of Chicago's FACS who rose from the ashes of the severely under-appreciated Disappears.
Laaraji, Foxes in Fiction @ Elsewhere Zone One
New Age and ambient icon Laaraji plays tonight in Elsewhere's smaller room, paired with ambient pop artist Foxes in Fiction.
The Sidekicks, Swim Team, Giant Peach @ Alphaville
The Sidekicks recently returned with their fifth album, Happiness Hours (on Epitaph), which is some of their sunniest sounding power pop yet. They're supporting it on tour now.
The Longshot, The Trashbags @ Coney Island Baby
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong‘s new side project The Longshot recently released their debut album Love Is For Losers, which is pretty similar to the kind of no-frills pop punk that Green Day made in the ’90s. They’re also playing much smaller venues than Green Day usually play, including three NYC shows. Tonight’s the second.
Helmet, Prong @ Highline Ballroom
Two New York alt-metal vets, Helmet and Prong, have been on tour together since the beginning of May, and tonight they finally land in their shared hometown. “Finally! Helmet and Prong on tour together at last. The circle is now complete,” said Prong’s Tommy Victor.
This Is The Kit, Adam Schatz @ Rough Trade
This Is The Kit take a lot of influence from the folk music of the past, but they know how to make it sound modern, as evidenced by last year's very solid Moonshine Freeze. They're on tour now in continued support of that LP.
Flatbush Zombies, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution @ Terminal 5
NYC rap trio Flatbush Zombies recently released their very good new album Vacation In Hell, and now they're bringing their rowdy live show around the country. They're back in their hometown tonight, along with Pro Era's Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution, who released a collaborative album together last year.
Kelsey Lu, Onyx Collective @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Cellist, vocalist, and Blood Orange collaborator Kelsey Lu recently released the new single "Shades of Blue" and tonight she plays NYC. Local support comes from jazz band Onyx Collective.
Macy Gray @ Opry City Stage (two shows)
Long-running soul singer Macy Gray plays NYC twice tonight and twice tomorrow ahead of the release of her new album Ruby. The shows are at Grand Ole Opry's new "home away from home" in Times Square.
The Hum w/ OSHUN, Latasha, Lawlyse, SassyBlack, Shasta Geaux Pop, DJ Avg Jo @ House of Yes
The Hum's residency at House of Yes continues tonight, promising one-of-a-kind collaborative sets, tonight featuring neo-soul group OSHUN who are one of NYC’s best kept secrets.
Robert Finley, Breanna Barbara, The Due Diligence @ Mercury Lounge
After years of singing soul and the blues in relative obscurity, Robert Finley was rediscovered in 2016, well into his 60s, and most recently released Going Platinum! on Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label. Breana Barbara who makes dark, smoky garage rock (and has toured as a singer for Tricky's band) is worth seeing too.
Jean & John @ The Bell House
Jean and John is a hilarious, well-produced, monthly variety and game show hosted by rapper and comedian Jean Grae and actor and comedian John Hodgman. They invite celebrity guests and some audience members on stage to spin the wheel of topics, which determines what they’ll talk about next.
Alejandro Escovedo, Richard Barone @ Berlin
Punk/cowpunk/Americana vet Alejandro Escovedo has been making an all-out assault on NYC this month, playing tons of small shows like this one, which is with onetime Bongos frontman Richard Barone.
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.”
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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