You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Kevin Morby, Jaye Bartell @ Rough Trade
Having recently released the terrific Singing Saw, Kevin Morby plays his second of two NYC dates in tonight. If you’re going to this sold-out show, do catch opener Jaye Bartell whose mournful folk style is a great pairing with Morby.
Kristin Kontrol, Starchild @ Baby's All Right
Having ditched guitars for sleek, slightly gothy synthpop the Dum Dum Girls frontperson went solo, with music as bold as her powerful pipes. Tonight's her first NYC live show, with the talented Starchild opening.
United Nations, RLYR, Spotlights, Dan Friel @ Saint Vitus
While Geoff Rickly is back with his band Thursday this year, he's still saving time for other projects too. United Nations, his passionate, political, sarcastic screamo band, will return to Saint Vitus tonight. Good openers too.
Deerhoof, Ava Luna, C Spencer Yeh @ Market Hotel
Deerhoof have been making weird and wonderful indie rock for over 20 years. Tonight's the first of two Market Hotel shows celebrating the release of Deerhoof's new album, The Magic.
Superheaven, Creepoid, The Spirit of the Beehive @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Superheaven do a lot of justice to the kind of heavy alternative rock that got popular in the '90s, and they're sadly going on hiatus after this tour. This is their final NYC show (until the reunion?!) and quality support comes from Creepoid and Spirit of the Beehive.
Nails, Full of Hell, God's Hate, Eternal Sleep @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Nails just put out their new LP You Will Never Be One Of Us. They're joined by the noise terrorizers in Full of Hell for what is sure to be a brutal show.
Cosmicide, Glass Gang, Alteslebene @ C'mon Everybody
Miss mid-’00s band Secret Machines? Check out Brandon Curtis’ new group Cosmicide who don’t stray too far from his old band’s widescreen, post-punky rock. Tonight’s the second of their June residency shows.
Olga Bell (performing "Krai") @ 28 Liberty Plaza (River to River Festival)
The free River to River Festival shows are underway, and the one that's most interesting to an indie rock audience is tonight. Olga Bell performs her Russian-language song cycle Krai.
Mutual Benefit, Florist @ Mercury Lounge
Somewhere between indie folk and chamber pop lies the tender sounds of Mutual Benefit. This is their first of two NYC shows this week.
Robert Ellis, Tom Brosseau @ Bowery Ballroom
Texas musician Robert Ellis released his eponymous fourth album earlier this month, which shows off his accomplished guitar-work and and deft songwriting abilities.
Tomorrow's Tulips, Savants @ Elvis Guesthouse
Pro surfers Alex Knost and Ford Archbold make folky psych-pop as Tomorrow's Tulips when not hanging ten, as can be heard on their new album Indy Rock Royalty Comb which is out via Burger Records.
Ray Lamontagne @ Prospect Park
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne is out on tour again, and this run is especially exciting as he’ll be backed by the members of My Morning Jacket (not counting Jim James).
DAAP Girls, Shellshag, The Far East @ Union Hall
Long-running eccentric DIY duo Shellshag aren’t quite like any other band in NYC, and they’re always worth catching.
Cutters, ROMP, Pity Party, Meet Me In Montauk @ Aviv
New Brunswick's ROMP make crunchy pop punk that especially excels in a live environment. See for yourself tonight.
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