You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
This Is Not This Heat, Dreamcrusher @ Elsewhere Hall
This Heat founding members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward starting playing together again as This is Not This Heat in 2016 to celebrate the pioneering UK post-punk group’s 40th anniversary and they’ve kept playing…but that’s about to end. Tonight is what they're calling their "final show," as in last-ever.
Snail Mail, Sasami, Duster @ Brooklyn Steel
Snail Mail continues to be one of the biggest indie rock breakouts since releasing her much-loved 2018 debut album Lush, and she's about to play two big NYC shows: Brooklyn Steel tonight and Webster Hall tomorrow. Both are with likeminded contemporary SASAMI, and a reunited indie band who helped pave the way for bands like Snail Mail, Duster.
The Old Firm Casuals, The Take, The Royal Hounds @ Saint Vitus
The Old Firm Casuals is another band fronted by Rancid's Lars Frederiksen, and they released their ripping sophomore album Holger Danske earlier this year. They've been on tour in support of it, and they're finally hitting Brooklyn tonight.
Courtney Marie Andrews, Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenee Wade, Lizz Wright, Terri Lyne Carrington @ Lincoln Center Out of Doors
For a third year, NPR is presenting "Turning the Tables Live" to "explore the work of female artists who originated and shaped recorded music from its earliest days to the 1960s, in jazz, blues, gospel, classical, and Latinx music." Tonight's edition, titled "The Motherlode," will celebrate eight different women, to be revealed at the show. Free.
A$AP Ant, LuLu P, Soduh @ Mercury Lounge
A$AP Ant hails from the same A$AP Mob as bigger names like Rocky and Ferg, though he apparently left the group recently and now he's striking out on his own with a lengthy tour that hits his hometown tonight.
We Were Promised Jetpacks, Catholic Action @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks released the new album The More I Sleep the Less I Dream last year, and this year they're doing a 10th anniversary tour for their 2009 debut These Four Falls.
Leikeli47, 22GZ, Akinyemi, Kiah Victoria, Eagle Fly E, The Bedrock Gang, DJ Hu Dat @ Villain
Tonight, Villain hosts the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance and VICE Media's Party For Parks Summer Fundraiser which supports the borough's parks, with the great local rapper Leikeli47 headlining.
Brian Chase (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Zeena Parkins, Ursula Scherrer @ National Sawdust
Part of John Zorn's Stone Commissioning Series, Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs will present two projects, each will different collaborators: "Drums and Drones" matches his percussion with video artist Ursula Scherrer, while the second pairs him with harpist Zeena Perkins.
Ben Folds (in conversation with) @ Cooper Union
Ben Folds has written a new memoir titled A Dream About Lightning Bugs and he'll be talking about it tonight at this Q&A presented by The Strand.
Slash @ The Capitol Theatre
While work on the new Guns 'N' Roses albums is in a holding pattern, guitarist Slash is out with his band Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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