You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Stonefield, ORB @ Central Park SummerStage
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's new album, Infest the Rats Nest, has them diving into thrash metal, but expect them to pull from all over their varied, deep catalog tonight.
Mary J. Blige, Nas @ Barclays Center
R&B great Mary J Blige and rap great Nas are on a co-headlining tour together that's been filled with classics and on-stage collaborations between the two icons. The tour finally hits Brooklyn tonight.
Slipknot, Volbeat, Behemoth, Gojira @ Jones Beach
It’s been a hell of a year for Slipknot. They celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut, which prompted many fans, critics, and fellow musicians to celebrate how important and influential they’ve been since then, and then they released a great new album, We Are Not Your Kind, which truly holds up against their classic work. Now they’re on tour with two killer openers, French prog/death metallers Gojira and Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth. They're hitting Jones Beach tonight and NJ on Friday.
toe @ Le Poisson Rouge
Tokyo's toe have been blending math rock and post rock for nearly two decades, and the chance to see them live is always a great. This week they're in the US for just two shows, one in NYC and one in LA.
Pearla, Cassandra Jenkins, Renata Zeiguer @ Rough Trade
This is a cool bill al around of NYC indie singer/songwriters, headlined by the folky Pearla who's celebrating her new EP.
Black Belt Eagle Scout @ Rough Trade
And if you like indie singer/songwriters, it's an especially good night to get to Rough Trade, because right before that Pearla show, Portland's Black Belt Eagle Scout celebrates her new Saddle Creek album At the Party With My Brown Friends with a free 7 PM in-store on the shop floor.
Joanna Sternberg, Gabe Goodman, Another Michael @ Trans-Pecos
Joanna Sternberg recently released their new album Then I Try Some More on Conor Oberst's Team Love Records and also toured opening for Conor. Since that tour ended, Joanna has been playing hometown gigs and does so again tonight.
Stop Making Sense (screening + dance party) @ Gramercy Theatre
The Jonathan Demme-directed Talking Heads concert documentary Stop Making Sense is 35 years old this year and is still a thrill to watch. This screening also includes a dance party so yes, this actually is a disco.
Reggie Watts, Sarah Squirm @ The Bell House
Comedian, musician and all-around polymath, Reggie Watts is a true original. This is the second of three nights at The Bell House.
Sunwatchers, James Brandon Lewis Trio, Ornament @ The Glove
Brooklyn improvisational psych/jazz/punk quartet Sunwatchers released their newest LP Illegal Moves back in February and tonight play one of The Glove's final shows (it closes on Saturday).
Spiral Jetty, 100 Year Party Court @ Union Pool
Spiral Jetty were part of Hoboken's indie rock scene in the '80s, making nervous guitar pop that fell somewhere between The Feelies (whose Glenn Mercer and Bill Million produced their debut album) and Talking Heads. They don't really play much these days.
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