What’s going on Wednesday?
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Hey Mercedes, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Prawn @ Bowery Ballroom
Bob Nanna is one of the busiest guys in emo, and one of the things he's focusing on this year is the reunion of his post-Braid band Hey Mercedes. It's the 15th anniversary of their great debut album Everynight Fire Works, so we can probably expect plenty of favorites off that and its accompanying The Weekend EP. Both openers are worth catching too: TWIABP are one of the leaders of emo's new school, and Prawn do justice to the '90s sound that Bob Nanna helped create.
Rakim @ BB King's
Rap as we know it probably wouldn’t exist without Rakim’s Paid In Full, and he’ll be playing that album in full tonight (one of a few shows in the area).
Local Natives, Nick Hook (DJ) @ Rough Trade
With their new album Sunlit Youth on the way, Local Natives squeeze in this tiny NYC show tonight. They'll be back in October for two shows at the much larger Terminal 5.
Dawes, Ian O'Neil and Dennis Ryan (of Deer Tick) @ Capitol Theatre
For a good double dose of folk rock, head to Port Chester's Capitol Theatre which hosts Dawes and two members of Deer Tick. (Kathleen Edwards was supposed to open this show but she had to drop off.)
L-Vis 1990, Lafawndah, Night Feelings @ Elvis Guesthouse
Experimental pop musician Lawfawndah put out a very solid EP on Warp earlier this year. Tonight she teams up with Night Slugs' L-Vis 1990.
(Delicate) Steve, Eric Slick @ Elvis Guesthouse
This is a free show with solo sets from Steve of Delicate Steve and Eric Slick of Dr. Dog and Lithuania.
Washer, Melkbelly, RIPS, Ubetcha, Varsity @ Alphaville
Alphaville hosts a night of indie rock, including two cool Chicago bands: Melkbelly and Varsity.
Drive-By Truckers, Rayland Baxter, Valerie June @ Brookfield Place Plaza
It's day 2 of the 2016 Lowdown Hudson Music Fest, with a solid, and varied lineup headlined by Drive-by Truckers. Free, doors at 5 PM.
Landlady, Debo Band @ Le Poisson Rouge
The ever-busy Adam Shatz leads Landlady, a quirky group that combines rock, jazz, and just about anything else that tickles his fancy. They play tonight with Boston's equally hard-to-pigeonhole Debo Band.
'Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle' screening, LVL UP @ McCarren Park
It's a summer tradition in Williamsburg watching crowd-pleasers in McCarren Park. Tonight its stoner comedy 'Harold & Kumar' with a pre-screening live set from LVL UP. Doors at 6 PM, music is at 7 and the movie starts at sundown.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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