You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Leon Bridges @ Beacon Theater
Looking and sounding like he was transported straight from 1961, Leon Bridges has made a helluva "classic" R&B style record with Coming Home, his debut album. This is his second of two sold-out Beacon shows.
Hinds, Goodbye Honolulu @ Bowery Ballroom
Hinds' debut album, Leave Me Alone, is a lot of fun and their live spirit is infectious -- their show at Music Hall last year ended with a good portion of the crowd on the stage with them.
The Snails (Future Islands side-project), Benny Boeldt, Oh Hang @ Baby's All Right
Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring and bassist/guitarist William Cashion’s side project, The Snails, as a lark, with song titles like “Dusty Snails” and "Barnacle on a Surfboard." Musically, though, it's not overly novelty, though it is definitely weirder than what Future Islands do. Unsurprisingly, this is sold out.
Brian Fallon & the Crowes, Jared Hart, Austin Plaine @ Irving Plaza
Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon is taking the solo route this year and releasing his debut album Painkillers this week. It's not a million miles away from his main band, and judging by this sold-out show, it's already catching on.
Le Butcherettes, The Dead Ships, Eureka the Butcher @ Rough Trade
Mexican garage rockers Le Butcherettes are touring in support of their ripping 2015 album A Raw Youth, which came out on Faith No More frontman Mike Patton’s Ipecac label. Tonight’s their second of two NYC shows.
Nap Eyes, Cian Nugent, Zachary Cale @ Union Pool
Two talented singer-songwriters -- Nova Scotia’s Nap Eyes and Scotland's Cian Nugent -- bring their tour (and similar influences) for what should be a great night of strummy indie rock.
Haybaby, Total Slacker, Eureka California, Parlor Walls @ Palisades
Ahens, GA's Eureka Californa are a little less shambolic on their new album, Versus, but are still loud and know their way around a hook. And they still don't sound like it's just two people making that blissful racket.
Antibalas @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn afrobeat group Antibalas continue their monthly Brooklyn Bowl residency and tonight welcome El Empirio, Gil-Scott Heron collaborator Brian Jackson and Sex Mob's Steven Bernstein as guests.
Florist, Harmony Tividad (of Girlpool), Small Wonder, Firs @ Mercury Lounge
This is a good bill for fans of intimate DIY pop, with Epoch bands Florist and Small Wonder, plus a solo set from Girlpool's Harmony Tividad.
Tengger Calvary @ Joe's Pub
Mongolian folk metal band Tengger Cavalry are just as eccentric as you’d expect a band with that description to sound. They're also one of the only artists who have performed at both Saint Vitus and Carnegie Hall.
Less Than Jake (playing Losing Streak), Westbound Train, Mephiskapheles @ Highline Ballroom
Ska punk does not get a good rep, but if you like this stuff at all you may as well see one of the most fun LPs in the genre performed start to finish. Less Than Jake do that with 1996's Losing Streak tonight. They play Hello Rockview at Gramercy tomorrow.
Dropkick Murphys, Tiger Army, Darkbuster @ Webster Hall
On the topic of uncool but often very fun punk-ish shows, what better way to celebrate the St. Patrick's Day season than with Boston's celtic punk faves Dropkick Murphys? They play Webster tonight and tomorrow.
Mike Birbiglia @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been doing his show “Thank God for the Jokes” for nearly two years. He’s putting it to bed, but not before this run which just got extended through May.
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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