You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Sigur Ros @ Radio City Music Hall
Sigur Ros are currently on their first-ever tour without an opening act. Instead, the band will be doing two sets at each show, starting at 8:30 PM sharp each night. The shows will also be just the band without the string and brass sections they’ve had on recent tours, and they’re planning to debut new music on the tour. They’re also promising “new interpretations of old songs that haven’t been played in a very long time.” This is their first of three nights in NYC.
Kaytranada, Lou Phelps @ Terminal 5
Montreal producer Kaytranada returned earlier this year with the Polaris Prize-winning 99.9%, which defies easy categorization and is loaded with impressive guests. Tonight's show at the big Terminal 5 should be a party.
Ringworm, Exalt, Noisem @ Saint Vitus
Ringworm have been blurring the lines between hardcore and metal for over two decades now, and they haven't softened one bit. This year's Snake Church is a real crusher. If you're going tonight, show up early for the younger Noisem, who probably own a Ringworm album or two.
Sara Watkins, Mikaela Davis @ Bowery Ballroom
Sara Watkins has been busy lately with I’m With Her, Watkins Family Hour and Nickel Creek, and more recently, she released her third solo album Young In All The Wrong Ways. It's as pleasantly folky as you'd expect, and tonight you can hear its songs brought to life.
The Atomic Bitchwax, The Dirty Streets @ Goldsounds
Stoner rock/proto-metal maximalists The Atomic Bitchwax released their latest LP Gravitron in 2015 and have been touring this year, including a run with The Obsessed. They were supposed to play NYC's Black Bear Bar, before that venue closed for good, and that show was scheduled for Goldsounds tonight.
Pantha Du Prince (live), Queens (DJ) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Earlier this year, German electronic musician Pantha Du Prince released The Triad, his first album in six years. He'll be performing music from that at tonight's live show.
Built To Spill, Hop Along, Alex G @ Brooklyn Bowl
Built to Spill put out three classic records in the ’90s, and their recent material is great too. This is their second NYC show with Hop Along and Alex G.
Bebel Gilberto @ National Sawdust
Daughter of João Gilberto, Bebel has forged her own path in bossa nova. This is her second of three National Sawdust shows.
Lazyeyes, PC Worship, Gingerlys, RIPS @ Rough Trade
Here's a fine sampling of some of some of Brooklyn's better indie rock acts, including the noisy art attack of PC Worship, the Feelies-esque RIPS, and dreampop acts Lazyeyes and Gingerlys.
Kuroma, Acrylics @ Union Pool
The Wesleyan scene isn't quite as hot as it was 10 years ago, but some of the bands it spawned are still going strong, and in this case both Kuroma and terrific pop duoe Acrylics have new LPs on the way.
Bill Frisell @ Blue Note
An insanely talented guitarist who can play just about any style, Bill Frisell is a wonder to see perform. Tonight he plays with Greg Leisz (guitar and steel guitars), Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums).
Tedeschi Trucks Band (ft. Jorma Kaukonen) @ Beacon Theatre
Tedeschi Trucks Band are in the middle of a run at the Beacon, and tonight's show is extra special because psychedelic rock legend Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) will be sitting in. If you haven't seen Jorma lately, know that he still shreds.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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